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  • Moylan backs Bogusz for Des Plaines mayor Dec 22, 2012 9:50 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.

  • Oberweis plans to focus on business retention to help 25th District Nov 8, 2012 3:29 PM
    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.

  • Naturalist certification program offered in Kane County Nov 7, 2012 4:02 PM
    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.

  • Des Plaines mayor reflects on road ahead in Ill. House Nov 7, 2012 1:07 PM
    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.

  • Des Plaines mayor wins 55th House seat Nov 7, 2012 12:32 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."

  • Kotowski beats O’Donnell to keep Senate seat Nov 7, 2012 12:26 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.

  • When it comes to Oberweis, just call him ‘senator’ Nov 7, 2012 12:46 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.

  • Top races in Kane County Nov 5, 2012 5:33 PM
    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.

  • Hot state races to watch in Northwest suburbs Nov 5, 2012 6:00 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 4:40 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 5:00 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 5:00 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."

  • Republican Mulligan backs Democrat Moylan Oct 24, 2012 1:53 PM
    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.

  • Taxes, business, school funding on 50th House, 25th Senate forum agenda Oct 22, 2012 11:46 PM
    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.

  • 55th House hopefuls talk pension reform Oct 22, 2012 6:58 PM
    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 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Democratic state Sen. Dan Kotowski over Republican Jim O'Donnell in Illinois Senate District 28.

  • Oberweis, Pierog differ on term limits for legislators Oct 16, 2012 1:16 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."

  • Less glitz, glamour in local debate prep Oct 14, 2012 7:46 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.

  • Pierog, Oberweis agree on combining treasurer, comptroller Oct 13, 2012 8:00 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 11:53 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican Jim Oberweis in the race for state Senate from the 25th District.

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