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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 ›

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 ›

Green component likely in electrical aggregation program

Now that Elgin voters approved the notion of the city brokering electricity as a way to reduce consumers’ bills, officials will look for suppliers, as … 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 ›

Polls are closed

The polls are now closed for Elgin voters. Election Day voting began at 6 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. For results, visit the The … Read more ›

Elgin voters head to the polls Tuesday. (Kate Thayer/Tribune)

Elgin voters exercise voting right

Nancy Cusumano, of Elgin, did part of what she believes is her role as an American Tuesday – she voted. “I think it’s my duty … Read more ›

Kane County elections website back up

The Kane County Clerk’s election website, down since 11 p.m. Monday, was back up midday today. Voters can still call 630-232-5990 if they have questions … 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 are now open in Elgin

The polls opened at 6 a.m. for Elgin voters. Registered voters can find their polling place by visiting the Kane County Clerk’s Office site at … Read more ›