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Former Buffalo Grove mayor Hartstein weighing run for state House
By Steve Zalusky
Sep 17, 2017 6:02 PM
Former Buffalo Grove Village President Elliott Hartstein is circulating nominating petitions for a potential run to replace outgoing state Rep. Carol Sente.
Nekritz gathering signatures for bid for attorney general
By Kerry Lester
Sep 17, 2017 10:25 PM
A retiring suburban lawmaker is the latest to express interest in becoming Illinois' attorney general. Elaine Nekrtiz of Northbrook told the Daily Herald Sunday evening that she was surprised as anyone by news Friday that Chicago Democrat Lisa Madigan announced she would not be seeking re-election for a fifth term Friday.
Editorial: The flaws in the Electoral College
Daily Herald Editorial Board
Sep 18, 2017 11:01 AM
Donald Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton was just the latest example of the Electoral College overruling the will of the popular vote in electing a president. In this editorial, the Daily Herald argues it's time for the country to re-examine the usefulness of that system.
Trump sparks anger in U.K. over tweets on London attack
By Thomas Penny and Tim Ross
Sep 15, 2017 10:45 AM
Tweets from the U.S. president following a terrorist attack Friday prompted an immediate backlash. Among his critics was Nick Timothy, until recently one of British Prime Minister Theresa May's most senior aides.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan won't seek new term in 2018
Daily Herald report
Sep 15, 2017 1:48 PM
Four-term Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not run for re-election in 2018, she announced Friday.
Palatine Democrat launching 'youth movement' to claim 6th Congressional seat
By Marie Wilson
Sep 15, 2017 4:31 PM
A 31-year-old Palatine resident says it will take a "youth movement" to win the 6th District seat in the U.S. Congress for the Democrats, and he aims to do just that.
Trump says deal 'fairly close' on young immigrants, DACA
By ERICA WERNER and JILL COLVIN
Sep 14, 2017 9:14 AM
President Donald Trump says he's "fairly close" to reaching a deal with congressional leaders on protections for young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But the president says he needs "massive border security." Trump spoke Thursday morning -- after denying assertions by Democratic leaders that they reached an agreement with him on the so-called DACA program.
Hultgren pushes for CHIP funding ahead of looming expiration
By James Fuller
Sep 13, 2017 5:02 PM
Congressman Randy Hultgren will push for CHIP reauthorization in an upcoming budget vote. There are 250,000 Illinois kids who rely on the Children's Health Insurance Program.
Cook County soda tax repeal vote could be delayed
By Kerry Lester
Sep 13, 2017 8:43 AM
Opponents of Cook County's so-called soda tax are expected to move for a repeal Wednesday, but there's no guarantee the measure will be brought up for a vote by the county board.
Kane County state's attorney opposed to legalized marijuana
By Harry Hitzeman
Sep 12, 2017 4:22 PM
Eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and a committee of Illinois lawmakers is considering a bill that would do the same. Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon opposes the move.
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