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  • Tammy Duckworth: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Tammy Duckworth, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Duckworth, Kaifesh differ on raising minimum wage Oct 1, 2014 11:51 AM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth and her 8th District Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh disagree over many aspects of the business environment in the U.S., not the least of which is whether the minimum wage needs to be higher. Duckworth is calling for an increase in all states to $10.10 per hour. But Kaifesh believes the economy will thrive and wages rise naturally if government reduces — not expands — its regulations.

     
  • Duckworth, Kaifesh disagree on arming Syrian rebels Sep 26, 2014 5:22 AM
    Eighth Congressional District Republican hopeful Larry Kaifesh says its rare that he agrees more with President Barack Obama on an issue than does his Democratic opponent, incumbent Tammy Duckworth. But that’s where he finds himself after Duckworth last week voted against Obama’s plan to arm Syrian rebels as part of U.S. measures against Islamic State militants.

     
  • Duckworth, Kaifesh spar over U.S. business environment Sep 18, 2014 8:17 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth last month compared companies that move operations overseas for lower taxes to military “deserters,” sparking a debate with Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh over the U.S. business environment, taxes and the economy.

     
  • Pregnancy rare for member of Congress Sep 3, 2014 9:43 AM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s pregnancy is rare for a member of Congress as the Hoffman Estates Democrat is set to be the 10th sitting federal lawmaker in history to give birth.

     
  • Kirk says Duckworth’s ‘deserter’ comment overblown Aug 15, 2014 12:08 PM
    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, a Highland Park Republican, criticized Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth for saying a company that leaves the country to lower its tax burden is a “deserter.”“If we use comments like ‘deserter’ and ‘traitor,’ that normally those crimes have capital punishment consequences, I would say that that rhetoric is probably too overblown for a country that wants to stick together and hang together,” Kirk said.

     
  • Duckworth: Company that leaves U.S. is a ‘deserter’ Aug 13, 2014 5:06 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, Wednesday compared companies that want to move some operations overseas to lessen their tax burdens to soldiers that abandon their units. “I’m an old soldier at heart and let me tell you, we have a word for people who abandon their nation, who change their allegiance. and there’s nothing worse than a deserter,” Duckworth said.

     
  • Campaigns working to get people to vote early, by mail Aug 1, 2014 5:21 AM
    Labor Day and the unofficial open of campaign season is still a month away, but one potentially big and new strategy in politicians' campaigns for votes starts next week. Wednesday — about 90 days before Election Day — is the first day eager voters can start requesting ballots to vote by mail. And campaigns are developing strategies to capitalize from the new headstart.

     
  • Republicans have some catching up to do in suburban races, monetarily speaking Jul 15, 2014 5:15 PM
    Incumbent Democrats in the suburbs’ three biggest races for Congress are heading toward November with sometimes sizable cash advantages Republicans challengers will have to try to overcome, reports filed Tuesday show.

     
  • Singer Pat Boone backs suburban Republican Jul 8, 2014 4:01 PM
    Legendary singer Pat Boone, famous for hit songs in the 1950s and 1960s, praised Republican Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville for Congress Tuesday on behalf of a national organization for seniors. “I’m still singing at concerts, but today I’m singing the praises of Larry Kaifesh,” Boone said.

     
  • Lawmakers want new hearings on O’Hare noise Jun 19, 2014 6:37 PM
    Three members of Congress are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to hold new public hearings and redo an environmental impact study of the O’Hare International Airport modernization project. U.S. Reps. Mike Quigley, Tammy Duckworth and Jan Schakowsky accused the FAA of failing to focus on areas most affected by the changes during public hearings.

     
  • Duckworth to Congress: Buy stamps Jun 18, 2014 6:05 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth wants members of Congress to lose their ability to send mass mailings from their offices with just a signature — no stamp needed.

     
  • Duckworth in Elk Grove Village Saturday Jun 12, 2014 7:06 PM
    Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth will be at the Elk Grove Village Public Library Saturday as part of a “Congress at Your Corner” appearance. The event will be a chance for residents of the 8th Congressional District to share their questions, comments and concerns with Duckworth, officials said.

     
  • Duckworth tours Des Plaines ‘green’ gas business Jun 6, 2014 5:33 PM
    Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth and Department of Energy officials on Friday toured the Gas Technology Institute facility in Des Plaines to promote the business’ renewable fuels work.

     
  • Duckworth to lead Chicago’s Memorial Day parade May 23, 2014 6:16 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is the grand marshal of Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade. The festivities begin with a wreath laying ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Daley Plaza. The parade will follow at noon along State Street.

     
  • Duckworth criticizes opponent over endorsement May 23, 2014 5:40 PM
    Democrat U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s campaign Friday criticized her Republican opponent Larry Kaifesh over his upcoming endorsement by former congressman Allen West.

     
  • Duckworth joins Roskam on Benghazi committee May 21, 2014 4:36 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, has been named to the special committee charged with investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. Duckworth will join U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, on the panel.

     
  • Hoffman Estates student wins Congressional art contest May 20, 2014 1:40 PM
    A senior at Hoffman Estates High School is the winner of the 2014 U.S. House art competition in the 8th Congressional District. Marco Gomez was chosen as the winner for his piece titled “Winter Solitude.” It will be displayed in the United States Capitol.

     
  • U.S. Reps plan Medicare discussion with local seniors Tuesday May 8, 2014 4:12 PM
    U.S. Reps. Brad Schneider, Jan Schakowsky and Tammy Duckworth will host a “Keeping Medicare Healthy” discussion with local seniors and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare.

     
  • Lake County boards could get more firing power May 2, 2014 5:38 AM
    A proposal approved by an Illinois House committee Thursday would let suburban county boards create codes of ethics to guide the actions of appointed boards like the Lake County Housing Authority and others throughout the suburbs.

     
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