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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 ›

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 ›

Intern Tayler Morris places signs for Illinois' 10th Congressional democratic primary candidate Ilya Sheyman prior to an election-night gathering for supporters of the candidate from Waukegan. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012)

Schneider wins Democratic nomination for North Shore congressional seat

A management consultant from Deerfield has won a North Shore Democratic congressional primary contest tonight. With nearly 95 percent of the vote counted, Brad Schneider … Read more ›

Polls close, results on the way

Polls across the Chicago suburbs are closing as election officials begin reporting results. Polls closed at 7 p.m., with final stragglers in line still allowed … 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 ›

Polls open in Buffalo Grove

The polls are open for primary elections. The polls opened at 6 a.m. at locations in Buffalo Grove and will close at 7 p.m. Anyone … 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 ›

Lake County state’s attorney candidates promise public confidence after controversy

For the first time in two decades, the top prosecutor’s job is open in Lake County, attracting a slew of candidates who promise to restore … Read more ›