Football Focus 2014

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  • DuPage candidates differ on consolidating fire districts Oct 19, 2014 6:14 AM
    DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer says county officials are “moving too fast” to consolidate fire districts and fire departments. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election — District 4 incumbent Grant Eckhoff — insists he’s already waited five years to see progress made on the fire consolidation issue.

  • Former U.S. attorney to look into Rauner-reporter controversy Oct 19, 2014 3:53 PM
    Chicago Sun-Times Capitol bureau chief Dave McKinney has hired former Assistant U.S. Attorney Pat Collins to look into whether Bruce Rauner’s campaign tried to influence the longtime reporter’s employment because of a story.

  • Bill Clinton to address workers at Quinn rally Oct 19, 2014 3:31 PM
    Former President Bill Clinton will stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn’s campaign says Clinton will discuss Illinois’ economic “comeback” when he addresses workers and business and labor leaders Tuesday.

  • 14th Congressional candidates disagree on how to combat ISIS Oct 18, 2014 7:36 AM
    Randy Hultgren, the incumbent Republican in the 14th Congressional District, wants more congressional input on where and how American military force is used around the globe. But his Democratic challenger, Dennis Anderson, said the U.S. must learn from its "mistakes" in Iraq and Afghanistan by developing something other than a military solution to terrorist groups in the Middle East.

  • Sente, Munger engaged in bitter battle for 59th House District Oct 18, 2014 7:41 AM
    A bitter political battle is emerging in the North suburbs in a closely contested race for state representative. The 59th House District race between incumbent Democrat Carol Sente and Republican challenger Leslie Munger has been marked by negative mailers, TV ads and robocalls from both sides, fueled by a steady stream of campaign cash from state party leaders.

  • Endorsement: Harrison for McHenry County sheriff Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Independent Jim Harrison for McHenry County sheriff.

  • Endorsement: Yes for ambulance service in Antioch, Antioch Township Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voters in Antioch and Antioch Township vote yes to provide funds for ambulance service.

  • Endorsements: Yes to expand Wauconda community center Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses the Wauconda Park District’s call for a $4.75 million expansion of the community center.

  • Endorsement: Yes to District 116 Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a 'Yes" vote in the Round Lake Unit District 116 referendum question

  • Endorsement: Sandack in House Dist. 81 Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Ron Sandack for another term in Illinois House Dist. 81.

  • Endorsements: Nowak, Chirikos, Gottemoller, Schmidt, Jung, Yensen for McHenry County Board Oct 17, 2014 11:20 AM
    Experience is the key factor in the Daily Herald's endorsements for McHenry County Board districts 1, 3 and 5.

  • Senate hopefuls at odds on minimum wage Oct 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin didn't buy any meatballs or bookshelves at Ikea in Schaumburg Thursday but he did tout the retailer's move to a higher minimum wage. His opponent in the November election Jim Oberweis has his own plan for low-paid workers.

  • Quinn: Bill Clinton expected in Chicago next week Oct 17, 2014 5:40 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn says former President Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago next week. Quinn told reporters Friday that he and Clinton share an alma mater of Georgetown University. He says Clinton will talk about what they learned there about growing an economy by investing in people and taking “care of everyone.”

  • Crespo, Juarez split on how to raise minimum wage Oct 19, 2014 2:35 PM
    State Rep. Fred Crespo and his opponent in the race for the Illinois House 44th District seat agree on raising the minimum wage in Illinois, but have different ideas on how the increases would be structured. Crespo, a Hoffman Estates Democrat, thinks future increases should be tied to inflation, while Republican challenger Ramiro Juarez says the state should take steps to reduce the cost of living in Illinois.

  • Endorsement: Yes to Villa Park roads Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Villa Park residents vote yes to a tax increase to provide funding for much-need road repairs and maintenance.

  • Endorsement: Yes to Glen Ellyn pool Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a yes vote on the Glen Ellyn Park District's request for $13.5 million to add an aquatics center to its Ackerman sports complex.

  • Endorsement: Yes on Butterfield Park District site purchase Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voters in the Butterfield Park District approve purchase of a site that otherwise will be open to commercial development.

  • Mel Thillens faced DUI, property destruction charges Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    A Republican candidate for the state House admits to “youthful indiscretions” some 15 years ago when he was charged with driving under the influence and destruction of property in two separate incidents. Mel Thillens, now 43, is the Park Ridge park board president running for the 55th District House seat in the state legislature.

  • Bar associations release Cook County judicial evaluations Oct 17, 2014 4:48 PM
    The Alliance of Bar Associations releases its judicial screening findings in advance of next month's election.

  • GOP puts big money into 5 suburban races Oct 17, 2014 11:00 AM
    The election is 20 days away, and voters can start voting early in person next week, so the tallies of campaign spending released this week can give clues to where in the suburbs the toughest battles for seats in Springfield are being waged. Here are five races in the suburbs with some of the biggest fundraising.

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