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  • Marty Moylan

    Moylan backs Bogusz for Des Plaines mayorDec 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Outgoing Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan is backing 3rd Ward Alderman Matt Bogusz, who will be one of three candidates vying for the mayoral post in April. So far, two other hopefuls have filed candidate petitions for mayor: former Des Plaines mayor Tony Arredia, and 6th Ward Alderman Mark Walsten.

     
  •  Jim Oberweis watches election results Tuesday night at a Geneva restaurant.

    Oberweis plans to focus on business retention to help 25th District Nov 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Newly elected state senator Jim Oberweis reiterated Wednesday that he thinks the best thing he can do for residents of the 25th District is improve the climate for business in the state, saying that would "certainly help" people.

     
  •  Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan thanks Mary Pat Monteleone, left, and Kathleen Fergus for their support, while visiting with patrons at the Sugar Bowl restaurant after winning the 55th State House District race in Tuesday’s election.

    Des Plaines mayor reflects on road ahead in Ill. House Nov 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Knees weary from walking the campaign trail roughly 60 hours a week in the run-up to Tuesday's election, newly-elected Democratic state Rep. Marty Moylan stopped in at the Sugar Bowl restaurant in downtown Des Plaines Wednesday morning to thank supporters. He will leave his post as mayor of Des Plaines in January.

     
  • Naturalist certification program offered in Kane County Nov 7, 2012 12:00 AM
    Discover the nature of Kane County and become a certified naturalist. The Kane County Certified Naturalist program offers new learning opportunities in the setting of our native woodlands, prairies and wetlands.

     
  •  Kane County Board Chairman-elect Chris Lauzen of Aurora shares a laugh with Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove Tuesday as election results flow in at a Kane County Republican Party in Geneva. Oberweis was elected state senator in the 25th District, according to unofficial results.

    When it comes to Oberweis, just call him ‘senator’Nov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Jim Oberweis will finally get to take an oath of office. The Sugar Grove Republican was the winner Tuesday in the race to become the state senator for the 25th District. With all precincts reporting, he defeated Democrat Corinne Pierog of St. Charles with 50,948 votes to 37,568, according to unofficial totals.

     
  • Dan Kotowski

    Kotowski beats O’Donnell to keep Senate seatNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski beat Republican challenger Jim O'Donnell in the race to represent the 28th Senate District. During the campaign, Kotowski focused on his track record and accomplishments in the Senate over six years.

     
  • Des Plaines mayor wins 55th House seatNov 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan was poised to win the 55th House District seat Tuesday, beating Park Ridge Republican Susan Sweeney by more than 2,000 votes. With 70 of 73 precincts counted, Moylan had 19,438 votes to Sweeney's 17,161 votes. "We've got to work on some important issues," he said. "Jobs, taxes, pensions were high on the residents' minds when we were going door-to-door."

     
  • Tao Martinez, left, opposes Rob Russell for Kane County Coroner in the 2012 General Election.

    Top races in Kane CountyNov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    There are plenty of hot races in Kane County to keep an eye on Tuesday. We take a look at a few, along with state legislative races.

     
  • Sidney Mathias and Carol Sente

    Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbsNov 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    State legislative candidates may not command the same day-to-day attention as presidential and congressional hopefuls, but Illinois is grappling with enough crises of its own this year that several Springfield races are hot enough to give Northwest suburban voters reason to head to the polls Tuesday.

     
  • Pierog for 25th Senate Nov 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    An Elburn letter to the editor: Illinois faces many tough decisions — balancing its budget, pension reform, encouraging economic growth among them. That's why I'm supporting Corinne Pierog to serve us in Springfield from the 25th Senate District.

     
  • Mulligan’s backing of Moylan pointless Nov 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mike Sweeney, the GOP commiteeman of Elk Grove Township says Rosemary Mulligan's endorsement of Marty Moylan is meaningless. "I do not put a great deal of weight behind an endorsement from a state house veteran who could not collect enough petition signatures to get on the ballot for her own re-election," he writes.

     
  • Happy that Moylan will decline pension Oct 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Gene Spanos of Park Ridge was impressed by a conversation he had with Marty Moylan, candidate for state rep in the 55th district. "It was refreshing to hear that Mr. Moylan would opt out of his pension if elected this November," he writes. "Marty Moylan is showing yet again that he is the type of proven leader needed in Springfield."

     
  • Rosemary Mulligan

    Republican Mulligan backs Democrat Moylan Oct 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Longtime Republican state Rep. Rosemary Mulligan is crossing party lines to back Democratic Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan for the Illinois House over Republican Susan Sweeney of Park Ridge. Moylan and Sweeney are competing for the 55th Illinois House District.

     
  •  Corinne Pierog, left, Democratic candidate for the state 25th Senate District; Republican Jim Oberweis, her opponent; state Rep. Kay Hatcher, a Republican seeking re-election to the 50th House seat; and Democrat Andrew Bernard, her opponent, answer questions at a League of Women Voters of Central Kane County forum Monday in Geneva.

    Taxes, business, school funding on 50th House, 25th Senate forum agenda Oct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    Candidates for the state House District 50 and Senate District 25 campaigned Monday at a League of Women Voters of Central Kane County forum in Geneva.

     
  • Marty Moylan opposes Susan Sweeney in the 55th State House District race.

    55th House hopefuls talk pension reformOct 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    When it comes to fixing the state’s pension gap, 55th House District candidates agree the solution must be negotiated with employees. Political newcomer Republican Susan Sweeney faces Democrat Marty Moylan, mayor of Des Plaines, on Nov. 6.

     
  • Endorsement: Kotowski over O’Donnell in 28th Senate District Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski over Republican Jim O'Donnell in Illinois Senate District 28.

     
  • Jim Oberweis, left, opposes Corrine Pierog in the 25th Senate District for the 2012 General Election.

    Oberweis, Pierog differ on term limits for legislators Oct 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    Corinne Pierog and Jim Oberweis, state Senate candidates in the 25th District, have different takes on whether allowing legislators serve for years and years is good for the people. Oberweis, the Sugar Grove Republican, has vowed to serve no more than eight years. Pierog, a Democrat from St. Charles, doesn't dispute that longtime politicians might become beholden to contributors and lobbyists. But there already is a term limit, she said. "It's called the vote."

     
  • Tammy Duckworth, left, opposes Joe Walsh in the 8th Congressional District for the 2012 General Election.

    Less glitz, glamour in local debate prepOct 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Before their first debate, President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney hunkered down for last-minute preparations, with standins for their opponents. On a local level, there's less glitz and less opportunity to practice for debates for congressional and state offices. Still, candidates and their staffs have some strategies up their sleeves.

     
  • Jim Oberweis, left, opposes Corrine Pierog in the 25th senate district for the 2012 General Election.

    Pierog, Oberweis agree on combining treasurer, comptrollerOct 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Asked about specific budget cuts he would make, Republican Jim Oberweis offered an idea that has been proposed in several states, and was once successful in Illinois: Cut the size of the legislature. Democrat Corrine Pierog suggests money could be brought in by taxing state workers’ pension incomes, at graduated rates. She also believes money could be found in pension reform, but is leery of shifting the burden for school pensions to school districts and colleges without giving them total control.

     
  • Endorsement: Oberweis over Pierog in 25th Senate District Oct 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Jim Oberweis in the race for state Senate from the 25th District.

     
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