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  • Cellphones for soldiers Nov 16, 2014 11:55 PM
    The office of state Rep. Carol Sente in Lincolnshire again will be the collection point for the annual Cellphones for Soldiers drive through the end of the year.

     
  • Illinois teen mother could face adult sentence Nov 14, 2014 10:53 AM
    A 17-year-old central Illinois girl who authorities say left her newborn son in a dumpster could face an adult sentence if convicted of attempted murder.The State Journal-Register reportsa motion granted Thursday in Morgan County court says the Jacksonville girl would receive juvenile and adult sentences if she is convicted. Assistant state’s attorney Chad Turner says an adult sentence would be enforced if she didn’t meet the requirements of a juvenile sentence.

     
  • Moynihan finally concedes House 56 race to Mussman Nov 14, 2014 4:46 PM
    Ten days after Election Day, Republican candidate Jim Moynihan called Friday to concede the 56th District state House race to Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman. The election results from the 57 precincts in Cook and DuPage counties finally stabilized at 14,180 votes for Mussman and 13,417 for Moynihan, giving the incumbent 51.3 percent of the total in her bid for a third term.

     
  • School board candidates must file papers with county, not local districts Nov 13, 2014 6:29 PM
    For the first time, people interested in running for a suburban school board post must filed their candidacy papers with the appropriate county, rather than the local school district office.

     
  • Dold a’going to the freshman dance, again Nov 13, 2014 5:06 PM
    Newly elected Bob Dold arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for freshman orientation, the weeklong look at all you need to know to be a member of Congress. Not many people go through freshman orientation a second time.

     
  • NAMI walk raises $1000,00 to help those with mental illness Nov 11, 2014 4:20 PM
    More than 600 people came with their dogs to NAMIWalks, a 5K walk sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness–Cook County North Suburban. The walk was on Saturday, Oct. 18., in Blue Star Memorial Woods, Glenview Woods, and Harms Woods in Glenview.

     
  • Thillens: Thank you for your support Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mel Thillens, the Republican candidate for House District 55, thanks everyone for their support and says he is encouraged, even with his loss, that the GOP is on the rebound in Illinois.

     
  • Oberweis: No plans for another run for Congress Nov 5, 2014 7:10 PM
    After watching Dick Durbin breeze to victory in the U.S. Senate seat Jim Oberweis loaned his campaign $1 million to seize, the dairy executive said he'll focus on his current political job - state senator.

     
  • Moynihan says he’ll never concede 56th District race to Mussman Nov 5, 2014 4:39 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg slightly extended her marginal lead over crosstown Republican challenger Jim Moynihan as the counting of provisional and mail-in ballots resumed Wednesday. But Moynihan said he wouldn’t concede the 56th District state House race until the counting is done — or even after, due to his suspicion of problems with touch-screen voting machines of the sort he said he encountered during early voting.

     
  • Kifowit retains 84th House seat Nov 4, 2014 11:06 PM
    Voters in the 84th state House District have retained incumbent Democrat Stephanie Kifowit, who won re-election Tuesday against Republican Krishna Bansal by claiming 58 percent of the vote, according to unofficial election results.

     
  • Sandack gains new term in 81st House Nov 4, 2014 11:48 PM
    Republican incumbent Ron Sandack of Downers Grove retained his 81st state House district seat, claiming 60 percent of the vote in a contest against Democrat Elizabeth “Liz” Chaplin, according to unofficial election results Tuesday.

     
  • Nybo declares win for 24th Senate seat, jabs opponent, Cullertons Nov 5, 2014 12:02 AM
    Incumbent Republican Chris Nybo declared victory Tuesday to retain his seat in the 24th Senate District over Democratic challenger Suzanne Glowiak, whom Nybo said “ran the most deplorable campaign I’ve ever experienced. It was disgusting that she spent $750,000 to put out outright untruths and lies about my record.”

     
  • Naperville’s Wehrli wins in 41st House District Nov 4, 2014 11:17 PM
    Naperville City Council member Grant Wehrli has won a seat in the state legislature to represent the 41st House District, handily beating Democratic opponent Ed Agustin. Wehrli claimed 68 percent of the vote. “The first thing I want to focus on is getting our financial house in order,” he said. “We need to reprioritize our spending on things. Education would be a high priority for me, but it all must be done in a balanced budget.”

     
  • McSweeney wins second term in state House Nov 5, 2014 12:32 AM
    Republican state Rep. David McSweeney is headed for a second term in Springfield, easily defeating Democratic challenger Bill Downs in the race for the Illinois House 52nd District seat, according to unofficial results Tuesday. “I’m very thankful to my constituents and I will continue my fight to lower taxes and reduce spending in Springfield,” McSweeney said.

     
  • Wood Dale‘s Winger wins House 45 seat Nov 5, 2014 12:35 AM
    Republican Christine Winger, a member of the Wood Dale City Council, won the 45th House District seat Tuesday night, defeating Democrat Jenny Burke.

     
  • Morrison cruises to another term in Illinois House Nov 5, 2014 12:04 AM
    Incumbent Rep. Tom Morrison won a third term in the state legislature Tuesday night, cruising to victory over Democratic newcomer Laddi Singh in the race for the Illinois House 54th District seat, according to unofficial results. “I am really grateful that the people of this district approve of what I stand for,” said Morrison, who first captured the seat in 2010. “Ever since I first got elected I’ve tried to be a true representative of the wishes of the voters in the 54th District.”

     
  • Wheeler defeats Mains in District 64 Nov 4, 2014 11:04 PM
    Republican state Rep. Barbara Wheeler handily dispatched her opponent in the 64th House District race Tuesday. With all 38 precincts in Lake County and 49 precincts in McHenry County reporting, Wheeler garnered 20,284 votes, or more than 69 percent, in unofficial tallies against Democrat Joel Mains, who had 8,943 votes.

     
  • Republican Jesiel retains state House seat Nov 4, 2014 9:49 PM
    Republican state Rep. Sheri Jesiel secured a full term in the House on Tuesday. Jesiel had a strong lead over Democratic challenger Loren Karner all night in the race for the 61st District seat. With ballots in all 70 precincts counted Tuesday, Jesiel had 17,498 votes to Karner’s 12,547, unofficial results showed. That count gives Jesiel more than 58 percent of the vote.

     
  • Nekritz retains hold on north suburban House 57 Nov 5, 2014 12:39 AM
    State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, one of the authors of the state's pension reform package, easily held onto her north suburban House 57 seat Tuesday night over Mount Prospect tax attorney Bill Grossi.

     
  • Villa Park’s Conroy claims second term in 46th Nov 5, 2014 1:08 AM
    Democrat Deb Conroy of Villa Park won her second term to represent the 46th House District in Springfield, defeating Republican candidate Heidi Holan. Conroy garnered 11,730 votes while Holan received 10,783 votes.

     
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