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  • Elgin councilwoman Anna Moeller selected to fill Farnham’s seat Mar 29, 2014 6:34 PM
    Democratic leaders have selected Elgin Councilwoman Anna Moeller to fill the Illinois House seat left vacant by the resignation of Keith Farnam. Moeller will be officially sworn in Sunday, officials said. Kane County Republican leaders said Moeller’s selection “opens the door” for a GOP victory in November.

     
  • Farnham’s replacement to be selected Saturday Mar 28, 2014 6:08 PM
    Local Democratic Party leaders will meet Saturday to select a new state representative for the 43rd District, who will take the oath of office on Sunday, officials said in a news release Friday afternoon. Elgin businessman Kevin Echevarria is among candidates interviewed by Democratic officials for the seat left vacant by Keith Farnham’s March 19 resignation, Kane County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Guethle confirmed Friday.Another candidate is Elgin Councilwoman Anna Moeller. Kane County Board member Cristina Castro said she also talked to Democratic officials about the vacant House seat.

     
  • Elgin councilwoman among 8 candidates for Farnham’s seat Mar 27, 2014 4:12 PM
    Elgin Councilwoman Anna Moeller is among eight candidates interested in the seat left vacant after Keith Farnham’ resignation as state House representative, officials said Thursday. Kane County Democratic Party Chairman Mark Guethle said local leaders are vetting the candidates and are trying to make a choice as soon as possible. Kane County Board member Cristina Castro said she also talked to Democratic officials about the seat.

     
  • Farnham had perfect 2014 attendance until Wednesday Mar 20, 2014 6:43 PM
    Former state Rep. Keith Farnham had a perfect attendance record at lawmakers’ Springfield sessions this year until Wednesday, the day he resigned his seat citing “serious health issues.” Days before, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations searched Farnham’s Elgin office and home, though authorities have not yet said what they were looking for.

     
  • Unions face big decision — how hard to back Quinn Mar 21, 2014 5:44 AM
    IFT Dan Montgomery talks about unions' tough choice in the fall between backing Pat Quinn or backing no one. Rauschenberger says he's maybe interested in the Farnham seat, but would be more likely to back someone younger. Steve Kim talks about his time as Dan Rutherford's running mate.

     
  • Keith Farnham: Candidate Profile Feb 14, 2014 10:44 PM
    Candidate information for Keith Farnham, running for 43rd District Representative

     
  • Legislators to give insights on new session in Springfield at breakfast Jan 24, 2013 4:29 PM
    The Metro West Council of Government will host its annual Legislative Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Eagle Brook Country Club, 2288 Fargo Blvd., Geneva. It is a nonprofit organization that represents municipalities in Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties.

     
  • Farnham wins another 4-year term Nov 6, 2012 11:59 PM
    State Rep. Keith Farnham breezed to re-election Tuesday. Farnham ran unopposed in the Democratic primary and did not have an official Republican opponent in the general election. Richard Evans, an accountant from Elgin, filed to run on the Constitution Party ticket but was removed at the end of July. Evans kept his name in the race as a write-in candidate. No information was available at press time on the number of votes Evans may have received.

     
  • Keith Farnham: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:42 PM
    Candidate information for Keith Farnham, running for 43rd District Representative

     
  • Farnham interested, approachable Apr 21, 2012 3:14 PM
    Letter to the Editor: Keith Farnham is one of the few elected officials I see whos willing to meet face to face with the everyday people he represents to discuss the important issues our state is facing.

     
  • Support your local library Apr 21, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the Editor: I would like to thank library staff at all our local and school libraries for the hard work they do, on a daily basis, to promote reading and education as a way to better our whole community.

     
  • Thanks for bringing CUB to Elgin Mar 13, 2012 5:16 AM
    Letter to the Editor: Thank you, state Rep. Keith Farnham, for helping to bring the Citizens Unity Board to Elgin for a phone bill analysis clinic on Feb. 17.

     
  • Farnham, Madigan keep eye on seniors May 25, 2012 9:49 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: I often hear about scams that target unsuspecting seniors and try to bilk them out of their hard-earned money. While we must remain vigilant against these frauds, it is reassuring to know that the attorney general is proactive in fighting these criminal schemes and puts such a focus on educating Illinois residents about how they can protect themselves.

     
  • Keith Farnham: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:59 PM
    Candidate information for Keith Farnham, running for 43rd District Representative

     
  • Farnham shows he cares about seniors Oct 12, 2011 5:00 AM
    Letter to the Editor: I appreciate that State Rep. Keith Farnham has been an advocate for seniors and is teaming with the attorney general’s office to help people like me learn ways to protect against common scams that are often targeted toward seniors.

     
  • Palatine state rep. returns office savings to treasury Sep 28, 2011 5:01 PM
    State Rep. Tom Morrison already turned down the opportunity to join the General Assembly’s lucrative pension system. Now the Palatine Republican plans to return more than $7,000 to the state treasury in surplus district office funds. “I have a responsibility to my constituents to not spend money just because it’s been budgeted,” Morrison said.

     
  • Farnham is in touch with constituents Aug 4, 2011 4:40 AM
    Letter to the Editor: I want to recognize State Rep. Keith Farnham for doing the right thing and voting to cut his own pay. Too often legislators are involved with only themselves, removed from their constituents and fail to see the struggles that many are going through, especially now as we continue to deal with a national recession.

     
  • Farnham, Madigan helping consumers Jul 24, 2011 5:00 AM
    Letter to the Editor: In this day and age, everyone needs to be cautious of increasingly sophisticated con artists and their schemes to steal money from the average hardworking American family. That’s why I’m glad to see State Rep. Keith Farnham teaming with Attorney General Lisa Madigan to educate his constituents about the latest scams and how to protect themselves against them.

     
  • Farnham introduces two bills to fight gang- and drug-related crime Feb 28, 2011 4:05 PM
    Police departments across the state could one day see reimbursement for money spent apprehending drug dealers and illegal drug users. A bill being discussed in a House Judiciary Committee Thursday would make this reimbursement a condition of parole or probation for convicted criminals.

     
  • Local beat: Spend part of Valentine’s Day with Rep. Farnham Feb 11, 2011 6:32 AM
    State Rep. Keith Farnham’s town hall meeting originally scheduled for January has been moved to Valentine’s Day. But love’s got nothing to do with it.

     
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