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  • Randy Hultgren

    Hultgren says U.S. should intervene in Syria Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    Congressman Randy Hultgren said Tuesday he does support some form of U.S. intervention in Syria, but he stopped short of backing a missile strike until he sees more details. He said the time for threats is over. “We’ve got to respond,” Hultgren said. “The threats, or the line in the sand hasn’t worked. So something has got to happen.”

  •  Kindergarten teacher Julie Silverberg reads to her students during class at Washington Elementary School in Mundelein. The lesson ties into the new Common Core State Standards by teaching kids how to ask and answer questions about books.

    New curriculum standards change suburban classrooms Aug 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Evan Borkowskiís 8th grade math class at Algonquin Middle School doesnít look the same as it did last year. He arranged his studentsí desks differently and changed up his lesson plans. This is the first year Borkowski and his fellow math teachers in Community Unit District 300 will tailor their curriculum to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

  • Some locals still fighting Common CoreAug 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Common Core State Standards for reading and math are already here. Illinois adopted them in 2010 and districts have spent the last few years shifting their curricula to line up. Starting this school year, kids will be assessed based on their mastery of the new standards. But parents havenít stopped fighting back.

  • Dennis Anderson

    Democrat Anderson will run for Hultgrenís seatAug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Democrat Dennis Anderson of Gurnee is planning a second run for the congressional seat now held by Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren of Winfield.

  • Democrats, Independents start new political action group Jul 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Progressives in the Illinois 14th Congressional District recently formed a new organization. Now registered as a political action group named Democrats and Independents for the Fourteenth, the organization is working to coordinate efforts across the district.

  • Dennis Hastert

    Hastert goes to the mat to reinstate Olympic wrestling May 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert spoke before the Illinois House and Senate Thursday to urge the International Olympic Committee to add wrestling back to the Olympic Games.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Time to re-evaluate, rebuild GOP Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Winfield letter to the editor: We as a party have to re-evaluate our strategies and our messaging, and we must find ways to increase our voter pool. These are healthy debates and I am looking forward to being part of those debates and helping to rebuild the Republican Party.

  •  With his wife Christy looking on, Congressman Randy Hultgren thanks his supporters at his campaign headquarters in St. Charles Tuesday night after presumably winning re-election.

    U.S. Rep. Hultgren wins in 14thNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren has made his acceptance speech and is set to return to Washington to represent the 14th Congressional District. The Associated Press also has named him the winner. "We worked hard and have a good level of support across the district from individuals and groups throughout," Hultgren said. "We built relationships and are very grateful for the support we received."

  • 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.

  • Anderson favors reproductive rights Nov 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Woodstock letter to the editor: Women's reproductive and health care rights are under attack by state and national GOP legislators. In the newly-drawn Congressional District 14, Democratic candidate Dennis Anderson has spent his career as a leader for effective health care programs, including one for rural mammographies and another for chronic disease.

  • Hultgren should jump at energy solutions Oct 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    A North Aurora letter to the editor: The Daily Herald endorses Hultgren, stating: "Hultgren sees opportunity in the nation's lack of comprehensive energy policy, insisting that Illinois can lead out on technology, scientific research and manufacturing innovations," which seems contrary to my experience.

  • Dennis Anderson, left, and Randy Hultgren

    Fundraising a lopsided affair in 14th DistrictOct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    When it comes to fundraising, candidates in the race for the 14th Congressional District are in different leagues. In the third quarter alone, Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren, of Winfield, raised almost 30 times as much as his Democratic challenger, Dennis Anderson, according to federal campaign finance reports released this week.

  • Endorsement: Hultgren over Anderson in 14th Congressional District Oct 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Rep. Randy Hultgren, a Republican from Winfield, wins the Daily Herald's endorsement over Dennis Anderson for re-election to Congress in the newly formed 14th District.

  • Anderson wonít work against Obama Oct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    A Huntley letter to the editor: We must provide President Obama with people in Congress to help him accomplish his goals of moving our country forward. That is why I am voting for Democrat Dennis Anderson for the 14th Congressional District. He will work with Obama, not against him.

  •  Republican Randy Hultgren of St. Charles is running for Congress in the 14th District.

    Hultgren, Anderson clash on health care reform, job creation Oct 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates for the 14th Congressional District, Randy Hultgren and Dennis Anderson, spar over the Supreme Courtís decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. Hultgren, a Republican from St. Charles, says the law must be repealed and that there are ways to expand access to health care without the presidentís law. Meanwhile, Anderson, a Democrat from Gurnee, says the Affordable Care Act is the first meaningful healthcare reform since the establishment of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

  • 11th candidates more to my taste Sep 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    A North Aurora letter to the editor: The choices for Congress in the 10th District are both moderates and this is more in line with where this independent voter stands. No matter if Biggert or Foster wins, the result will be a WIN-WIN for me.

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