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  • Will Democrats take Republican ballots March 18? Feb 21, 2014 4:32 AM
    The compelling Republican primary race for governor continues to dwarf anything happening on the Democratic ballot on March 18. So might Democrats take a break from their own party, pull a Republican ballot and get in on the GOP action? And would there be consequences for doing that?

  • Lawsuit could pave way for Cullerton to lead DuPage Democrats Feb 18, 2014 5:38 AM
    With state Sen. Tom Cullerton considering a bid to become chairman of the DuPage Democratic Party, two of his supporters are mounting a legal challenge that could help clear the way. In a lawsuit filed this month, Markus Pitchford and Michael Penicnak claim the DuPage County Democratic Central Committee and DuPage Democratic Party Chairman Robert Peickert violated state law by amending the organization’s bylaws.

  • Cullerton unseats Pankau, wins 23rd Senate Nov 7, 2012 12:31 AM
    Villa Park Village President Tom Cullerton unseated Republican state Sen. Carole Pankau in the race to represent the 23rd District centered in northern DuPage County, securing 51 percent of the vote to her 49 percent in unofficial totals from all precincts. "I think people are looking for new faces in Springfield overall," Cullerton said.

  • Endorsement: Pankau over Cullerton in Senate District 23 Oct 14, 2012 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Carole Pankau of Itasca over Tom Cullerton of Villa Park in the race for state senator from the 23rd District.

  • Ethics allegations fly in Pankau-Cullerton Senate race Oct 12, 2012 8:29 PM
    While researching 23rd District state Sen. Carole Pankau’s opponent in the Nov. 6 election, her campaign staff found two campaign-related emails and a phone call from Villa Park Village President Tom Cullerton’s municipal accounts that may indicate violations of ethics and campaign disclosure regulations. Pankau says the actions are lapses in ethical judgment, but Cullerton defends them.

  • State hopefuls debate education at U-46 forum Oct 12, 2012 10:12 AM
    Pension reform, teacher evaluations and unions were among the topics candidates during an election forum at Elgin High School. The 22nd District race features incumbent Democrat Michael Noland of Elgin and challenger Cary Collins, a Republican from Hoffman Estates. Fred Crespo, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates and incumbent in the 44th District race, took on Republican challenger Ramiro Juarez of Streamwood.

  • Social issues divide Pankau, Cullerton in Senate District 23 Oct 5, 2012 8:53 AM
    Democrat Tom Cullerton is challenging 23rd District state Sen. Carole Pankau with a fiscally conservative and socially liberal platform as he runs for her seat in the Nov. 6 election. Pankau, a Republican with fiscally and socially conservative views, is seeking re-election to the seat she has held since 2005.

  • 23rd Senate candidates focus on job creation Sep 27, 2012 3:53 PM
    The two candidates for state Senator in the 23rd District agree on one thing: job creation is the most important issue facing their constituents. But incumbent Republican Carole Pankau and Democratic challenger Tom Cullerton offer different ideas for how state government can spur job creation.

  • Carole Pankau: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:39 PM
    Candidate information for Carole Pankau, running for 23rd District Senate

  • Thomas "Tom" Cullerton: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:39 PM
    Candidate information for Thomas "Tom" Cullerton, running for 23rd District Senate

  • Images: Primary Day in the Suburbs Mar 20, 2012 11:44 PM
    Images of primary election day in the suburbs. Highlighted are the suburban congressional races, including districts 8, 10, and 11. Also featured are state legislative races as well as county board races.

  • Suburbs will be key legislative battleground in November Mar 20, 2012 10:46 PM
    With several incumbent Republican state lawmakers out of the picture, a legislative battle for the suburbs is shaping up as Democrats push to extend their reach in the November general election.

  • Pankau topples Ramey in fierce senate race Mar 21, 2012 11:25 AM
    A contentious battle between two DuPage County lawmakers ended Tuesday with Sen. Carole Pankau sailing to a decisive victory over Rep. Randy Ramey for a chance to keep her seat in Illinois' 23rd Senate District. Pankau landed 57 percent of the total with 10,328 votes in Cook and DuPage counties, according to unofficial results in all 158 precincts. Ramey trailed by 15 percentage points with 7,625 votes.

  • Cullerton lead holding in 23rd Senate Mar 20, 2012 10:22 PM
    With about 85 percent of the vote counted, Villa Park Village President Tom Cullerton is leading Democrats seeking the 23rd state Senate seat. Cullerton has 2,570 votes in unofficial results from 131 of 153 precincts. Kevin Allen follows with 1,874 votes and Greg Brownfield has 1,738 so far, according to unofficial totals.

  • Contests for Ill. Senate abound Mar 20, 2012 4:30 PM
    Races for state Senate have attracted a large number of candidates in the primary election, leaving Northwest Cook County voters with key choices to make in Tuesday's primary.

  • Support Brownfield in D23 Senate race Mar 14, 2012 5:29 AM
    Letter to the editor: Martin McManamom endorses Greg Brownfield in the Senate District 23 Democratic primary. "I was immediately impressed with Gregs passion for working men and women, for finding practical solutions to our jobs crisis that could help all of us better support our families."

  • U-46, LWV, teachers union, Daily Herald team up for candidate forum Mar 11, 2012 4:18 PM
    Elgin Area School District U-46, in conjunction with the Elgin Area League of Women Voters, the Elgin Teachers Association and the Daily Herald, will host a legislative candidate forum on Tuesday at Streamwood High. So far, nine of 16 candidates running for a state Senate seat in a district served by U-46 have confirmed attendance.

  • 23rd Senate Democrats campaign for ‘winnable’ seat Mar 9, 2012 3:14 PM
    One Democratic candidate running for the 23rd state Senate seat says the position is very winnable for his party come November. Kevin Allen of Addison says thats why he, Greg Brownfield of Bartlett and Tom Cullerton of Villa Park have not engaged in overly negative tactics as they campaign for the seat.

  • Ramey proposes monitoring devices for DUI offenders Mar 8, 2012 1:10 PM
    After his DUI conviction last year, state Rep. Randy Ramey of Carol Stream is moving a plan in Springfield to offer more monitoring options for convicted drunken drivers. Ramey, in a Republican primary battle against Carole Pankau for a state Senate seat, said he was given the choice to wear the monitoring device for 90 days."It's not as obtrusive, but it's on you 24/7," Ramey said.

  • Democrats for 23rd Senate ready for budget decisions Mar 1, 2012 4:06 PM
    Illinois politicians might need to make budgetary decisions between “bad or worse, or worse and horrible” options, says Greg Brownfield, a Democratic candidate for the 23rd state Senate seat. Brownfield and his two Democratic opponents in the March 20 primary all say they’re prepared to make those decisions.

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