Articles filed under 11th Congressional District

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  • Rep. Bill Foster: Opposing vaccines is wrong Feb 5, 2015 5:28 AM
    A week after a measles case was confirmed in the suburbs, U.S. Rep. Bill Foster spoke on the House floor Wednesday to criticize the idea that vaccinations could be optional. “Measles may not spread as fast as erroneous soundbytes and tweets, but they both have the potential to cause a great amount of damage,” Foster said.

     
  • U.S. reps from suburbs sound off on Obama’s speech Jan 20, 2015 11:06 PM
    Suburban members of Congress had these reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. His speech sought to highlight recent economic gains and propose, among other things, free community college for qualifying students.

     
  • Local legislators invite teachers, students to State of the Union Jan 16, 2015 7:03 PM
    Local Democratic members of Congress are trying to highlight President Barack Obama’s education message with their picks of guests to take to next week’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

     
  • Suburban congressmen starting new term try to strike bipartisan tone Jan 7, 2015 1:01 AM
    Suburban members of Congress struck a conciliatory tone as they were sworn in to a new term on Tuesday. Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold of Kenilworth was the only change in the suburban delegation. He replaces Democrat Brad Schneider. He said Tuesday voters expect both parties to work together after a Congress that flirted with deadlines and led to a government shutdown. “I don’t know too many people who think Washington is working,” Dold said.

     
  • Dold, new Congress get started Tuesday Jan 2, 2015 5:00 AM
    When the new class of Congressional representatives is sworn in Tuesday, the suburbs will have just one change to its lineup as Republican Bob Dold of Kenilworth takes over from Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider of Deerfield. This week, Dold stressed he'll work to be a “thoughtful independent voice” from the north suburban 10th Congressional District.

     
  • Top leaders give Cuba move mixed reviews Dec 17, 2014 6:44 PM
    Local leaders react after President Barack Obama Wednesday announced the release of American prisoner Alan Gross from Cuba and a move toward a diplomatic relationship with the country.

     
  • Riopell: Kirk says 2016 opponents have ‘quite a hill to climb’ Nov 21, 2014 6:27 AM
    Eyes now turn to the 2016 election, and Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk told Political Editor Mike Riopell he's confident he'll be re-elected. "No way am I going to retire," said Kirk, who'll be in the majority party come January.

     
  • Foster holds on to 11th Congressional seat Nov 5, 2014 12:17 AM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster defeated Republican challenger Darlene Senger Tuesday and will keep his 11th Congressional District seat. Senger, a state representative from Naperville, conceded shortly before 10:30 p.m. and Foster spoke with cheering supporters a few minutes later.

     
  • Hot races in the Tri-Cities area Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Kane County sheriff's race highlights a roster of election contests Tuesday that are guaranteed to produce a new office holder. Other hotly contested races include: Kane County Board District 11, the 14th and 11th Congressional Districts, and the 50th State House seat.

     
  • Hot races in DuPage County Nov 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    Voters throughout DuPage County will travel to the polls on Tuesday to pick who will represent them at the county, state and congressional level. Here’s a look at four of the hottest races DuPage voters will be deciding.

     
  • Foster, Senger debate political advertising Oct 29, 2014 5:56 PM
    The 11th Congressional District race hasn’t been littered with attack ads, but both candidates have made it a point to raise questions about the political advertising put out by their opponent. Early in the campaign, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville sent out a mailer that said his top priority is “to support policies that strengthen the middle class and bring good jobs to our region.”

     
  • Foster, Senger talk guns, national security Oct 28, 2014 1:39 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and his Republican challenger, state Rep. Darlene Senger, go toe-to-toe on issues involving gun control and the war on terror in the 11th Congressional District race.

     
  • Women’s issues cause tension for Foster, Senger Oct 23, 2014 8:51 PM
    Democratic incumbent Bill Foster and Republican challenger Darlene Senger trade jabs in Naperville over women's rights issues.

     
  • 11th hopefuls discuss foreign policy, environment Oct 22, 2014 11:29 PM
    With election season heating up, the two candidates for the U.S. 11th Congressional District seat have grown accustomed to debating popular topics such as immigration, healthcare and changes to the tax code.During a forum at Congregation Beth Shalom in Naperville Wednesday, however, Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster and his challenger, Republican State Rep. Darlene Senger, had a chance to offer their viewpoints on some less discussed items, such as international relations and environmental issues.

     
  • Foster, Senger debate gridlock, minimum wage Oct 20, 2014 6:56 PM
    Republican challenger Darlene Senger was on the attack during much of a televised debate in which she called Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster a “do-nothing” candidate. Senger, a state representative from Naperville seeking Foster’s 11th Congressional District seat, said the incumbent hasn’t helped move the country forward since taking the post in 2013.

     
  • Affordable Care Act divides Foster, Senger Oct 13, 2014 10:13 PM
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says the Affordable Care Act is succeeding in its goals of increasing access to “quality, affordable health care,” but his Republican challenger for the 11th District seat, Darlene Senger, says it is “government at its worst.”

     
  • Endorsements: Foster for Congress, Dist. 11 Oct 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends incumbent Democrat Bill Foster for the 11th Congressional District.

     
  • Foster, Senger disagree on immigration approach Oct 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Democratic Congressman Bill Foster and his opponent in the Nov. 4 election, Republican challenger Darlene Senger, both have different ideas when it comes to implementing immigration reform. The two Naperville residents are competing for the 11th District congressional seat.

     
  • Darlene Senger: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:53 PM
    Candidate information for Darlene Senger, running for 11th District U.S. Representative

     
  • Bill Foster: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2014 3:54 PM
    Candidate information for Bill Foster, running for 11th District U.S. Representative

     
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