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Endorsement: Vealitzek for Lake County Board District 10 October 17, 2018
Daily Herald
Jessica Vealitzek is committed to integrity in politics, communication and better transparency/disclosure. Ethics reform is an issue in light of recent misuse of county-issued credit cards.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20181017/endorsement-vealitzek-for-lake-county-board-district-10


ENDORSEMENT: Terry Link for Illinois Senate in the 30th District October 17, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
The Senate failed to approve the grand bargain, but Terry Link, a Democrat from Vernon Hills, is convinced the effort was worthwhile. “It led to getting a budget done” later that summer, he says, “and getting some smart-minded moderate Republicans to vote with us on that.”
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/terry-link-endorsement-illinois-senate-30th-district-2018-general-election/


Tom Georges in the 26th District October 17, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
Tom Georges of Mundelein spent 31 years in the Army, achieving the rank of colonel. Though a Democrat, he credits that experience with shaping him as a fiscal conservative. “As a military officer, I was required to stay within my means,” he said in a meeting with the Sun-Times Editorial Board. “I had to prioritize. I had to set my goals, set my objectives and stay within the financial means that I was given.”
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/endorsements-ann-gillespie-chris-nybo-illinois-senate-2018-general-election/


Mary Mahady: Candidate profile October 17, 2018
Daily Herald
About 80% of the voters I have spoken to as I canvass the district say that is the issue that concerns them the most. Our property tax system needs to be revamped to make it fair for all.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181017/mary-mahady-candidate-profile


Democratic candidate’s new Woodstock office up and running October 16, 2018
NorthWest Herald
With less than a month left before the election, Democratic candidate for the 14th Congressional District Lauren Underwood will be finishing the last leg of her campaign in a new office in downtown Woodstock, 129 E. Van Buren St. Campaign spokeswoman Andra Belknap said Underwood’s team moved from its original office on Calhoun Street in Woodstock because it needed a larger space.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/15/democratic-candidates-new-woodstock-office-up-and-running/abfcpqx/


6th Congressional District candidate Casten aims to bring accountability to office October 16, 2018
NorthWest Herald
Sean Casten, who has never held public office, said he was inspired to run for Congress after the 2016 election. "I sort of felt that everything that matters to me after the November election was under attack," Casten said. "Not just prioritizing climate change, but having people in elected office who will make decisions based on facts rather than politics."
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/16/6th-congressional-district-candidate-casten-aims-to-bring-accountability-to-office/ae22953/


Endorsement: Edly-Allen in Illinois House 51 October 16, 2018
Daily Herald
The two differ broadly on many issues, but Mary Edly-Allen's political independence and common-sense approach to Illinois' problems make her our choice. We endorse Edly-Allen in District 51.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181016/endorsement-edly-allen-in-illinois-house-51


Democrats Underwood, Casten outraise GOP rivals October 16, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
The Democrats in the biggest Chicago area House races, Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten, vastly outraised their GOP incumbent rivals in the last quarter, according to Federal Election Commission reports filed on Monday.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/democrats-underwood-casten-outraise-gop-rivals-roskam-hultgren-last-quarter/


Final choices for Illinois Senate October 16, 2018
Chicago Tribune
Voters should get behind Mary Mahady, of McHenry, who has a plan to reform property taxes. She’s an expert on the abuse of homeowner exemptions, a practice that costs honest taxpayers plenty. Send a message, McHenry County. Are you tired of politicians handing off seats to pals instead of waiting for voters to decide? If so, vote for Mahady.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-senate-endorse-election-two-20181010-story.html


Robin O'Connor: Candidate Profile October 13, 2018
Daily Herald
Polling places need to be located geographically aligned with voter accessibility, diversity and opportunity for all economic levels. Polling places and voting options represent the base of our democratic principals, thus placement selections need to be set according to law statute.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181013/robin-oconnor-candidate-profile


