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  • Naperville mayor candidate Krause suggests finding new city manager Jan 27, 2015 5:35 PM
    Naperville could be in store for a new city manager if one candidate for mayor -- Doug Krause -- wins the race. Krause, who has worked with four city managers during his 26 years on the council, says it could be time to look into hiring a new top administrator to replace Doug Krieger. “Personally, I think we should review the possibility of having a new city manager to address the new current issues that are coming up," Krause said.

     
  • Mundelein candidate slams branding project as waste of time and money Jan 27, 2015 2:21 PM
    A Mundelein trustee candidate on Monday soundly criticized the village's recent branding campaign, calling it “a waste of time.”

     
  • U-46 board candidate apologizes for offensive Facebook post Jan 27, 2015 5:45 PM
    “It was a youthful indiscretion,” said Cody Holt, a candidate for Elgin Area School District U-46 school board facing a slew of criticism for a Facebook post in which he used a derivative of the “N” word casually addressing his best friend, who is black. Screenshots of Holt’s original post from June 12, 2012, have been shared on various Facebook pages — “Elgin Township Democrats” and “School District U-46 Uncensored” — in the last couple of days. Holt took down his original post Monday.

     
  • Former Arlington Heights mayor Mulder picked for horse racing board Jan 27, 2015 5:49 PM
    Former Arlington Heights Mayor Arlene Mulder has been named to the state board that regulates horse racing. Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed the 20-year mayor to sit on the Illinois Racing Board today. The board sets the annual race calendar for tracks across the state, including Arlington International Racecourse.

     
  • Campton Hills ballot battle drags on Jan 26, 2015 6:02 PM
    If the campaign for Campton Hills village president and trustee offices is as hard-fought as the battle to just get on the ballot, it will be quite an election. Attorneys for people seeking village offices this spring had another day in Kane County court Monday trying to sort out who voters will choose from — be it either a primary election on Feb. 4 or the municipal election on April 7.

     
  • Des Plaines candidate forums scheduled Jan 26, 2015 4:12 PM
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of Des Plaines is sponsoring three candidate forums for those running in contested city aldermanic races in the April 7 election. Residents of the 4th, 6th and 7th wards will be able to ask questions of the candidates, either orally or in writing.

     
  • Candidate drops out: Jan 26, 2015 6:13 PM
    One of the candidates running for seats on the Wauconda village board on Monday announced she’s withdrawing.

     
  • Naperville mayor candidates offer different traffic fixes Jan 26, 2015 4:56 PM
    The average Naperville resident struggling to drive north during the morning rush and south in the evening has at least one thing in common with the candidates to be the city’s mayor: They’re all concerned about traffic. All four mayoral candidates say traffic is a problem in Naperville, but they offer different solutions to fix it. “We have traffic problems because people want to be in Naperville,” candidate Marty Walker said. “The unfortunate side is you can’t get through Naperville.”

     
  • Trio of veteran school board members running again Jan 26, 2015 9:07 AM
    Plenty of incumbents will be on the ballot in April's local elections -- but few have served as long as school board veterans Merv Roberts, Terry Moons and Marge Loizzo. The trio has more than a century of combined experience, with tenures date back to the 1970s and 1980s.

     
  • Editorial: Obama draws lines in the partisan sand Jan 25, 2015 5:01 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says President Barack Obama talks eloquently about bipartisanship, but his challenge now is to actually work for it.

     
  • Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer dies at 81 Jan 25, 2015 9:32 PM
    Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer died Saturday at the age of 81. Just two months before passing, George Kramer got to see his son, Donald Kramer, be sworn in as Kane County Sheriff.

     
  • Possible GOP candidates pitch ideas at Iowa forum Jan 24, 2015 9:20 PM
    Rick Santorum, the former senator from Pennsylvania who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses, said the GOP needs to do a better job convincing working Americans that Republicans are on their side.“We don’t win because too many people don’t think we care about them. We have to show them not just by saying we do, but by having policies and a message where they can see it and feel it in us,” Santorum said as he called for lower taxes, less regulation and stronger family values.

     
  • Obama to cut short India trip to visit Saudi Arabia Jan 24, 2015 2:05 PM
    President Obama’s willingness to visit Saudi Arabia, a country with ties to the terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks, could give critics a fresh reason to question why the president did not stand with Western allies in a symbolic show of defiance against violent extremism.

     
  • Rauner promises ‘competitive’ salaries for business leaders joining team Jan 23, 2015 10:13 PM
    Business leaders tapped to join Illinois’ new executive team will be offered “competitive” salaries to lure them out of the private sector, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday. The Winnetka Republican said he plans to announce more advisors in the next few weeks. “We’re going to pay what we need to to bring in talented people,” Rauner said.

     
  • Topinka left $1 million in campaign fund Jan 23, 2015 2:57 PM
    Close to $1 million is still sitting in the late Judy Baar Topinka’s campaign fund and no plans for the money have been made public. At the beginning of the year, the committee had $993,834.49 on hand, and a top elections attorney said the campaign fund’s top staff can decide to donate it to other campaigns, give it to charity or return it to donors.

     
  • Police investigated in case of dead Argentine prosecutor Jan 23, 2015 7:19 PM
    The 51-year-old prosecutor was found Sunday night slumped in the bathroom of his apartment with a bullet wound in his head. His death came days after he gave a judge a report alleging President Cristina Fernandez secretly reached a deal to prevent prosecution of former Iranian officials accused of involvement in the 1994 bombing of Argentina’s largest Jewish center, the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association. The attack killed 85 people and injured more than 200.

     
  • Amazon to collect Illinois sales tax starting Feb. 1 Jan 23, 2015 3:09 PM
    Online retail giant Amazon will start collecting sales taxes Feb. 1. Before, online outfits like Amazon that had no physical connection to Illinois didn’t have to collect state sales taxes, but shoppers were still supposed to pay the sales taxes they owed every year.

     
  • What issues roil Washington? Obama’s veto threats are clues Jan 23, 2015 11:12 AM
    President Barack Obama has a telling hit list. The veto threats that he’s issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out between Congress and the White House, and even the pique between the president and GOP congressional leaders.

     
  • Editorial: Facts don’t support gambling expansion Jan 22, 2015 5:01 AM
    Though proponents of expanding gambling in Illinois say they'll present a new bill this session, the time for that is past. Casino revenue continues to drop and it's evident adding casinos simply rearranges the pot of gambling dollars, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Obama highlights child care in GOP strongholds Jan 22, 2015 2:26 PM
    Wrapping up a two-day sales trip to conservative states to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama pitched expanded child care Thursday to help families make ends meet, while calling for less of the political division that has rendered Washington virtually dysfunctional.

     
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