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State Senator Darin LaHood. (Credit: http://www.senatorlahood.com.)

LaHood Wins Illinois GOP Race To Replace Ex-US Rep. Schock

State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, defeating an anti-establishment conservative writer in a heavily Republican swath of central Illinois.

07/07/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Two Incumbent Aldermen Behind In 10th, 43rd Wards

The counting is complete in two more Chicago aldermanic races, and in both cases, the incumbent is behind.

04/08/2015

College of DuPage (Source: College of DuPage/Facebook)

Amid Scandals, College Of DuPage Getting 3 New Trustees

The College of DuPage has been a source of controversy of late, and trustee Kathy Hamilton has been leading the charge for a change in leadership. She made an aggressive push to elect three reform-minded candidates to replace members whose terms expire this year, and all three candidates she supported won on Tuesday.

04/08/2015

Felicidad Lage surrounded by great granddaughter Natalia Guerra, grandson Gustavo Guerra and daughter Alba Guerra at the Chicago Board of Elections. (Credit: Jim Allen.)

On 102nd Birthday, Chicago Woman Becomes U.S. Citizen, Registers To Vote

This Wednesday was a big birthday for a 102-year-old woman from the Northwest Side Belmont Gardens neighborhood.

03/18/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Poll: Emanuel, Garcia Remain Locked In Tight Race For Mayor

Eighteen percent were undecided in the one-question poll.

03/08/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Wilson: I’ll Vote For Garcia But May Endorse Emanuel

It’s a somewhat confusing stance from a man whose support would be welcomed by either Chicago mayoral candidate. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

03/01/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson (Credit: CBS)

Wilson Meets With Fioretti While Weighing Endorsement Of A Mayoral Candidate

Ald. Bob Fioretti and businessman Willie Wilson are out of the mayoral race, but not without clout. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/26/2015

Chicago Teachers Union Karen Lewis appears in a video posted online. (YouTube)

Winners And Loser’s From Tuesday’s Election

There were plenty of winners and losers after Tuesday’s election, including many who weren’t even on the ballot.

02/25/2015

New 7th Ward Ald. Natashia Holmes. (CBS)

Attitudes Toward Emanuel Could Play Role In 7th Ward Aldermanic Runoff

In all, voters in 19 wards will go to the polls in April. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports in the 7th Ward on the South Side, the race will likely be affected by attitudes toward Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

02/25/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teachers Union On Runoff In Mayor’s Race: ‘A Beautiful Day For Democracy’

Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

02/25/2015

Chicago Public Schools

Most Voters Want Elected School Board In Chicago

Voters in 37 wards voiced overwhelming support for an elected school board on Tuesday, though it’s questionable whether the idea would really go anywhere.

02/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Round Two Begins In Race For Mayor; Emanuel Vs. Garcia On April 7

After suffering an embarrassing setback in his bid for a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces six more weeks of campaigning, in a head-to-head battle with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

02/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel To Face Chuy Garcia In Runoff Election

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a runoff election on April 7.

02/24/2015

Ballots

Board Of Elections: No Proof Fraud Took Place At 5th Ward Polling Place

Cell phone video taken at a 5th Ward polling place purportedly shows an election judge advising a senior voter how to cast her ballot, but city election officials said there’s not enough evidence to prove wrongdoing occurred.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Election Day Is Here; Will Emanuel Avoid A Runoff?

The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.

02/24/2015

Campaign literature against Anna Goral. (CBS)

Ward 23 Challenger Says Things Have Gotten Racial In Aldermanic Contest

Some campaign literature supporting incumbent Mike Zalewski says one of his challengers supports Section 8 housing.

02/23/2015

Ballots

Chicago Voters Still Can Cast Ballots Ahead Of Election Day

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says in-person absentee voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

02/23/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Race For Mayor Entering Home Stretch In Chicago

Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.

02/23/2015

Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Early Voting Ends Saturday; Officials Remind Voters No Do-Overs

Chicago election officials were urging voters to get it right the first time if they take advantage of early voting in the upcoming city elections, because there are no do-overs.

02/20/2015

Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

You Can Still Register To Vote In Case You Want To, You Know, Exercise That Right

It’s offensive to me when someone isn’t registered to vote. You’re not only choosing to leave yourself out of the democratic process, but risking the future of 2.7 million Chicagoans. That includes me. So stop it.

02/19/2015

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