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  • 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.

  • Blagojevich makes one final campaign donation Apr 18, 2014 5:16 AM
    More than a decade after he served in Congress and two years into his prison sentence, Rod Blagojevich’s federal campaign account made its final donation this week. In closing down, the federal fund Friends of Rod Blagojevich gave $709.85 to the Serbian Orthodox Church’s New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake on April 14.

  • Duckworth visits Elgin for app challenge Apr 16, 2014 5:34 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth visited the Elgin Technology Center in downtown Elgin to promote the U.S. House Student App Challenge, which began Feb. 1. As part of the nationwide competition, students create and exhibit their software application for mobile, tablet, or computer devices. “It’s like driving a tank. Make it military and I will understand it,” Duckworth joked. “I could play with this all day.”

  • Congressional art contest accepting entries Apr 1, 2014 4:50 PM
    Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s office announced Tuesday. High school students who reside or attend school in the 8th Congressional District may participate.

  • New Republican faces line up for central committee posts Mar 28, 2014 5:41 PM
    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.

  • Will national Republicans support Kaifesh in 8th? Mar 20, 2014 6:06 AM
    After winning the Illinois 8th District GOP primary race, Larry Kaifesh is hopeful the National Republican Congressional Committee will financially help his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Right now, Duckworth holds a funding edge of nearly $900,000.

  • Kaifesh cruises to victory in 8th District GOP primary Mar 18, 2014 11:46 PM
    U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Col. Larry Kaifesh claimed victory in the 8th Congressional District GOP primary Tuesday night, leading opponent Manju Goel with 71.5 percent of the vote with nearly all ballots counted. Kaifesh will challenge Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth in November’s general election.

  • 8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • Plenty of hot DuPage County primary races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Voters in Tuesday’s DuPage County primary will pick their party’s nominees for numerous county, state and congressional seats to advance to the November general election. Here’s a look at some of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

  • Indian-American group denies 'vote-buying' charge Mar 14, 2014 10:40 AM
    The founder of a nonprofit aimed at encouraging greater Indian-American participation in the electoral process is denying allegations that a recent effort to get people to early voting constituted illegal “vote-buying” or encouraged support for 8th Congressional District Republican candidate Manju Goel. The campaign of Goel's primary opponent, Larry Kaifesh, claims the actions are a violation of state and federal law.

  • Kaifesh video doesn’t support Goel’s ‘Hollywood mafia’ claim Mar 12, 2014 6:25 PM
    A video clip released Wednesday by 8th Congressional District GOP hopeful Manju Goel fails to back up her claim that her Republican primary opponent, Larry Kaifesh, used the term “Hollywood mafia” to describe his campaign funding sources. In the video, taken during a public forum shortly after Kaifesh entered the race last fall, he is asked by an audience member to describe how he intended to raise money for the race.

  • Endorsement: No Republican endorsed in 8th Congressional District Mar 12, 2014 4:22 PM
    The Daily Herald rescinds its endorsement of Manju Goel for the 8th Congressional District.

  • Take website down, Goel tells SuperPAC Mar 12, 2014 5:11 AM
    Republican congressional hopeful Manju Goel released a statement Tuesday evening that she is now asking an Indian-American SuperPAC to take down a misleading website critical of her Republican opponent Larry Kaifesh, as it “too closely resembles his official campaign.”

  • Goel defends SuperPAC’s misleading website Mar 10, 2014 6:56 PM
    Republican congressional hopeful Manju Goel called on an Indian-American SuperPAC Monday to tweak a misleading website critical of fellow Republican candidate Larry Kaifesh, but added she believes the site contains “factual information” that people need to know about her opponent. Her refusal to repudiate the site has led several GOP leaders to call for her withdrawal from the race.

  • The Soapbox Mar 8, 2014 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors sound off on an animal tragedy, political sniping and two types of call centers, among other topics.

  • Dillard begins TV ads in GOP governor race Mar 7, 2014 5:24 AM
    Public employee and teacher union support for state Sen. Kirk Dillard's campaign for governor has turned into TV ads with less than two weeks to go until the March 18 primary. The unions have given Dillard the campaign cash he's needed to air his own TV spot starting this week, and a third-party group that had been running an anyone-but-Bruce Rauner campaign in past weeks has now begun airing spots in support of Dillard in the four-way GOP race.

  • Kane County GOP requests Goel’s withdrawal Mar 5, 2014 5:14 PM
    The Kane County Republican Central Committee Wednesday added its voice to that of Cook County Republican Chairman Aaron Del Mar in calling for 8th Congressional District GOP candidate Manju Goel to withdraw from the March 18 primary against opponent Larry Kaifesh. The requests are based on the SuperPAC Indian Americans For Freedom setting up a deceptive website and social media accounts meant to look like they belong to Kaifesh but which discredit him.

  • Cook GOP chair asks Goel to withdraw from 8th race Mar 5, 2014 5:48 AM
    Cook County Republican Chairman Aaron Del Mar on Tuesday called for 8th District congressional candidate Manju Goel to withdraw from the March 18 primary contest because of a deceptive website, Facebook page and Twitter account set up by a SuperPAC to discredit opponent Larry Kaifesh. The website and its related social media accounts, though paid for by the SuperPAC Indian Americans For Freedom, purports at first glance to belong to Kaifesh.

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