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  • 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.

  • 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

    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.”

  • Peter Roskam

    Illinois delegation joins criticism of Akin Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican members of the Illinois congressional delegation - who represent a spectrum of stances on the legality of abortion - are jumping on the bandwagon decrying Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's controversial comments about how women's bodies function during "legitimate" rape.

  •  Congresswoman Judy Biggert sought support and ideas from domestic violence experts in Aurora Thursday. Biggert is taking a tough stand against her fellow Republicans on federal protections for the LGBT community and undocumented immigrant female victims.

    Biggert continues to clash with GOP on domestic violence bill May 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Congresswoman Judy Biggert's first attempt to include language in domestic violence legislation that would ensure protection for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and undocumented immigrants failed. On Thursday, she met with a group of local domestic violence experts to try to find ways to get those protections back into the legislation, which will likely end up in a conference committee. This push marks a significant break from the GOP party for Biggert.

  • Jack Cunningham

    GOP fighting itself to stay on 11th Congressional ballot Jan 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's possible there will be no Republican candidates for the 11th Congressional District race by the end of this month.

  • Jack Cunningham

    Kane clerk to officially enter Congressional race Nov 17, 2011 12:00 AM
    Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham said Thursday he'll file his petitions to enter the 11th Congressional District race on Nov. 28. Cunningham will run in a GOP primary against Judy Biggert. The race will also feature former Congressman Bill Foster in a district drawn by Democrats.

  • Trade deals will promote job growth Oct 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    Rep. Judy Biggert: Trade agreements lower prices for U.S. consumers and open new markets for our goods. Illinois is among the first to benefit, especially in my suburban congressional district where over 64,000 people are employed through exports.

  • Suburban, Illinois leaders react to Obama's speech Sep 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    Elected leaders from the suburbs and Illinois react to President Barack Obama's speech and his $447 billion plan to bring jobs to the country.

  • Laura Stoecker/, file photo Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Wheaton spent Monday persuading members of the House to back a plan that would raise the debt ceiling and cut government spending.

    Suburban reps play key roles in debt ceiling storm Aug 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    With hours to go before a government debt default, Congressman Peter Roskam of Wheaton was walking the marble halls of Congress trying to sway votes, but two members of Illinois' suburban GOP delegation stood firm: Joe Walsh and Randy Hultgren.

  • ’Burbs flex muscle in new congressional map Jun 6, 2011 12:00 AM
    Thanks to Democratic state lawmakers, a Cubs fan who lives in Addison can head more than two dozen miles east to Wrigley Field at Addison and Sheffield in Chicago, never leaving his congressional district. That’s if Gov. Pat Quinn approves a new congressional map.

  • State Sen. Michael Noland, a Democrat from Elgin

    Congressional map sent to Quinn amid GOP protests May 31, 2011 12:00 AM
    A new congressional map — stretching and skewing a number of traditional Republican strongholds in the suburbs — is sent to Gov. Pat Quinn's desk.

  • Rep. Peter Roskam

    Suburban legislators react to bin Laden's deathMay 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    Congressional representatives from the suburbs react to bin Laden's death and look ahead to what will happen next.

  • Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh's office in the Cannon House building in Washington, D.C. has a feel of organized chaos, with papers all over but neatly stacked.

    What your Congressman's office space says about them Apr 18, 2011 12:00 AM
    Outside each congressman's Washington, D.C., office are the same American flag and welcome sign. But inside, the personalities of the men and women who suburban voters elected to represent them are on display.

  • Biggert, Kirk say deal's good, let’s look aheadApr 8, 2011 12:00 AM
    Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk called the process “overly dramatic,” and Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert of Naperville said the federal budget cuts made Friday night should have been made last year.

  • Chief Deputy Whip Peter J. Roskam enters his Cannon House office before a meeting with Columbian Ambassador to the United States, Gabriel Silva.

    At the leadership table, Roskam keeps suburban focusMar 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    Wheaton's Peter Roskam, Republican chief deputy whip and Illinois' 6th District representative, tests his skills as a leader, as the GOP-controlled House tries to cut the federal budget. It's a test that has Roskam poised for even greater power — depending on his performance.

  • Rep. Judy Biggert

    U.S. House votes to kill a paperwork rule in health care law Mar 4, 2011 12:00 AM
    Suburban businesses may not have to worry about mounds of paperwork required by the federal health care reform law, as a measure to kill that portion of it passed the House Thursday. “I was very excited about the repeal,” said U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, a Hinsdale Republican.

  • Rep. Randy Hultgren

    Hultgren stands out with “no” vote against Patriot Act extension Feb 9, 2011 12:00 AM
    In keeping with the goal of reducing the size of the federal government, a freshman congressman from Winfield was one of just 26 Republican representatives who broke from their party and voted against extending provisions of the Patriot Act.

  • New Illinois Congressmen Randy Hultgren, left, Bob Dold, Joe Walsh get ready to start work in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

    GOP takes over, new Illinois Congressmen step up Jan 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    A chess-like Republican strategy is in the works, with the suburbs serving as key turf in advancing the party’s power legislatively and politically on a national scale. Moves one and two: Four young Republican congressmen, representing various ends of the conservative spectrum, ousted Democratic incumbents in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane and Will counties.

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