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  • Sandack gains new term in 81st House Nov 4, 2014 11:48 PM
    Republican incumbent Ron Sandack of Downers Grove retained his 81st state House district seat, claiming 60 percent of the vote in a contest against Democrat Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.

  • Hot races in DuPage County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters throughout DuPage County will travel to the polls on Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

  • Endorsement: Sandack in House Dist. 81 Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Ron Sandack for another term in Illinois House Dist. 81.

  • Budget cut ideas separate 81st House candidates Oct 16, 2014 9:47 AM
    Medicaid often is targeted as one area of the state budget where cuts should be made, and the candidates for the 81st state House seat in the Downers Grove area are among those taking aim. But Republican incumbent Ron Sandack and Democratic challenger Liz Chaplin see the problem differently and offer opposing perspectives on how the state’s financial situation should be improved. “The right question is should we be reinventing state government and looking at it from a different perspective,” Sandack said.

  • 81st House candidates take opposing views on taxes Oct 10, 2014 4:11 PM
    For every view the incumbent for the 81st state House seat takes about taxes, his challenger takes the opposite stance. Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack and Democratic challenger Liz Chaplin, who are running in the Nov. 4 election to represent a district in the Downers Grove area, disagree about whether the increase to state income taxes should expire as planned, whether Illinois should keep a flat income tax or switch to a progressive tax and how local property taxes should be controlled.

  • Elizabeth Chaplin: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Elizabeth Chaplin, running for 81st District Representative

  • Ron Sandack: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:52 PM
    Candidate information for Ron Sandack, running for 81st District Representative

  • State House candidates share income inequality fixes in Naperville Oct 2, 2014 4:32 PM
    Candidates for the 84th, 81st and 41st state House District seats, which all represent parts of Naperville, took a question about income inequality in different directions Wednesday during a forum hosted by the Naperville Area Homeowners Confederation. “What are your views about the incredibly inequitable spread of incomes between people barely surviving on minimal salaries, often working two part-time jobs, and very highly paid executives?” the question asked six candidates seeking the three seats. “Is that the basic democracy of our wonderful country?”

  • 81st House candidates 'vehemently' disagree on school funding Sep 26, 2014 9:25 AM
    Education funding is one of many issues that divide the Republican incumbent and the Democratic challenger for the 81st state House District. Republican Ron Sandack said he disagrees “vehemently” with Democrat Elizabeth Chaplin that Senate Bill 16, which proposes education funding reforms, can be a conversation starter about how schools should be funded. "This is going on as we speak and this is the danger of one-party rule," Sandack said.

  • Matune won’t challenge vote in ‘tough’ 81st House race Mar 20, 2014 2:39 PM
    Both Republican candidates for the 81st state House seat in the Downers Grove and Naperville area say the race they waged for their party’s nomination was “tough,” but both also say it’s over. Challenger Keith Matune, who lost by 153 votes, now has conceded the race and said he will not seek a recount of votes from any of the district’s precincts in DuPage and Will counties.

  • GOP candidates prevail despite gay marriage vote Mar 19, 2014 1:33 PM
    Suburban Republican lawmakers who voted in support of same-sex marriage were not penalized by conservative voters in their primary elections Tuesday. State Reps. Tom Cross of Oswego, Ed Sullivan of Mundelein and Ron Sandack of Downers Grove all won their primary bids.

  • Sandack claims narrow victory in 81st House Mar 19, 2014 12:06 AM
    In the 81st District, state Rep. Ron Sandack says he narrowly survived a challenge from fellow Downers Grove Republican Keith Matune for his party’s nomination for the seat in Tuesday’s primary election. Sandack claimed 6,744 votes while Matune got 6,590, according to unofficial election results.

  • Plenty of hot DuPage County primary races Mar 16, 2014 8:00 AM
    Voters in Tuesday’s DuPage County primary will pick their party’s nominees for numerous county, state and congressional seats to advance to the November general election. Here’s a look at some of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

  • The Soapbox Mar 8, 2014 5:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors sound off on an animal tragedy, political sniping and two types of call centers, among other topics.

  • Arrests, honesty at issue in 81st House race Mar 5, 2014 4:30 PM
    Campaign advertisements in the 81st state House race continue to question the honesty of candidate Keith Matune, who is challenging incumbent state Rep. Ron Sandack in a bitter race for the Republican party’s nomination. One campaign mailer questions Matune’s honesty in saying on the Daily Herald’s candidate questionnaire he has never “been arrested for or convicted of a crime,” by citing documents that show Matune was arrested in Indiana in 1992 and charged with public indecency, to which he pled guilty in 1993.

  • 81st House candidates disagree on replacing income tax revenue Feb 27, 2014 9:14 PM
    As the 2011 Illinois income tax increase approaches its sunset date next year, both Republican candidates to represent the 81st state House District agree it should expire as planned. Where incumbent Ron Sandack and challenger Keith Matune differ is on how the state should make up for lost revenue assuming the individual income tax rate drops to 3.75 percent from 5 percent as is scheduled in 2015.

  • Endorsement: Sandack in House Dist. 81, GOP Feb 20, 2014 7:28 PM
    The Daily Heralod endorses Ron Sandack in the Repulican primary for the Illinois House 81st District.

  • Proposal would let show choirs opt out of gym class Feb 20, 2014 7:16 PM
    A suburban Republican lawmaker wants to let high schoolers sing and dance their way out of gym class. State Rep. Ron Sandack, a Downers Grove Republican, wants to add show choir to the list of activities that can net students a physical education exemption, a list that includes school athletic programs and marching band.

  • State House candidates in DuPage get conservative backing Feb 20, 2014 4:28 PM
    Conservative talk show host and former Republican candidate for governor Dan Proft says he’s getting involved in at least two of DuPage County's biggest GOP primary races for Illinois House. Proft has more than $1.5 million in his Liberty Principles political committee, some of which he says he plans to use in advance of the March 18 primary.

  • 81st District Representative Sandack: Candidate Profile Oct 9, 2014 11:30 AM
    Candidate information for 81st District Representative Sandack, running for 81st District Representative

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