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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 ›

Voters back electricity aggregation referendums

Voters in many Lake County approved referendums in Tuesday’s election that will allow officials to get rid of their current energy suppliers–ComEd and downstate by … Read more ›

Libertyville voters exceeded election officials expectations with a high turn out at at Evangelical Free Church, 431 W. Austin Ave. (Chicago Tribune\Amy Alderman)

Libertyville voters pass $20 million roads referendum

The majority of Libertyville voters who came out Tuesday agreed to pay more money in taxes in order  to fix local roads, according to unofficial … Read more ›

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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 ›

Romney, Santorum lay groundwork for furious finish in Illinois

The leading contenders in the Republican presidential race spent Sunday laying the groundwork for a furious if not acrimonious final push for votes heading into … 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 ›

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 ›

Competing democrats focus on ousting Walsh

Tammy Duckworth and Raja Krishnamoorthi have spent months blasting Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh as a rabid conservative more interested in raising his own profile … Read more ›

Vivek Bavda, from left, Brad Schneider, Ilya Sheyman and John Tree take part in a candidate forum at the Hyatt hotel in Deerfield Feb. 25. The candidates — all first-timers — are seeking the Democratic nod in the north suburban 10th Congressional District. (Keri Wiginton, Chicago Tribune / February 25, 2012)

10th District Democrats hope newcomers can break long losing streak

Don Pike is a former Republican turned off by the party’s rightward drift, and that’s why the Buffalo Grove salesman was window-shopping for a candidate … Read more ›