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  • Brady looks to suburbs by picking ex-Long Grove mayor as lt. governor candidate Sep 17, 2013 11:02 PM
    State Sen. Bill Brady today named former Long Grove Mayor Maria Rodriguez as his running mate in the race for governor, bringing a suburban name to the downstate candidate's ticket. “We're aligned in our views, and I can support him completely,” Rodriguez said.

  • Rutherford, Dillard name lieutenant governor picks Sep 2, 2013 10:03 PM
    State Treasurer Dan Rutherford has chosen Chicago attorney Steve Kim as his running mate in the Illinois gubernatorial race, while state Sen. Kirk Dillard picked state Rep. Jil Tracy.

  • Lt. governor candidate to speak to Palatine Republicans Sep 1, 2013 4:35 PM
    The Palatine Township Republican Organization announced that GOP gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale’s pick for lieutenant governor will speak at the regular monthly meeting of the group at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.

  • Video warning against teen dating abuse wins honor for Lake Zurich High students Feb 15, 2013 4:46 PM
    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon and executives from Verizon Wireless and the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence honored four Lake Zurich High School students on Friday for their winning entry to the statewide "No More Teen Dating Abuse" video contest. The students each won and iPad and the school received $1,000.

  • Lt. Gov. to host education hearing in Des Plaines Nov 2, 2011 5:02 PM
    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon’s Classrooms First Commission will hold its final public hearing of the fall Thursday, Nov. 3 at Oakton Community College’s Des Plaines campus. The hearing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the college’s Main Building, Room 1604, 1600 E. Golf Road.

  • Simon sings praises of ECC Summer Bridge Program Sep 28, 2011 5:14 PM
    The nationally recognized mock trial team from Elgin Community College got two thumbs-up Wednesday from Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, as did students from the college’s welding program. But it was a summer course that prepares recent high school graduates for college-level math and reading courses that piqued the Simon’s interest during a campus visit.

  • Lt. Gov. Simon vows to fight for MCC Jun 27, 2011 6:47 PM
    Lt. Governor Sheila Simon visits McHenry County College in Crystal Lake to discuss improving math instruction and completion rates.

  • Quinn sports ‘the' tie to inauguration Jan 11, 2011 1:00 AM
    Some people have lucky pennies, lucky rabbits' feet or even lucky socks. Gov. Pat Quinn, it seems, has a lucky tie. Quinn's purple and navy diagonally striped rep tie, worn during Monday's inauguration ceremony, has made its share of appearances throughout the election cycle.

  • Lt. governor candidates hold first debate Oct 25, 2010 10:29 PM
    There were no rhetorical knockouts and no obvious gaffs. In the first face-to-face debate between the major-party candidates for lieutenant governor, Republican Jason Plummer held his own against Democrat Sheila Simon as they sparred over everything from creationism to taxes.

  • Ballot access lawsuit doesn't stop suburban election process Feb 8, 2011 11:43 AM
    Downstate county election commissions may be telling absentee voters to hold off in light of a pending ballot access lawsuit.

  • Being state's No. 2 is first priority for Sheila Simon Feb 8, 2011 2:51 PM
    Illinois Sen. Paul Simon was known for his horn-rimmed glasses and bow tie, sure. But he also was known for his integrity and honesty, for his work toward ethics reform.

  • Plummer's young and inexperienced -- but he says that's a good thing Feb 8, 2011 2:50 PM
    The 28-year-old Republican lieutenant governor candidate who won a six-way primary in February has been able to vote in only two elections for the governor. He's held political office once - a two-year stint as a downstate county Republican chairman.

  • GOP candidate for lt. gov. won't release taxes May 19, 2010 12:01 AM
    Illinois' Republican candidate for lieutenant governor said Tuesday that he won't give voters a look at his tax returns, calling the matter a distraction from real issues.

  • How a Cohen run could do more harm than good May 11, 2010 12:01 AM
    Illinois politics has, in the past, had some amazing twists and turns. We have seen Election Day backstabbing or knifing, strange political coalitions form and then disappear and, of course, the U.S. attorney acting as the state's ethics czar.

  • Simon: Brady is 'step back in time' May 7, 2010 2:56 PM
    The Democrat running for Illinois lieutenant governor is calling Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady "a step back in time."

  • Sheila Simon wins Dem nomination for Illinois lieutenant governor Mar 28, 2010 12:01 AM
    The Illinois Democratic Party took Gov. Pat Quinn's lead and officially declared Sheila Simon, the daughter of one of the governor's reform-minded political heroes, as the party's nominee for lieutenant governor.

  • Sheila Simon is Quinn's choice for running mate Mar 26, 2010 5:03 PM
    Gov. Pat Quinn wants party leaders to name Sheila Simon, daughter of iconic U.S. Sen. Paul Simon, as his running mate in the upcoming election.

  • Quinn stays mum on running mate as rumors swirl Mar 26, 2010 11:23 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn offered no hints about his thinking on the eve of this afternoon's anticipated announcement of his preferred running mate. But it was clear suburban state Sen. Susan Garrett will not be chosen by Quinn to campaign to be his lieutenant governor.

  • DuPage's Enger among finalists for lieutenant governor Mar 25, 2010 12:01 AM
    Just as Democrats are making headway among the ranks of elected posts long held by Republicans in DuPage County, the state party might take one away.

  • Garrett downplays Lt. Gov. front-runner talk Mar 24, 2010 12:01 AM
    Several of Susan Garrett's colleagues touted her as likely to end up with the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, but the Lake Forest state senator told reporters Tuesday not to be surprised if it goes to someone else.

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