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  • Matt Murphy: Candidate ProfileFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Matt Murphy, running for 27th District Senate

     
  •  Seventh-grader Jonny Leeb gives his presentation Thursday as District 21 students present “Fair Pathways to Citizenship,” a culmination of their monthlong study of U.S. immigration.

    Wheeling students tell lawmakers how important citizenship isApr 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    It started with second-graders recreating the lives of early 20th-century immigrants, struggling through the indiginities of Ellis Island. It ended with seventh-graders making a thoughtful presentation to lawmakers on solving the current immigration crisis. In between, students in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 learned a lot.

     
  • State Sen. Matt Murphy

    Murphy cruises to another term in Illinois SenateNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy has earned another term in the Illinois General Assembly, easily defeating Democratic challenger David Page in Tuesday's election, according to unofficial results. "I'm very grateful to the people of this area who have given me a chance to serve and represent them in the senate for a few more years," Murphy said.

     
  • Sidney Mathias and Carol Sente

    Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbsNov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    State legislative candidates may not command the same day-to-day attention as presidential and congressional hopefuls, but Illinois is grappling with enough crises of its own this year that several Springfield races are hot enough to give Northwest suburban voters reason to head to the polls Tuesday.

     
  • Matt Murphy, left, and David Page.

    Gay marriage divides 27th senate district candidates Nov 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    As the race for the 27th senate district heads for Tuesday, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board President David Page is looking to distinguish himself from incumbent Republican Sen. Matt Murphy on social issues, while Murphy said he prefers to focus more on fixing the state's financial woes.

     
  • Matt Murphy, left, opposes David Page in the 27th Senate District

    Murphy, Page differ on gambling, slots for Arlington Park Oct 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    With Arlington Park situated in the middle of the state’s 27th Senate District, both candidates for the seat are speaking out about where they stand on expanding gambling in Illinois. Incumbent Republican Sen. Matt Murphy is now an ardent supporter of expansion because of what it means for the racetrack, while Democratic challenger David Page believes the state should not rely on gambling to fix its budget woes.

     
  • Candidates to speak at Arlington Hts. forum Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates for the state Legislature from four Northwest suburban districts will speak at a forum 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Arlington Heights Village Hall, 33 South Arlington Heights Road, 3rd floor.

     
  •  Matt Murphy, left, and David Page

    Candidates for state senate and representative speak in Arlington Hts. Oct 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Issues such as election day voter registration and expanded gambling were addressed at a forum Saturday by two candidates seeking a state senate seat in the Northwest suburbs. They were among the politicians who participated in a three-hour candidate forum at the Arlington Heights village hall.

     
  • Senate District 27: Murphy Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Matt Murphy to return to the state Senate in District 27.

     
  • Forum Sunday on issues affecting people with disabilities Oct 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    Four suburban state legislators will discuss issues affecting people with disabilities, at a forum held 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14 at St. Simon Church, 717 W. Kirchoff Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • State Sen. Matt Murphy, left, and Democrat David Page.

    Murphy, Page vie for 27th district senate seat Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    In the race for the 27th state senate district, incumbent state Sen. Matt Murphy is being opposed by Democrat David Page, president of the Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 school board. Murphy, a Palatine lawyer who was first elected in 2006, didn’t have a primary challenger in March. Likewise, no Democrats ran in the primary, and Page was slated this summer.

     
  • Matt Murphy, running for 27th Distrct Senate

    Matt Murphy: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Matt Murphy, running for 27th Distrct Senate

     
  • David Page, running for 27th Distrct Senate

    David Page: Candidate ProfileSep 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for David Page, running for 27th Distrct Senate

     
  • State Sen. Matt Murphy of Palatine talks about how pension reform impacts the state’s ability to provide services for children while speaking at the Voices for Illinois Children’s Illinois Kids Count Symposium at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

    Children’s advocates learn how to further their causeSep 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    While many public programs are being delayed, reduced or canceled as state and federal budget problems continue, the one thing that can't wait patiently are the childhoods of an entire generation, advocates say. How to get the best interests of today's children back on the front burner was the theme of the Illinois Kids Count Symposium hosted Monday by Voices for Illinois Children at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • ‘Kids Count’ symposium in Hoffman Estates Sep 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Representative Fred Crespo of Hoffman Estates and Senator Matt Murphy of Palatine will take part in a panel discussion at the Voices for Illinois Children's Illinois Kids Count Symposium on Monday, Sept. 10 at St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates.

     
  • Legisalative candidates to speak in Wheeling Twp. Sep 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Incumbent GOP state legislators will talk about taxes, pensions and jobs at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the regular meeting of Republicans of Wheeling Township at the party headquarters at 909 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • Judge rejects appeal in Illinois 27th Senate District Aug 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrat David Page will appear on the ballot in his bid for the 27th Senate District seat, currently held by Republican state Sen. Matt Murphy of Palatine. A Cook County judge Thursday ruled that an earlier decision by the Cook County Electoral Board, which overruled a challenge by Tea Party member Beatrice Sutton of Palatine to Page's nominating petitions, couldn't be appealed in the courts.

     
  • David Harris

    Objection to Arlington Hts. man’s candidacy overturned Jul 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democrats will indeed have a candidate to challenge Republican state Rep. David Harris in the November election. The Cook County clerk's electoral board Tuesday overruled the objection to Curt Renz's nominating petitions, securing his place on the ballot in the race for the newly drawn 53rd House District seat.

     
  • David Harris

    Arlington Heights Democrats Page, Renz face petition objectionsJun 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    Two Democratic candidates for the state legislature are fighting to stay on the November ballot after GOP supporters filed objections to their nominating petitions. The Cook County Electoral Board held preliminary hearings Tuesday on the candidacies of David Page, who's vying for state Sen. Matt Murphy's 27th District seat, and Curt Renz, who's challenging state Rep. David Harris in the newly drawn 53rd House District.

     
  • David Page

    Palatine, Wheeling Twp. Democrats: Winning an uphill climb Jun 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic officials in Palatine and Wheeling townships admit that while it may not be realistic to think their new candidates can win, it's important that state Sens. Matt Murphy and David Page and state Rep. Tom Morrison at least have some opposition in the November election. They're putting David Page, Curt Renz and Rich Rudd, only one of whom has ever held office, on the ballot in hopes of forcing the incumbents to be more moderate.

     
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