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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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