A Scientist And Clean Energy Advocate Is Gaining Ground in Chicago's 'Hottest Congressional Race' October 13, 2018
Science Alert
Sean Casten, who holds degrees in molecular biology and biochemical engineering, has been working to profitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions for more than a decade. During his time in the clean energy industry, he has come to realize just how often policy stands in the way of progress. "Our political environment too often rewards people who make decisions and pass laws for short-term political gain, leaving citizens to deal with the factual fallout," he told Science AF in a recent interview.
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https://www.sciencealert.com/scientist-clean-energy-advocate-sean-casten-chicago-congressional-race


Cook County looking for election judges in Northwest suburbs October 12, 2018
Daily Herald
Applicants must complete the required training, set up the voting equipment the night of Nov. 5 and serve from 5 a.m. until the results are transmitted and the equipment has been packed on election night. Election judges earn $200 and equipment managers earn $340.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181012/cook-county-looking-for-election-judges-in-northwest-suburbs


Underwood talks health care during McHenry County campaign stops October 11, 2018
NorthWest Herald
Residents in the 14th Congressional District got several chances Thursday to hear the story of Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood on the campaign trail.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/11/underwood-talks-health-care-during-mchenry-county-campaign-stops/akv7217/


Election 2018 candidate: Tom Georges, State Senate District 26 October 11, 2018
NorthWest Herald
I always credit support for our military and veterans. Caring for and giving credit to those who have served to maintain our freedom and defended our rights as citizens of the United States. For the three top legislative priorities I list 1 – Getting the budget back on track, 2 – Protecting Women’s Rights, and 3 – Providing checks and Balances regarding Fiscal Responsibility.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/09/27/election-2018-candidate-tom-georges-state-senate-district-26/ayf3fru/


Maria Peterson Profile October 11, 2018
Daily Herald
I want to be a problem solver for residents in this district and I want people to always have a place to get answers, even if their problem doesn't directly concern the County Board. I want to bring people together to make sure their concerns are addressed effectively. I was raised to believe that if you take on a job, you should work at it above and beyond expectations. That's how I have always approached a job and the job of county board member will be treated no differently.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20181010/maria-peterson-profile


14th Congressional District candidate Underwood raises $2M in 3rd quarter October 9, 2018
NorthWest Herald
With a little less than a month before the Nov. 6 election, 14th Congressional District candidate Lauren Underwood announced that her campaign has raised more than $2 million in the third filing quarter of 2018.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/09/14th-congressional-district-candidate-underwood-raises-2m-in-3rd-quarter/aoh9oyd/


Sean Casten: Candidate for Congress, 6th District October 9, 2018
WTTW
My top priorities are: (1) Promote a fact-based approach to policy making, including but not limited to climate change; (2) support a forward-looking economy that builds the middle class, develops clean energy and infrastructure jobs, and expands programs that assist with college costs; and (3) restore public faith in our institutions and electoral process.
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https://news.wttw.com/2018/10/09/sean-casten-candidate-congress-6th-district


Endorsement: Daily Herald recommends Underwood over Hultgren in 14th Congressional District October 8, 2018
Daily Herald
Lauren Underwood is a centrist. She holds the positions you might expect of a Democrat on women's health issues, immigration, the Robert Mueller investigation and climate change, but doesn't go so far as to embrace the nationwide legalization of marijuana or withdrawing from intervention in world conflicts. Her knowledge of issues across the spectrum is impressive. Her stances on the issues are reasonable.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20181008/endorsement-daily-herald-recommends-underwood-over-hultgren-in-14th-congressional-district


ENDORSEMENT: Sean Casten for Congress in the 6th District October 7, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
Our endorsement goes, with enthusiasm, to Sean Casten, a clean energy entrepreneur from Downers Grove who has committed to holding at least four town meetings a month.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/endorsement-sean-casten-congress-6th-district-democrat-2018-general-election/


