Articles filed under 16th Congressional District

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  • GOP takes over, new Illinois Congressmen step up Jan 5, 2011 7:40 PM
    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.

  • A look ahead to the Fox Valley's 2011 Jan 2, 2011 5:20 PM
    Last year, the headlines were dominated by the still-slumping economy and statewide elections. The economy will continue to loom large, with school districts and municipalities set to negotiate contracts covering thousands of employees, including teachers, police officers and public works employees.

  • Suburban representatives say yes to tax deal Dec 16, 2010 11:55 PM
    Many suburban members of Illinois' congressional delegation weren't thrilled with aspects of a sweeping piece of legislation that would extend tax cuts to Americans at every income level rather than let them expire.

  • Suburbs watch DREAM Act progress Dec 9, 2010 11:23 AM
    A measure that would help millions of children raised illegally in the suburbs and around the country become citizens cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, but faces an even bigger one. By a 216-198 vote, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM Act, passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

  • Manzullo keeps 16th District Nov 2, 2010 11:53 PM
    Don Manzullo, a Republican from Egan, has extended his 18-year run in the U.S. House of Representatives with a convincing victory Tuesday in the race for the 16th Congressional District.

  • Breaking down the 16th Congressional race Oct 30, 2010 9:25 PM
    On a map, about 20 miles separate the two major party candidates in the vast 16th Congressional District that blankets most of the northern Illinois. But when it comes to political issues and experience, Republican incumbent Don Manzullo of Egan and his Democratic challenger, George Gaulrapp of Freeport, are worlds apart.

  • 16th District candidates spar over term limits Oct 29, 2010 11:10 AM
    If George Gaulrapp is elected to represent the 16th Congressional District at the Nov. 2 election, the longest the Freeport Democrat says he will stay in office is six terms or 12 years. The now mayor of Freeport said he would support term limits and pointed to his opponent, incumbent Republican Don Manzullo of Egan, as the perfect example of how job effectiveness diminishes the longer an elected official sticks around.

  • Q&A with Manzullo and Gaulrapp, 16th Congressional District Oct 27, 2010 7:36 PM
    Incumbent Donald A. Manzullo, a Republican from Egan, is being challenged by George W. Gaulrapp, a Democrat from Freeport, for the 16th Congressional seat. Gaulrapp is the mayor of Freeport.

  • Judge candidates appear at Kane forum Oct 23, 2010 8:43 PM
    The Kane County Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association of the 16th Judicial Circuit will host a candidates forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Building A, Geneva.

  • Manzullo raises almost 20 times more than opponent Oct 23, 2010 10:08 PM
    If fundraising figures released Friday are any indication, Republican incumbent Congressman Don Manzullo's stranglehold on the 16th Congressional District is in tact. The nine-term representative from Egan raised almost 20 times more than his Democratic challenger, George Gaulrapp, in the quarter that ended September 30, according to figures released by the candidates last week.

  • Congress, 16th District: Manzullo Oct 28, 2010 6:34 PM
    The choice in the 16th Congressional District, which covers most of northern Illinois from Cary west to the Mississippi, is a difficult one.

  • U.S. House race pits veteran against newcomer Oct 11, 2010 10:34 AM
    The race for the 16th Congressional District in northern Illinois might be of David versus Goliath proportions pitting the mayor of a city with a population of about 25,000 against an incumbent who is seeking re-election to his 10th term.

  • Gaulrapp represents solutions, not anger Oct 5, 2010 5:30 PM
    Political rhetoric flying across the airwaves is bizarre and disconcerting. Yet, complicated issues need attention. We need to find ways past lies and scary language.

  • Manzullo defends NAFTA support Oct 5, 2010 5:36 PM
    When it comes to keeping manufacturing jobs in the United States, the Democratic challenger in the race for the 16th Congressional District says his opponent's support of foreign trade agreements and treaties such as the North American Fair Trade Agreement has let thousands of jobs get shipped overseas.

  • 16th District candidates split over health care reform Jan 31, 2011 6:24 PM
    Candidates for the 16th Congressional District, which covers about a third of McHenry County, share common ground on issues from the need for high speed rail and immigration reform to government incentives to keep jobs in the United States.

  • Suburban congressional incumbents show big fund gains Jul 17, 2010 12:01 AM
    Incumbents in suburban congressional races spent the early summer months adding to their war chests, continuing to pull ahead of their respective challengers in raising funds for the November election.

  • 10th Congressional GOP candidates shun tax increases Jan 17, 2010 12:01 AM
    The five Republicans in the 10th Congressional District race want nothing to do with letting Bush-era tax cuts expire, and the three Democrats in the race tread carefully when considering the idea.

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