Articles filed under House 56

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  • Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbs Nov 5, 2012 6:00 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 5:00 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 Mussman Oct 31, 2012 5:36 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 5:00 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.

     
  • Mussman, Lawson spar over programs for seniors Oct 25, 2012 5:52 PM
    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 5:00 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 5:00 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 11, 2012 12:19 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.

     
  • Mussman, Lawson address special-needs funding Oct 10, 2012 4:19 PM
    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 6:40 PM
    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.

     
  • Lawson again disputes Mussman’s attacks in 56th House mailer Oct 6, 2012 8:00 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.

     
  • Mussman, Lawson outline pension-reform priorities Oct 3, 2012 7:20 PM
    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 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 aren’t settled this fall, they’ll land in the laps of lawmakers elected in November.

     
  • Schaumburg PTAs host state candidates’ forum Sep 28, 2012 5:13 PM
    The Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs will host a candidates’ forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Addams Junior High School, 700 S. Springinsguth Road in Schaumburg. Both the Democratic and Republican contenders in the 44th and 56th state House races and the 22nd and 28th state Senate races have been invited.

     
  • Lawson disputes claims of Mussman mailer Sep 25, 2012 11:09 AM
    Republican John Lawson is disputing claims in a new mailer backing Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman stating he will continue to work two other taxpayer funded jobs if elected. The claims contradict what Lawson told Mussman and the Daily Herald editorial board last week.

     
  • Mussman, Lawson: Dump the corporate tax Sep 21, 2012 9:28 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg and Republican challenger John Lawson of Schaumburg have differing approaches and priorities when it comes to representing House District 56 in the Northwest suburbs. Job creation and fixing the state's budget rank high with both candidates. But they each argue that their own life and professional experience make them better suited to finding solutions.

     
  • John Lawson: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for John Lawson, running for 56th District Representative

     
  • Michelle Mussman: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for Michelle Mussman, running for 56th District Representative

     
  • Candidates in four state races square off Sep 13, 2012 11:57 PM
    From throwing out all incumbents to stronger commitment to bipartisan cooperation, a variety of approaches was suggested to improving the state of the state at a candidates forum hosted by the Schaumburg Business Association Thursday night. The event at Schaumburg's Prairie Center for the Arts featured the Republican and Democratic candidates in the 44th and 56th District state House and 22nd and 28th District state Senate races.

     
  • Schaumburg business group to host state candidates forum Sep 7, 2012 4:03 PM
    The Schaumburg Business Association will present a state representative and state senator candidates forum from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court in Schaumburg. All candidates in the 44th and 56th District state House races and the 22nd and 28th District state Senate races are confirmed.

     
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