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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Republican 28th Senate Dist. hopefuls talk state cuts Mar 2, 2012 4:15 PM
    Republican hopefuls for the 28th Senate District seat discuss cuts needed at the state level. In the running are Roselle Mayor Gayle Smolinski and Jim O’Donnell of Park Ridge. The winner of the March 20 primary will face state Sen. Dan Kotowski, a Democrat now representing the 33rd District, in November.

  • Smolinski for Senate District 28, GOP Feb 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Gayle Smolinski in the Republican 28th District Illinois Senate race.

  • Candidates oppose shifting pension burden Feb 18, 2012 7:18 PM
    Local control of pension funds may sound good on paper, but the idea of the state shifting the burden of millions of dollars in teacher retirement costs onto school districts is fraught with problems, say the Republican hopefuls for the 28th Senate District seat. Roselle Mayor Gayle Smolinski and Jim O’Donnell of Park Ridge are vying for their party’s nomination in the March 20 primary.

  • Jim O'Donnell: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:55 PM
    Candidate information for Jim O'Donnell, running for 28th District Senate

  • Dan Kotowski: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:55 PM
    Candidate information for Dan Kotowski, running for 28th District Senate

  • Gayle Smolinski: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:55 PM
    Candidate information for Gayle Smolinski, running for 28th District Senate

  • District 28 Senate candidates spar over party loyalty Jan 29, 2012 1:52 PM
    The Republican credentials of candidate Jim O'Donnell were called in to question Saturday at the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization's convention. O'Donnell is seeking the party's nomination in the 28th state Senate race against Roselle village President Gayle Smolinski.

  • Kotowski announces candidacy for 28th Senate District Sep 20, 2011 5:04 PM
    State Sen. Dan Kotowski, a Park Ridge Democrat, announces a bid for the new 28th Senate District, which extends all the way out to Hoffman Estates. Two Republicans have so far announced bids as well.

  • Connelly calls state Senate bid surprise development Sep 6, 2011 4:40 AM
    State Rep. Mike Connelly, a Lisle Republican, will make a bid for the Senate seat currently held by John Millner. Connelly says Millner, who is not seeking another term in order to spend more time caring for his ailing wife, tapped him. "I'd really like to see you replace me," Connelly said Millner told him a few days ago.

  • See how it’s done, Washington? May 2, 2011 12:00 AM
    Yesterday I attended a town-hall meeting sponsored by Michelle Mussman, our new state rep. While the skies opened up and the rain poured this Michelle (a Democrat) teamed up with our state senator, John Millner, and spoke to 30 friends and neighbors at the Roselle Town Hall. Together they brought us up to date on current legislation, shared mutual frustrations with the state’s financial woes and worked together to make everyone in the room a little smarter.

  • NW suburban legislators need to support special needs Dec 19, 2010 8:34 AM
    During the recent campaign in the 56th House District, issues took a back seat to attack mail, in convincing people to vote for either candidate. If the winner would have stopped long enough to listen, good ideas to help families with special needs children would have come out of it.

  • Millner wins re-election bid in 28th Senate race Nov 2, 2010 11:19 PM
    State Sen. John Millner said Tuesday that Democrats and Republicans in Springfield must work together if they are to solve the state's fiscal crisis. After an overwhelming victory in Tuesday's election, Millner will return to represent the 28th Senate District and encourage that collaboration.

  • Your Fox Valley voting scorecard Nov 1, 2010 6:07 PM
    It’s not just the governor, U.S. Senate and Congressional seats at stake Tuesday. Voters in the Fox Valley will have state senators and representatives, county board members, sheriffs, other county leaders and judges to elect and, in some cases, referendums to consider.

  • Charge of double-dipping off the mark Nov 2, 2010 10:08 AM
    The argument of 28th District State Senator wannabe, Corinne Plerog, doesn't hold water. She accuses State Sen. John Millner of “double-dipping.”

  • Ramey, Millner should keep seats Oct 25, 2010 12:57 PM
    While throwing out all of the politicians would be easy, it would not be prudent. Let’s remember that it is important to look at their accomplishments before we simply throw them out. I believe this to be even more important in our local races, specifically the races for the IL House and Senate.

  • ‘Double-dipping charges in 28th Senate race Oct 23, 2010 8:19 PM
    The Republican state senator in the 28th District says he has no apologies for collecting a pension after 31 years as a police officer while still working as a legislator. State Sen. John Millner of Carol Stream said he earned the retirement money during his long career as an Elmhurst police officer and chief.

  • State Senate, Dist. 28: Millner Oct 28, 2010 6:18 PM
    Voters in Illinois state Senate District 28 will choose Nov. 2 between incumbent Republican John Millner and Democratic challenger Corinne Pierog to represent an area including all or parts of Schaumburg, Bartlett, Roselle, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, St. Charles and Wayne.

  • State Senate candidate: End red-light cams Oct 5, 2010 8:47 PM
    The Democratic challenger for a state Senate seat says it’s time to end the use of red-light cameras in Illinois. Corinne Pierog of St. Charles argues the cameras have turned into little more than a way for towns to gouge taxpayers and make money.

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