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  • Sente hosts town hall meeting Jan 5, 2015 4:42 PM
    State Rep. Carol Sente will host a Back-To-Springfield Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 6, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Vernon Hills Park District’s Laschen Center, 294 Evergreen Drive in Vernon Hills.

  • Fox Valley residents made their marks in 2014 Jan 2, 2015 12:01 AM
    In 2014, Fox Valley residents made their mark on the suburbs. From breaking down barriers and helping homeless people to leading their communities, they all made a difference.

  • State Rep. Schmitz steps aside early; Andersson sworn in Jan 3, 2015 2:04 PM
    Former state Rep. Tim Schmitz, a Batavia Republican and 16-year veteran of the Illinois House, stepped down from the office a little more than a week early Friday, and the move allowed incoming Republican Steve Andersson of Geneva to be sworn in early in order to attend next week’s special session in Springfield.

  • State Rep. Marty Moylan forms panel to address O’Hare noise Dec 23, 2014 5:34 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan is forming an advisory committee to address noise issues at O’Hare International Airport.

  • Breen resigns from Lombard village board Dec 22, 2014 4:15 PM
    Peter Breen has submitted his resignation from the Lombard village board in preparation of taking on his new role as state representative for the 48th District. Breen has served on the board since 2011. He represented District 4 and held the position of acting village president.

  • Deerfield lawmaker rips Quinn for ‘last-minute patronage’ Dec 11, 2014 8:04 PM
    Another fellow Democrat is blasting Gov. Pat Quinn for helping a former aide get a job at the agency that runs U.S. Cellular Field weeks before Quinn finishes his term. State Sen. Julie Morrison of Deerfield says she’ll introduce legislation in January to prevent future governors from making similar appointments within 60 days of leaving office.

  • Energy assistance available in Lake County Dec 7, 2014 4:42 PM
    Lake County residents can apply for LIHEAP winter energy assistance program at the Community Action Partnership of Lake County, 1200 Glen Flora Ave. Waukegan.

  • Moylan appointed to new business panel Dec 3, 2014 6:48 PM
    State Rep. Marty Moylan has been appointed to a newly-created state commission aimed at increasing the number of American and Illinois-made products procured and sold by the state. The Support Your Neighbor Commission, which holds its first meeting Jan. 26, includes state legislators and members of business and labor in Illinois.

  • Franks: Wait on Lincoln Library decision Nov 20, 2014 4:23 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks, chairman of the State Government Administration Committee, says lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum from a state agency.

  • Like Manson, prisoners in Illinois can wed but not honeymoon Nov 19, 2014 5:53 PM
    Illinois inmates might look at Charles Manson's scheduled nuptials as a sign that anybody can get married. True, but Illinois prisons don't offer lavish wedding packages. And don't even think about a honeymoon.

  • Autopsy set for ISU student found in dorm room Nov 17, 2014 9:34 AM
    An autopsy is scheduled later this morning for an Illinois State University student found dead in his dorm room. In a news release, McLean County Chief Deputy Coroner Seth Reynolds says the male student from Bartonville was found unresponsive by campus police late Saturday afternoon. Family members had requested a check on his well-being.

  • Cellphones for soldiers Nov 16, 2014 11:55 PM
    The office of state Rep. Carol Sente in Lincolnshire again will be the collection point for the annual Cellphones for Soldiers drive through the end of the year.

  • Moynihan finally concedes House 56 race to Mussman Nov 14, 2014 4:46 PM
    Ten days after Election Day, Republican candidate Jim Moynihan called Friday to concede the 56th District state House race to Democratic incumbent Michelle Mussman. The election results from the 57 precincts in Cook and DuPage counties finally stabilized at 14,180 votes for Mussman and 13,417 for Moynihan, giving the incumbent 51.3 percent of the total in her bid for a third term.

  • Illinois teen mother could face adult sentence Nov 14, 2014 10:53 AM
    A 17-year-old central Illinois girl who authorities say left her newborn son in a dumpster could face an adult sentence if convicted of attempted murder.The State Journal-Register reportsa motion granted Thursday in Morgan County court says the Jacksonville girl would receive juvenile and adult sentences if she is convicted. Assistant state’s attorney Chad Turner says an adult sentence would be enforced if she didn’t meet the requirements of a juvenile sentence.

  • School board candidates must file papers with county, not local districts Nov 13, 2014 6:29 PM
    For the first time, people interested in running for a suburban school board post must filed their candidacy papers with the appropriate county, rather than the local school district office.

  • Dold a’going to the freshman dance, again Nov 13, 2014 5:06 PM
    Newly elected Bob Dold arrived in Washington, D.C. Wednesday for freshman orientation, the weeklong look at all you need to know to be a member of Congress. Not many people go through freshman orientation a second time.

  • NAMI walk raises $1000,00 to help those with mental illness Nov 11, 2014 4:20 PM
    More than 600 people came with their dogs to NAMIWalks, a 5K walk sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness–Cook County North Suburban. The walk was on Saturday, Oct. 18., in Blue Star Memorial Woods, Glenview Woods, and Harms Woods in Glenview.

  • Thillens: Thank you for your support Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Mel Thillens, the Republican candidate for House District 55, thanks everyone for their support and says he is encouraged, even with his loss, that the GOP is on the rebound in Illinois.

  • Oberweis: No plans for another run for Congress Nov 5, 2014 7:10 PM
    After watching Dick Durbin breeze to victory in the U.S. Senate seat Jim Oberweis loaned his campaign $1 million to seize, the dairy executive said he'll focus on his current political job - state senator.

  • Moynihan says he’ll never concede 56th District race to Mussman Nov 5, 2014 4:39 PM
    Democratic state Rep. Michelle Mussman of Schaumburg slightly extended her marginal lead over crosstown Republican challenger Jim Moynihan as the counting of provisional and mail-in ballots resumed Wednesday. But Moynihan said he wouldn’t concede the 56th District state House race until the counting is done — or even after, due to his suspicion of problems with touch-screen voting machines of the sort he said he encountered during early voting.

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