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Walsh, Duckworth spar on jobs, health care at first debate

brightcove.createExperiences(); The first debate of a nationally significant congressional contest saw Republican Rep. Joe Walsh come out in favor of allowing federal student loan interest … Read more ›

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Illinois House Approves Appropriations Plan that Cuts Spending from 2012 Levels

Today Representative Mike Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving a budget blueprint for fiscal year 2013 that includes … Read more ›

Chicago suburban races, referendums

A significant majority of nearly 300 municipalities and counties approved referendum measures Tuesday that will allow officials to negotiate electricity rates with alternative suppliers in … Read more ›

Duckworth wins 8th Congressional District Democratic primary

Iraq war veteran Tammy Duckworth won the Democratic primary tonight in the 8th Congressional District. Duckworth had 66 percent of the vote to 34 percent … Read more ›

Residents cast their votes at the Huntley Municipal Complex during a previous election. McHenry County polls closed at 7 p.m. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Polls close in McHenry County

Polling locations in McHenry County for the primary election closed at 7 p.m. There were a total of 3,750 absentee voters as of Monday, according … Read more ›

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Find your local election results

Chicago Tribune reporters along with TribLocal staff are pulling elections results together, so please click here for the latest coverage. Be sure to follow us … Read more ›

Residents place their votes at the Huntley Village Hall during a previous election. Polls opened today at 6 a.m. for the primary election. (Lawerence Synett/Tribune)

Polls open in McHenry County

Polling locations in McHenry County opened at 6 a.m. for the primary election. There were a total of 3,750 absentee voters as of Monday, according … Read more ›

Santorum, Romney fight for conservative voters in Illinois

In a battle for conservative voters, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney focused today on Downstate Illinois, far from the biggest media market … Read more ›

Presidential campaign takes center stage in Chicago area today

The Illinois Republican presidential primary campaign will become more high-profile Friday with the first appearances of Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in the suburbs. Romney … Read more ›

Volunteers scramble for Gingrich, Santorum visits

The Daily Herald reports: Presidential candidates are well aware that election campaigns are ever-changing works-in-progress, but when it comes to arranging specific site visits like … Read more ›