New state Rep. Carroll to host coffee with constituents November 15, 2017
Daily Herald
New state Rep. Jonathan Carroll will meet with residents Saturday morning Nov 18 in Mount Prospect to discuss state and local issues and answer questions. Carroll, the 57th District representative appointed last month after Elaine Nekritz's resignation, will host a "Coffee and Conversation" from 10 to 11 a.m. at Panera Bread, 1065 N. Elmhurst Road in Mount Prospect.
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'Indivisible' political group to hold congressional candidate meet-and-greet in Algonquin November 10, 2017
NorthWest Herald
Indivisible NW IL will host a congressional candidate town hall meet-and-greet Sunday Nov 12. The event will be from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. at the Algonquin Area Public Library Districtís Branch Library, 115 Eastgate Drive. District 6 Democratic candidates Grace Haaf, Ryan Huffman and Sean Casten, along with District 14 Democratic candidate Matt Brolley, will be in attendance
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New Vernon Township supervisor will run for state Rep. Carol Sente's seat November 9, 2017
Daily Herald
Vernon Township Supervisor Daniel Didech announced he is going to run to replace Democratic state Rep. Carol Sente after she steps down as the representative for the 59th Illinois House District at the end of her term.
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8 Democratic Candidates In 6th District Race To Hold Forum November 7, 2017
District 6 swung in favor of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, but has traditionally been a Republican-dominated district. The forum is co-sponsored by The Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th and the student-led Glenbard Civics Club and will take place on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
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Durbin in suburbs: GOP tax plan would hurt middle-income families November 6, 2017
Daily Herald
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said middle-income Illinois families would be hit especially hard by the House Republicans' proposed tax plan and urged congressional lawmakers to "come home" and talk to constituents before voting on the fast-moving measure.
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Highland Park's Nancy Rotering joins state attorney general race October 26, 2017
Pioneer Press
Highland Park Mayor Nancy Rotering officially announced her candidacy Thursday for Illinois Attorney General, portraying herself as a fighter who battled the National Rifle Association all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Bill inspired by Waukegan school board member could give felons second chance to run for local office October 25, 2017
The NewsSun
A bill making its way through the Illinois General Assembly could decide the pending question of whether a decades-old conviction means a Waukegan school board member can no longer sit on the board. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, and approved by the Senate in a 40-17 vote Wednesday, would allow those convicted of a felony to run for local office if they finished their sentences at least 15 years ago and haven't committed a crime since
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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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