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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 ›

Polls are closed

The polls are now closed for St. Charles voters. Election Day voting began at 6 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. For results, visit the … Read more ›

Kane County elections website back up

The Kane County Clerk’s election website, down since 11 p.m. Monday, was back up midday today. Voters can still call 630-232-5990 if they have questions … 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 are now open in St. Charles

The polls opened at 6 a.m. for St. Charles voters. Registered voters can find their polling place by visiting the Kane County Clerk’s Office site … 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 ›

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 ›

Endorsements for Illinois Senate

25th District: Humbled by past defeats for high-profile offices, Republican dairy magnate Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove has dialed back his famously abrasive style and … Read more ›