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  • Suburban Democrats targeted over graduated income tax Dec 20, 2013 7:24 AM
    The Illinois arm of Americans for Prosperity, a national conservative advocacy group, is targeting a handful of suburban Democratic state lawmakers with video ads in its fight against the idea of a graduated income tax. Tax issues are likely to be a big topic in 2014 in Springfield, but it's hard to say if the graduated tax will gain traction.

     
  • Local lawmakers divided on federal budget deal Dec 12, 2013 7:58 AM
    A bipartisan collection of suburban federal lawmakers backs the latest federal budget deal struck in Washington, but others are waiting until closer to a possible House vote today to make a decision. Approval would avoid another budget battle that led to a government shutdown this year, and some local lawmakers say they support the agreement at least partly for that reason.

     
  • Candidate filing ends for March primary Dec 4, 2013 11:27 AM
    The deadline to file petitions to run for state office came and went Monday with five incumbent suburban Republicans facing primary challengers for Illinois House. One Democrat faces a similar primary challenge.

     
  • Schneider and Dold financial reports list interesting campaign supporters Oct 21, 2013 4:31 PM
    In what’s shaping up to be an expensive suburban rematch, Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and likely Republican challenger Robert Dold received financial support from a bevy of political heavy hitters and high-profile organizations this past quarter, federal records show.

     
  • Roskam votes 'yes,' Hultgren 'no' to deal Oct 17, 2013 8:09 AM
    After weeks of pushing for delays to President Barack Obama's health care law in exchange for a budget agreement, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam voted for a plan to end the government shutdown and avoid default, saying the country has to pay its bills.

     
  • Schneider outraises Dold in third quarter Oct 16, 2013 10:20 AM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield took in more campaign contributions than his opponent in the third quarter, raising about $365,000 to Republican Bob Dold's $318,000.

     
  • Dold touts fundraising take in 10th District rematch Oct 15, 2013 7:32 AM
    Republican Bob Dold of Kenilworh raised about $318,000 in the third quarter of the year in his rematch bid against Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield.

     
  • Some suburban members of Congress say they'll forego pay Oct 2, 2013 8:02 AM
    Some suburban members of Congress say they'll give back their salaries during the federal government shutdown or donate the money to charity. Republican U.S. Reps. Randy Hultgren of Winfield and Peter Roskam of Wheaton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield say they'll give their salaries back. U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, says he'll give the money he's paid during the shutdown to the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

     
  • Suburban members of Congress sound off on Syria Sep 11, 2013 8:19 AM
    After President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday, federal lawmakers from the suburbs are split over how to proceed. Several local members of Congress offered thoughts after the speech.

     
  • Walsh weighing a bid for Durbin's U.S. Senate seat Aug 30, 2013 5:49 AM
    Former Congressman Joe Walsh, who lost a 2012 bid against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, says he's considering a run for office in 2014 -- maybe the U.S. Senate. “It's probably the race that I'm most seriously considering,” said Walsh, of McHenry, adding he'll decide within a month.

     
  • Suburban police chiefs say they want national checks for gun buyers Aug 28, 2013 10:08 PM
    The small group of suburban police chiefs that gathered Wednesday in Lake County to discuss gun violence called for universal background checks for prospective gun owners and more funding for regional anti-gang units. “If you want to stop the violence, this is where things point,” Mundelein Police Chief Eric Guenther said during the hourlong meeting in North Chicago.

     
  • Schneider’s fundraising behind Dold’s in second quarter Jul 15, 2013 5:59 PM
    U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, a Deerfield Democrat, reported raising nearly $385,000 in the second quarter of the year toward his first re-election bid for Congress. His opponent, Republican Bob Dold of Kenilworth, raised $546,000 over the same period.

     
  • Dold touts fundraising totals in 10th district bid Jul 10, 2013 5:30 AM
    Aiming to return to Congress, Republican Bob Dold of Kenilworth says he’s raised more than a half-million dollars for his rematch next year against 10th District Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield. Dold, who served one term in Congress, says his quarterly tally due Monday will show more than $540,000 in receipts since his campaign took off less than two months ago. “We’re pleased and delighted with how it’s going so far,” he said.

     
  • Images: Senator Mark Kirk at work in D.C. following his stroke. May 30, 2013 8:40 AM
    Following a stroke in January 2012, Mark Kirk, junior senator from Illinois, leads an existence on Capitol Hill far from the fast-paced first year after his 2010 election. His image has changed from a politician with a carefully polished exterior to one publicly embracing the debilitating stroke that changed many of the most basic aspects of everyday life.

     
  • Dold says he'll run for 10th District seat in 2014 May 8, 2013 3:24 PM
    Republican former congressman Bob Dold of Kenilworth, who narrowly lost last November to Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider, told supporters that he will be making a bid for his former 10th District congressional seat in 2014. Dold, in a letter released early this afternoon, cited “frustration with the current lack of compromise and the consistent stalemate in Washington” as his reason for announcing his campaign.

     
  • Schneider among lawmakers pushing FAA to spare control towers May 6, 2013 6:05 PM
    Congressman Brad Schneider is prodding the FAA to quit navel-gazing on the fate of 149 air traffic control towers, including Waukegan's. Funding towers are crucial "to ensure a safe and effient air transportation system," Schneider and other congressmen urged in a letter.

     
  • Dold being recruited by top GOP to run again in 10th Apr 15, 2013 12:39 PM
    Former Congressman Bob Dold is being actively recruited by top GOP officials to make another bid for Congress. National Republican Committee Chair Greg Walden told the Daily Herald that he's "hopeful" the Kenilworth Republican will run in 2014 for the North Suburban 10th Congressional District seat he lost to Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider.

     
  • Will gay marriage stance cost GOP chairman his job? Jan 24, 2013 9:13 AM
    Newly elected suburban state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove is rounding up fellow Illinois Republican officials to try to oust the chair of the beleaguered party, Pat Brady of St. Charles, over Brady's support for legalizing same-sex marriage. “All of my time is now being spent responding to emails on social issues,” he said. “I don't think those are the most pressing issues we should be dealing with.”

     
  • GOP governor contenders mostly mum on Brady Jan 24, 2013 7:59 AM
    Should Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady should keep his party post after voicing support for same-sex marriage? The growing field of likely GOP gubernatorial primary bidders is largely silent on the issue. Only state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, who described Pat Brady as a “gregarious and fearless leader,” said he agreed with Pat Brady that the party needs to be more open and inclusive and gain additional supporters.

     
  • Brady still thinking about a second term as chair Jan 24, 2013 5:32 AM
    In the wake of calls for his removal over statements supporting gay marriage, Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady reflects on the last few years at the helm of the state party and says he's not ruling a bid for another term. "I feel like we're in the process of taking a good hard look at where's the party's at," he says.

     
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