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DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin (Chuck Berman/Chicago Tribune)

Review of DuPage Election Commission finds room for improvement

The bipartisan DuPage Election Commission needs to improve its disclosure, ethics and procurement practices — and make its meetings more accessible, according to a review … Read more ›

An electricity consultant for municipalities estimated that ComEd stands to lose up to one-third of its residential customers to aggregation, though the utility will continue to handle billing, complaints, maintenance and delivery. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

With voters’ OK, municipalities have work to do on electricity deals

About 300 local governments statewide, about half in the Chicago region, held referendums Tuesday on whether to aggregate electricity, a process by which municipalities and … Read more ›

Election judge Gail Vandon directs Ina Sladek to a voting booth for paper ballots, at the Historic Log Cabin in Lombard. ( Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / March 20, 2012 )

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 ›

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 ›

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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 ›

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 ›