Articles filed under 8th Congressional District

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  • Duckworth reflects on Election Day, pending motherhood Nov 5, 2014 5:00 PM
    Fresh off her re-election victory Tuesday night, 8th District Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates visited her favorite hometown restaurant Wednesday to cap off a personal election tradition and talk with local constituents. Duckworth said she and her husband will now turn their attention to the impending arrival of their baby daughter.

  • Duckworth wins re-election in 8th Congressional District Nov 5, 2014 4:38 PM
    Democratic incumbent Tammy Duckworth was re-elected to her 8th Congressional District seat. With 400 of 431 precincts reporting at 11 p.m., she had 55.7 percent of the vote.

  • Hot races in the Fox Valley Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    New sheriffs will be elected in Kane and McHenry counties on Tuesday. They are among the most hotly contested countywide and legislative contests on the ballot for Fox Valley voters this year.

  • Duckworth has 10 times the money, but Kaifesh says he’s got the message Oct 26, 2014 8:00 AM
    Congressional candidate Larry Kaifesh knew he was taking on an opponent with strong name recognition in Tammy Duckworth, and so remains undaunted by the fact her campaign funding is nearly 10 times the amount he’s been able to raise over the past year.

  • Duckworth announces military retirement Oct 14, 2014 3:46 PM
    Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs when the Blackhawk helicopter she was piloting was shot down during combat operations in Iraq, has announced her retirement from the military. The announcement is on the heels of the 46-year-old announcing she was pregnant with her first child last month. Duckworth, a first-term Democrat from Hoffman Estates, is seeking a second term against Republican Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

  • Endorsement: Duckworth for Congress Dist. 8 Oct 9, 2014 5:47 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Tammy Duckworth for the 8th Congressional District seat.

  • Duckworth, Kaifesh disagree on what to do with 'Obamacare' Oct 8, 2014 5:08 AM
    Neither Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth nor her 8th District Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh see the Affordable Care Act — often referred to as “Obamacare” — as the perfect remedy for the nation's health care needs. But they hold different opinions on whether the changes made by the act have done more harm than good, and whether improvements can be made within the confines of the existing legislation.

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

  • 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.

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