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  • Peter Breen

    Breen, Sanguinetti likely hanging on to municipal seats — for nowMar 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Peter Breen, a member of Lombard’s village board, and Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti, a member of the Wheaton City Council, both will be campaigning over the next eight months for offices in state government, but it appears unlikely either one will abandon their municipal seats in the meantime.

     
  • Peter Breen posts campaign signs outside Capone’s restaurant in Lombard Tuesday, where his Election Night party was located. Breen took the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results.

    Breen takes Republican nomination in 48th House raceMar 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Lombard trustee Peter Breen has taken the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results. With all precincts reporting, Breen garnered about 57 percent of the vote, while Pihos, of Glen Ellyn, received about 43 percent.

     
  • One of the hottest Republican primary races in DuPage County is in the 81st State House District, where Keith Matune, left, is challenging incumbent Ron Sandack.

    Plenty of hot DuPage County primary racesMar 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Voters in Tuesday’s DuPage County primary will pick their party’s nominees for numerous county, state and congressional seats to advance to the November general election. Here’s a look at some of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

     
  • Peter Breen, left, and Sandra Pihos, right, are candidates in the race for 48th state House District in the March 18 GOP primary.

    Values, party division debated in 48th House raceMar 6, 2014 12:00 AM
    48th House Rep. Sandra Pihos acknowledges that Republicans have let their varying philosophies create tension within the party. “We can’t let our differences divide us if we really want to take over in this state,” she said. Her challenger in the March 18 primary, Lombard Peter Breen, says the district needs a representative that will advocate the Republican set of principals and try to draw more followers in with it. “We don’t know what we stand for anymore and we could make some gains on that front,” he said.

     
  • Sandra Pihos

    Endorsement: Pihos in GOP primary for Illinois House District 48Feb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses State Rep. Sandra M. Pihos in the Republican primary for the Illinois House from the 48th District.

     
  • Dan Proft

    State House candidates in DuPage get conservative backingFeb 20, 2014 12:00 AM
    Conservative talk show host and former Republican candidate for governor Dan Proft says he’s getting involved in at least two of DuPage County's biggest GOP primary races for Illinois House. Proft has more than $1.5 million in his Liberty Principles political committee, some of which he says he plans to use in advance of the March 18 primary.

     
  • Incumbent Sandra Pihos of Glen Ellyn, right, is being challenged in the 48th state House District by Peter Breen of Lombard in the March 18 Republican primary. The winner will advance to the November general election.

    Pihos, Breen disagree on pension reformFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Longtime 48th state House Rep. Sandra Pihos is standing by her decision to vote against a bill in December that made cuts to public pensions. But Lombard village board member Peter Breen, who is challenging Pihos in the March 18 Republican primary, said the bill was a constitutional “compromise measure” that was a good first step in pension reform.

     
  • Sandra M Pihos, running for 48th District Representative

    Sandra M Pihos: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sandra M Pihos, running for 48th District Representative

     
  • Peter Breen, running for 48th District Representative

    Peter Breen: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Peter Breen, running for 48th District Representative

     
  • Peter Breen

    March primary likely final word for these hopefulsJan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The March primary election is the big show for a number of suburban incumbent state lawmakers who are facing challenges only from members of their own party. Three sitting Republicans and two Democrats have drawn primary challengers at a time when no one from the opposite party has signed up to run. So for some voters who have an opinion either way about their current representation, March 18 is the time to voice it.

     
  • Sandra Pihos

    Pihos says Chicago schools get too much state moneyOct 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Sandra Pihos of Glen Ellyn has proposed doing away with a unique arrangement under which Chicago Public Schools received $235 million more in state grant money in a single school year than it would have if it were held to the same standard as every other district in the state.

     
  • Sandra Pihos

    Pihos will run for re-election, take on Breen Aug 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Sandy Pihos, a Glen Ellyn Republican, will run for re-election, she announced Tuesday, formalizing her intention to take on GOP challenger and Lombard Trustee Peter Breen.

     
  • Peter Breen

    Lombard trustee eyes House primary bid Jul 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lombard village Trustee Peter Breen Tuesday announced a Republican primary bid for the Illinois House that pits him against veteran state Rep. Sandra Pihos of Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Sandra Pihos, running for 48th District Representative

    Sandra Pihos: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sandra Pihos, running for 48th District Representative

     
  • Sandra Pihos: Candidate ProfileJan 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sandra Pihos, running for 48th District Representative

     
  • Michael Connelly

    Lisle’s Connelly retains seat in Illinois House District 48 Nov 2, 2010 12:00 AM
    Voters in Illinois House District 48 approved another term for Republican incumbent Michael Connelly, according to unofficial results Tuesday.

     
  • Barbara Green

    House Dist. 48 hopefuls at odds over Medicaid Oct 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    The candidates for Illinois House District 48 agree on some steps to reduce the state's $13 billion debt, but Medicaid is a sticking point.

     
  • Michael Connelly

    Dist. 48 candidates disagree on pension, salary caps Oct 18, 2010 12:00 AM
    The two hopefuls for Illinois House District 48 agree recent state pension reforms are a good start for righting a troubled system, but they offer different ideas on the best ways to improve it moving forward.

     
  • State House, Dist. 48: Connelly Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM
    For the last two years, incumbent Michael Connelly has been doing the job the voters in Illinois House District 48 elected him to do. The Lisle Republican quickly familiarized himself with Springfield politics and started working with House members from both political parties to get things accomplished.

     
  • Barbara Green

    House Dist. 48 candidates differ on job creation Oct 7, 2010 12:00 AM
    As effects from the recession continue to batter Illinois residents, both candidates for state House District 48 say job creation is their top priority.

     
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