As wave of women runs for office, Dems hoping for a boost from Lauren Underwood in Illinois' 14th District October 5, 2018
Pioneer Press
With the emerald fairways of the Pinecrest Golf Club in Huntley serving as a serene backdrop through the picture windows behind her, Lauren Underwood held a conversation centered on Social Security issues with a crowd of potential suburban voters. The group assembled for the wide-ranging policy discussion with the Democratic nurse from Naperville consisted mostly of people 65 and older and primarily women.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-met-underwood-hultgren-voter-issues-20181001-story.html


Sen. Link: Bill that could allow McHenry County township consolidation has merits October 4, 2018
NorthWest Herald
A proponent of consolidation as a means to collapse redundant forms of government collecting taxes from Illinois residents, Terry Link said voters should have the power to decide whether townships should stay or go. “I’ve been a leader on that aspect of that for a long, long time,” Link said.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/02/sen-link-bill-that-could-allow-mchenry-county-township-consolidation-has-merits/aiimdkr/


Election 2018 candidate: Trisha Zubert, Rep. District 64 October 4, 2018
NorthWest Herald
I'm supportive of putting a question before the voters that allows for a change in how we tax in the State of Illinois. There's too much of a tax burden placed on the middle class right now. I want a tax plan that lowers the burden on the middle class and places more of the burden on those who can most afford to pay it
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/04/election-2018-candidate-trisha-zubert-rep-district-64/aerwwsl/


Election 2018 candidate: Lauren Underwood, 14th Congressional District Representative October 4, 2018
NorthWest Herald
I’m a registered nurse. I’ve spent my career expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare for families across the country. My opponent is a career politician who has repeatedly voted to jeopardize healthcare for folks in our district. That’s exactly why I’m running – because this community deserves better.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/04/election-2018-candidate-lauren-underwood-14th-congressional-district-representative/akelj4t/


Election 2018 candidate: Brad Schneider, 10th Congressional District representative October 4, 2018
NorthWest Herald
I know the only way we can really improve health care, get dark money out of politics and make Washington work for the rest of us is by working towards bipartisan solutions. That’s why I helped organize the Problem Solvers Caucus, bringing together Democrats and Republicans to solve the challenges we face.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/04/election-2018-candidate-brad-schneider-10th-congressional-district-representative/a30yn74/


6th Congressional District Democratic nominee: Sean Casten October 1, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
On Sept. 20, Democrat Sean Casten appeared before the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. Watch the video above to find out why he’s running for the 6th Congressional District seat in Illinois in the 2018 general election.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/sean-casten-6th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-2018-general-election/


Election 2018 candidate: Sean Casten, 6th Congressional District October 1, 2018
NorthWest Herald
We have to defend and expand access to healthcare, and I believe the federal government plays an important part in this process. We should do this for moral reasons, but we should also do it for economic reasons: every single country that has universal health care has better health outcomes and spends less per capita on health care.
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https://www.nwherald.com/2018/10/01/election-2018-candidate-sean-casten-6th-congressional-district/au31r3y/


Candidates forum Oct. 6 at Barrington library September 28, 2018
Daily Herald
Candidates in state and federal races have been invited to a forum Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Barrington Area Library.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180928/candidates-forum-oct-6-at-barrington-library


Former Vice President Biden gives Underwood endorsement for District 14 seat September 25, 2018
NorthWest Herald
“Lauren Underwood has devoted her career to helping people in her community live healthy lives,” Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement. “I’m inspired by her commitment to public service and thankful for her work to make high-quality, affordable health care available to millions of families across the country. Our health care is not the only issue on the ballot this fall. The Violence Against Women Act is up for reauthorization. We need representatives like Lauren, people of character and conviction, who will continue the work of changing the culture around sexual assault.”
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http://www.nwherald.com/2018/09/24/former-vice-president-biden-gives-underwood-endorsement-for-district-14-seat/ao9jip/


Naperville Congressional candidate Lauren Underwood to get ice cream made in her honor by Ben and Jerry September 22, 2018
Pioneer Press
Naperville Democrat Lauren Underwood is one of seven Congressional candidates being backed by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield — co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream — and for whom they will be naming an ice cream flavor for this fall.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/naperville-sun/news/ct-nvs-underwood-ben-jerry-ice-cream-flavor-st-0923-story.html


