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  • Sen. Nolan to speak at Hanover Twp. group health care forum Feb 1, 2013 6:34 PM
    The Hanover Township Democrats and Independents, or HanDI, will host an informational event on the Affordable Care Act from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at the Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood.

     
  • Spotlight on social issues in 52nd House race Oct 13, 2012 8:00 AM
    Republican David McSweeney and independent Dee Beaubien both say their top priority in Springfield would be improving the stateís economic climate, and yet social issues at times have taken center stage in the heavily contested race for the 52nd House District seat.

     
  • Beaubien reiterates independence despite $50,000 from Madigan Oct 4, 2012 12:41 PM
    Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan has dialed up his support for Dee Beaubien a couple notches, signaling the party's belief that the independent candidate's Republican opponent in the 52nd House District race is vulnerable. According to a campaign finance report filed Monday night, Madigan's personal campaign committee transferred $50,000 to Beaubien's camp, further aiding her quest to defeat Barrington Hills financial consultant David McSweeney.

     
  • Beaubien, McSweeney differ on how to fix budget Oct 5, 2012 8:13 PM
    Republican David McSweeney and independent Dee Beaubien, vying for the 52nd State House District seat, say their priorities are job creation, economic growth and bringing Illinois back to a healthier financial position. McSweeney's and Beaubien's approaches to solving the state's fiscal crisis often contrast, however, with differing opinions on gambling, the budget process and the income tax increase.

     
  • McSweeney, Beaubien differ on how to fix pension crisis Sep 27, 2012 4:37 PM
    The two hopefuls vying for the 52nd District state House seat agree on the need for significant pension reform in Illinois. How Republican David McSweeney and independent Dee Beaubien would go about solving the crisis differs, however.

     
  • McSweeney slams Beaubienís Democrat-backed mailers Sep 15, 2012 4:55 PM
    Republican David McSweeney is slamming the latest political mailer to go out on behalf of his opponent in the Barrington-area 52nd House District race, calling it an inaccurate insult and further proof that Dee Beaubien isn't the independent she claims to be. But Beaubien stands behind the piece and maintains that given the uphill battle independents face, she'll take all the help she can get, even from Democratic leaders.

     
  • McSweeney abandons appeal of ballot decision Aug 14, 2012 4:14 PM
    David McSweeney, the Republican candidate vying for the 52nd House District, announced he won't appeal the Illinois State Board of Elections' decision allowing his opponent, independent Dee Beaubien of Barrington Hills, to remain on the Nov. 6 ballot.

     
  • McSweeney appealing ballot decision in court Aug 8, 2012 5:12 PM
    After the Illinois State Board of Elections ruled this week that independent candidate Dee Beaubien can stay on the ballot in her bid for the Barrington-area 52nd House District seat, Republican opponent David McSweeney said he'll appeal the case in the courts.

     
  • Beaubien not counting on House Republicans for support Aug 1, 2012 4:34 PM
    Independent Dee Beaubien, running against David McSweeney for the 52nd House District seat, is touting support from a long list of Republicans, Democrats and community leaders. But absent from the list are any of the House Republicans she'd be working with if elected.

     
  • McSweeney out-raising, outspending Beaubien in 52nd House District race Jul 17, 2012 5:01 PM
    GOP candidate David McSweeney, whose primary race was the third most expensive in the state, shows no signs of slowing down his fundraising efforts. The Barrington Hills financial consultant is raising and spending about four times the amount as independent candidate Dee Beaubien.

     
  • Beaubien's candidacy in 52nd House race challenged Jul 10, 2012 6:34 PM
    Republican David McSweeney is challenging the petitions of independent candidate Dee Beaubien in the 52nd House District race. He's claiming that Beaubien is ineligible to run as an independent because she signed petitions for twoGOP candidates.

     
  • Dee Beaubien announces independent run for 52nd House District Apr 23, 2012 3:37 PM
    Saying she doesn't believe Republican candidate David McSweeney shares the political philosophies of her late husband, former state Rep. Mark Beaubien, Dee Beaubien announced Monday she plans to run as an independent for the 52nd District state House seat.

     
  • Beaubienís widow to announce House run Apr 20, 2012 4:43 PM
    Dee Beaubien, widow of late Republican state Rep. Mark Beaubien of Barrington Hills, will announce her intention Monday to run as an independent in the 52nd District state representative race against Republican nominee David McSweeney of Barrington Hills. The announcement is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Jewel Tea Pavilion in Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road in Barrington.

     
  • Best to listen to both sides Dec 24, 2010 1:00 AM
    I attended a meeting Dec. 11 with Rep. Randy Hultgren and Sen. Mark Kirk at the Norris Center in St. Charles. Most people attending the filled auditorium were adamant supporters. Sen. Kirk and Rep. Hultgren were masters at giving their Republican supporters what they wanted to hear. Part of their program included how they were going to cut taxes, replace Nancy Pelosi with John Boehner and get rid of Obamacare. I was hoping they would bring some new ideas instead of the tired rhetoric and divisive politics which never has helped our country. Where were the Independents and Democrats at this meeting? It would be informative if our politicians could educate us about both sides of issues. Have you ever been to a meeting where an actual debate takes place — a debate where facts are presented, discussions take place and solutions are suggested? Debate is a way to inform, inspire and find solutions. We live in a democracy where we all should be able to participate. One thing the meeting did remind me — that it’s important that we learn what’s really going on in government. Who we vote for affects others. We must question our own politics and our motivation. Do we vote for the good of the country or for our own pocketbook? Although the vast majority in the auditorium were Republicans, that does not reflect the entire 14th District or all of Illinois. There are two sides to every story. If we are ever to get this country out of the hole we are in, we have to understand through factual information where we are and find common ground to solve our problems. Kaye Gamble Sleepy Hollow

     
  • Cohen says he has enough signatures for ballot Jun 10, 2010 2:46 PM
    Scott Lee Cohen says he isn't having trouble collecting the 25,000 signatures he needs to get on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Illinois governor.

     
  • Third candidate to run in 56th District race Apr 20, 2010 12:01 AM
    Marilyn Siegfried of Schaumburg has announced her intention to begin circulating petitions to run as an independent for the 56th District House seat currently held by Schaumburg Democrat Paul Froehlich.

     
  • Claypool to run as independent for assessor Apr 6, 2010 3:51 PM
    Democratic Chicago Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool confirmed today that he will stage an independent, grass-roots campaign for the county assessor's office.

     
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