Sophia King Wins Chicago's 4th Ward, Mayoral Showdowns Triggered In Evanston, AuroraVoters went to the polls in some parts of the Chicago area on Tuesday.
Aurora Mayor Wants To Abolish Election CommissionAurora Mayor Tom Weisner has issued a scathing press release calling for the elimination of the Aurora Election Commission, accusing the body of failing to post election results in a timely manner earlier this week.
Election Officials Will Need Days To Finish Counting VotesRegardless of whether Gov. Pat Quinn concedes the race to Bruce Rauner anytime soon, it will be days before an official count confirms who won the race for Illinois governor.
Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local ElectionsIf you think your one vote doesn't matter, just take a look at some of this week's election results.
Links To Suburban Election ResultsSuburban election results, by county.
Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression EffortsIt is not news when Republicans try to block access to the ballot box for poor, minority and elderly voters. What is unusual is that Republicans are admitting it.
Opinion: Seceding From The Union Is Not A Good IdeaI find interest in the circus surrounding people in the fifty states of the Union petitioning to secede from the United States since President Barack Obama was reelected two weeks ago, I’ll be the first to admit that any state seceding from the Union is a terrible idea.
Opinion: Happy ThanksgivingThe Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.
Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And CountryGrover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.
Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong BusinessNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie is obviously in the wrong business. He is becoming more of a television celebrity by the minute and getting much better reviews as a television performer than as governor.
Opinion: Mitt Romney's Parting GiftOn a conference call with donors Romney claimed that Obama won because he gave "gifts" to African Americans, Latinos and young voters.
Opinion: Elections Have ConsequencesThe day after the voters spoke in our democracy, Republicans sought to set aside the results and focus on winning next time. It is not just a losing proposition for Republicans, it is a losing proposition for America.