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  • Springfield marks 150 years since Lincoln funeral Mar 29, 2015 7:00 AM
    Re-enactors plan to don period dress for a solemn, historically accurate funeral procession through Springfield just like what happened following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Events are set for May 1-3 and might offer a fresh reason to tour Springfield’s history.

     
  • In 2016 campaign, the lament of the not quite rich enough Mar 29, 2015 7:35 AM
    Bundlers who used to carry platinum status have been downgraded, forced to temporarily watch the money race from the sidelines. They’ve been eclipsed by the uber-wealthy, who can dash off a seven-figure check to a super PAC without blinking. Who needs a bundler when you have a billionaire?

     
  • Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, attacks Clinton Mar 29, 2015 12:31 PM
    Former tech exec Fiorina likely GOP presidential candidate, sees Clinton confidence issue

     
  • Arlington Hts. trustee candidates join business-focused forum Mar 29, 2015 4:31 PM
    A business-focused Arlington Heights trustee candidate forum will be held Tuesday, March 31 following a business after hours at the Rolling Green Country Club, 2525 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • Officials provide legislative update in Rolling Meadows Mar 29, 2015 4:56 PM
    The League of Women Voters of the Palatine area is sponsoring a Legislative Update with seven local officials at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows.

     
  • Trust, communication key issues in Dist. 200 board race Mar 29, 2015 7:21 AM
    Better communication and increased trust with the community is a goal of all five candidates for the Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 board of education. The candidates, which include incumbents Jim Gambaiani and Jim Vroman, and newcomers Chris Crabtree and Judith Zapf, are vying for three open seats.

     
  • Wiggly words on immigration from potential Republican field Mar 28, 2015 7:00 AM
    Wiggly words on immigration from 2016 Republican prospects show volatility of the issue

     
  • Hundreds rally against Indiana religion law Mar 28, 2015 3:08 PM
    Since Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill into law Thursday, Indiana has been widely criticized by businesses and organizations around the country, as well as on social media with the hashtag (hash)boycottindiana. Local officials and business groups around the state hope to stem the fallout, though consumer review service Angie’s List said Saturday that it is suspending a planned expansion in Indianapolis because of the new law.

     
  • Llama escapade brings government regulators Mar 28, 2015 3:04 PM
    “They just totally destroyed everything I had planned for my retirement,” Karen Freund said. “We’ve taken them to schools before. Now they’re telling me I can’t do anything, even like a photo shoot.”

     
  • Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders Mar 28, 2015 9:24 AM
    How tricky is immigration in 2016 campaign? Check out the wiggly words from the GOP prospects

     
  • St. Charles Park District hopefuls weigh in on $28M tax increase Mar 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    Candidates for the St. Charles Park District board weighed in on the district's pending $28 million tax increase referendum at a League of Women Voters forum Thursday night.

     
  • Are the early primary states a big deal anymore? Mar 27, 2015 11:27 AM
    Clout may be receding for the early primary states that have long shaped presidential races

     
  • Gov. Walker in Texas, out of sight during immigration flap Mar 27, 2015 5:55 PM
    Wisconsin's Walker visits Texas border out of public eye during dispute on immigration stance

     
  • Daily Herald disputes Long Grove candidates’ mailer Mar 27, 2015 6:03 PM
    A recent mailer in the Long Grove trustee race appeared to imply the Daily Herald had endorsed an entire slate when in fact the newspaper had endorsed only one of its members. “In my opinion, it’s an unconscionable effort to mislead voters and misrepresent who we actually endorsed,” said Daily Herald Assistant Manager Editor/Opinion Jim Slusher.

     
  • Will Grass Lake District 36 students get a new school? Voters to decide April 7 Mar 27, 2015 6:03 AM
    On April 7, Grass Lake District 36 residents will be asked to approve an $11.6 million school construction project. Under the plan, officials will borrow about $5.6 million to help pay for the work. The remaining $6 million will come from district savings.

     
  • Duckworth to announce Senate bid Monday Mar 27, 2015 5:58 PM
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Hoffman Estates will announce a 2016 bid for U.S. Senate Monday, a source said, possibly setting the stage for Democratic primary battle on the path toward a race with Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Highland Park.

     
  • Sleepy Hollow referendum forums start Saturday Mar 27, 2015 5:56 PM
    Sleepy Hollow village officials will make their case for why they are seeking a roughly 82 percent increase in the village property tax rate on April 7 in the first of three forums, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The village seeks to collect an additional $428,571 yearly from its more than 3,300 residents. “The forecast is for the village to deplete its savings within the next three years,” Village President Stephan Pickett said. “We are drawing down our reserves and are not putting anything away for the expenses of tomorrow.”

     
  • What do Campton Hills candidates really want? The answers vary Mar 27, 2015 5:36 PM
    Eight candidates seeking the three trustee seats, along with that of the president on the Campton Hills village board, were asked if they had one wish for the village. Several opted for a town hall meeting to help mend wounds and end board strife while another openly wished that her opponents were completely off the board.

     
  • Six candidates tout what they would bring to Maine Township Dist. 207 school board Mar 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    Six people running for the Maine Township High School District 207 board are touting their experiences and what they would bring if elected to the board. The field of candidates includes a longtime incumbent, two other incumbents who were recently appointed to the board, and three political newcomers.

     
  • FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core Mar 27, 2015 7:00 AM
    FACT CHECK: Republicans reaching for White House take liberties when attacking Common Core

     
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