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  • Crespo to host town hall meeting in Streamwood Feb 20, 2015 6:43 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Fred Crespo of Hoffman Estates will hold a town-hall meeting Feb. 23 to talk with 44th District residents about how the state should climb out of its financial hole.

  • Dold a’going to the freshman dance, again Nov 13, 2014 5:06 PM
    Newly elected Bob Dold arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for freshman orientation, the weeklong look at all you need to know to be a member of Congress. Not many people go through freshman orientation a second time.

  • Crespo beats Juarez for second time in 44th District Nov 4, 2014 11:38 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Fred Crespo beat his second-time Republican rival Ramiro Juarez with 54.4 percent of the vote and 52 of 55 precincts reporting. . “I’m very impressed by the voters of the 44th District,” Crespo said late Tuesday.

  • Accusations fly over 44th District campaign mailer Nov 2, 2014 11:00 PM
    State Rep. Fred Crespo on Sunday denied any involvement with a campaign mailer insulting the Latino heritage of his opponent, Ramiro Juarez, and instead blamed the Republican’s own camp. Juarez said the flyer, which depicts him operating a lawn mower and refers to him as the “son of another illegal immigrant,” was so distressing that he stopped campaigning earlier than planned Sunday because he felt ill.

  • Candidates for 44th House seat clash over campaign ads Oct 29, 2014 5:30 AM
    In the race to represent the moderate 44th Illinois House district, state Rep. Fred Crespo and his Republican rival Ramiro Juarez are trying to protray the other as out-of-touch with voters. The election rematch has turned heated, with negative ads and state party leaders jumping into the fray. "The little games are just par for the course,” Crespo said. “This time it was a little over the top.”

  • 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: Crespo for his positive record in House Dist. 44 Oct 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses state Rep. Fred Crespo for re-election in House District 44.

  • Ramiro Juarez: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Ramiro Juarez, running for 44th District Representative

  • Fred Crespo: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Fred Crespo, running for 44th District Representative

  • Riopell: Conservative radio host Dan Proft will spend $2 million in Illinois election Sep 25, 2014 6:19 PM
    Talk radio host Dan Proft says he’s planning to spend $2 million before Election Day trying to help Republicans get elected to seats in Springfield. The conservative WLS-AM morning host heads up the Liberty Principles PAC, which will do ads and mailers for suburban Republican candidates and has already made a TV ad for businessman Mel Thillens of Park Ridge, who is running against Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan of Des Plaines.

  • Moylan, Crespo giving up extra pay Jul 11, 2014 4:14 PM
    Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough days to save taxpayer dollars. Democratic state Reps. Fred Crespo, Marty Moylan and Republican Rep. Don Moffitt are among those who plan to donate to charity the minimum $3,100 in additional money they’ll see in their paychecks this year.

  • 44th District Representative Juarez: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM
    Candidate information for 44th District Representative Juarez, running for 44th District Representative

  • 44th District Representative Crespo: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:24 AM
    Candidate information for 44th District Representative Crespo, running for 44th District Representative

  • Crespo easy winner in 44th House District Nov 6, 2012 11:59 PM
    Hoffman Estates Democrat Fred Crespo will take on a third term representing the 44th District of the Illinois House after scoring an easy victory over his Republican challenger, Ramiro Juarez. "I think Democrats won nationwide and it reflected in the results of Illinois," Juarez' campaign manager Mark Kramer said.

  • Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbs Nov 5, 2012 6:00 AM
    State legislative candidates may not command the same day-to-day attention as presidential and congressional hopefuls, but Illinois is grappling with enough crises of its own this year that several Springfield races are hot enough to give Northwest suburban voters reason to head to the polls Tuesday.

  • 44th House candidates want quick pension reform Oct 23, 2012 6:32 PM
    The candidates for the 44th district of the Illinois House agree that pension reform needs to be addressed immediately. Democrat incumbent Fred Crespo, of Hoffman Estates, and Republican Ramiro Juarez, of Streamwood, said they would like to see the state make payments in full and on time, but disagreed on whether the burden should be shifted to the local level. Juarez said he would support a small percentage being required of school districts if it is phased in gradually.

  • State hopefuls debate education at U-46 forum Oct 12, 2012 10:12 AM
    Pension reform, teacher evaluations and unions were among the topics candidates during an election forum at Elgin High School. The 22nd District race features incumbent Democrat Michael Noland of Elgin and challenger Cary Collins, a Republican from Hoffman Estates. Fred Crespo, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates and incumbent in the 44th District race, took on Republican challenger Ramiro Juarez of Streamwood.

  • Endorsement: Crespo over Juarez in House Dist. 44 Oct 10, 2012 5:00 AM
    Experience and his knowledge of the issues earns incumbent Fred Crespo the Daily Herald endorsement in state House District 44.

  • Candidates debate education funding at Schaumburg forum Oct 11, 2012 12:19 AM
    In a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs Wednesday night, it’s perhaps only to be expected that the issue of Illinois’ establishing a reliable funding stream for education should get the biggest spotlight. Different approaches to reaching this goal were shared by the Democratic incumbents and Republican challengers in the 44th and 56th District state House races and the 22nd and 28th District state Senate races at Addams Junior High School in Schaumburg.

  • Schaumburg Township PTAs host candidate forum Oct 9, 2012 6:40 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs will host a candidate forum Oct. 10 at Addams Junior High School, 700 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. Candidates from the 44th and 56th District state House races and the 22nd and 28th District state Senate races are invited.

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