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DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune)

Review of DuPage Election Commission finds room for improvement

The bipartisan DuPage Election Commission needs to improve its disclosure, ethics and procurement practices — and make its meetings more accessible, according to a review … Read more ›

Federal reports show where political money is as campaigns gear up for general election

For the fall, campaign finance reports indicated the matchup in the new west and southwest suburban 11th District will be an expensive contest, pitting seven-term … Read more ›

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will face a big challenge in the fall from former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in the new 11th District. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Illinois congressional races are key nationally in the fall

Armed with new district boundaries that Democrats drew to favor their own candidates, party leaders said Wednesday that they hope to pick up two to … Read more ›

An electricity consultant for municipalities estimated that ComEd stands to lose up to one-third of its residential customers to aggregation, though the utility will continue to handle billing, complaints, maintenance and delivery. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

With voters’ OK, municipalities have work to do on electricity deals

About 300 local governments statewide, about half in the Chicago region, held referendums Tuesday on whether to aggregate electricity, a process by which municipalities and … Read more ›

Election judge Gail Vandon directs Ina Sladek to a voting booth for paper ballots, at the Historic Log Cabin in Lombard. ( Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012 )

Suburban roundup: Voters come out strong for electricity choice

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 ›

Voters stay home

Tuesday’s primary failed to draw much interest from voters in the Chicago area. DuPage County officials were looking at a turnout of slightly more than … Read more ›

Angela Moore, center, and other election judges trim ballots that were too wide to fit in counting machines at the West Branch Public Library in Aurora on Tuesday. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012)

Election officials forced to use scissors on ballots too wide

Paper ballots too wide to fit in counting machines sent election officials in 25 counties scrambling for scissors Tuesday, but authorities said the problem likely … Read more ›

Congressman Bill Foster, one of the Democratic candidates for the 11th congressional district, answers questions from the Chicago Tribune editorial board. ((Nancy Stone/ Chicago Tribune) / February 6, 2012)

Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster clears hurdle in comeback attempt

Former Democratic Rep. Bill Foster cleared his first hurdle tonight in his attempt at political comeback. In the west and southwest suburban 11th District, Foster’s … 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 ›

Illinois voters to weigh in on races from White House to courthouse

Illinois primary voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose nominees for the fall in races from the White House to county courthouses after a … Read more ›