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  • Have coffee with Sente Jun 2, 2013 4:10 PM
    State Rep. Carol Sente will meet with constituents Saturday, June 8, at Starbucks, 1240 E. Route 45 in Vernon Hills.

  • Sente hosts coffee stop: Jan 11, 2013 4:48 PM
    State Rep. Carol Sente will host a coffee shop stop from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Starbucks, 1665 N. Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove.

  • Education topic of citizen council meet Dec 12, 2012 5:08 PM
    Fifty-ninth District state Rep. Carol Sente will be discussing issues concerning education at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 during a citizens' advisory council meeting at the Laschen Community Center, 294 Evergreen Drive, Vernon Hills.

  • Mathias: “I have no regrets” about 30 years in public service Nov 12, 2012 5:11 AM
    State Rep. Sidney Mathias' 30-year tenure in public office could be coming to a close after his Election Day defeat, but the longtime representative of Buffalo Grove and surrounding communities says he has no regrets. “I have never actively planned my political career. I felt that, if an opportunity comes up, I would evaluate it and either go for it or not," he said.

  • ‘It’s been a long road,’ Sente says of win over Mathias Nov 6, 2012 11:20 PM
    Redistricting played a major role in deciding the race for the 59th Representative District, as Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente ended Republican state Rep. Sidney Mathias' 14-year tenure in the Illinois House Tuesday night. "I'm still a little bit in shock," Sente said. "I have no regrets," Mathias said.

  • Hot races to watch in Lake County Nov 5, 2012 6:10 AM
    Lake County voters will decide some particularly close races on Election Day. Key races include State Senate District 31, House District 59, House District 62, Lake County State's Attorney and Lake County Board District 13. Here's a look at those contests.

  • 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.

  • Prospect Hts. thanks Mathias for his work Nov 1, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Prospect Heights has been redistricted out of Sid Mathias's House district, but Mayor Nick Helmer urges voters in the new 59th district to return Mathias to the state legislature. "When you think of Sid Mathias you think of responsiveness, dedication and intelligence," Helmer writes. "In this world of made-for-TV candidates, Sid represents all that is good in a public servant."

  • Mathias an effective advocate for villages Nov 1, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Arlington Heights Village President Arlene Mulder says as long as she's been in office, Sid Mathias has been in Springfield, keeping her and others posted on the latest legislation. "There is no one more committed to making government work, no one more committed to finding solutions to municipal problems, and no one more responsive to both residents and elected officials from other branches of government," she writes.

  • Fire Madigan, and defeat Carol Sente Nov 1, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Christine Dogolpol urges voters to defeat the gerrymandering that pits Sid Mathias against Carol Sente for the 59th state house Nov. 6. "(Mike) Madigan is making sure he continues his reign of power while doing everything possible to do away with the two party system," she writes. "Vote for Sid Mathias and save Illinois by firing Madigan and his cohorts, including Carol Sente."

  • Sente, Mathias sprint to the finish Oct 31, 2012 7:48 AM
    State Reps. Carol Sente and Sidney Mathias face a tougher road back to Springfield than a lot of their fellow lawmakers. Opposing each other in Illinois House 59 -- the only House race in the state between two incumbents -- the two have tried to stake out clear positions on pensions and other issues.

  • Mathias has earned another tour of duty Oct 29, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Former Buffalo Grove mayor Elliott Hartstein says it never should have come to Sid Mathias and Carol Sente battling for the same House district. But since it has, Mathias has earned the right to remain. "It would be a major mistake to lose a reasonable, moderate voice respected by Republicans and Democrats alike," Hartstein, a Democrat, writes. "We must have such people in both caucuses if we hope to ever come up with bipartisan solutions to the major challenges."

  • Sente, Mathias cite records on budget, financial issues Oct 29, 2012 4:50 PM
    In the state's only race pitting incumbent legislator against incumbent legislator, both state Rep. Sidney Mathias and Rep. Carol Sente are touting their efforts in Springfield to put Illinois back on solid financial footing. Sente, a Democrat from Vernon Hills, cites her sponsorship of Illinois' Budgeting for Outcomes Law while Mathias, a Buffalo Grove Republican, notes his efforts to consolidate state government.

  • Hartstein backing Mathias Oct 26, 2012 8:10 PM
    Former Buffalo Grove mayor Elliott Hartstein on Friday endorsed Republican state Rep. Sid Mathias in the 59th House District, over Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente. Hartstein, a Democrat, said it is unfortunate that Sente and Mathias were pitted against each other in the Democratic remap.

  • Sente would bring genuine leadership Oct 19, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Jane and Jeff Berman of Buffalo Grove say the 59th district must send a genuine leader and pragmatic representative to Springfield, with "judgment we trust and who can make difficult decisions, solve problems and move the state forward," they write. "That is why we will be voting for Carol Sente."

  • Big money follows suburban legislative candidates Oct 16, 2012 2:12 PM
    NewsCandidates for seats at the Statehouse are sprinting toward Election Day, and their growing accounts of campaign cash show where both parties are spending their money in the suburbs.

  • Mathias, Sente both proclaim independence from party Oct 16, 2012 3:20 PM
    Both candidates for the newly created 59th Representative District are touting their political independence. And both are saying that they have either openly broke with leadership or taken steps that went against the grain even though both candidates get much of their funding from their political parties.

  • Candidates for Congress, state offices to speak at upcoming forum Oct 12, 2012 8:08 PM
    Nearly two dozen synagogues have joined to present a candidate forum on Monday featuring candidates from a variety of offices.Twenty-three synagogues with several Jewish communal groups and day schools are hosting the event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 E. Lake-Cook Road, Deerfield. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

  • Endorsement: Mathias over Sente in House District 59 Oct 11, 2012 5:47 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Sid Mathias in the race for the newly drawn 59th District of the state House of Representatives.

  • Sente, Mathias split on who should pay for pensions Oct 10, 2012 8:36 AM
    As lawmakers continue to tussle over how to deal with the state’s rising retirement costs, campaign opponents state Reps. Sidney Mathias and Carol Sente disagree over whether local school districts should have to pay more toward teachers’ pensions.

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