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  • Hultgren holds meeting on reducing backlog of veteran claims Jul 18, 2014 5:21 PM
    Congressman Randy Hultgren sorted through gripes with various veterans groups about the quality of services they receive through the government Friday. Chief among the complaints is an average three year waiting time to work through the appeals process when benefits are denied. One interesting proposal involved a process that defaults in favor of the veteran if the appeal isn't handled in a timely fashion.

     
  • Rauner joins Duffy on barbershop tour Jun 13, 2014 5:26 AM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner joined state Sen. Dan Duffy of Lake Barrington on a tour of barbershops on the South Side of Chicago last weekend. Duffy, who was born on the South Side, has done the tour via the Young Government organization regularly over the past five years in an effort to learn the concerns of small business owners and voters in the black community.

     
  • State law requires millions of dollars in mailers Jun 6, 2014 8:15 AM
    Democracy costs money, and the multiple efforts to change the Illinois Constitution on the ballot in November could cost the state as much as $4 million in printing, mailing and advertising to tell you about it. State law requires Secretary of State Jesse White's office to print and mail about 5.4 million pamphlets — one to every household in the state, plus a few to keep around if anyone wants one.

     
  • Democrat Anderson bashes GOP during forum Jun 4, 2014 10:46 AM
    Urged on by a left-leaning audience, Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Anderson engaged in some Republican Party bashing Tuesday night in St. Charles. He's challenging Republican Randy Hultgren for the 14th Congressional District seat in November. Anderson also once again put out a challenge to incumbent Republican Randy Hultgren of Winfield to debate him on any or all of those statements. Hultgren and Anderson only had one full debate in their 2012 race.

     
  • Congressman gives low priority to immigration, minimum wage May 15, 2014 11:01 PM
    Congressman Randy Hultgren faced questions about immigration reform, Russia's threats regarding the International Space Station and healthcare reform at a Batavia luncheon Thursday.

     
  • Anderson seeks to force Hultgren into public debate May 13, 2014 4:19 PM
    In an effort to force U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren to debate, Democrat Dennis Anderson announced a series of town-hall meetings on key issues.

     
  • Could a court end red light cameras? May 8, 2014 6:15 PM
    Will an Illinois Supreme Court case eliminate red light cameras for good? The argument against them will sound familiar. Democratic U.S. Rep.Bill Foster of Naperville, one of Congress’ only scientists, weighs in on the global warming report from this week. And Greg Baise says special interests are bad, except his.

     
  • Hultgren unveils proposed solutions to heroin problem Mar 31, 2014 5:56 PM
    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 posts Mar 28, 2014 5:41 PM
    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.

     
  • Anderson to meet Hultgren in 14th District rematch Mar 19, 2014 7:36 AM
    Dennis Anderson wins the nod from the Dems in the 14th Congressional District, easily defeating John Hosta in Tuesday's primary.

     
  • Slow cash flow for 14th Congressional Dems Mar 13, 2014 5:11 PM
    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.

     
  • Dillard begins TV ads in GOP governor race Mar 7, 2014 5:24 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.

     
  • 14th Dems at odds over guns, abortion Mar 3, 2014 5:35 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.

     
  • 14th District candidates see little to gain from Keystone pipeline Feb 18, 2014 5:41 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.

     
  • Editorial: Anderson for 14th District Congress, Democrat Feb 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Dennis Anderson in the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District.

     
  • 14th Congress Democratic hopefuls split on defense Feb 11, 2014 11:23 PM
    Democratic candidates for the 14th Congressional District took distinctly opposing stances on the defense budget and use of troops overseas Tuesday night.

     
  • Dennis Anderson: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:42 PM
    Candidate information for Dennis Anderson, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Randy Hultgren: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:44 PM
    Candidate information for Randy Hultgren, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

     
  • John J Hosta: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:44 PM
    Candidate information for John J Hosta, running for 14th District U.S. Representative

     
  • 14th Congressional Dems say Obama’s health care law needs work Feb 3, 2014 5:40 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.

     
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