Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out our in-depth coverage of the results from the 10th Congressional District, the 58th IL House Race and the 29th State Senate.
Schneider defeats Dold in a close race for Congress Brad Schneider ousted incumbent Robert Dold by only 2,434 votes to become the US Congressman from the 10th district. Want Highland Park political news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29th State Senate Race Democrat Julie Morrison has won the race against Republican Arie Friedman with nearly 53 percent of the votes. Drury Wins IL 58th District State House Race The Democratic candidate won with about a 5,000 vote lead. Nerheim Defeats Kennedy in Lake County State's Attorney Race Republican Mike Nerheim narrowly defeated Democrat Chris Kennedy in the race for Lake County State's Attorney. PHOTOS: Obama Fans Go Wild at McCormick …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
A roundup of Illinois election results as those results become available. Check back with Patch all night for results.
Federal President of the United States 6th Congressional District 8th Congressional District 9th Congressional District 10th Congressional District State Senate 9th State Senate: Biss vs. Farkas 26th State Senate: Duffy vs. Howland 28th State Senate: Kotowski vs. O'Donnell 29th State Senate: Friedman vs. Morrison 30th State Senate: Link vs. Castella 31st State Senate: Neal vs. Bush State House 16th State House: Lang vs. Romano 17th State House: Fine vs. Frank 18th State House: Gabel vs. Lieberman 20th State House: McAuliffe vs. Randazzo 52nd State House: McSweeney vs. Beaubien 53rd State House: Harris vs. Renz 54th State House: Morrison vs. Rudd 55th State House: Moylan vs. Sweeney 57th State House: Nekritz vs. Greenberg 58th State …
After accurately predicting 2004 and 2008 Presidential races, the cookie count is too close to call.
(Update at 6:40 p.m.) When Deerfields Bakery closed for the day at 5 p.m. today the number of cookies sold with the likenesses of President Barack Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney was so close the Deerfield institution has issued a recount. “It was so close we’ve issued a recount,” Jacki Schmitt, one of the company’s owners, said. “You’ll have to check our website tomorrow.” One difference between the cookie election and the actual contest is voting more than once is allowed. “We encourage it,” Schmitt said. (Earlier at 2:34) Election day brought out a variety of opinions in Deerfield as people cast their ballots for President, Congress, the Illinois General Assembly and county races. As people voiced their concerns over issues …
Illinois voting ends at 7 p.m. But other states, including swing states, have different hours.
Illinois voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their 2012 presidential ballots, but no one is waiting very anxiously to see if our state swings Red or Blue. However, for key swing states, the picture is much different. The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. central time. Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Wisconsin polls close at 8 p.m. Nevada and Iowa close their voting at 9 p.m. Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.
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…
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 …