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  • State Rep. Marty Moylan forms panel to address O’Hare noise Dec 23, 2014 5:34 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan is forming an advisory committee to address noise issues at O’Hare International Airport.

     
  • Moylan appointed to new business panel Dec 3, 2014 6:48 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan has been appointed to a newly-created state commission aimed at increasing the number of American and Illinois-made products procured and sold by the state. The Support Your Neighbor Commission, which holds its first meeting Jan. 26, includes state legislators and members of business and labor in Illinois.

     
  • Thillens: Thank you for your support Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mel Thillens, the Republican candidate for House District 55, thanks everyone for their support and says he is encouraged, even with his loss, that the GOP is on the rebound in Illinois.

     
  • Moylan defeats Thillens for second term in 55th District House Nov 5, 2014 12:35 AM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan may have only beat Republican opponent Mel Thillens by a slim margin in Tuesday’s election, but he says he doesn’t mind being in a competitive district. “I worked the district very hard. We’ve hit houses twice sometimes,” said Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat who was elected to his second term in the state House’s 55th District.

     
  • Hot races in the Northwest suburbs Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters in the Northwest suburbs will travel to the polls Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races voters will be deciding.

     
  • Moylan and Thillens exchange differences one last time before election Oct 29, 2014 6:18 PM
    Candidates engaged in a tight battle for state representative of the 55th District met for one final time before Election Day to lay out their differences. State Rep. Marty Moylan, a Des Plaines Democrat, and Republican opponent Mel Thillens, the Park Ridge park board president, largely held to familiar campaign themes Wednesday at their debate.

     
  • 55th District candidates Moylan and Thillens to meet twice more before Election Day Oct 27, 2014 4:36 PM
    The candidates for state representative in the 55th District will appear together publicly two more times before Election Day to discuss the issues. Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan is facing Republican Mel Thillens in the Nov. 4 election.

     
  • Madigan, Rauner spend big on Illinois House races Oct 24, 2014 4:02 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan's seat is one of several Democrats view as critical to maintaining their veto-proof supermajority in the Illinois House this fall. Because of that, he is getting significant help in his campaign from Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, including a campaign strategist and half of his $800,000 war chest. Moylan’s opponent, Republican Mel Thillens, of Park Ridge, received the majority of his $250,000 from the Illinois Republicans.

     
  • 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

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
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