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  • Schakowsky: House GOP to blame for gridlock Aug 27, 2014 9:19 PM
    Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she is pushing for an increase of the federal minimum wage and believes the nation's intelligence community was caught offguard by the rise of new terror groups in Iraq recently. She made these statements during an endorsement interview with the Daily Herald's editorial board.

  • Atanus disputes email announcing withdrawal from 9th district race Jul 4, 2014 9:16 PM
    Susanne Atanus said Friday evening that she did not send an email announcing her withdrawal from the 9th Congressional District race, citing health issues. Atanus, of Niles, made national headlines in January after telling the Daily Herald Editorial Board that "God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions."

  • 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.

  • Rauner joins Duffy on barbershop tour Jun 13, 2014 5:26 AM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner joined state Sen. Dan Duffy of Lake Barrington on a tour of barbershops on the South Side of Chicago last weekend. Duffy, who was born on the South Side, has done the tour via the Young Government organization regularly over the past five years in an effort to learn the concerns of small business owners and voters in the black community.

  • Pelosi to appear with Schneider Jun 4, 2014 9:37 AM
    U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will visit Chicago Wednesday to appear with Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and other Illinois Democrats running for Congress. The visit is the last stop on bus tour called: “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds: Women on a Roll.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • GOP asks — again — for Atanus to quit 9th Congressional race Mar 21, 2014 6:56 PM
    State and local Republican leaders are once again asking Susanne Atanus to withdraw from the 9th congressional race. Atanus won the GOP primary Tuesday with a 1,400-vote margin and expressed hope the party would come around and back her in the general election against Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Those hopes were dashed this week by both the Cook County GOP and the state party. “The Cook County Republican Organization believes that Atanus should drop out of the race,” said Chairman Aaron Del Mar.

  • Atanus holds lead in 9th Congressional GOP primary Mar 19, 2014 7:08 AM
    She was once asked by her own party to drop out of the race, but with only 29 precincts remaining to be counted, Susanne Atanus appears headed for a surprising victory in the Republican primary for the 9th congressional district.

  • 9th Congressional candidates differ on economy, minimum wage Mar 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Republican candidates for the 9th District congressional seat have very different ideas about how to fix the economy, giving voters two distinct choices in the March 18 primary election. Susanne Atanus is in favor of eliminating the stock indexes and raising the minimum wage, while David Earl Williams III supports lower taxes and keeping the minimum wage where it is.

  • No endorsement in 9th Congress, GOP Feb 18, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald declines to endorse either of the candidates in the Republican primary for the 9th Congressional District seat now held by Jan Schakowsky. In making the rare non-endorsement, the paper says both Susanne Atanus and David Earl Williams III have serious shortcomings that make them unacceptable.

  • Jan Schakowsky: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:44 PM
    Candidate information for Jan Schakowsky, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

  • David Williams III: Candidate Profile Feb 17, 2014 10:22 AM
    Candidate information for David Williams III, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

  • Susanne Atanus: Candidate Profile Feb 17, 2014 5:42 PM
    Candidate information for Susanne Atanus, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

  • 9th District candidate won’t say where he works Jan 31, 2014 8:46 PM
    Republican David Earl Williams III, a Chicago candidate in the 9th District, is refusing to disclose where he works, and up until this week, he had not told his employer that he was running for Congress

  • Suburban members of Congress on State of the Union Jan 28, 2014 11:11 PM
    What suburban lawmakers said about the State of the Union address.

  • Congressional hopeful asked to quit over remarks on God and gay marriage Jan 24, 2014 5:08 AM
    Republican leaders called Thursday for Susanne Atanus to drop out of the GOP primary for the 9th Congressional District after she told the Daily Herald this winter's bitter weather is a sign that God is angry over abortions and same-sex marriage. “I'm not withdrawing from the race. I don't know why they are not standing behind me,” Atanus said. “They should talk to me personally."

  • 9th congressional GOP hopefuls differ on many issues Jan 23, 2014 5:19 PM
    Republican voters in the 9th Congressional District will have two very different candidates to choose from on the March 18 primary ballot as David Earl Williams III and Susanne Atanus battle for the nomination to face Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the fall.

  • Local lawmakers back budget plan, tout local gains Jan 16, 2014 9:32 AM
    Suburban federal lawmakers of both parties unanimously backed the budget plan approved by Congress Wednesday, praising what they called an imperfect compromise. “As any football fan knows, you don't just score on perfect 50-yard passes, you work your way to the end zone running the ball for three yards and a cloud of dust,” U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a Wheaton Republican, said.

  • Suburban Democrats targeted over graduated income tax Dec 20, 2013 7:24 AM
    The Illinois arm of Americans for Prosperity, a national conservative advocacy group, is targeting a handful of suburban Democratic state lawmakers with video ads in its fight against the idea of a graduated income tax. Tax issues are likely to be a big topic in 2014 in Springfield, but it's hard to say if the graduated tax will gain traction.

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