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  • 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 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."

  • Suburban congressional races play big in national picture Nov 4, 2012 12:01 AM
    With a congressional map drawn by Illinois' Democrats, the suburbs have become the battlegrounds between Republicans and Democrats fighting for control of the U.S. House. With just days until the election, here's a rundown of those contests between Peter Roskam and Leslie Coolidge; Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth; Jan Schakowsky and Timothy Wolfe; Robert Dold and Brad Schneider; Judy Biggert and Bill Foster; and Randy Hultgren and Dennis Anderson.

  • Wolfe is what 9th district needs Oct 31, 2012 5:35 AM
    Letter to the editor: David Lewis urges voters in the 9th congressional district to get behind Tim Wolfe. "Once elected, Tim Wolfe will work to change the Washington status quo," Lewis writes. "Tim will be sharply focused on supporting the business community which will ultimately result in the creation of desperately needed private sector jobs."

  • Schakowsky, Wolfe differ on Social Security, Medicare spending Oct 16, 2012 1:07 PM
    Candidates vying for the 9th Congressional District seat are offering different solutions for dealing with entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, in light of a federal budget deficit that’s topped $1 trillion for the fourth straight year. The race pits incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky against political newcomer Timothy Wolfe.

  • 9th Congress hopefuls talk Social Security, Medicare Oct 16, 2012 7:35 PM
    Candidates vying for the 9th Congressional District seat on Nov. 6 shared different views Tuesday on the future of Social Security and Medicare with a crowd of senior citizens at The Moorings of Arlington Heights retirement community. Incumbent Jan Schakowsky said the programs are solvent and will be there for them and future generations to rely on with minor changes, while Republican challenger Timothy Wolfe said the programs are running in the red and called for limiting benefits.

  • Candidates for Congress, state offices to speak at upcoming forum Oct 12, 2012 8:08 PM
    Nearly two dozen synagogues have joined to present a candidate forum on Monday featuring candidates from a variety of offices.Twenty-three synagogues with several Jewish communal groups and day schools are hosting the event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 E. Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

  • Endorsement: Schakowsky over Wolfe in 9th Congressional District Oct 9, 2012 5:38 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Rep. Jan Schakowsky over Tim Wolfe for the 9th District because of her leadership position in Congress but calls on her to work in a more bipartisan way than she has in the past.

  • Schakowsky, Wolfe spar over health care Oct 7, 2012 6:32 PM
    The candidates for the 9th Congressional District race talked about jobs, health care and even the future of Big Bird during a forum held Sunday at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat, and her Republican challenger, Timothy Wolfe of Arlington Heights, shared their positions on many of the big topics that have been debated during this election year, including the future of “Obamacare.”

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