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  • Beaubien, McSweeney differ on how to fix budget Oct 5, 2012 8:13 PM
    Republican David McSweeney and independent Dee Beaubien, vying for the 52nd State House District seat, say their priorities are job creation, economic growth and bringing Illinois back to a healthier financial position. McSweeney's and Beaubien's approaches to solving the state's fiscal crisis often contrast, however, with differing opinions on gambling, the budget process and the income tax increase.

  • Where did moderate Republicans go? Oct 3, 2012 4:40 AM
    A Cary letter to the editor: I haven't voted Republican since they stopped giving me pro-choice candidates to vote for. It was a very sad day for many of us when moderate Republicans lost control of their party.

  • Key statehouse battles take shape in suburbs Oct 2, 2012 6:59 AM
    With a lot at stake in the upcoming election, several key suburban legislative races are receiving extra attention from Republican and Democratic leaders. If issues including cutting teachers retirements and gambling expansion arenít settled this fall, theyíll land in the laps of lawmakers elected in November.

  • McSweeney, Beaubien differ on how to fix pension crisis Sep 27, 2012 4:37 PM
    The two hopefuls vying for the 52nd District state House seat agree on the need for significant pension reform in Illinois. How Republican David McSweeney and independent Dee Beaubien would go about solving the crisis differs, however.

  • Dee Beaubien: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:31 PM
    Candidate information for Dee Beaubien, running for 52nd District Representative

  • David McSweeney: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for David McSweeney, running for 52nd District Representative

  • McSweeney slams Beaubienís Democrat-backed mailers Sep 15, 2012 4:55 PM
    Republican David McSweeney is slamming the latest political mailer to go out on behalf of his opponent in the Barrington-area 52nd House District race, calling it an inaccurate insult and further proof that Dee Beaubien isn't the independent she claims to be. But Beaubien stands behind the piece and maintains that given the uphill battle independents face, she'll take all the help she can get, even from Democratic leaders.

  • McSweeney abandons appeal of ballot decision Aug 14, 2012 4:14 PM
    David McSweeney, the Republican candidate vying for the 52nd House District, announced he won't appeal the Illinois State Board of Elections' decision allowing his opponent, independent Dee Beaubien of Barrington Hills, to remain on the Nov. 6 ballot.

  • McSweeney appealing ballot decision in court Aug 8, 2012 5:12 PM
    After the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled this week that independent candidate Dee Beaubien can stay on the ballot in her bid for the Barrington-area 52nd House District seat, Republican opponent David McSweeney said he'll appeal the case in the courts.

  • Beaubien not counting on House Republicans for support Aug 1, 2012 4:34 PM
    Independent Dee Beaubien, running against David McSweeney for the 52nd House District seat, is touting support from a long list of Republicans, Democrats and community leaders. But absent from the list are any of the House Republicans she'd be working with if elected.

  • McSweeney out-raising, outspending Beaubien in 52nd House District race Jul 17, 2012 5:01 PM
    GOP candidate David McSweeney, whose primary race was the third most expensive in the state, shows no signs of slowing down his fundraising efforts. The Barrington Hills financial consultant is raising and spending about four times the amount as independent candidate Dee Beaubien.

  • Beaubien's candidacy in 52nd House race challenged Jul 10, 2012 6:34 PM
    Republican David McSweeney is challenging the petitions of independent candidate Dee Beaubien in the 52nd House District race. He's claiming that Beaubien is ineligible to run as an independent because she signed petitions for twoGOP candidates.

  • Dee Beaubien announces independent run for 52nd House District Apr 23, 2012 3:37 PM
    Saying she doesn't believe Republican candidate David McSweeney shares the political philosophies of her late husband, former state Rep. Mark Beaubien, Dee Beaubien announced Monday she plans to run as an independent for the 52nd District state House seat.

  • Beaubienís widow to announce House run Apr 20, 2012 4:43 PM
    Dee Beaubien, widow of late Republican state Rep. Mark Beaubien of Barrington Hills, will announce her intention Monday to run as an independent in the 52nd District state representative race against Republican nominee David McSweeney of Barrington Hills. The announcement is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Jewel Tea Pavilion in Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road in Barrington.

  • Dee Beaubien thinking about House run Apr 5, 2012 11:11 PM
    Dee Beaubien, wife of the late Republican state Rep. Mark Beaubien of Barrington Hills, is considering a run for Illinois House as an independent, she said late Thursday. "Considering is the correct word," Beaubien said.

  • Images: Primary Day in the Suburbs Mar 20, 2012 11:44 PM
    Images of primary election day in the suburbs. Highlighted are the suburban congressional races, including districts 8, 10, and 11. Also featured are state legislative races as well as county board races.

  • McSweeney wins three-way 52nd House District primary Mar 21, 2012 12:36 AM
    In a close and hard-fought race, Barrington Hills financial consultant David McSweeney edged state Rep. Kent Gaffney and Tea Partyer Danielle Rowe in the three-way 52nd House District GOP primary. "I'm very happy and humbled and look forward to representing the people of the district as an independent conservative," McSweeney said.

  • A look at Fox Valley’s hottest races Mar 18, 2012 5:45 PM
    From Congress to the General Assembly to county boards and even circuit clerks, there are plenty of hot races in the northern Fox Valley to vote in on Tuesday.

  • Voters have many choices in Lake County Mar 18, 2012 4:28 PM
    With several incumbents deciding not to run, Lake County voters will have an array of candidates to choose from in Tuesday's primary. High profile races include state's attorney, where there is not an incumbent on the ballot for the first time since 1968.

  • Gaffney, McSweeney take to TV airwaves in 52nd House race Mar 8, 2012 2:58 PM
    In a move that remains relatively uncommon in state House races, especially in a primary season, state Rep. Kent Gaffney and challenger David McSweeney have taken to the TV airwaves to gain favor among Republican voters in the 52nd House District. Meanwhile, Tea Party candidate Danielle Rowe is utilizing social media and other targeted approaches to make the most of her more limited resources.

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