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  • Hastert among Republicans supporting immigration reform Apr 22, 2014 8:20 PM
    Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “morally right” and business-minded decision, an election-year move they hoped would help break the stalemate.

     
  • Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP Apr 23, 2014 11:13 AM
    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Republicans not just visiting these places, but discussing issues pertinent to their circumstances. That’s the thinking behind the 2016 GOP presidential prospect’s current visit to the two Midwestern metropolitan areas, where Paul said the Republican issue of school choice could appeal to minority parents.

     
  • New Lake County GOP leader wants unity Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
    The newest leader of Lake County’s Republican Party calls himself a conservative. But unlike those conservatives who dismiss anyone with views even slightly different from theirs, Mike Amrozowicz isn’t about to write off socially moderate members of the GOP. “I think it’s foolish,” Amrozowicz said of the all-or-nothing attitude. “It’s really simple math.”

     
  • Illinois GOP leaders to urge immigration reform Apr 18, 2014 5:53 AM
    Candidate for governor Bruce Rauner and other top Illinois Republicans will join the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition at a gathering next week to urge Congress to adopt immigration reform. The event — called “Immigration Reform: Bottom-Line 2014” — will be at the Chicago Club on Tuesday. CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, state trade associations and hundreds of Latino and Asian business people will urge a vote on Capitol Hill. They say reform is “politically smart, economically sound, and morally right.” Along with Rauner, GOP leaders expected to attend are former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, former governors Jim Edgar and James Thompson, Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, and Republican legislative leaders Sen. Christine Radogno and Rep. Jim Durkin.

     
  • Kane Co. GOP selects Hartwell as new party chairman Apr 16, 2014 10:40 PM
    Kane County Republicans elected Tom Hartwell as their new party chairman Wednesday night, the third person to hold the gavel in as many conventions. “For too long, too much of our energy here in Kane County has been focused inward on our differences, both personal and philosophical, and not on our real task — taking our state and country back with the help of Republicans, independents and even Democrats," Hartwell wrote.

     
  • Lake County GOP chooses new leader Apr 16, 2014 9:59 PM
    Lake County’s Republican Party has a new leader. Former Warren Township GOP Chairman Mike Amrozowicz unseated Wauconda Township’s Bob Cook during the party’s biennial convention at the Midlane Golf Resort in Wadsworth.

     
  • Walsh to speak to Palatine Twp. GOP Mar 31, 2014 6:00 PM
    The Palatine Township Republican Organization will feature political commentator and former congressman Joe Walsh at their regular monthly meeting Saturday, April 5. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, starts at 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8:30 a.m., at the PTRO office, 839 N. Quentin Road, Palatine.

     
  • Elgin councilwoman Anna Moeller selected to fill Farnham’s seat Mar 29, 2014 6:34 PM
    Democratic leaders have selected Elgin Councilwoman Anna Moeller to fill the Illinois House seat left vacant by the resignation of Keith Farnam. Moeller will be officially sworn in Sunday, officials said. Kane County Republican leaders said Moeller’s selection “opens the door” for a GOP victory in November.

     
  • Brin to challenge for GOP chairman: Mar 24, 2014 5:20 PM
    Lake County Circuit Clerk Keith Brin on Monday announced his candidacy for chairman of the Lake County Republican Party.

     
  • Editorial: Campaign ’14 and the politics of distraction Mar 23, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says that while some will try to shape Election '14 as a matter of class warfare, that's in reality the politics of distraction, and with so much at stake, voters need to recognize it for what it is.

     
  • GOP asks — again — for Atanus to quit 9th Congressional race Mar 21, 2014 6:56 PM
    State and local Republican leaders are once again asking Susanne Atanus to withdraw from the 9th congressional race. Atanus won the GOP primary Tuesday with a 1,400-vote margin and expressed hope the party would come around and back her in the general election against Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Those hopes were dashed this week by both the Cook County GOP and the state party. “The Cook County Republican Organization believes that Atanus should drop out of the race,” said Chairman Aaron Del Mar.

     
  • Rauner has support from some non-Republicans Mar 20, 2014 2:30 PM
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he has the backing of some Illinois Democrats and independents. Speaking Thursday at a news conference in downtown Chicago, the Winnetka venture capitalist says he’s received support from more than 20 community leaders.

     
  • Will national Republicans support Kaifesh in 8th? Mar 20, 2014 6:06 AM
    After winning the Illinois 8th District GOP primary race, Larry Kaifesh is hopeful the National Republican Congressional Committee will financially help his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Right now, Duckworth holds a funding edge of nearly $900,000.

     
  • Incumbents come out strong in McHenry County Board GOP races Mar 19, 2014 2:27 PM
    With all precincts reporting in three of four GOP races, updated figures show several incumbents are among those winning nominations for McHenry County Board.

     
  • Andersson cites focus on state finances for 65th state House win Mar 18, 2014 11:46 PM
    Steven Andersson won the GOP nomination in the 65th District state House race Tuesday night.

     
  • Senger victorious in 11th Congressional District Mar 18, 2014 11:46 PM
    State Rep. Darlene Senger of Naperville won her hard-fought Republican primary Tuesday and will advance to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill Foster in the 11th Congressional District in the November general election.

     
  • Breen takes Republican nomination in 48th House race Mar 19, 2014 12:19 AM
    Lombard trustee Peter Breen has taken the Republican nomination in the 48th House district, ousting longtime Rep. Sandra Pihos from her seat, according to unofficial election results. With all precincts reporting, Breen garnered about 57 percent of the vote, while Pihos, of Glen Ellyn, received about 43 percent.

     
  • Three new faces on Kane Co. Board Mar 19, 2014 9:38 AM
    Primary winners are Don Ishmael, Bill Lenert and John Martin in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11. None have November opponents.

     
  • Cantore breezes to primary win for DuPage forest president Mar 19, 2014 10:34 AM
    Joe Cantore was the runaway victor Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Unofficial results show Cantore with 52,546 votes and Mary Lou Wehli with 28,951.

     
  • Bartels in lead for Lake County seat Mar 18, 2014 9:01 PM
    Consultant Chuck Bartels was leading the three-way Republican race for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat Tuesday night.

     
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