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  • 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.

     
  • 9th District U.S. Representative Atanus: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM
    Candidate information for 9th District U.S. Representative Atanus, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

     
  • 9th District U.S. Representative Schakowsky: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM
    Candidate information for 9th District U.S. Representative Schakowsky, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

     
  • 9th District U.S. Representative Williams III: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:32 AM
    Candidate information for 9th District U.S. Representative Williams III, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

     
  • 9th District U.S. Representative Collins: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:32 AM
    Candidate information for 9th District U.S. Representative Collins, 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

     
  • 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.

     
  • Local lawmakers divided on federal budget deal Dec 12, 2013 7:58 AM
    A bipartisan collection of suburban federal lawmakers backs the latest federal budget deal struck in Washington, but others are waiting until closer to a possible House vote today to make a decision. Approval would avoid another budget battle that led to a government shutdown this year, and some local lawmakers say they support the agreement at least partly for that reason.

     
  • Schakowsky knew rally might lead to arrest Oct 10, 2013 8:04 AM
    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat, said her arrest at a Washington, D.C., immigration rally Tuesday was her first. She said her wrists were put in plastic handcuffs, then she was loaded with other female arrestees into a police van. “It was quite uncomfortable, but, after all, we were being arrested,” she said. She paid a $50 fine and was released after about three hours in police custody.

     
  • Schakowsky arrested at immigration rally Oct 9, 2013 9:04 AM
    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat, was arrested today at an immigration reform rally in Washington, D.C., her spokeswoman said.

     
  • While shutdown loomed, so did fundraising deadline Oct 1, 2013 7:39 AM
    As the clock ran down on the federal government budget Monday, midnight also represented federal lawmakers' third-quarter political fundraising deadline. The two events converged as lawmakers of each party worked to blame the other side for a potential government shutdown.

     
  • Suburban members of Congress sound off on Syria Sep 11, 2013 8:19 AM
    After President Barack Obama’s address on Syria Tuesday, federal lawmakers from the suburbs are split over how to proceed. Several local members of Congress offered thoughts after the speech.

     
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