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  • ‘Epidemic’ of heroin addiction facing state, house committee hearsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Members of the recently formed Illinois House Task Force on Heroin heard testimony in Arlington Heights Thursday morning about treatment and prevention for what has been called an epidemic sweeping the state. This was the second of four meetings being held around Illinois to get ideas for legislative fixes that might help stem the growing tide of heroin addiction, overdose and death in Illinois. “This is a plague that is spreading,” said state Rep. David Harris of Arlington Hts.

     
  • Politics of scare tactics unproductiveApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says the state rifle association's truth-bending tactics to protect gun rights are problematic on several levels.

     
  • Michelle Mussman: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Michelle Mussman, running for 56th District Representative

     
  • Jim Moynihan, running for 56th District Representative

    Jim Moynihan: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jim Moynihan, running for 56th District Representative

     
  •  Schaumburg resident Jim Moynihan has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for the 56th District state House seat currently held by Democrat Michelle Mussman.

    GOP’s Moynihan announces bid in 56th District Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg resident Jim Moynihan will seek the Republican nomination for the 56th District state House seat currently held by Schaumburg Democrat Michelle Mussman. Mussman, who first was elected to the seat in 2010, confirmed Monday she will seek a third term next year.

     
  • Paul Froehlich

    Former state Rep. Froehlich retires to Panama Jun 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    You can call him Panama Paul now, but you'll be calling long-distance. Former 56th District state Rep. Paul Froehlich and his wife Marilyn — herself a former Schaumburg Township District Library trustee — have sold their Schaumburg home and retired to Panama.

     
  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com Michelle Mussman hugs her husband, George, at her campaign headquarters in Schaumburg Tuesday after receiving word that she won re-election in the 56th District Illinois House race.

    Mussman defeats Lawson by wide margin in 56th DistrictNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman handily defeated Republican challenger John Lawson in the contentious race for her 56th House District seat. "It was a hard-fought race, and I'm really energized to tackle the problems we face," Mussman said.

     
  • Sidney Mathias and Carol Sente

    Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbsNov 5, 2012 12:00 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.

     
  • Mussman part of the problem, not solution Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gordon Szymanski of Elk Grove Village is less impressed with Michelle Mussman than the Daily Herald evidently is. "Ms. Mussman is just another of Madigan's minions who will vote the way Madigan tells her to vote," he writes.

     
  • Families deserve better than MussmanOct 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: "If a legislator cannot show people what they have accomplished in their term in office, why should they deserve another term?" asks Mike Baker, of the Schaumburg Autism Society. "Families need a legislator with commitment, ability and a plan to pass legislation."

     
  • Michelle Mussman is the real deal Oct 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Tod Tecktiel of Hoffman Estates has been impressed with Michelle Mussman from when she first ran for state representative. "Michelle Mussman deserves the chance to continue working for us," he writes.

     
  • John Lawson and Michelle Mussman

    Mussman, Lawson spar over programs for seniors Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman and Republican challenger John Lawson are accusing one another of not having the best interests of seniors at heart. The two Schaumburg candidates for the 56th District House seat are seeking to paint each other as unworthy of seniors’ votes during the final days of their campaigns.

     
  • Lawson’s integrity, record good for 56th Oct 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Jerry Bromley of Schaumburg takes issue with a recent campaign mailer that he says distorts John Lawson's intentions to resign from his two other public jobs if he is elected state representative. "John Lawson has consistently demonstrated a high degree of integrity," he writes.

     
  • Endorsement: Mussman over Lawson in state House District 56 Oct 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Democrat Michelle Mussman in the race for state Senate from District 56.

     
  • Candidates debate education funding at Schaumburg forum Oct 10, 2012 12:00 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.

     
  • John Lawson and Michelle Mussman

    Mussman, Lawson address special-needs funding Oct 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates often argue that social issues must take a back seat to the severity of the state's financial woes. But Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman and Republican challenger John Lawson both say state funding for special-needs children and adults is too important to be deferred. “It’s extremely important and needs to be part of the conversation right now,” Mussman said. “It needs to be part of the budget.”

     
  • Schaumburg Township PTAs host candidate forum Oct 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • John Lawson and Michelle Mussman

    Lawson again disputes Mussman’s attacks in 56th House mailer Oct 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman latest campaign mailer repeats the accusation of an earlier one that Republican challenger John Lawson would hold three government jobs simultaneously for $186,475 a year if he is elected. Lawson, however, has said in Mussman's presence that he intends to resign his jobs as a Roselle police officer and Schaumburg Township assessor.

     
  • John Lawson and Michelle Mussman

    Mussman, Lawson outline pension-reform prioritiesOct 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg and her crosstown Republican challenger John Lawson agree that public pension reform is one of the most important tasks before the state legislature, but have slightly different takes on what's necessary to fix the system.

     
  • Key statehouse battles take shape in suburbs Oct 1, 2012 12:00 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 aren’t settled this fall, they’ll land in the laps of lawmakers elected in November.

     
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