League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forums September 19, 2018
Daily Herald
Voters have a chance to hear from local candidates on three separate dates this October during candidate forums co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palatine and the League of Women Voters Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180918/league-of-women-voters-to-host-candidate-forums


Pritzker to speak at Schaumburg Democrats breakfast Oct. 14 September 19, 2018
Daily Herald
Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker will be the keynote speaker at the Schaumburg Area Democrats' annual Meet the Candidates Breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 14, at Chandler's Chophouse & Grill, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Other speakers will include Secretary of State Jesse White, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, state senators Laura Murphy and Michelle Mussman, state representatives Michelle Mussman and Fred Crespo, Democratic candidates for the Water Reclamation District, Cook County clerk candidate Karen Yarbrough, Cook County assessor candidate Fritz Kaegi, Cook County 15th District commissioner candidate Kevin Morrison and judicial candidates.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180919/pritzker-to-speak-at-schaumburg-democrats-breakfast-oct-14


CLC Trustee nominating petitions available for April 2019 election September 18, 2018
The NewsSun
Nominating petitions for two positions on the College of Lake County Board of Trustees are now available. Candidates for the positions will be placed on the ballot for the April 2, 2019 election, and the term of office for each position is six years. The two positions are currently held by Barbara D. Oilschlager and Julie B. Shroka. Election packets are available in the CLC Administrative Affairs office, Room C117, 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-clc-trustee-nominating-petitions-available-fo-2-2018-09-18-story.html


Democrat calls for ethics reforms in Lake County September 17, 2018
Daily Herald
Democratic Lake County Board candidate Susan Malter said her top priority if elected will be ensuring "meaningful" ethics reform in county government.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180917/democrat-calls-for-ethics-reforms-in-lake-county


How to see your Lake County ballot online September 17, 2018
Daily Herald
Lake County registered voters now can preview their ballot online for the Nov. 6 election.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180917/how-to-see-your-lake-county-ballot-online


Nuclear waste bill that could aid Zion awaiting presidential signature September 15, 2018
The NewsSun
“Communities like Zion have been saddled with storing our nation’s stranded nuclear waste while the federal government has failed to meet its legal obligation to find a permanent repository,” Brad Schneider said in a statement. “They deserve compensation, and this new report is a step toward connecting these communities with critically needed federal assistance.”
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-schneider-nuke-bill-st-0915-story.html


Underwood gives hope September 11, 2018
NorthWest Herald
I worry about how my grandchildren are going to survive in a world with deteriorating climate, failing soils and crumbling infrastructure. I would take great comfort in leaving them in the hands of Lauren Underwood.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2018/09/07/letter-underwood-gives-hope/amhhy7e/


Underwood, Casten address guns, environment at candidates forum in Crystal Lake September 11, 2018
NorthWest Herald
Lauren Underwood and Sean Casten, Democratic congressional candidates in Illinois’ 14th and 6th districts, respectively, then were left to address submitted questions from the audience, discussing issues such as guns in schools and the environment.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2018/09/10/underwood-casten-address-guns-environment-at-candidates-forum-in-crystal-lake/ap0detb/


Lake County voters face a plethora of ballot questions September 8, 2018
Daily Herald
Nineteen referendums will appear on Lake County ballots this fall, asking voters about school construction projects, water system improvements and many other issues. Most are for specific school districts or municipalities, so no voters will see all 19 questions. Many will see two or more.
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180908/lake-county-voters-face-a-plethora-of-ballot-questions


Lake County sheriff candidate questions workforce diversity under incumbent September 7, 2018
Daily Herald
"There should be diversity among the officers in the public," John Idleburg said. "But, if you look at the numbers, it does not reflect that."
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https://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180907/lake-county-sheriff-candidate-questions-workforce-diversity-under-incumbent


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