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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 ›

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, 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 Mount Prospect

The polls are open for primary elections. The polls opened at 6 a.m. at more than 25 locations in Mount Prospect and will close at … 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 ›

Federal judges uphold Democratic map for General Assembly

A three-judge federal court panel today rejected the final arguments raised in a lawsuit by Republican leaders challenging the new Democratic-drawn map for Illinois General … Read more ›