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  • 14th candidates spar on keeping companies in America Oct 21, 2014 5:50 PM
    Incumbent U.S. Rep. Republican Randy Hultgren believes the United States must follow the examples of the tax codes in foreign nations attracting American corporations to end the phenomenon of corporate inversion. But his opponent, Democrat Dennis Anderson, believes the real problem is corporations putting too much emphasis on increasing shareholder value rather than reinvesting into the company.

  • Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden’s visit Wednesday Oct 22, 2014 6:49 PM
    The giggling toddlers and energetic dancers who normally would occupy Vernon Hills’ Sullivan Community Center on Wednesday will make way for a political rally featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Biden is coming to the center on Aspen Drive in the afternoon to stump for some fellow Democrats on the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot Oct 21, 2014 10:08 AM
    As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and others who are struggling to raise families, pay rent or get through school — some on as little as $7.25 per hour. First, though, they are out to help themselves. For getting out the vote, the issue is “a winner with everybody in our state,” said Sen. Dick Durbin, who said he urged party leaders to put it on the ballot.

  • Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin Oct 21, 2014 6:23 PM
    Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.

  • State says Jimmy John’s founder owes taxes on planes Oct 21, 2014 6:27 PM
    The state of Illinois says two companies that belong to the founder of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain owe the state more than $1.4 million in taxes on a pair of corporate jets. But attorneys for Jimmy John Liautaud say the state isn’t properly applying the tax code.

  • A summary of Daily Herald endorsements Oct 20, 2014 1:01 AM
    A summary of Daily Herald endorsements in the Nov. 4 election.

  • Early voting problems arise in Cook County suburbs Oct 20, 2014 5:34 PM
    Problems were reported in the Northwest suburbs of Cook County on the first day of early voting Monday — including one case of a Republican candidate being unable to vote for himself or other members of his party on a touch screen. The other issue, which occurred at Arlington Heights village hall and a few other locations, involved the wrong signatures popping up for voters who came in to cast ballots.

  • Berlin rejects DuPage clerk candidate’s request for investigation Oct 20, 2014 1:06 PM
    DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says there's no evidence to support a claim that county clerk candidate Paul Hinds improperly used county employees to notorize his nominating papers.

  • Quinn, Rauner give voters feisty last look in final debate Oct 21, 2014 4:58 AM
    The debate between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner ended a rough-and-tumble series of televised meetings with a feisty finale. Quinn sought to portray Rauner as a wealthy businessman with a dozen bankruptcies among the companies he invested in, and Rauner worked to paint Quinn as an ineffective, repeating the words “failed” and “failure” at nearly every turn.

  • Schneider, Dold spar over health care, Medicare in televised debate Oct 20, 2014 7:28 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider slammed Republican challenger Robert Dold for repeatedly voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act when he represented the 10th District during a weekend televised debate. But Dold got some licks in, too, accusing Schneider of misleading voters on several issues.

  • Foster, Senger debate gridlock, minimum wage Oct 20, 2014 6:56 PM
    Republican challenger Darlene Senger was on the attack during much of a televised debate in which she called Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a “do-nothing” candidate. Senger, a state representative from Naperville seeking Foster’s 11th Congressional District seat, said the incumbent hasn’t helped move the country forward since taking the post in 2013.

  • University of Illinois could be at turning point Oct 20, 2014 5:51 PM
    The University of Illinois' main campus in Champaign-Urbana is set to choose a new president by late November, and the next governor of Illinois — whether incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn or the GOP’s Bruce Rauner — will decide if three members who have been on the board of trustees since 2009 will continue.

  • Quinn, Rauner final debate: Replay on TV at 10:35 tonight Oct 20, 2014 8:41 PM
    As early voters start heading to the polls on Monday, Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will make their closing arguments to the public in the final televised debate before Election Day. When the two face off on Monday night at 8 p.m., it will be the last chance for the sparring gubernatorial candidates to each make his case to the voters in what has become and expensive and bitter campaign.

  • Early voting begins in Lake County Oct 19, 2014 4:29 PM
    Early voting in Lake County and across Illinois for the Nov. 4 general election begins Monday, Oct. 20. Early voting ends Sunday. Nov. 2.

  • Endorsement: Yes for home rule in Barrington, Lake Zurich Oct 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends voting yes on home rule referendums in Barrington and Lake Zurich.

  • Endorsement: Why advisory issues don’t deserve recommendation Oct 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says advisory referendums, most of which are offered for political gain rather than actual advice from voters, do not deserve endorsement.

  • Endorsement: No on well-meaning but uncertain amendments Oct 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends a no vote on two well-meaning constitutional amendments whose long-term ramifications cannot be known.

  • Endorsement: Hinds for DuPage County clerk Oct 19, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Republican Paul Hinds for DuPage County clerk

  • Flight attendants helped to ground sex discrimination Oct 19, 2014 6:12 AM
    During her 34-year career as a flight attendant, Shari Worrell of Lake Barrington and other young women who started as stewardesses helped change the way the airlines and all employers dealt with women in the wake of the groundbreaking Civil Rights Act of 1946 and its Title VII, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin.

  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions Oct 20, 2014 10:50 AM
    When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button issues. In a practice more common in California and some other states, Illinoisans will wade through five ballot questions — ranging from constitutional amendments on voter and victim rights to advisory referendums on birth control, the minimum wage and a so-called “millionaires’ tax.”

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