Articles filed under 9th Congressional District

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  • 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.

     
  • Illinois Democrats bring home food stamp message Aug 6, 2013 4:40 PM
    Two Illinois Democrats met in Chicago with food stamp beneficiaries as Congress began its summer recess. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky say the food stamp program is not the place to look for drastic cuts.

     
  • Schakowsky: 23 privately funded trips since 2007 Aug 1, 2013 10:04 AM
    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat, has taken 23 privately funded trips worth about $198,000 since 2007, more than any others in the suburban congressional delegation during that time, records compiled by the website Legistorm.com show. “These trips encourage bipartisanship and are filled with rigorous policy discussions," her spokesman said.

     
  • FBI hate crime stats Jun 3, 2013 5:31 AM
    In the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program, the victim of a hate crime may be an individual, a business, an institution, or society as a whole.

     
  • Will gay marriage stance cost GOP chairman his job? Jan 24, 2013 9:13 AM
    Newly elected suburban state Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove is rounding up fellow Illinois Republican officials to try to oust the chair of the beleaguered party, Pat Brady of St. Charles, over Brady's support for legalizing same-sex marriage. “All of my time is now being spent responding to emails on social issues,” he said. “I don't think those are the most pressing issues we should be dealing with.”

     
  • GOP governor contenders mostly mum on Brady Jan 24, 2013 7:59 AM
    Should Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady should keep his party post after voicing support for same-sex marriage? The growing field of likely GOP gubernatorial primary bidders is largely silent on the issue. Only state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale, who described Pat Brady as a “gregarious and fearless leader,” said he agreed with Pat Brady that the party needs to be more open and inclusive and gain additional supporters.

     
  • Brady still thinking about a second term as chair Jan 24, 2013 5:32 AM
    In the wake of calls for his removal over statements supporting gay marriage, Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady reflects on the last few years at the helm of the state party and says he's not ruling a bid for another term. "I feel like we're in the process of taking a good hard look at where's the party's at," he says.

     
  • Schakowsky to attend Palatine Twp. Democrats luncheon Jan 22, 2013 3:52 PM
    The Palatine Township Democrats will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling by hosting a lunch with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Tuscany, 3200 Central Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • Democrats take all three targeted House seats; GOP eyes governor’s race Nov 7, 2012 1:18 AM
    Democrats picked up all three targeted seats in the suburbs on Tuesday, unseating three Republican members of Congress — two freshmen and one seven-term veteran. Democrat Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates won in the 8th Congressional District, Naperville Democrat Bill Foster won in the 11th District and Deerfield Democrat Brad Schneider won in the 10th District.

     
  • Schakowsky easily beats Wolfe in 9th District Nov 6, 2012 11:23 PM
    Incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky won by a wide margin over political newcomer Republican Timothy Wolfe in the race to represent the 9th Congressional District. "I think we brought up a lot of issues," Wolfe said, conceding defeat. "I'm disappointed of course that we didn't do better."

     
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