Forum to stage all Democrats seeking 6th Congressional nod December 8, 2017
Daily Herald
Candidates will get to make their case as they answer questions posed by NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern.
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Waukegan, Fox Lake among Lake County communities unveiling Illinois bicentennial flag December 4, 2017
The NewsSun
State Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan, said the bicentennial makes him think of when Lake Country celebrated its 200th anniversary 41 years ago. "I think we should all be excited about it. In 1976, there was a lot of excitement and enthusiasm, and we should be doing the same in Illinois. This lets everyone know about it," Link said at the flag ceremony.
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Rep. Schneider talks tax reform at town hall December 3, 2017
The NewsSun
The new national tax reform proposal that was passed by Republicans early Saturday was the main issue raised by those in attendance at a "Congress on Your Corner" event hosted by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, hours later in Gurnee. The 55 people that gathered inside the Woodland Middle School library Saturday morning were mainly concerned about what will happen now that the massive reform plan appears headed for approval.
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Meet Rep. Schneider in Gurnee November 30, 2017
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider will meet with interested constituents and answer questions Saturday Dec 2 during a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Gurnee. The Deerfield Democrat, who represents Illinois' 10th District, will appear from 10 to 11 a.m. at Woodland Middle School, 7000 W Washington St.
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Yingling hosting office hours, open house events November 28, 2017
Daily Herald
State Rep. Sam Yingling, a Democrat from Grayslake, is hosting satellite office hours in Wauconda and a Holiday Open House in Round Lake Beach this December.
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Watergate prosecutor to keynote 10th District Democrats award dinner November 28, 2017
Daily Herald
Watergate prosecutor and MSNBC contributor Jill Wine-Banks will be the keynote speaker at the Tenth Congressional District Democrats' annual Awards Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 17, at the Hyatt Regency Deerfield.
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Democrat joins crowded field for 17th District Lake County Board seat November 28, 2017
Daily Herald
The winner of the likely three-way primary for the GOP nomination in Lake County Board District 17 can expect to face a Democratic opponent in November's general election. Maria Peterson, a 22-year resident of North Barrington and member of the village's plan commission, announced Tuesday she will run for the seat as a Democrat. "While this is my first run for a large-scale office, I am thrilled that I can bring my skills of listening, mediation/negotiation, research and analysis, and advocacy to the table," Peterson said in her announcement.
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Lake County candidates to start filing for March primary Monday November 24, 2017
The NewsSun
The names at the top of the March primary ballots will start to be determined Monday Nov 27 as candidates vying for statehouse seats, the Lake County board and some countywide offices begin filing their petition papers. Candidates for established political parties have a week, through Dec. 4, to file the paperwork and signatures required to get them on primary ballots and those that get their papers in first can ensure their name is at the top of the list.
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Environmental town-hall event in Highland Park November 22, 2017
Daily Herald
An environmental town-hall event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at the Highland Park Library, 494 Laurel Ave. State Sen. Julie Morrison, Lake County Board Member Paul Frank, and Highland Park Councilman Kim Stone will host environmental experts on issues related to clean energy and solar power, urban flooding, recycling and composting.
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Filing period for 2018 candidate nominating petitions begins Nov. 27 November 21, 2017
Daily Herald
The filing period continues through Monday, Dec. 4. Petitions will not accepted after 5 p.m. Dec. 4.
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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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