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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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

Republican candidates for 18th Senate seat hope to make big changes in Springfield

                      The two Republican candidates for the 18th district for the state Senate have both … Read more ›

Nearly 300 Illinois municipalities will hold votes in the March 20 election on whether to try to buy cheaper electricity from suppliers other than ComEd. Such programs can save homeowners about $200 a year. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

Voters could help scores of suburbs cut electric bills

Rare is the ballot-box initiative that could actually save taxpayers money. But in Tuesday’s primary election, voters in nearly 300 communities and counties across Illinois … Read more ›

Final public information session planned on electricity issue

Palos Hills is encouraging residents to attend a final public information session before the March 20 election primary on the merits of aggregating local electricity. Officials are … Read more ›