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  •  Congressman Bill Foster met with officials at Waubonsee Community College in Aurora Thursday to push legislation he crafted to encourage the spread of Fab Labs, an MIT project that brings basic design and fabrication labs to area communities for public use.

    Congressman brings Fab Lab pitch to Waubonsee, local manufacturers Mar 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    Rep. Bill Foster hosted a roundtable discussion Thursday about his Fab Lab bill. The 11th District congressman introduced a bill last week to establish a National Fab Lab network across the country to catalyze the manufacturing sector. He spoke at Waubonsee Community College's downtown Aurora location.

  • Pat Brady

    Will gay marriage stance cost GOP chairman his job?Jan 24, 2013 12:00 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.”

  • State Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale

    GOP governor contenders mostly mum on BradyJan 24, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Pat Brady

    Brady still thinking about a second term as chair Jan 24, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Brad Schneider

    Suburban Democrats vow bipartisanship in Congress Jan 3, 2013 12:00 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.

  •  U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert of Hinsdale reflected on her political past ó and future ó Friday in a taping of WBBM Newsradio 780ís ďAt Issue,Ē hosted by Political Editor Craig Dellimore and the Daily Herald, which will air in full Sunday morning.

    Biggert still mulling loss, looks ahead to futureDec 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Departing Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert talks about her unsuccessful campaign against Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District, including her debate performance, where she says, "I didn't do a great job." The seven-term lawmaker from Hinsdale has spent recent weeks preparing to shut down her offices and is looking ahead toward what her next chapter might hold.

  • Bill Foster gives his acceptance speech Tuesday night after defeating Judy Biggert to capture the 11th Congressional District seat.

    Behind the scenes of Foster’s unexpectedly easy win Nov 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Bill Foster wasn't supposed to win like this. Election night was supposed to be as down and dirty as the abundance of negative 11th Congressional District ads on TV. But Foster took a lead over Republican rival Judy Biggert from the very first returns and went on to beat her in almost every region of the district except for a handful of Cook County precincts.

  • Republican Judy Biggert lost her race to Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District.

    Biggert concedes to Foster in 11thNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Bill Foster is returning to Congress, defeating Judy Biggert in the 11th Congressional District. Biggert conceded about 10 p.m. in a call to Foster.

  • Democrats take all three targeted House seats; GOP eyes governorís race Nov 6, 2012 12:00 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.

  • Republican Rep. Bob Dold, of Kenilworth, opposes Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider in the 10th Congressional District.

    Suburban congressional races play big in national picture Nov 4, 2012 12:00 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.

  •  In this 2009 photo, then-Congressman Mark Kirk acknowledges Dupage Congresswoman Judy Biggert as one of his biggest supporters after announcing he is running for the U.S. Senate.

    Kirk stumps for Biggert in new video Nov 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has, for the second time in a week, taken to the campaign trail via video to help support a vulnerable colleague. The state's top ranking Republican, speaking from home in Highland Park where he is continuing to recover from an ischemic stroke, described Congresswoman Judy Biggert as an "ultimate suburban mom who should be representing Illinois in Congress next year."

  • Republican Judy Biggert takes on Democrat Bill Foster for the 11th Congressional District seat next week.

    Biggert, Foster have evolving views on gay marriageNov 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    If you haven't been paying attention since the primary race, the candidates in the 11th Congressional District have both altered their views on gay marriage. A look at where they stand now, and why they've changed their thinking.

  • Republican Judy Biggert, left, opposes Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th congressional district for the 2012 General Election.

    Audience grills 11th District candidates on immigration Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights hosts a roundtable in Joliet and Bill Foster, candidate for the 11th Congressional District, discusses issues affecting middle class families and immigration policy.

  • Republican Judy Biggert opposes Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District race on Nov. 6.

    Biggert, Foster donít see eye-to-eye on energy, transportation Oct 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    A new transportation bill will be a big part of the agenda for either candidate elected to the new 11th Congressional District. Various lobbyists with transportation and union interests gave an overview of the transportation issues important to them at a roundtable in Lemont Friday. A look at what Judy Biggert and Bill Foster have to say on transportation and energy.

  •  Republican Judy Biggert, left, opposes Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District for the 2012 General Election.

    Taxes, immigration highlight 11th Congressional debate Oct 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    In their final televised debate, Republican Judy Biggert and Democrat Bill Foster drew dividing lines on several key positions in the 11th Congressional District. The political rivals squared off on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" program Wednesday evening.

  • Republican Judy Biggert is running against Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District race.

    Fact-checking the ads in the 11th Congressional District race Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Fact-checking the competing attack ads over China by 11th Congressional District candidates Bill Foster and Judy Biggert, plus a look at why Foster paid no income taxes in his last tax return.

  •  Republican Judy Biggert opposes Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District race.

    Foster, Biggert find points to agree and disagree on federal budgetOct 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates in the 11th Congressional District both have issues with the budget plans their own parties have proposed. And while both agree there may be room for compromise using a formula similar to that proposed in the Simpson-Bowles Debt Plan, their own starting points for negotiations are on polar opposite sides.

  •  Bill Foster, left, and Sen. Dick Durbin met with senior citizens in Joliet Friday to discuss the future of Medicare and Social Security.

    11th Congressional candidates detail plans for Medicare solvency Oct 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    11th Congressional hopefull Bill Foster hosted a roundtable on Medicare in Joliet Wednesday that was attended by Sen. Dick Durbin. Here's a detailed look at where Foster and his Republican opponent Judy Biggert stands on Medicare reform.

  •  The 11th Congressional District candidates Republican Judy Biggert debates Democrat Bill Foster, center, Saturday on ABC 7.

    DREAM Act among topics in Biggert, Foster debateOct 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert and Democratic challenger Bill Foster outlined their diverging views on Medicare, negative attacks and the DREAM Act in a Saturday debate aimed to voters in the 11th Congressional District. The debate, airing at 11 a.m. Sunday on ABC 7, was organized by ABC 7 and the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

  • Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, left, opposes Democrat Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District in the Nov. 6 election.

    Biggert questions AARP neutrality, quits debate Oct 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert has dropped out of a radio debate with Democratic challenger Bill Foster that was set for Oct. 16, claiming a co-sponsor didn’t appear neutral. Biggert questioned information from AARP and the organization’s logo appearing in liberal-sponsored television advertising and mailers that attacked her. She announced her withdrawal from the debate in a statement Wednesday night.

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