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Intern Tayler Morris places signs for Illinois' 10th Congressional democratic primary candidate Ilya Sheyman prior to an election-night gathering for supporters of the candidate from Waukegan. (Chris Sweda, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012)

Schneider wins Democratic nomination for North Shore congressional seat

A management consultant from Deerfield has won a North Shore Democratic congressional primary contest tonight. With nearly 95 percent of the vote counted, Brad Schneider … Read more ›

Voters back electricity aggregation referendums

Voters in many Lake County approved referendums in Tuesday’s election that will allow officials to get rid of their current energy suppliers–ComEd and downstate by … 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 ›

Long-time election judges Tom Cavalier, Bonnie Cavalier and Charlie Ramsey help voters with ballots during Tuesday's elections. (Chicago Tribune\Amy Alderman)

Vernon Hills poll sees light voter turn out

Turnout has been light at Vernon Hills polls so far, according to election judges. By the late afternoon, the Sullivan Community Center at 635 Aspen … 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 ›

Romney, Santorum lay groundwork for furious finish in Illinois

The leading contenders in the Republican presidential race spent Sunday laying the groundwork for a furious if not acrimonious final push for votes heading into … 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 ›

Lake County state’s attorney candidates promise public confidence after controversy

For the first time in two decades, the top prosecutor’s job is open in Lake County, attracting a slew of candidates who promise to restore … Read more ›

Why we endorse

Today, the Tribune begins its endorsements in the March 20 Illinois primary election with our recommendations in contested races for the U.S. House. A month … Read more ›

From the community

Hundreds celebrate Hanukkah with friends, family

(Vernon Hills, IL, December, 2011)—Hundreds of families and community members came together to welcome the Jewish Festival of Lights this past Sunday, December 11, at … Read more ›