Election 2012


Illinois Pension Amendment Fails

Illinois voters rejected a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would have required a three-fifths vote, instead of a simple majority, for any public body to increase public pension benefits.


Jim Oberweis

He’s The ‘Milk Dud’ No More: Oberweis Wins State Senate Seat

After five failed campaigns, Jim Oberweis has finally won elective office.


Illinois GOP Chairman: No Use Complaining About Re-Map

The state’s Republican Party chairman says yesterday’s losses are nothing to whine about.


Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Democrats Keep Control Of General Assembly

Democrats have retained control of both houses of the Illinois General Assembly.


Diners enjoy free breakfast at Valois on Wednesday to celebrate Barack Obama's presidential victory on Tuesday night. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Hyde Park Valois Restaurant Offering Free ‘Victory’ Breakfast

One of President Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants in Hyde Park is offering free breakfast today, to celebrate the president’s victory Tuesday night.


Indiana Elects GOP Governor, Dem Senator; Ryan Keeps Seat In Wisconsin

Illinois’ neighbors to the north and east went in different directions in the presidential race.


President Barack Obama accompanied by (from L-R ) First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia appears on stage on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Election 2012: Text Of President Obama’s Victory Speech

The text of President Obama’s Election Night speech, delivered on 11/6/2012 in Chicago


Mitt Romney (Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Election 2012: Text Of Mitt Romney’s Concession Speech

The text of Mitt Romney’s Election Night speech, delivered on 11/6/2012 in Boston


This election judge reported for work wearing an Obama hat.  He was asked to remove it and was allowed to keep working.

Election Judge Reports For Duty–Wearing Obama Hat

Voters at one Chicago polling place were surprised to find one of the judges showing his presidential preference this morning.


Galicia Malone. (Credit: Cook County Clerk's Office)

Woman In Labor Votes First, Then Heads To Hospital

The labor vote literally has been cast this morning in the south suburbs.


President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

Problems Reported With Chicago Election Website

As polls opened on election day, voters trying to log onto the Chicago Election Board website were having problems gaining access.


Deborah Tyson gets indigestion from thinking about politics this election season. (CBS)

Bombarded Voters Ready For Tuesday To End

Obama supporters and Romney backers at Manny’s Deli are united about one thing: They’re out of patience with all the politicking. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.


Bill Foster and Judy Biggert do final campaigning throughout the day. (CBS)

Judy Biggert And Bill Foster Spend Last Day Campaigning For Congressional Seat

The presidency isn’t the only race democrats and republicans have their eyes on. With control of Congress also on the line, some hotly contested congressional races are also drawing a lot of attention.

CBS 2–11/05/2012

President Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod, in an interview with CBS 2's Jay Levine. (CBS)

President Obama’s Campaign Advisor Talks Hurricane Sandy, Upcoming Election

After 2 days off, the Presidential candidates are officially heading back to the campaign trail. You probably couldn’t tell that President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stopped campaigning. That’s because they didn’t.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on October 22, 2012 at the start of the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The final debate before the November 6 election is focusing on foreign policy. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Romney, Obama Trade Shots Over Foreign Policy In Final Debate

In the final presidential debate on Monday, President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney traded sharp attacks over their vision for foreign policy.