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  • Schmidt statement Oct 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    Full text of statement released Wednesday by state Sen. Suzi Schmidt

     
  • State Sen. Suzi Schmidt said Wednesday she will be able to perform her job as state senator as she works through her personal difficulties.

    Suzi Schmidt staying in Senate despite 911 call controversyOct 5, 2011 12:00 AM
    Embattled state Sen. Suzi Schmidt isn't stepping down and will seek re-election in 2012, the Lake Villa Township Republican said Wednesday. “I believe I can and will continue to serve the citizens of Lake County with the same dedication and energy I've had for the past 25 years,” Schmidt said in a five-paragraph statement emailed to the media.

     
  • Moving on from a public mistake Oct 4, 2011 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Suzi Schmidt made a serious mistake when she called 911 during a personal crisis and identified her 'connections,' but, a Daily Herald editorial says, that alone should not force her out of office.

     
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    Lake GOP leader says it’s premature to talk about replacing Schmidt in Senate Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    With questions swirling about state Sen. Suzi Schmidt’s political future, Lake County’s Republican Party leader on Friday denied a list of potential successors has been compiled. “It would not be right to start doing that before Suzi even had a chance to make a decision,” local GOP Chairman Bob Cook said.

     
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    Lake GOP leader says it’s premature to talk about replacing Schmidt in Senate Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    With questions swirling about state Sen. Suzi Schmidt’s political future, Lake County’s Republican Party leader on Friday denied a list of potential successors has been compiled. “It would not be right to start doing that before Suzi even had a chance to make a decision,” local GOP Chairman Bob Cook said.

     
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    Radogno: Schmidt revelations “extremely troubling” Sep 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    The state Senate’s top Republican on Thursday called the 911 recordings stemming from state Sen. Suzi Schmidt’s domestic problems “extremely troubling.” Senate GOP leader Christine Radogno also said she has been speaking with Schmidt as the freshman senator from Lake Villa Township “makes important decisions regarding her personal and professional life.”

     
  • Schmidt's statement Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Suzi Schmidt mentioned being a former Lake County Board chairman and her “connections” on a December call asking a 911 dispatcher to ignore her husband if he summoned help, according to a recording released Wednesday. Moreover, the Republican senator alluded to politics again Monday when speaking to Lake County sheriff's deputies who were called to the couple's home by her husband, Robert, because of a purported domestic dispute. No charges were filed.

     
  • Republican Suzi Schmidt of Lake Villa Township, with her husband, Robert, and mother Lou Reyes as they await election results on the night she defeated Democrat Michael Bond for the Senate District 31 seat.

    Did state Sen. Schmidt use clout on domestic disturbance police call? Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Suzi Schmidt mentioned being a former Lake County Board chairman and her “connections” on a December call asking a 911 dispatcher to ignore her husband if he summoned help, according to a recording released Wednesday. Moreover, the Republican senator alluded to politics again Monday when speaking to Lake County sheriff's deputies who were called to the couple's home by her husband, Robert, because of a purported domestic dispute. No charges were filed.

     
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    Schmidt, husband involved in domestic dispute; no charges filed Sep 27, 2011 12:00 AM
    State Sen. Suzi Schmidt and her husband were involved in a domestic dispute that will not result in criminal charges, officials said Tuesday. It is the second time in six weeks the Lake Villa couple has been involved in a domestic dispute. The previous report also did not result in any charges being filed.

     
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    Grayslake Democrat entering state senate primary Aug 31, 2011 12:00 AM
    Lake County Board member Melinda Bush of Grayslake plans to seek statewide office in the spring primary. Bush announced Wednesday that she'll run in the Democratic primary in Senate District 31, which is represented by Republic Suzi Schmidt of Lake Villa.

     
  • State leaders to host children’s health, safety fair Aug 23, 2011 12:00 AM
    State Rep. Ed Sullivan and State Sen. Dan Duffy have announced they will co-host a Children’s Health and Safety Fair Saturday, Aug. 27.

     
  • Suzi Schmidt spent a decade as chairwoman of the Lake County Board. She's leaving the panel in January to join the state Senate.

    Schmidt looks back at Lake Co. careerDec 11, 2010 12:00 AM
    As she prepared to end her 10-year run as Lake County Board chairman, Suzi Schmidt had an office to clean out. So there she was, in a turtleneck sweater and blue jeans, sorting through papers, awards, budget binders, photographs and countless other knickknacks and mementos that had accumulated in her 10th-floor office at the county government center in Waukegan.

     
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    Schmidt plans to use consensus-building skills in state senateNov 3, 2010 12:00 AM
    Republican Lake County Board Chairwoman Suzi Schmidt says she’s confident she can be an effective state senator, even as part of the minority in the Democrat-controlled chamber.

     
  • Suzi Schmidt, Republican candidate for the 31st state Senate seat, center, laughs with her husband Bob Schmidt and her mom Lou Reyes as they wait for election results at Antioch Golf Club Tuesday night.

    Schmidt defeats Bond for 31st Senate seatNov 2, 2010 12:00 AM
    Republican Lake County Board Chairwoman Suzi Schmidt is stepping up to statewide office. Schmidt, 59, of Lake Villa, topped Democratic state Sen. Michael Bond for the 4-year, Senate District 31 seat that was up in Tuesday's election. Bond was elected to his first term in 2006.

     
  • Lake County voters get their say Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM
    Whether it be with relief the bombardment of nasty political ads is ending or with conviction that at last your chance to have a say has arrived, voters statewide and locally head to the polls with a lot at stake.

     
  • 14 state races pass $1 million fundraising markOct 29, 2010 12:00 AM
    It just keeps rolling in. In a seven-day span, the number of state legislative races crossing the $1 million fundraising threshold has increased from 10 to 14.

     
  • Bond delivers for Lake County Oct 29, 2010 12:00 AM

     
  • With a week to go until the Nov. 2 election, 10 legislative races three of them in the suburbs have passed the $1 million mark in terms of fundraising dollars, putting them among the most expensive campaigns in Illinois history.

    10 legislative races where spending hit $1 million Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM
    With a week to go until the Nov. 2 election, 10 legislative races three of them in the suburbs have passed the $1 million mark in terms of fundraising dollars, putting them among the most expensive campaigns in Illinois history.

     
  • State Senate District 31: Schmidt Oct 19, 2010 12:00 AM
    The race for the Illinois Senate from District 31 in northern Lake County is a competitive one between two solid candidates — incumbent Democrat Michael Bond of Grayslake and Lake County Board Chairwoman Suzi Schmidt, a Republican from Lake Villa.

     
  • Grayslake Central hosts candidate forumOct 19, 2010 12:00 AM
    Grayslake High School District 127 students and the Lake County League of Women Voters of Lake County and will host a forum for the 8th Congressional District, state Senate District 31 and state House District 62 races.

     
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