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  • Sheila Simon: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:51 PM
    Candidate information for Sheila Simon, running for Comptroller

  • Laurie Nowak: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:50 PM
    Candidate information for Laurie Nowak, running for DuPage County board District 6

  • Dick Durbin: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Dick Durbin, running for Senate

  • Evan Wolfe: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Evan Wolfe, running for DuPage County Forest Preserve District 1

  • Pat Quinn: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:51 PM
    Candidate information for Pat Quinn, running for Governor

  • Bill Foster: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Bill Foster, running for 11th District U.S. Representative

  • Elizabeth Chaplin: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Elizabeth Chaplin, running for 81st District Representative

  • Shannon Burns: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:50 PM
    Candidate information for Shannon Burns, running for DuPage County Forest Preserve District 6

  • Jeremy Custer: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:50 PM
    Candidate information for Jeremy Custer, running for DuPage County board District 4

  • Ed Agustin: Candidate Profile Oct 30, 2014 6:37 PM
    Candidate information for Ed Agustin, running for 41st District Representative

  • Quinn, Duckworth to address Schaumburg Democrats Sep 17, 2014 4:20 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speakers at the Schaumburg Area Democrats’ annual Meet the Candidates Breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 12, at Chandler’s Chophouse & Grill, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

  • Democratic meet-and-greet: Sep 9, 2014 6:30 PM
    The Ela and Cuba Township Democrats will sponsor a candidate meet-and-greet in Kildeer on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the home of Tim Jackson, 22395 W. Thornridge, Kildeer.

  • Michelle Obama attends Chicago fundraiser for Democrats Jul 24, 2014 11:10 PM
    First lady Michelle Obama on Thursday told about 100 people who donated between $500 and $20,000 each to “dig deep” in giving to the Democratic National Committee.

  • Democrats’ turnout woes boost Republican senate hopes Jul 21, 2014 12:03 PM
    Voter turnout in primaries this year is down sharply, and more so for Democrats, suggesting a strong Republican showing in November. In the first 25 statewide primaries this year, according to the Center for the the Study of the American Electorate, overall turnout is down 18 percent from the last midterms elections, in 2010. Only 14.8 percent of eligible voters cast a ballot for governor or U.S. senator according to the nonpartisan group, which has done analysis of voter engagement for three decades. Turnout for Democrats plummeted 29 percent from four years ago. Republican turnout was down too, but only by 15 percent. The report buttresses Republicans’ contention the party will do better in November because the large Democratic turnout in the presidential year will decline significantly. This gives Republicans high hopes of gaining a net of at least six Senate seats to take control of that body, and of adding to their advantages in the House and among governors. Democrats counter this is misleading, as they had fewer contested primaries this spring and summer, providing less incentive to turn out. Moreolver, Democratic strategists claim their more-sophisticated voter identification and turnout operation will kick in this November. There are 61 million Americans who eligible but not registered to vote. The most effective way to address this, says Curtis Gans, who directs the voter study, would be to follow Mexico and create a biometric national identification card and system: “It would automatically enfranchise the 61 million, eliminate inaccurate voting lists, make voting a one-step act and eliminate the possibility of all type of fraud other than vote-buying and election-official misconduct.”

  • System can’t keep up with children crossing border Jun 18, 2014 3:02 PM
    Border Patrol stations like the one in Brownsville were not meant for long-term custody. Immigrants are supposed to wait there until they are processed and taken to detention centers. But the surge in children arriving without their parents has overwhelmed the U.S. government.

  • Clinton chafed at GOP push to abolish Commerce Jun 6, 2014 3:12 PM
    “The reason they want to get rid of the Commerce Department is they are foaming at the mouth that Ron Brown is better than all of those Republican corporate executives who got those cheeky jobs because they gave big money to Republican presidential candidates,” President Bill Clinton told aides.

  • Election Day registration goes to Quinn May 30, 2014 7:57 PM
    The Illinois legislature has approved a plan to allow Election Day voter registration this year. Advocates say it would help register voters who were turned away in past elections. But Republicans say the move is an attempt to drive Democratic turnout in a close governor race.

  • Vallas in Arlington Hts. May 28 May 27, 2014 10:32 AM
    Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas will speak to the Wheeling Township Democrats at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28 in Arlington Heights.

  • Democrats advance budget with extension of tax increase May 13, 2014 7:46 PM
    Democratic lawmakers are moving forward with a 2015 budget that is based upon an extension of Illinois’ temporary income tax increase. The plan follows weeks of hearings where chiefs from state agencies overseen by Gov. Pat Quinn’s office— painted doomsday scenarios about what would happen if their budgets were cut because the tax increases scheduled to end next January were allowed to expire, with an estimated revenue loss of $1.6 billion.

  • Clay Aiken wins Democratic primary May 13, 2014 5:55 PM
    “American Idol” entertainer Clay Aiken has won what had been a hotly contested Democratic primary for a North Carolina congressional seat.The unofficial tally posted by the state Tuesday confirms Aiken got more than 40 percent needed to win in the three-candidate race. It came a day after his closest rival died in a home accident.

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