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Michael Hastings receives congratulations from Teachers' Association President Carrie Cox after Wednesday's D230 board meeting. (Jeff Vorva/Tribune)

State senate candidate Hastings could step down from D230 board in January

Michael Hastings is halfway to a state Senate seat and if he wins it, he said he would vacate his seat on the Consolidated High … Read more ›

Suburban roundup: Voters come out strong for electricity choice

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 ›

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 ›

Homer Glen residents say nay to deer culling, Palos referendum squeaks by

Homer Glen voters, by a 2-to-1 margin, said they oppose deer culling in local forest preserves in unofficial results in Tuesday’s advisory referendum on Will County’s culling … 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 ›

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 ›

Will County executive the only county-wide candidate with a challenger

Will County Executive Larry Walsh will be the only candidate for a county-wide office to face a challenger in Tuesday’s primary. Incumbent Walsh, a Democrat … Read more ›

Democrats’ new map leads to biggest legislative election in 10 years

Democrats designed a legislative map that puts pressure on suburban Republicans, but the new boundaries also have resulted in Chicago’s biggest House and Senate primary … Read more ›

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich shakes hands Thursday at Lake in the Hills Airport. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 15, 2012)

Suburban Republican early voting is up only slightly despite presidential race

Despite a closely contested Illinois presidential primary, early voting among suburban Republican voters is up only marginally from four years ago — a sign that … Read more ›

State senate candidate denies allegation of faking endorsements

Democratic state Senate candidate Greg Hannon denied allegations from opponent Mike Hastings that he faked endorsements from churches in the 19th district. Hastings said in … Read more ›