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  • 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.”

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Schakowsky, Wolfe starkly differ on immigration Oct 5, 2012 5:15 AM
    Citizenship as a birthright should not be extended to children born in the United States whose parents entered the country illegally, says Republican Timothy Wolfe who is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the 9th Congressional District race. “That’s a radical idea that would require an amendment to the Constitution,” Schakowsky says.

  • Oakton to host forum for 9th District candidates Oct 1, 2012 7:49 PM
    Candidates for the U.S. 9th Congressional District will speak at a forum Sunday, Oct. 7, hosted by Oakton Community College in Des Plaines. Incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Evanston Democrat, and Republican challenger Timothy Wolfe of Arlington Heights are scheduled to appear at the event

  • 9th District candidates weigh in on national deficit, jobs Sep 26, 2012 5:30 AM
    Candidates vying for the 9th Congressional District seat in the November general election have starkly differing views on government’s role in creating jobs and providing health care on and how to reduce the budget deficit — expected to top $1 trillion for the fourth straight year.

  • Timothy Wolfe: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:33 PM
    Candidate information for Timothy Wolfe, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

  • Jan Schakowsky: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for Jan Schakowsky, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

  • 9th GOP candidate’s website hacked Mar 23, 2012 8:10 AM
    Voters who wanted to know more about the Republican vying to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky in the 9th Congressional District this November were in for a surprise when visiting his campaign website recently.

  • Schakowsky cruises past Ribeiro in 9th Cong. Dem primary Mar 21, 2012 1:12 AM
    Incumbent Congressman Jan Schakowsky cruised to an easy victory in Tuesdays Democratic primary for her 9th Congressional District seat, winning more than 90 percent of the vote from her challenger. Unofficial vote totals from the districts 560 precincts in Chicago and suburban Cook County show Schakowsky garnered 47,598 votes to challenger Simon Ribeiros 4,183 votes.

  • Schakowsky: Romney bad for women’s health Mar 16, 2012 3:56 PM
    U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky criticized Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney's stance on Planned Parenthood Friday morning, in front of Pancakes Eggcetera in Rosemont where he was making an appearance.

  • 9th Dist. hopefuls discuss immigration, drug wars Mar 3, 2012 3:30 PM
    Immigration reform and the war on drugs are issues inextricably linked, say candidates vying for the Democratic Partys nomination in the 9th Congressional District primary March 20.

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