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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 ›

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

President Barack Obama hauled in more than $2 million at two fundraisers events today, making a quick stop in downtown Chicago while Republican presidential primary … Read more ›

Campaign photo of John A. "Jack" Cunningham (Handout)

Biggert foe remains off Tuesday’s primary ballot

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will remain unopposed in the Republican primary in the 11th Congressional District. An Illinois appellate court ruled late Wednesday to uphold … Read more ›

Chris Hage, Republican candidate for the 42nd House District
From the community

Half of Wheaton City Council now among Chris Hage supporters

Local leaders increasingly encourage voters to elect former prosecutor Wheaton, Illinois — Half of the members of the Wheaton City Council have endorsed Chris Hage … Read more ›

23rd District Senate Republican candidates Carole Pankau and Randy Ramey talk with the Chicago Tribune editorial board. (William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune / February 3, 2012)

Republicans are slugging it out in suburban Senate and House primaries

Two years ago, state Sen. Kirk Dillard came close to becoming the Republican nominee for governor. Now the veteran lawmaker from Hinsdale is fighting for … Read more ›