Tuesday, November 6, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The candidates have made their closing statements, and now it's your turn. We thought you might like to take a moment on Election Day and check out some political cartoons.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Patch editors will liveblog from McCormick Place in Chicago, where President Barack Obama and supporters will be waiting for election night results.
Patch editors will begin liveblogging from the McCormick Place event in the evening. Check back to talk with us then!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
In a few days, voters will decide the presidency.
The presidency of the United States will be decided Tuesday, Nov. 6. We are not going to make an argument for either candidate – Patch does not issue endorsements. Please feel free to speak your mind about President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
One resident has had eight Barack Obama signs stolen from her front yard. A Mitt Romney supporter had his sign taken down last week. What compels people to vandalize yard signs?
Last week, a Highland Park resident was driving his children home from school when he saw a woman knock down two political yard signs on the front yard of a Sheridan Road home. "Dad, can she do that?" one of his kids asked. The answer is no, she can't. But she did, and, during this heated election season, she's not the only one. Political bullying Highland Park residents reported seven stolen political yard signs in the last week, according to this week's police report. "It upsets me that somebody thinks rather than pulling the lever in the voting booth it's better to pull down the sign they don't like," said Stuart Cohen, the resident who had his Mitt Romney and Robert Dold signs pulled down last week. "It's not like I was promoting some…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Entry will be limited to people willing to volunteer for the presidential campaign.
Hoping to grab a ticket for the Obama election night party downtown? You're going to have to work for it. Attendance will be much more limited than the 2008 Grant Park gathering, where tens of thousands of then-presidential candidate Barack Obama supporters filled Chicago's downtown streets. About 10,000 people will be allowed into the Lakeside McCormick Place convention center Nov. 6, the Sun-Times reports. Only campaign volunteers willing to offer up their time toward the effort to get the president reelected will be given entry, according to the Chicago Tribune. Patch will be liveblogging and reporting all national, state and local election results. Check out all Highland Park Patch's political coverage. Are you headed to McCormick…
Friday, October 26, 2012
A few Highland Park middle school social studies teachers are bringing the upcoming Presidential election to life for students, who will get their first crack at voting much earlier than most.
On Nov. 6, millions of Americans will cast votes to determine who will be President come 2013. On Nov. 2, the student body at Elm Place Middle School will do the same thing. For Elm Place social studies teacher John Whitehead, the upcoming Presidential election presents an invaluable opportunity to "bring history to life" with a mock election that the students are all invited to participate in. "This is a curriculum that every student should use," Whitehead said. "It's being a good citizen." Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Since mid-October, Whitehead has been introducing Elm Place students to the country's election process with the help of social studies teachers Chris Hull and Pete …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The foreign policy presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Central Standard Time on Monday, Oct. 22.
After President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred over Benghazi in last week's debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to Monday night's third and final presidential debate, focusing on foreign policy. The third presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 8 p.m CST on Monday, Oct. 22. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full information on Monday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are presented by the …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Tuesday's round two between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. Central Time. The town-hall style debate will be moderated by CNN’s Candy Crowley. Patch will liveblog the event for local readers.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m. Oct. 16. The debate is at Hofstra University in New York and will be moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley. In the first debate, the candidates focused on domestic issues, including the economy and taxes, health care reform and the role of government. This second debate between the candidates is a town hall-style debate, including questions from the audience. It will focus on both domestic and international issues and will include questions from voters. The tradition of holding live town hall debates for presidential candidates began in 1992 and has since proved to be one of the biggest challenges for debaters. Taking questions from the …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A health insurance attorney explains some of what the two presidential candidates said in Wednesday's debate.
When President Obama and Republican nominee talked about insurance during the debate last Wednesday, some of us may have needed just a little background. Brad Burd, J.D., general counsel at GoHealthInsurance.com, a Chicago-based purveyor of insurance plans, explains some of what they were talking about. The attached infographic helps spell it out too. You can also see it a little more close-up here. Q. Romney and Obama talked a little about how Obamacare and Romneycare would affect people who are on the verge of retirement (age 62-65) and also how it would affect people about a decade younger, (age 53-55). Could you enlighten us on that? Brad Burd: A key difference between the Medicare plans of the two candidates has to do with the manner…
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 8 p.m. today. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Where to Watch the Debate Locally: The only public vewing event in Illinois will be at the Last Chance Saloon in Grayslake and sponsored by the Lake County Young Republicans. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by …