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  • Does Peter Roskam's future include speaker's job? Nov 8, 2012 5:14 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.

  • Democrats take all three targeted House seats; GOP eyes governor’s race Nov 7, 2012 1:18 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.

  • Roskam keeps his 6th District seat Nov 7, 2012 9:59 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.

  • Suburban congressional races play big in national picture Nov 4, 2012 12:01 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.

  • Killings in Libya and fears of trade war with China on minds of 6th District rivals Nov 1, 2012 12:59 PM
    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?

  • 6th District candidates offer different cures for Medicare Oct 22, 2012 6:54 PM
    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 4:40 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 4:40 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.

  • Roskam, Coolidge differ on economic fixes Oct 10, 2012 2:43 PM
    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.

  • 6th District hopefuls both balk about toll proposal Oct 2, 2012 11:57 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.

  • When will Coolidge and Roskam go head-to-head? Sep 22, 2012 8:00 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: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:41 PM
    Candidate information for Peter Roskam, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Leslie Coolidge: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:36 PM
    Candidate information for Leslie Coolidge, running for 6th District U.S. Representative

  • Roskam’s plan to get debt under control Aug 31, 2012 4:40 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.

  • Kerry from Tampa: Peter Roskam, Paul Ryan follow parallel paths Aug 31, 2012 4:51 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.

  • Illinois delegation joins criticism of Akin Aug 20, 2012 8:03 PM
    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 4:40 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.

  • Walsh criticizes Duckworth’s apparent fundraising record Jul 16, 2012 5:50 PM
    With $889,050 raised during the second quarter, 8th Congressional District Democratic candidate Tammy Duckworth said she has broken a fundraising record for House challengers from either party. Her opponent, Republican Congressman Joe Walsh, who raised $318,158, is cutting at where Duckworth's money is coming from.

  • Coolidge’s decisions will be based on facts Jul 15, 2012 4:40 AM
    A Cary letter to the editor: This fall voters have the opportunity to begin to break down the extremist political orthodoxy that crashed the economy in 2007-2008 and has been refusing to let it restart. Leslie Coolidge, running for Congress in the 6th District, promises fact-based decision making in Congress, not the fantasy based denial of reality that we see in the current congressional crowd who think that the fearful shouting of "no" is a plan.

  • Is funding gap a factor in the 6th District race? May 24, 2012 11:53 AM
    GOP heavyweight Peter Roskam is rolling in campaign dough while his Democratic opponent Leslie Coolidge's war chest could use a little help. But does money mean everything in this 6th Congressional race? "I don't think we'll ever have as much money as Peter Roskam," Coolidge said. "Even if we were very successful in fundraising, I assume he'll have help from the Republican Party; we need to make up for that in grass roots."

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