Friday, May 10, 2013
Gov. Pat Quinn is pushing for 11 Illinois counties, including Lake County, to be named major disaster areas.
Friday, May 10
Gov. Pat Quinn asked President Barack Obama this week to declare 11 Illinois counties major disaster areas following the storms and heavy rainfall that moved through the state in mid-April. If the governor’s request is approved, residents in those counties will be eligible to apply for grants and low-interest federal loans to help recover from the historic flooding. Counties included in the request are Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Fulton, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry and Will. “We must do everything possible to help families impacted by this historic flooding as they rebuild their lives,” Gov. Quinn said. “Today we are making a strong case to President Obama to help expedite the review and approval process so the people of …
Monday, January 21, 2013
From community service activities to glitzy balls, the weekend will be packed with presidential pomp. What are your plans for viewing the inauguration? Tell us in the comment section below.
The following is the updated schedule of events for the 2013 inauguration of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. Note: All times are Eastern. SATURDAY, JANUARY 19 National Day of Service Summit on the National Mall Location: The National Mall Start Event: 9:30 AM ET The First and Second families are issuing a call to action for all Americans to join together in service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As part of the 57th Presidential Inauguration, the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) is encouraging all Americans to participate in a National Day of Service on Saturday, January 1 – a tradition started by the Obamas at their first Inaugural four years ago. As part of this Day of Service, the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Thousands of Obama fans cheered and danced in McCormick Place on Tuesday night as news networks predicted the president would win.
As network news stations predicted President Barack Obama would win reelection shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday night, fans crowded into McCormick place cheered and danced. Campaign organizers played songs like "RESPECT" by Aretha Franklin as supporters called out "four more years, four more years!"
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 …
The hashtag #ObamaHQ is a happy one Tuesday night as supporters gather at McCormick Place.
Follow along on Twitter as supporters rally online and in person.
International media, technicians are prepping the convention center for tonight's activities.
More than 10,000 people are expected to rally around President Barack Obama as he and his campaign members await election results tonight at McCormick Place in Chicago. Media from around the globe are set up for the historic activities as technicians prep the bleachers, stage and sound for the rally.
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.