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  • 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.”

  • Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam, center, poses a question during a Ways and Means Committee meeting.

    Does Peter Roskam's future include speaker's job? Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Despite a gerrymandered district crafted to favor Democrat challenger Leslie Coolidge, 6th District Congressman Peter Roskam sailed to victory. So — what's next for Roskam, a Wheaton attorney and former state senator who's unobtrusively built up a formidable political resume? “The sky's the limit for Peter Roskam,” said state Sen. Kirk Dillard, a Hinsdale Republican.

  • Peter Roskam

    Roskam keeps his 6th District seatNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican Congressman Peter Roskam celebrated victory Tuesday in his election battle against challenger Democrat Leslie Coolidge in the 6th District. With all precincts reporting, Roskam had 191,065 or 59 percent, to Coolidge's 131,410 according to unofficial results. For Roskam, "the big priority will be to turn the economy around as fast as we can; clearly the federal government needs to live within its means," he said.

  • 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.

  • Leslie Coolidge, left, opposes Peter Roskam in the 6th congressional district for the 2012 General Election.

    Killings in Libya and fears of trade war with China on minds of 6th District rivals Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrat Leslie Coolidge thinks the Obama administration handled the Libyan crisis well but her Republican opponent Peter Roskam disagrees. And here do the two candidates for the 6th Congressional District stand on China and U.S. ties with Israel?

  • Leslie Coolidge, left, opposes Peter Roskam in the 6th congressional district for the 2012 General Election.

    6th District candidates offer different cures for Medicare Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Leslie Coolidge are at odds on Medicare in the race for the 6th Congressional District.

  • Coolidge for Congress Oct 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: Leslie Coolidge is my choice to represent the 6th District in Congress. Leslie's experience as a CPA partner for KPMG LLP gives her an understanding of working within a budget, which translates to Congress.

  • Roskam known for rational leadership Oct 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    A South Elgin letter to the editor: Peter Roskam is well known for his rational leadership and fiscal responsibility. His tax initiatives make sense for the people of Illinois and specifically to this district. He is the man to serve our needs in Washington.

  • Leslie Coolidge, Peter Roskam

    Roskam, Coolidge differ on economic fixes Oct 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    Here's what Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Leslie Coolidge think about creating jobs, tax cuts and economic growth in the 6th Congressional District. No surprise — they don't agree on what it will take to get the economy pumping again.

  • Leslie Coolidge opposes Peter Roskam in the 6th Congressional District race.

    6th District hopefuls both balk about toll proposalOct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    They're not even on the same planet on most issues but when it comes to tolling freeways, Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Leslie Coolidge are soulmates. "I think my preference would be not to do that," Coolidge said. "I'm not interested in laying another toll out on anybody right now," Roskam said.

  • Peter Roskam

    When will Coolidge and Roskam go head-to-head? Sep 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Will Republican Peter Roskam and Democrat Leslie Coolidge, two candidates running for the 6th Congressional District, meet face-to-face before voters this election? Maybe. Maybe not.

  • Peter Roskam, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

    Peter Roskam: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Peter Roskam, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Leslie Coolidge, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

    Leslie Coolidge: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Leslie Coolidge, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Roskamís plan to get debt under control Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: Congressman Peter Roskam is serious about getting our debt under control. Roskam supports serious deficit reduction measures like fighting Medicare fraud. Roskam also supports health care changes like tort reform and allowing trading across state lines.

  • Chief Deputy Whip Peter J. Roskam could become an even bigger player in Washington like Paul Ryan has become.

    Kerry from Tampa: Peter Roskam, Paul Ryan follow parallel paths Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    "How (Paul) Ryan conducted himself in the House is a glimpse of how he will act as vice president," House GOP Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam of Wheaton said. In leading efforts to craft a House budget plan, Roskam said, Ryan showed he was "very thoughtful, very collaborative," one who placed a major emphasis on listening. The attributes Roskam described are ones he has come to use well himself.

  • Peter Roskam

    Illinois delegation joins criticism of Akin Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican members of the Illinois congressional delegation - who represent a spectrum of stances on the legality of abortion - are jumping on the bandwagon decrying Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's controversial comments about how women's bodies function during "legitimate" rape.

  • Support tax cut for middle class Aug 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    A St. Charles letter to the editor: Recently, the U.S. Senate passed a bill continuing the temporary 2001 income tax cuts for people whose yearly incomes are less than $250,000. Ninety-eight percent of us reading this letter would see no jump in our 2013 income tax rates. But Rep. Randy Hultgren is against this Senate bill.

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