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Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

Wendy Casey. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Square Off In South Suburban Mayoral Election

There are not a lot of big names getting voters excited but the race for mayor in south suburban Dixmoor has an interesting twist worth noting.

04/09/2013

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

Rivals Accuse Riverdale Mayor, Clerk Of Misusing Village Credit Cards

On the eve of Election Day – things are heating up in south suburban Riverdale.

04/08/2013

Father Michael Pfleger (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pfleger Hoping Next Pope Is From Third-World Country

Outspoken St. Sabina pastor Rev. Michael Pfleger said he would like to see cardinals pick someone from a third-world nation as the next pope.

03/07/2013

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, left; opponent Juan Ochoa. (Cicero; CBS)

Dominick Easily Fends Off Challenge For Cicero Town President

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick easily won his bid for re-election Tuesday in a contentious three-way contest marked by accusations of corruption, voter intimidation and ballot-fixing.

02/26/2013

Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

2nd District Candidates Make Final Push Before Election

It’s the final weekend of campaigning in the crowded 2nd Congressional Primary Election.

02/24/2013

Luis Gutierrez

Gutierrez Accuses Dominick Of Intimidation In Cicero Election

Almost a week now before Election Day in Cicero, and there are allegations of voter intimidation.

02/18/2013

Cicero Town President Larry Dominik. (Credit: CBS)

Opponent Accuses Cicero President Of Intimidation

Things are getting heated in Cicero, where Town President Larry Dominick is being accused of political intimidation.

01/20/2013

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bear McMichael To Run For Mayor Of Romeoville

The man they call “Mongo,” former Bears linebacker Steve McMichael, has filed papers to run for mayor of Romeoville.

12/26/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Sets Election Dates In Early 2013 To Fill Jackson Jr.’s Congressional Vacancy

Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress last week amid health problems and reported plea-deal negotiations with federal prosecutors.

11/26/2012

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson: Black Voters Deserve A Return On Election ‘Investment’

The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Saturday said that President Obama’s reelection was “a great victory,” but that it would be incomplete with a reconstruction of urban America and an investment in the communities where the blacks who voted overwhelmingly for the president live.

11/10/2012

Laurie Nowak

Meet Laurie Nowak, DuPage County’s Youngest Board Member

Just elected as DuPage County’s youngest board member, Laurie Nowak says she is looking forward to public service.

11/09/2012

If we could explain to you why these men were arm wrasslin' in Hungry Brain, we would, but we can't. (credit: Matt Rowan)

Best Bars Where You Can Drink Away Your Election Night Pain

Listen, I won’t be talking about bars that will keep you up-to-date with the poll statistics as you slowly sip on a glass of pinot WHO-THE-HECK-CARES (a nice vintage wine). The bars below are bars you can go to and drink so much you’ll forget that there are elections or, heck, even presidents. If you were looking for a place you could talk politics with the other patrons, then leave now. This is not the article for you. If you feel like you need a place to hide, then I know a few spots for you…

11/06/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Dems Aim At Key House Seats In Illinois

Democrats are hoping to tip the balance in Congress by winning some House seats from Republicans who currently hold a comfortable edge.

11/06/2012

Preschool and kindergarten students voted between Percy the Rooster and Billy the Duck in an election for the school mascot at three Primrose Schools in the suburbs on Oct. 30, 2012. (Credit: Facebook)

Kindergarteners, Pre-Schoolers Get First Taste Of Election In Vote For Mascot

Today was election day for some people who won’t get to cast a ballot for president of the United States for more than a decade.

WBBM Newsradio–10/30/2012

President Obama; Mitt Romney, GOP challenger. (Brendan Hoffman, Justin Sullivan, respectively/Getty Images)

Sandy Could Seal — Or Sink — Obama’s Re-Election Bid

Crowds continued to cast early-voting ballots across Chicago Monday, even as President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, suspended campaign activities because of Hurricane Sandy.

10/29/2012

Sam Wolfson and his cleaned up window outside his business. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Chicago Store-Owner Labeled ‘Racist’ For Anti-Obama Business Sign

An outspoken and controversial shopkeeper who has been a fixture in Lincoln Square for the past dozen years has been targeted by a vandal.

10/23/2012

Judy Biggert, Bill Foster

Biggert, Foster Trade Jabs Over Negative Campaigning

The heated race between Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert and Democratic challenger Bill Foster is getting hotter over negative campaigning.

10/16/2012

Former Illinois Veterans Affairs director Tammy Duckworth (left) is running against incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District in 2012. (Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images/CBS)

Walsh, Duckworth Turn Up The Heat In Congressional Race

As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports, Congressman Joe Walsh and challenger Tammy Duckworth are pulling out all the stops.

10/11/2012

Eun Ju Sohn.registers to vote. (Credit: CBS)

Today Is Last Day To Register To Vote

You can’t vote in the presidential election if you’re not registered. Today is the last day to do so.

10/09/2012

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