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  • Gloves come off in 55th District debate Oct 22, 2014 11:33 PM
    With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, candidates in a hotly contested Horthwest suburban race for state representative sparred Wednesday night on issues ranging from their fiscal records to airport noise. Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan is being challenged by Republican Mel Thillens, a businessman and Park Ridge park board president, in a race for the state House’s 55th District seat.

  • Moylan too tied to Madigan to suit him Oct 20, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Ron Flowers doesn't think Marty Moylan is significantly independent of Mike Madigan to solve the problems at the state legislature.

  • Mel Thillens faced DUI, property destruction charges Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    A Republican candidate for the state House admits to “youthful indiscretions” some 15 years ago when he was charged with driving under the influence and destruction of property in two separate incidents. Mel Thillens, now 43, is the Park Ridge park board president running for the 55th District House seat in the state legislature.

  • House District 55: Moylan Oct 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Marty Moylan for re-election in the 55th House District.

  • Martin Moylan: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:55 PM
    Candidate information for Martin Moylan, running for 55th District Representative

  • Mel Thillens: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Mel Thillens, running for 55th District Representative

  • Suburban mayors oppose property tax breaks for homeowners near O'Hare Oct 1, 2014 6:47 AM
    Nine suburban mayors and one township supervisor have called upon State Rep. Marty Moylan to withdraw legislation that would give property tax breaks to homeowners impacted by noise from O'Hare International Airport, saying it would lower property values and shift a tax burden onto other homeowners. "Property values are already declining," Moylan said. "This bill offers some relief.”

  • Moylan, Thillens disagree on whether to raise state minimum wage Oct 1, 2014 6:39 PM
    Among the issues separating 55th District State House candidates Marty Moylan and Mel Thillens — competing in one of this year’s most closely watched legislative races — is the minimum wage. Moylan, the incumbent Democrat, supports a statewide increase from $8.25 to $10 an hour. Thillens said he thinks Illinois’ minimum wage should remain the same.

  • 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-Thillens 55th House district race key to state balance of power Sep 22, 2014 6:14 PM
    One of this election season’s more hotly contested suburban races lies in what some consider a politically “purple” district. The race for state House’s 55th District seat pits incumbent Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan against Republican challenger Mel Thillens. It's one that could tip the balance of power in Springfield.

  • Same party, different taxes stance Sep 12, 2014 2:43 PM
    On taxes, Pat Quinn is nearly alone in the suburbs. As he works to convince voters the state would collapse if it loses the tax hike money, suburban Democrats running for re-election at the Statehouse are campaigning door to door on the opposite view.

  • 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.

  • State funds secured for Elk Grove road project Jun 22, 2014 4:11 PM
    State funding totaling $400,000 will help pay for an estimated $1.4 million road reconstruction project next year near Mead Junior High School.

  • Thillens opens campaign office in Des Plaines May 23, 2014 5:15 PM
    Mel Thillens, a Republican candidate for state representative in the 55th District, has opened his campaign office in downtown Des Plaines.

  • Renewable energy to be discussed in Des Plaines May 22, 2014 4:34 PM
    Officials from the Sierra Club will provide information about renewable energy during a meeting June 10 in Des Plaines. State Rep. Marty Moylan is hosting the meeting, which will be held at 7 p.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St.

  • Rauner targets Democrats with anti-tax robocalls May 20, 2014 6:53 PM
    Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner’s campaign has dispatched robocalls to constituents of four suburban Democratic state representatives in an effort to pressure the lawmakers to vote against extending Illinois’ income tax hike.

  • Moylan schedules satellite office hours May 4, 2014 4:50 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan has scheduled satellite office hours for May in Elk Grove Village and Park Ridge.

  • Lee Street exit off I-90 wanted but cost an issue Apr 23, 2014 12:06 PM
    A proposed eastbound exit at Lee Street on the Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) is being billed as a boon for local businesses and future economic growth near Des Plaines, Rosemont and O'Hare International Airport, but whether the project becomes a reality may all depend on funding and who pays the bill.

  • I-90 construction progress to be discussed Tuesday Apr 20, 2014 5:26 PM
    A public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday to update residents on the progress of the ongoing Elmhurst Road Interchange project on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90), as well as the possibility of an eastbound exit at Lee Street.

  • Town hall on underage drinking scheduled Mar 4, 2014 6:49 PM
    A town-hall meeting is scheduled in Park Ridge to address underage drinking and drug use, organizers said.

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