Articles filed under House 43

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  • 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.

  • Don’t hire based on credit history Feb 1, 2011 9:30 AM
    I am writing to express my appreciation for Rep. Keith Farnham’s efforts to change the job market climate by sponsoring legislation making it illegal for employers to request a potential employee’s credit history.

  • No strikes? Tougher tenure? Lawmakers contemplating school reforms Dec 16, 2010 8:38 AM
    Beginning Thursday, hearings are being held on reforming some of the most controversial aspects of public schooling in Illinois. Eliminating teachers' right to strike is on the list. So is instituting tougher tenure requirements. And looking at performance evaluations alongside seniority when pink slips are being handed out come spring.

  • Noland ties U-46 fix to tax swap Nov 12, 2010 4:39 PM
    Less than a week after winning a close re-election fight, state Sen. Michael Noland is playing hardball with a bill that could net an additional $22 million for Elgin Area School District U-46. The bill, which Noland introduced in October 2009, addresses an issue stemming from U-46 overlapping three counties.

  • In the 43rd District, negative mailers did some good after all Nov 9, 2010 7:20 PM
    It looks as if all those negative mailers in the 43rd District state House race served some useful purpose after all.

  • Munson concedes 43rd District race Nov 3, 2010 2:59 PM
    Just as she had done throughout the campaign season, Elgin Republican Ruth Munson took to her Twitter account Wednesday morning to send supporters a message. But the message on the morning after the election wasn’t one her supporters wanted to read: their candidate for the 43rd House District had conceded to incumbent Keith Farnham, a Democrat from Elgin.

  • Farnham wins 43rd House in tight race Nov 3, 2010 3:53 PM
    Two years ago, newcomer Keith Farnham rode a wave of Democratic support to take the 43rd District state representative seat from Republican Ruth Munson by 322 votes. In Tuesday's rematch, Farnham doubled that margin.

  • Your Fox Valley voting scorecard Nov 1, 2010 6:07 PM
    It’s not just the governor, U.S. Senate and Congressional seats at stake Tuesday. Voters in the Fox Valley will have state senators and representatives, county board members, sheriffs, other county leaders and judges to elect and, in some cases, referendums to consider.

  • 14 state races pass $1 million fundraising mark Oct 29, 2010 7:17 PM
    It just keeps rolling in. In a seven-day span, the number of state legislative races crossing the $1 million fundraising threshold has increased from 10 to 14.

  • Ruth Munson has earned our trust Oct 26, 2010 11:45 AM
    Things are bad in Springfield and have only gotten worse in the last two years. We need someone there who understands our needs and who won’t back down from a challenge. We need Ruth Munson fighting for us because we know we can count on her.

  • Enough is enough, Ruth Oct 26, 2010 11:47 AM
    Shame on the Illinois Republican Party and Ruth Munson for sending out those nasty mailers accusing Rep. Keith Farnham of doing nothing to correct a school funding formula flaw that has cost U-46 millions of dollars and would have brought an additional $22 million in state funding to the district this year.

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