Welcome to Chicago Tonight’s online coverage of the 2012 congressional elections. Chicago Tonight is your go-to source for information, and we’ve pulled together a variety of resources to help you be better informed about your congressional candidates. We are providing information for all candidates in our viewing area, paying special attention to 8th, 10th, and 11th congressional districts.
We will be holding candidate forums for those districts, and press conferences with the candidates will be featured on our website along with questionnaires and other information. Some of the districts are new because of "redistricting," which is the process of redefining political boundaries every 10 years after the release of the Census. With these new districts, some of the races might be different than you'd normally expect.
We're also featuring a number of maps from the PBS NewsHour, breaking down how the state voted in Republican presidential primary, the unemployment rate in different counties, and more. View them here.