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  • 14th Congressional candidates disagree on how to combat ISIS Oct 18, 2014 7:36 AM
    Randy Hultgren, the incumbent Republican in the 14th Congressional District, wants more congressional input on where and how American military force is used around the globe. But his Democratic challenger, Dennis Anderson, said the U.S. must learn from its "mistakes" in Iraq and Afghanistan by developing something other than a military solution to terrorist groups in the Middle East.

  • Senate hopefuls at odds on minimum wage Oct 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin didn't buy any meatballs or bookshelves at Ikea in Schaumburg Thursday but he did tout the retailer's move to a higher minimum wage. His opponent in the November election Jim Oberweis has his own plan for low-paid workers.

  • Schneider, Dold to debate -- but only on TV Oct 17, 2014 1:57 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and Republican challenger Robert Dold will discuss the issues facing the nation and the 10th District in two televised debates this week. The matchups are the only instances Dold, of Kenilworth, and Schneider, of Deerfield, will debate face-to-face before the Nov. 4 election. They've appeared at the same events but never on a stage simultaneously.

  • Ebola outbreak sparks finger-pointing in Senate race Oct 16, 2014 6:44 PM
    The Centers for Disease Control officials are learning on the job as the agency confronts cases of the deadly ebola virus in the U.S., U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Thursday. O'Hare started screening passengers but Durbin said banning flights from west Africa could be counter-productive. His election opponent Sen. Jim Oberweis countered that Durbin and the feds were "asleep at the switch."

  • Minimum wage divides 14th Congressional candidates Oct 16, 2014 10:06 PM
    Candidates for the 14th Congressional District have opposing views on increasing the minimum wage. Incumbent Republican Randy Hultgren fears it would kill jobs. He wants to create more non-entry level jobs via tax reform. Challenger Dennis Anderson, a Democrat, believes an increase would spur spending and fuel economic growth.

  • Schneider’s 3rd quarter fundraising, spending tops Dold’s in 10th District race Oct 16, 2014 8:09 PM
    U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider's re-election committee raked in more than $1.1 million during the last three months, setting a new fundraising record for the 10th District.

  • Biden coming to Vernon Hills next week to stump for Schneider Oct 15, 2014 2:13 PM
    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Vernon Hills next week to promote early voting and stump for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider’s re-election bid. Biden will appear at the Sullivan Community Center on Oct. 22 with Schneider and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.

  • 6th Congressional hopefuls differ on health care reform Oct 15, 2014 5:20 AM
    Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam says he feels the structure of the Affordable Care Act is very unstable, and he's of the opinion that it is "collapsing as it's being constructed." But his Democratic challenger for the 6th Congressional seat, Michael Mason, says he has agreed with "pretty much everything" that has been done with the act so far. He is unhappy, however, with how polarized the issue has become.

  • Duckworth announces military retirement Oct 14, 2014 3:46 PM
    Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, who lost both legs when the Blackhawk helicopter she was piloting was shot down during combat operations in Iraq, has announced her retirement from the military. The announcement is on the heels of the 46-year-old announcing she was pregnant with her first child last month. Duckworth, a first-term Democrat from Hoffman Estates, is seeking a second term against Republican Larry Kaifesh of Carpentersville in the upcoming Nov. 4 election.

  • 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.

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