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  • Preparing for campaign, Clinton seizes on bipartisanship Feb 25, 2015 4:34 PM
    Red, blue and purple: Clinton hints at appeal to bipartisanship ahead of likely 2016 campaign

  • Biden checks off another 2016 early state in New Hampshire Feb 25, 2015 3:04 PM
    Joe Biden checks off another '16 early state, but still slight evidence he's preparing to run

  • Clinton says she would push for inclusive problem-solving Feb 24, 2015 10:04 PM
    Clinton says she would encourage a 'purple space' of inclusive problem-solving if she runs

  • Foundation cash could pose Hillary Clinton campaign risks Feb 23, 2015 6:07 AM
    The foundation launched by former President Bill Clinton more than a decade ago has battled HIV and AIDS in Africa, educated millions of children and fed the poor and hungry around the globe. It also has the potential to become a political risk for Hillary Rodham Clinton as she moves toward a second presidential campaign.

  • For Clinton, her family foundation may pose campaign risks Feb 22, 2015 12:04 PM
    As Hillary Clinton considers 2016 bid, the Clinton family's foundation comes under scrutiny

  • Biden in Iowa: 2016 candidate must run on Obama-Biden record Feb 12, 2015 4:34 PM
    VP Biden, on visit to Iowa, says Democrats should run in 2016 on what he and Obama have done

  • Democrats choose Philadelphia as site of 2016 convention Feb 12, 2015 3:34 PM
    Democrats head to historic Philadelphia for 2016 convention, to pick presidential nominee

  • Spat highlights jockeying among Clinton campaign surrogates Feb 12, 2015 2:33 AM
    Infighting among Democratic groups highlights early jockeying among those in Clinton's orbit

  • As 2016 campaign begins, Biden isn't part of Democratic mix Feb 11, 2015 1:34 PM
    A former White House contender, Biden largely out of Democratic mix as 2016 campaign ramps up

  • Democrats seek to hit Jeb Bush with comparisons to Romney Feb 9, 2015 2:29 AM
    Not yet a formal candidate, Jeb Bush taking hits from Democrats who compare him to Mitt Romney

  • Democratic wise man splits loyalties between Obama, Clinton Feb 9, 2015 7:25 PM
    Democratic strategist John Podesta leaving White House to help guide Clinton 2016 campaign

  • Democratic effort to define Jeb Bush starts with Mitt Romney Feb 8, 2015 1:09 PM
    Not yet a formal candidate, Jeb Bush already taking hits from Democrats' Mitt Romney playbook

  • Republicans playing the long game on term limits Jan 22, 2015 6:46 PM
    State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican, proposes an amendment to the Illinois Constitution calling for 10-year term limits for state lawmakers. Rauner tried to get a similar measure put before voters on the November ballot, but it was tossed in court. Still, it remained a major talking point for a campaign running against the Springfield establishment.

  • Rolling Meadows courthouse engineer a friend to all Nov 21, 2014 8:21 PM
    James Patrick Sheehan was a fixture around the Third Municipal District Courthouse in Rolling Meadows, who helped with everything from aiding visitors in finding their way inside the building, to managing the physical plant. Sheehan, chief engineer of the courthouse since its construction, a former Democratic committeeman in Palatine Township and a member of the Democratic State Central Committee, died Tuesday at age 73. “Jim was a pillar of the Palatine, Hoffman Estates and Rolling Meadows area, and throughout the Northwest suburban area,” said Cary Collins, a former Hoffman Estates trustee.

  • Warren of Massachusetts joins senate Democratic leadership team Nov 13, 2014 12:55 PM
    U.S. Senate Democrats elevated first-term Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to an expanded leadership team, Majority Leader Harry Reid said today. Senate Democrats, during a private meeting today, also returned Reid as leader. His top three lieutenants -- Richard Durbin of Illinois, Schumer and Patty Murray of Washington -- also will keep their leadership posts as Democrats prepare to become the Senate’s minority party in January.

  • Parties, PACs pouring money into 56th District race Oct 30, 2014 10:57 PM
    Campaign contributions in the 56th District state House race show the contest between Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman and Republican challenger Jim Moynihan is one both parties are taking seriously.

  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot Oct 21, 2014 10:08 AM
    As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour. First, though, they are out to help themselves. For getting out the vote, the issue is “a winner with everybody in our state,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, who said he urged party leaders to put it on the ballot.

  • Paula Yensen: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Paula Yensen, running for McHenry County board District 5

  • Kathleen Bergan Schmidt: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Kathleen Bergan Schmidt, running for McHenry County board District 3

  • Nick Chirikos: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Nick Chirikos, running for McHenry County board District 1

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