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  • Wheeling Dems host congressional campaign leaders Mar 20, 2014 5:01 PM
    Wheeling Township Democrats will host representatives from the re-election campaigns of Congressmen Tammy Duckworth, Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider on Wednesday, March 26. “This is a great opportunity for voters to learn more about the issues at stake in the 2014 Congressional elections,” Democratic Committeeman Rob Nesvacil said.

  • Anderson to meet Hultgren in 14th District rematch Mar 19, 2014 7:36 AM
    Dennis Anderson wins the nod from the Dems in the 14th Congressional District, easily defeating John Hosta in Tuesday's primary.

  • Three new faces on Kane Co. Board Mar 19, 2014 9:38 AM
    Primary winners are Don Ishmael, Bill Lenert and John Martin in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11. None have November opponents.

  • Patt secures Democratic nod for Lake County sheriff Mar 18, 2014 9:44 PM
    Democrat Jason Patt received the votes needed to face off against Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran in the November general election. "I want to thank all my supporters around Lake County who helped make this victory possible," Patt said Tuesday.

  • Niewiardowski defeats Lietzow in Elk Grove GOP race Mar 19, 2014 4:05 PM
    An establishment Republican, Art Niewiardowski, defeated a young GOP activist in a bitter intraparty fight for Elk Grove Township Republican committeeman. Other winners in committeeman races were Democrat Steve Caramelli in Hanover Township, Republican Char Foss-Eggemann in Maine Township and Democrat Matt Flamm in Palatine Township.

  • Eckhoff, Custer, Wiley take early leads DuPage board races Mar 18, 2014 9:55 PM
    Incumbent Grant Eckhoff has moved out to a big early lead in his bid to become the Republican Party’s nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board.

  • Willis wins Democratic nod in 77th House race Mar 18, 2014 11:46 PM
    Two years ago, Kathleen Willis of Addison beat longtime incumbent Angelo “Skip” Saviano for the 77th state House seat. This year’s election is proving easier, as unofficial results show Willis with a decisive victory over her challenger in the Democratic primary, Antonio “Tony” Favela of Melrose Park.

  • Santos, Avila, Bradford lead for MWRD board Mar 19, 2014 12:17 AM
    Cynthia Santos, Frank Avila and Tim Bradford appear to have cruised to easy victories in the Democratic primary for three nominations to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board. With about 98 percent of the precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, unofficial totals show incumbent Santos with 112,573 votes, or 18.3 percent; incumbent Avila with 111,120 votes, or 18 percent; and Bradford with 107,243 votes, or 17.4 percent.

  • Harmon cruises to Democratic primary win Mar 19, 2014 12:02 AM
    Longtime incumbent state Sen. Don Harmon, fending off a 39th Senate District Democratic primary challenge Tuesday night, says he still has a lot of things to accomplish during the remainder of his current term, and if he is elected in November to a fifth term.

  • Dart easily wins nomination for re-election Mar 19, 2014 6:19 AM
    Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart won the Democratic nomination in his bid for a third term Tuesday, easily outpacing the three other candidates in the primary. With 52 precincts still uncounted — 23 in Chicago and 29 in Cook County — Dart had 171,006 votes to 35,244 for William “Bill” Evans, his closest opponent.

  • Mo Khan declares victory in 20th House Democratic primary Mar 19, 2014 12:04 AM
    A political newcomer declared victory Tuesday night as he held a slim lead in the 20th House District Democratic primary election race. With 84 of 85 precincts reporting, Mo Khan led Jerry Acciari 2,200 to 2,043 votes, according to unofficial returns.

  • 8th District primary among suburbs’ hottest races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Eighth Congressional District GOP rivals Manju Goel and Larry Kaifesh started their campaigns seeing eye to eye on most every major issue. Distinctions between the two boiled down to their professional backgrounds. But these personal differences quickly escalated into much more. That's among several key races Northwest suburban voters will be deciding in Tuesday's primary.

  • Two Democrats running in 20th House primary Mar 13, 2014 5:47 PM
    Democratic voters in Illinois’ 20th House District - Des Plaines, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Niles and the Northwest side of Chicago - will choose from two candidates Tuesday, both political newcomers. Mohammed “Mo” Khan, 28, of Park Ridge, an aide to Hillary Clinton during her presidential bid, is facing Niles resident Jerry Acciari, a retired Lincolnwood police lieutenant.

  • Hanover Township trustees vying for Democratic committeeman Mar 14, 2014 12:35 PM
    The race for Hanover Township committeeman has one candidate taking aim at the other's loyalty to the party. Steve Caramelli will square off against Howard Krick in the March 18 primary election. Both are Hanover Township trustees.

  • Dart’s challengers says sheriff’s department morale is low Mar 13, 2014 5:47 PM
    "Experience" is the word in the race for the Democratic nomination for Cook County Sheriff. Sheriff Tom Dart has run the department for eight years, but his three opponents all say the office needs a leader with hands-on experience in law enforcement.

  • One term is plenty for California congresswoman Mar 1, 2014 8:42 PM
    “If you compare this Congress to any other Congress in history, it’s the worst in terms of getting things done. The people who came here with the expectation that this would be a vibrant legislative process have pretty good reason to be disappointed. It’s not a mystery that states and municipalities are moving much faster on many of these issues than the Congress is,” says Rep. George Miller, a California Democrat who was first elected to the House in 1975 and is retiring this year.

  • Documents detail Hillary Clinton’s political evolution Feb 28, 2014 10:22 PM
    A cache of confidential communications among Clinton and her political image-makers was released to the public Friday, detailing the strategic machinations behind her evolution from a political spouse to a political leader in her own right. The secret memos open a rare window into the meticulous and intense efforts to manage Clinton’s public image during her and President Bill Clinton’s tumultuous eight years in office.

  • Challenger takes issue with Harmon’s vote on pensions Feb 25, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Illinois Senate 39th District Democratic primary race betwen a longtime state senator and his challenger may center on a key vote taken by the incumbent on state pension reform. State Sen. Don Harmon was one of 30 senators to vote for pension reform legislation. His opponent, Bob Galhotra, is taking exception with that vote.

  • Endorsements: Ishmael, Martin, Taylor for Kane County Board Mar 7, 2014 4:28 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Donald Ishmael, Melisa Taylor and John Martin for office in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11.

  • Endorsements: Khan for House Dist. 20, Democrat Feb 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Mohamed "Mo" Khan of Park Ridge in the Democratic primary for the 20th House seat.

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