Election Results

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local Elections

If you think your one vote doesn’t matter, just take a look at some of this week’s election results.

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An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Links To Suburban Election Results

Suburban election results, by county.

02/26/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Finally Admitting To Voter Suppression Efforts

It 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.

11/27/2012

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Opinion: Seceding From The Union Is Not A Good Idea

I 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.

11/23/2012

President Barack Obama stands on stage with first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden after his victory speech on election night(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.

11/22/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover 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.

11/21/2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Opinion: Chris Christie Is In The Wrong Business

New 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.

11/20/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Parting Gift

On a conference call with donors Romney claimed that Obama won because he gave “gifts” to African Americans, Latinos and young voters.

11/15/2012

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Elections Have Consequences

The 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.

11/09/2012

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

Opinion: Quit Gloating And Whining

We had an election and absolutely nothing that matters has changed. Nothing!

11/09/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Karl Rove Is The Most Overrated Person In Politics Today

Rove has managed to spin himself a personal fortune in national politics. His reputation, however, does not match his accomplishments.

11/08/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.

11/08/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ten Reasons Mitt Romney Lost The Election

Today, Republicans feel a combination of confusion, disbelief, and anger as to how a slim majority of Americans can possibly want four more years of the Obama administration in the White House. To many, it seems inconceivable that people want to take a chance on more of the same.

11/07/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: This Is What A Mandate Looks Like

After two years and more than two billion dollars spent, President Obama was returned to Washington with a clear mandate on the economy and the direction of the country.

11/07/2012

Election 2010

Election 2010 Results

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11/03/2010

Dan Rutherford (Photo From Facebook)

Republican Rutherford Is Elected Treasurer

Longtime Republican legislator Dan Rutherford has won his bid to become Illinois’ next treasurer.

11/03/2010

Judy Baar Topinka (Photo From Judy Baar Topinka Website)

Democrat Miller Concedes In Comptroller’s Race

Democratic State Rep. David Miller has conceded in the race for Illinois comptroller.

11/02/2010

Republican Party's Elephant Symbol (Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

GOP Claims Illinois Congressional Majority

Republicans have picked up three key congressional seats and two other races are still very close.

11/02/2010

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Dems Retain Ill. Senate Majority, Close In House

Democrats claimed at least 54 seats on their way to retaining a 60-vote majority in the Illinois House, but they continued to battle Tuesday evening to hold onto a big advantage.

11/02/2010

Republican Adam Kinzinger (Photo From Adam Kinzinger)

GOP Wins US Rep. Debbie Halvorson’s District

Republican Adam Kinzinger has defeated first-term Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson in Illinois’ 11th congressional district.

11/02/2010

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