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  • Mathias, Sente on opposite sides of property tax freeze Oct 5, 2012 8:29 PM
    State Rep. Carol Sente said she would like to provide a temporary solution property tax complaints by freezing the tax levy until property values rebound. But her opponent in the newly created 59th District, state Rep. Sidney Mathias said that is a solution that would hurt local taxing bodies, and he blamed Democrats for phasing out one property tax break he supported.

     
  • Sente, Mathias argue about experience Oct 3, 2012 7:07 AM
    As Republican Sidney Mathias and Democrat Carol Sente battle for a spot in the Illinois House, Sente is trying to portray Mathias as a "career politician" as he argues experience is important.

     
  • Mike Terson backs Sente in 59th House Sep 24, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mike Terson of Buffalo Grove says he tends to vote Republican, but in the matter of the 59th legislative district he's squarely behind Democrat Carol Sente. "I have yet to meet a state representative as genuine, talented and effective as Carol Sente," he writes.

     
  • Mathias, Sente differ on gambling in the 59th District Sep 20, 2012 7:54 AM
    In the battle between two incumbents in Illinois' 59th District, Reps. Carol Sente and Sid Mathias split sharply on casinos, with Sente voting against legislation to add more casinos and slot machines at racetracks and Mathias voting in favor.

     
  • Lincolnshire town hall Sep 18, 2012 5:54 PM
    A Lincolnshire town hall meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, will feature Lake County Board Member Ann Maine, Lincolnshire Mayor Brett Blomberg, Green Oaks Village Trustee Dan Sugrue, and state Rep. Sid Mathias.

     
  • Lincolnshire town hall features government officials Sep 18, 2012 5:48 PM
    A Lincolnshire town hall meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, will feature Lake County Board Member Ann Maine, Lincolnshire Mayor Brett Blomberg, Green Oaks Village Trustee Dan Sugrue, and state Rep. Sid Mathias. Attendance is free and open to the public. The meeting will be at Lincolnshire Village Hall, One Olde Half Day Road.

     
  • Sidney Mathias: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for Sidney Mathias, running for 59th District Representative

     
  • Carol Sente: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:30 PM
    Candidate information for Carol Sente, running for 59th District Representative

     
  • Legislation would eliminate assessor bonuses Sep 18, 2012 5:40 PM
    Following a Daily Herald report that township assessors can get a $3,000 annual bonus for making accurate assessments that are already required by law, legislation has been proposed to block those payments in the future.

     
  • Mathias position on pensions needs ink Sep 17, 2012 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Debbie Wagner of Arlington Hts. sayss more needs to be written about state Rep. Sidney Mathias's position on fixing the pension system in Illinois. "Let's report what our politicians are really doing and not just offer words on paper," she says.

     
  • Mathias challenges Sente to debates in 59th district Sep 13, 2012 6:59 PM
    State Rep. Sidney Mathias has challenged state Rep. Carol Sente to three debates this fall, as the two incumbents have been forced by redistricting into a faceoff in the November election. "It's a new district for me and partially new for (Sente), so I think it's very important that the residents of the district get to meet their new state representative, whoever that may be and discuss the issues in the race," Mathias said.

     
  • Mathias publicly severs ties with former Buffalo Grove trustee Sep 11, 2012 2:38 PM
    State Rep. Sidney Mathias publicly distanced himself Monday from recalled Buffalo Grove village Trustee Lisa Stone, a week after current village trustees and the village clerk wrote a letter to the Daily Herald condemning him for his failure to sever ties to her. "So let me now be very clear. I do not support Lisa Stone," he told board members.

     
  • Legisalative candidates to speak in Wheeling Twp. Sep 6, 2012 4:13 PM
    Incumbent GOP state legislators will talk about taxes, pensions and jobs at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the regular meeting of Republicans of Wheeling Township at the party headquarters at 909 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • Pressure on Mathias over Stone Sep 3, 2012 10:03 PM
    Letter to the editor: Buffalo Grove residents put pressure on state Rep. Sidney Mathias over his political relationship with former trustee Lisa Stone. "Rep. Mathias has been asked repeatedly to declare where he stands," they write. "Is he in league ... with the person who holds the ignominious distinction as the only elected official in state history to be recalled from office?"

     
  • Voters grilling candidates about pension fix Aug 27, 2012 5:04 AM
    Voters may not follow all the details of the state's huge pension problem, but they know a train wreck when they see one. Legislative candidates from a sampling of four races around Illinois say voters are pressing them for answers about state government's failure to take control of fast-rising pension costs.

     
  • State rep hosts coffee stop Aug 8, 2012 3:30 PM
    State Rep. Carol Sente, a Democrat from Vernon Hills, will host a coffee shop stop from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Mundelein Starbucks, 1174 West Maple Ave.

     
  • Wheeling childhood shaped Vernon Hills mom’s public service career Jun 11, 2012 2:02 PM
    Having grown up in Wheeling family where public service and political involvement were a given, Kathy Ryg is leaving a job as president of the Voices for Illinois Children agency after a career that saw her serve on the local, county and state levels.

     
  • Wheeling childhood shaped Vernon Hills momís public service career Jun 11, 2012 1:49 PM
    Having grown up in Wheeling family where public service and political involvement were a given, Kathy Ryg is leaving a job as president of the Voices for Illinois Children agency after a career that saw her serve on the local, county and state levels.

     
  • Economic development fellowship May 17, 2012 5:41 PM
    Students are invited to apply for an Economic Development Fellowship this summer with State Rep. Carol Sente, a Democrat from Vernon Hills.

     
  • Caring for aging parents: Feb 19, 2012 3:06 PM
    State Rep. Carol Sente will host a Children of Aging Parents Symposium from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 at the Highland Park Health and Fitness Center in Buffalo Grove, 1501 Busch Parkway.

     
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