Hartstein announces bid for state House seat October 20, 2017
Daily Herald
Former Buffalo Grove Mayor Elliott Hartstein on Friday formally announced his candidacy for the state House. Hartstein will run for the 59th District seat now held by fellow Democrat Carol Sente of Vernon Hills. Sente said last month she won't seek re-election.
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Schneider to speak at Lake County Chamber of Commerce breakfast Nov. 10 October 20, 2017
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider and state Rep. Carol Sente will be the featured speakers at the 2017 Lake County Chamber of Commerce annual Legislative Breakfast. The event takes place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at Independence Grove, 16400 Buckley Road, in Libertyville.
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Democrats in 6th District race to debate Sunday in Palatine October 19, 2017
Daily Herald
All eight Democrats making primary bids for the 6th Congressional District are scheduled to debate Sunday Oct 22 in Palatine. Officials from grass-roots organization People Over Party and The Coalition for a Better IL 6th say the 2 p.m. event at the Falcon Park Recreation Center, 2195 N. Hicks St., is the first time all declared candidates in the March 2018 primary will appear together in public.
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Lake County Republicans raffle off guns at fundraiser October 13, 2017
ABC 7 Chicago
"When it was brought to me, it was stunning, the thought of having this so shortly after what happened in Las Vegas, I mean you still have a lot of families grieving," said Lake County Democratic Party Chairman and State Senator Terry Link.
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Protest organized ahead of GOP gun raffle in Kildeer October 12, 2017
Daily Herald
Seventeen gun control and political groups are protesting the 2nd Amendment Dinner and Gun Raffle fundraiser hosted by the Lake County Republicans in Kildeer Friday night. At least a dozen firearms will be raffled off at the $75-per-person event, according to promotional materials, including at least two safes filled with guns.
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Hitting the ground running October 9, 2017
Daily Herald
New Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, who was sworn in to replace Elaine Nekritz this week, has hit the ground running, pushing legislation he calls "common-sense gun-safety measures" in the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. Carroll is co-sponsoring legislation that would prevent those on the FBI Terrorist Watch list from obtaining a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card and would allow the state to revoke existing FOID cards from those on the watch list.
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Walker to run for his former House seat October 9, 2017
Daily Herald
Former Democratic state Rep. Mark Walker of Arlington Heights said Monday he plans to make a bid for his old House seat
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6th District candidate forum planned October 6, 2017
Pioneer Press
Eight Democratic candidates running in the primary for the U.S. House seat representing the 6th District will meet in a public forum at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Barrington Area Public Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington.
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Letters of intent are being accepted by College of Lake County to fill open trustee position October 5, 2017
The NewsSun
To be eligible to serve as a trustee, applicants must reside in District 532, which includes Lake County, Illinois. Interested persons should send a onepage letter (fax, email, delivery, or mail) to: Karen Senase, Executive Assistant to the President, College of Lake County President's Office, Room L223, 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030. Fax: (847) 543-3017.
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7 Democrats running for governor will square off at forum in Mount Prospect October 4, 2017
Daily Herald
Confirmed participants are state Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston, Madison County superintendent Bob Daiber of Marine, Chicago activist Tio Hardiman, Kenilworth businessman Chris Kennedy, Vernon Hills business owner Alexander Paterakis, Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar and Chicago businessman J.B. Pritzker.
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Jonathan Carroll Sworn In As 57th District State Rep. October 4, 2017
Journal & Topics
Northbrook resident Jonathan Carroll was sworn in last night as the replacement for State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-57th), who served her last day as a state legislator after 15 years in the legislature Monday.
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Former Mundelein trustee Kim running for Lake County treasurer October 2, 2017
Daily Herald
Former Mundelein Trustee Holly Kim has announced she'll run for Lake County treasurer next year.
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Democratic 14th Congressional District candidates square off at forum September 25, 2017
NorthWest Herald
Democratic Party candidates in the 14th Congressional District primary race talked climate change, health care, education and a multitude of other topics at a candidates forum last week at the Amalgamated UAW Local 145ís Union Hall in Montgomery.
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State Rep. Sente says she won't seek re-election September 12, 2017
Daily Herald
Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente is the latest in a long string of moderate suburban lawmakers to leave office. She will not seek another term in 2018, she told the Daily Herald exclusively.
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Lake County Lines September 10, 2017
The NewsSun
A handful of Lake County offices will be up for election next year, which means those thinking about running for office can start the process now. The open offices with primaries in March are county clerk, treasurer, sheriff, regional superintendent of schools, 14 county board seats and North Shore Water Reclamation District trustees. The County Board districts include Lindenhurst and Round Lake Heights's 3rd, Fox Lake's 5th, Grayslake's 6th, Waukegan's 8th and 9th, Mundelin's 10th, Highland Park's 11th, Park City's 14th, Libertyville's 15th, Island Lake's 17th, Vernon Hills' 18th, Lake Zurich and Barrington's 19th, Buffalo Grove's 20th and Lincolnshire's 21. Precinct committeemen and Lake Forest aldermen will also have their general elections in March. Those running as candidates for an established political party can turn in their petition papers full of signatures between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4.
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Schneider to launch re-election campaign Saturday September 7, 2017
Daily Herald
Congressman Brad Schneider will formally kick off his re-election campaign Saturday in his hometown of Deerfield. The Democratic representative will seek his second consecutive term, and third overall, serving the 10th District of Illinois, which encompasses most of Lake County and portions of northern Cook County. The event begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Warehouse Eatery, 833 Deerfield Road in Deerfield.
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