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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 ›

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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 ›

Campaign photo of John A. "Jack" Cunningham (Handout)

Biggert foe remains off Tuesday’s primary ballot

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert will remain unopposed in the Republican primary in the 11th Congressional District. An Illinois appellate court ruled late Wednesday to uphold … 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 ›

Former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, from left; Juan Thomas, a former Aurora Township clerk and school board member; and Jim Hickey, president of the Orland Fire Protection District, speak to the Tribune editorial board last month. ( Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / February 6, 2012 )

5 candidates vie for open seat in new 11th Congressional District

Out in a new congressional district that spans Aurora, Naperville and Joliet, a Democratic scientist is trying to get back in the political game and … Read more ›

Endorsements for Illinois Senate

Dillard earns our endorsement in this Senate race because he gets results. Read more at the Chicago Tribune. Read more ›

For the Illinois House

82nd District: We’ve long been fans of Republican Rep. Jim Durkin, of Western Springs, who served in the House from 1995 to 2002 and has … Read more ›