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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 ›

Susan Sweeney

Sweeney advances to November election against Moylan

Republican candidate Susan Sweeney will face-off with Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan, a Democrat, in the race for state representative for the 55th House District, … 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 close in suburbs

Polling locations in suburban Cook, McHenry and Lake counties are now closed. Check with the Chicago Tribune Election CenterĀ for updated results as the votes are … 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 ›

Voters trickle in and out of the Palatine Village Hall Friday afternoon. (Tribune/Jim Jaworski)

Polls open in suburban Cook County

Polling locations are now open in suburban Cook County. Ballots feature races for state representative and the GOP primary, as well as electricity aggregation referendums … 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 ›