Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Find out who won and by how much in all your local county and state races.
After what has seemed like an election years in the making, the results are finally rolling in. The above list gives you the results for all your local state and county races. The numbers were complied from the Cook County Clerk's Office and the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. Patch has been out and about all day covering area voting and providing updates as the results roll in. Check out our live blog to review all the day's action. Visit our election central page for more information on each candidate and links to all our election stories. Want to keep talking about the election? Sign up for the Oak Forest Patch newsletter and 'Like' Oak Forest Patch on Facebook Full Election Day Coverage:
Patch editors caught up with poll-goers adamant about exercising their right to step into the ballot boxes. What brought them to the polls?
Patch editors are hitting the polls today, just like you and your neighbors in the Southland, to talk to voters about who they like in the presidential election and other key races, and which issues matter most to them. Join in the conversation in the comments below and tell us who you voted for and why. You can also join in our live blog to get election updates throughout the night:
A 21-year-old south suburban woman found time to vote in her first presidential election, even as her baby was beginning to make its way into the world.
OUTSIDE CHICAGO, IL -- The contractions were coming five minutes apart, her water had broken—but a local woman took a detour while en route to deliver her first child, a daughter. Galicia Malone, 21, popped into Precinct 88 around 8:30 a.m., to cast her vote at the aptly named New Life Celebration Church, in south suburban Dolton. “I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life,” Malone told WBBM Newsradio, as quoted by CBS. “And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter.” As she worked her way through the ballot, her contractions increased in frequency and intensity. “I was just trying to read and breathe, read and breathe,” she told the reporter. “That’s what I kept telling myself, ‘Read and breathe, read …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
A president, state legislators, Cook County officials—Oak Forest has some work to do at the polls Nov. 6.
After what has seemed like years of campaigning, Election Day 2012 has finally arrived. As you prepare to cast your vote for the main event, you should remember there are a number of local races that are likely to have a big impact. Notable among the contests is the clash over the 1st District Congressional seat, which extends through Lincoln-Way and into rural Will County for the first time thanks to redistricting. Don Peloquin, a New Lenox businessman and mayor of Blue Island, is challenging incumbent Bobby Rush for his U.S. House seat. Peloquin, whose campaign has blogged on Patch as People for Peloquin, is running a grassroots effort and hopes the Will County turnout and the votes from Republicans in south Cook County will be enough to…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22.
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m CST on Monday, Oct. 22. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC-WLS, NBC-WMAQ, FOX-WFLD, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Tonight's debate is presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): October 22, 2012 Presidential According to the CPD, "The format for the debate will be identical to the first presidential debate and will focus on foreign policy."
Friday, October 19, 2012
Here's where you can cast your ballot early, to avoid the rush on Election Day. You don't need an excuse--anyone can do it.
If you don't want to wait until Election Day, Nov. 6, to cast your ballot in the presidential election, you don't have to. In Cook County, Early Voting starts Monday, Oct. 22 and continues through Nov. 3. Anyone can vote early, and you don't need to give a reason. So if you have to work on Election Day, or just want to get it out of the way, you can head to the polls now. You need to bring a photo ID, such as a driver's license, state-issued ID card or university ID card with you in order to vote. You can vote at any Early Voting location in the county. The nearest are: A complete list of Early Voting locations can be found here. Get Oak Forest news that matters in a daily email from Patch. It's free. Learn more. Like Oak Forest Patch …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
While November's elections are important, GOP leaders gathered at Republican National Convention told Patch they're focused on strengthening the party for the long term.
TAMPA, FL -- With President Barack Obama carrying Illinois by 25 percentage points in 2008 and with a new poll showing him leading Mitt Romney by about the same margin, one might think there wasn't much joy among delegates and party leaders gathered for the Republican National Convention Aug. 27–30. And while even the reddest of the Republicans acknowledges that GOP presidential candidate Romney has little chance of carrying Illinois, those in Tampa stress that they're focused on building the party for 2014 and beyond. "The presidential race will be an uphill climb for us," said state party Chairman Pat Brady, adding that Republicans are concentrating their efforts more on congressional and state legislative races this fall. "In 2014, we’…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
In the first-ever straw poll conducted online and in person in the Land of Lincoln, Ron Paul wins. (You can still take our Patch poll.)
Updated Monday afternoon Rep. Ron Paul was named the winner of the Illinois Straw Poll as the state’s Republicans showed their preference for their party’s presidential nomination to oppose President Barack Obama. "I congratulate Congressman Paul on his victory," Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady said in a statement. "It is clear Illinois Republicans are gearing up for a tremendous year in 2012." Paul took 52 percent of the votes cast both online since Oct. 29 and in person Saturday in 20 locations throughout the state, including the Lemont Township Community Center. Georgia businessman Herman Cain was second (18 percent), former Massachusetts Mitt Romney third (14 percent), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich fourth (9 percent). Far …