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  • Biden plans to show in suburbs for Schneider Oct 13, 2014 7:13 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden is set to join the parade of national Democrats flooding Illinois to help the party’s candidates when he stumps for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider in the suburbs next week.

     
  • Dold, Schneider talk about Congress’ image problem Oct 13, 2014 7:12 PM
    Democrat Brad Schneider says his time in Congress has opened his eyes to the extensive political gridlock groipping the Capitol. Republican challenger Robert Dold said his two years in Congress showed him how little faith people have in their elected leaders. The candidates talked about these and other issues in separate interviews with the Daily Herald.

     
  • Affordable Care Act divides Foster, Senger Oct 13, 2014 10:13 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says the Affordable Care Act is succeeding in its goals of increasing access to “quality, affordable health care,” but his Republican challenger for the 11th District seat, Darlene Senger, says it is “government at its worst.”

     
  • 6th District candidates debate how to handle terrorism Oct 11, 2014 7:31 AM
    Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam and 6th District Democratic challenger Michael Mason agree that the U.S. needs to keep a close eye on the Islamic State terrorist group, but they disagree on exactly how. Last month, Roskam, of Wheaton, voted yes reluctantly to President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train rebels in Syria to fight ISIS. Mason said he mostly supports Obama's strategy regarding ISIS.

     
  • Endorsements: Foster for Congress, Dist. 11 Oct 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends incumbent Democrat Bill Foster for the 11th Congressional District.

     
  • Endorsement: Roskam for Congress, Dist. 6 Oct 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Republican Peter Roskam in the Sixth Congressional District.

     
  • Our endorsement for Congress, Dist. 14: Hultgren Oct 13, 2014 11:26 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Randy Hultgren for the 14th Congressional District seat.

     
  • Endorsement: Duckworth for Congress Dist. 8 Oct 9, 2014 5:47 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Tammy Duckworth for the 8th Congressional District seat.

     
  • Dold and Schneider to appear at forum Saturday in Grayslake Oct 9, 2014 4:09 PM
    Congressional hopefuls Brad Schneider and Robert Dold will be among the candidates at a political forum Saturday in Grayslake. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Paul Vallas, also are scheduled to attend.

     
  • Dold, Schneider talk Islamic State threat Oct 9, 2014 10:55 AM
    Both candidates running for Illinois’ 10th Congressional District seat view the Islamic State group as a danger to the U.S. Incumbent Democrat Brad Schneider specifically wants to train rebels to fight the foe and to fund their battle, while Republican challenger Robert Dold believes building a coalition force in the Middle East is the answer.

     
  • Duckworth, Kaifesh disagree on what to do with 'Obamacare' Oct 8, 2014 5:08 AM
    Neither Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth nor her 8th District Republican challenger Larry Kaifesh see the Affordable Care Act — often referred to as “Obamacare” — as the perfect remedy for the nation's health care needs. But they hold different opinions on whether the changes made by the act have done more harm than good, and whether improvements can be made within the confines of the existing legislation.

     
  • Foster, Senger disagree on immigration approach Oct 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Democratic Congressman Bill Foster and his opponent in the Nov. 4 election, Republican challenger Darlene Senger, both have different ideas when it comes to implementing immigration reform. The two Naperville residents are competing for the 11th District congressional seat.

     
  • Same-sex marriage ruling shows divisions between Oberweis, Durbin Oct 7, 2014 10:01 AM
    State Sen. Jim Oberweis reacts to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage during a Daily Herald editorial board session. Oberweis is running for U.S. senator against incumbent Dick Durbin, who held the opposite view.

     
  • Schneider goes after Dold as “reliable Republican” in 10th Oct 3, 2014 6:42 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider on Friday chipped away at Republican challenger Robert Dold’s efforts to paint himself as politically independent, saying the former lawmaker would allow the GOP’s “agenda of no” to persist if elected in November. Schneider made the comments during an hourlong discussion with representatives of the Daily Herald editorial board.

     
  • Hultgren ducking LWV forum request Oct 2, 2014 4:46 PM
    A Kane County letter to the editor: The Central Kane County, Elgin, McHenry County and DeKalb County Leagues have asked Rep. Randy Hultgren on multiple occasions to participate in a forum in anticipation of the Nov. 4 election. Unfortunately, Mr. Hultgren and has staff have failed to respond to these requests.

     
  • Riopell: North suburban race for Congress drives ballot requests Oct 3, 2014 5:42 AM
    A hot race for Congress in the north suburbs could be behind a surge of mail ballot requests in Lake County. Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and Republican challenger Bob Dold are scurrying for votes and trying to take advantage of the law allowing people to vote by mail without having to explain why they can't vote on Election Day.

     
  • Tammy Duckworth: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Tammy Duckworth, running for 8th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Hilaire Shioura: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Hilaire Shioura, running for Senate

     
  • Vince Kolber: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Vince Kolber, running for 5th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Susanne Atanus: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Susanne Atanus, running for 9th District U.S. Representative

     
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