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  • 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.

  • Suburban Democrats vow bipartisanship in Congress Jan 3, 2013 10:11 AM
    The swearing in today of U.S. Rep.-elects Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates, Bill Foster of Naperville and Brad Schneider of Deerfield represents a 180-degree departure from the "red wave" of 2010, which saw a crop of Tea Party freshman elected to Congress. All Democrats, the three weathered staunch opposition in November's election. They vow to be voices of compromise when the 113th Congress convenes after today's ceremonies.

  • How did Brad Schneider defeat Robert Dold in the 10th District? Nov 7, 2012 1:36 PM
    When the votes in the 10th Congressional District were counted, Brad Schneider had eked out a victory with a slim 2,547-vote margin over incumbent Bob Dold, unofficial results showed. That's less than 1 percent of the total votes cast in the race. It's the first time a Democrat has won the 10th District seat since the 1970s. Early-voting, a remapped district and negative ads were factors, officials said.

  • Brad Schneider reflects on victory, the work ahead Nov 7, 2012 5:26 PM
    Democrat Brad Schneider wasn't surprised by his narrow victory over Republican Robert Dold in the 10th District. He was counting on early votes, which are tallied last in Cook and Lake counties, to give him the edge -- and that's exactly what happened.

  • Democrats take all three targeted House seats; GOP eyes governor’s race Nov 7, 2012 1:18 AM
    Democrats picked up all three targeted seats in the suburbs on Tuesday, unseating three Republican members of Congress — two freshmen and one seven-term veteran. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates won in the 8th Congressional District, Naperville Democrat Bill Foster won in the 11th District and Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider won in the 10th District.

  • Schneider upsets Dold to win 10th District Nov 7, 2012 10:24 AM
    Early and absentee voting in Lake County may have given Democrat Brad Schneider an upset win over Republican Robert Dold in the 10th Congressional District. With ballots in 419 of 419 precincts counted, Schneider had 130,676 votes, roughly 50.5 percent of the total, unofficial results showed. Dold trailed with 128,129 votes.

  • Suburban congressional races play big in national picture Nov 4, 2012 12:01 AM
    With a congressional map drawn by Illinois' Democrats, the suburbs have become the battlegrounds between Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the U.S. House. With just days until the election, here's a rundown of those contests between Peter Roskam and Leslie Coolidge; Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth; Jan Schakowsky and Timothy Wolfe; Robert Dold and Brad Schneider; Judy Biggert and Bill Foster; and Randy Hultgren and Dennis Anderson.

  • Sen. Kirk joins the campaign trail via video Nov 1, 2012 5:35 AM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, recovering at home in Highland Park from a stroke, joins the campaign trail in a video on behalf of his successor in the 10th Congressional District, Republican Rep. Bob Dold. The video, put to music, is depicted as one stop in Dold's “working together” John McCain-style bus tour.

  • Dold, Schneider talk abortion, finances on “Chicago Tonight” Oct 23, 2012 11:16 PM
    Republican U.S. Rep. Robert Dold and Democratic challenger Brad Scheider took their campaigns to the airwaves Tuesday in an accusation-filled appearance on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” Seated elbow to elbow, the 10th District candidates argued about Schneider’s reluctance to release his tax returns, whether Dold is as moderate as he claims and many other issues.

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