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  • Ken Chiakas of Des Plaines holds a picture of his daughter, Stephanie, who died of a heroin overdose last year when she was 17. He joined U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren Monday to talk about the next steps in the fight to help stamp out heroin use.

    Hultgren unveils proposed solutions to heroin problemMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Congressman Randy Hultgren unveiled a preliminary list of solutions for what federal, state and local leaders can do to address a growing problem with heroin use. The suggestions came from a recent brainstorming panel Hultgren hosted with more than 50 leaders involved in the drug war.

  • New Republican faces line up for central committee postsMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Only one suburban member of the Illinois Republican Party State Central Committee is running for re-election next month. In the 10th Congressional District, committeeman Mark Shaw of Lake Forest is running for another term against challenger Louis Atsaves, also of Lake Forest. Other districts feature battles between newcomers.

  • Dennis Anderson, Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District, views election returns with his wife, Susan Glad-Anderson, Tuesday night at a Huntley restaurant.

    Anderson to meet Hultgren in 14th District rematchMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dennis Anderson wins the nod from the Dems in the 14th Congressional District, easily defeating John Hosta in Tuesday's primary.

  • Dennis Anderson, left, and John Hosta are candidates in the race for the 14th Congressional District.

    Slow cash flow for 14th Congressional DemsMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A look at the money involved in the 14th Congressional District Democratic primary shows there's not much of it. That will be a problem for either Democrat who moves on to the November general election against Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren. Hultgren has a sizable fundraising lead.

  • Clockwise from top left, Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner are seeking the Republican nomination for governor.

    Dillard begins TV ads in GOP governor raceMar 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    Public employee and teacher union support for state Sen. Kirk Dillard's campaign for governor has turned into TV ads with less than two weeks to go until the March 18 primary. The unions have given Dillard the campaign cash he's needed to air his own TV spot starting this week, and a third-party group that had been running an anyone-but-Bruce Rauner campaign in past weeks has now begun airing spots in support of Dillard in the four-way GOP race.

  • Democrats Dennis Anderson, left, and John Hosta are candidates in the race for the 14th Congressional District.

    14th Dems at odds over guns, abortionMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Democrats John Hosta and Dennis Anderson have major differences in at least two hot-button social issues. Gun control and abortion are the areas where Hosta believes he really separates himself from the party while representing the majority view in the 14th Congressional District. Anderson maintains more traditional Democratic views on those topics.

  • Dennis Anderson

    Editorial: Anderson for 14th District Congress, DemocratFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Dennis Anderson in the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District.

  • 14th District candidates see little to gain from Keystone pipelineFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Neither Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District is sold on allowing the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline. However, John Hosta says that if the pipeline were allowed, the U.S. needs to guarantee itself much more financial gain than current estimates predict. Dennis Anderson is not convinced there are any real financial or job gains to be realized by allowing the pipeline.

  • 14th Congress Democratic hopefuls split on defenseFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Democratic candidates for the 14th Congressional District took distinctly opposing stances on the defense budget and use of troops overseas Tuesday night.

  • Dennis Anderson, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

    Dennis Anderson: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Dennis Anderson, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

  • John J Hosta, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

    John J Hosta: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for John J Hosta, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

  • Randy Hultgren: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Randy Hultgren, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

  • John Hosta, left, of Spring Grove, and Dennis Anderson, of Gurnee, are the Democratic candidates for congress in the 14th District.

    14th Congressional Dems say Obama’s health care law needs workFeb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Democratic contenders for the 14th Congressional District say they welcome Republican input on how to improve the Affordable Care Act, and pledge to reject cuts to Medicare. But they disagree on how much fraud exists in government-backed health care programs.

  • Now online: Bare knuckles political brawl!Feb 2, 2014 12:00 AM
    Did one candidate call his rival "stupid"? A contentious session between challengers for a seat in the state legislature underscores the value of a new Daily Herald feature: unedited audio recordings of our candidate endorsement sessions. Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director explains.

  • The Soapbox Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    There's still much to say about the weather, editors find, as well as topics like school air-conditioning (yes, in February) and the governor's speech.

  • Suburban members of Congress on State of the Union Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    What suburban lawmakers said about the State of the Union address.

  • Lawmakers face a stark deadline for the horse racing industry next week.

    Arlington season's fate rests with lawmakersJan 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you're watching Gov. Pat Quinn's State of the State speech Wednesday and see some lawmakers in the crowd nervously checking their watches, it might not be just because he's been talking too long. Lawmakers have a very tight deadline to extend a law that would let the Illinois Racing Board recoup the money it needs to regulate a full horse racing season.

  • Local lawmakers back budget plan, tout local gains Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Suburban federal lawmakers of both parties unanimously backed the budget plan approved by Congress Wednesday, praising what they called an imperfect compromise. “As any football fan knows, you don't just score on perfect 50-yard passes, you work your way to the end zone running the ball for three yards and a cloud of dust,” U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, said.

  • House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers. Suburban lawmakers are divided on the issue.

    Local lawmakers divided on federal budget dealDec 12, 2013 12:00 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.

  •  U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren works with 12-year-old Patrick Stephen of Elgin to create lines of code at Elgin Technology Center for a simulated computer game.

    Elgin tech center offers “Hour of Code” Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Technology Center participated Monday in a national initiative that encourages students to learn how to write code. An “Hour of Code” event was held at the new home for the tech center on Riverside Drive. Participants included U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren and Elgin City Council member Terry Gavin.

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