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  • 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.

  • Roskam to talk at synagogue on Israeli relationsMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam will be speaking at Congregation Beth Judea, Route 83 at Hilltop Road, from 8 to 9 p.m. on Monday, March 17, on the current state of the Israel-U.S. Alliance.

  • Two weeks before Election Day, early voting startsFeb 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Early voting starts Monday. So if you have something to do March 18 — or otherwise need an excuse to get out of work for a few minutes — you can go cast a ballot in person well in advance, then press fast forward on your DVR during political ads guilt-free the rest of the spring.

  • U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam

    Roskam asks for fair IRS probeFeb 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, is asking for an investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups, including a DuPage County organization, for extra scrutiny of their tax exemption applications.

  • Peter Roskam: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Peter Roskam, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Michael Mason, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

    Michael Mason: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Michael Mason, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Bill Foster

    Foster: Stop cutting heroin addiction helpFeb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, a Naperville Democrat, took to the House floor this week to criticize cuts to federal money used to fight heroin abuse in the same week award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from an apparent overdose this week.

  • Peter Roskam

    Kirk thinks 'Petey' Roskam could be a fine U.S. House speaker Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park thinks his fellow Republican, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam of Wheaton, could have a shot at being speaker of the U.S. House one day. “I think Petey has a great career ahead of him,” Kirk says. “I thought when he got elevated to the position, with the normal churning of leadership, that someday Roskam could be speaker.” Petey?

  • 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.

  • Mike Riopell

    Follow Mike Riopell’s tweets during State of the Union speech Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald State Government Editor will be tweeting about the State of the Union speech as it happens at 8 tonight. You can follow the tweets and other news feeds on President Barack Obama’s big speech.

  • Estefanía Garcia

    Local attendees give State of the Union mixed reviews Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    The local attendees to Tuesday’s State of the Union address gave mixed reviews of the yearly speech. Estefanía Garcia, who works for the nonprofit Mano a Mano Family Resource Center in Round Lake Park, was a guest of Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and was happy to hear President Barack Obama mention wanting a new immigration law.

  • 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.

  • Peter Roskam

    Roskam: “Can you understand the level of frustration?” Oct 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam Roskam questioned Medicare chief Marilyn Tanner at a committee hearing Tuesday over a Hoffman Estates woman who won't be allowed to keep the same health insurance terms she previously had as the Affordable Care Act takes effect.

  • Peter Roskam

    House extends review of Roskam trip to TaiwanSep 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The U.S. House Committee on Ethics today extended a review into U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam's 2011 trip to Taiwan. The panel began looking into whether the Taiwanese government improperly funded the $25,000 trip after an Office of Congressional Ethics report called for an additional review. Roskam has argued the Committee on Ethics reviewed and signed off on the trip, which was paid for by Chinese Cultural University in Taipei, before he left.

  •  Peter Roskam

    Roskam expects to be cleared by ethics commission Aug 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    Congressman Peter Roskam says he expects a congressional ethics committee to clear him of any wrongdoing. The House Ethics Committee is investigating a claim made by Office of Congressional Ethics that the Taiwanese government improperly funded a 2011 Taiwan trip that Roskam took with his wife.

  • Jan Schakowsky

    Schakowsky: 23 privately funded trips since 2007 Aug 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat, has taken 23 privately funded trips worth about $198,000 since 2007, more than any others in the suburban congressional delegation during that time, records compiled by the website show. “These trips encourage bipartisanship and are filled with rigorous policy discussions," her spokesman said.

  •  U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is being investigated by the House Committee on Ethics over a $25,000 university-funded trip he took to Taiwan with his wife.

    Roskam faces House ethics probe over Taiwan tripJul 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam is being investigated by the House Committee on Ethics over a $25,000 university-funded trip he took to Taiwan with his wife, but the Wheaton Republican says the panel approved the trip before he left.

  • Peter Roskam

    Roskam: Anti-theft tech could save Medicare moneyJun 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam says the same technology that credit card companies use to protect their customers from theft could help scale back Medicare fraud. “It is outrageous that the federal government has this problem where they can't keep track of the money properly,” Roskam said.

  • Roskam opens Barrington satellite office Apr 24, 2013 12:00 AM
    Republican Congressman Peter Roskam of Wheaton will host a meet-and-greet at the opening of his 6th District satellite office from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27 at Barrington village hall, 200 S. Hough St.

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