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Early voting gets green light in Lake County following postponement during statewide ballot dispute February 16, 2018
The NewsSun
beginning March 5, early voting will be available "at all 15 early voting sites throughout the county. For early voting, Lake County residents may use any location regardless of where they live. Eleven of the early voting sites are open until Saturday, March 17." Four other early-voting sites are scheduled to offer extended evening and weekend hours and will be open until Monday, March 19.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-clerk-ballots-st-0217-20180216-story.html


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Amanda Howland February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
My nameís Amanda Howland and Iím running for the 6th Congressional District. Iím an elected trustee of the College of Lake County. Iíve been board chairman there for two years. Iím in my ninth year. I was elected countywide twice. Iíve also worked on a number of campaigns, including the Kerry / Edwards campaign when I was an election protection attorney, and I went to Toledo and monitored the polls. Saw some things there that were very upsetting, which is why I got involved in politics, because I saw what was going on and voter disenfranchisement.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/6th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-amanda-howland-2018-illinois-primary/


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Kelly Mazeski February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
Hi, my name is Kelly Mazeski and Iím running for Congress in the Illinois 6th because I believe that the people in the Illinois 6th deserve a representative who will stand up for the hardworking families in our district.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/6th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-kelly-mazeski-2018-illinois-primary/


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Becky Anderson Wilkins February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
Iím Becky Anderson Wilkins and Iím the owner of Anderson Bookshops. You may have heard of my business, weíre out in the western suburbs of Chicago. Iím currently on the Naperville City Council but Iíve been a community activist for years in my community ó especially using books as bridges for ideas to a lot of different demographics within my community.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/6th-congressional-district-2018-democratic-candidate-becky-anderson-wilkins/


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Carole Cheney February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
Iím Carole Cheney. Iím running for the 6th Congressional District. Most recently, I was a public servant. I worked in the office of Congressman Bill Foster as his Illinois chief of staff. Iíve also been very involved in the community. Iíve gone on a couple missions to Haiti. Iíve been on the board of local boys and girls clubs as well as the Childrenís Advocacy Center that helps abused children. I used to be on the National Safety Council as its media coordinator as well.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/6th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-carole-cheney-2018-illinois-primary/


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Ryan Huffman February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
My nameís Ryan Huffman. I grew up in the northwest suburbs. I grew up in Elgin, I live in Palatine currently. Iím a data analyst. My background is in public policy, I have a journalism degree from Northwestern but a masters in public policy from the University of Chicago. I interned at the White House under President Obama. I also spent time working on his campaign so I do have some good political background as well as just policy expertise. And yeah, thatís my background.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/6th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-ryan-huffman-2018-illinois-primary/


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Jennifer Zordani February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
Iím Jennifer Zordani. Iím running for the 6th Congressional District seat. Iím a democrat. I am civically engaged on the education front and Iím a voice for the Illinois 6th District.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/6th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-jennifer-zordani-2018-illinois-primary/


6th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Sean Casten February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
My name is Sean Casten. Iím a biochemist by training and a clean energy entrepreneur and I spent twenty years running companies that had a mission to profitably reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Along the way I became aware that while there are no technological barriers to reducing a lot more CO2 that is out there, there are a lot of policy barriers and that led me to create first the Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative, which was a trade association of about 50 companies in the New England Northeast region to advocate for cleaner energy policies, and then to serve on the board, and as the chairman of U.S. Clean Heat and Power Association, doing the same thing at a national level.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/6th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-sean-casten-2018-illinois-primary/


ENDORSEMENT: Kelly Mazeski for Congress in 6th District Democratic Primary February 14, 2018
Chicago Sun-Times
When seven Democrats run for Congress in a Republican district and thereís hardly a clunker in the bunch, somethingís up. Maybe, the thinking goes, the district is no longer so Republican.
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https://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/endorsement-6th-congressional-district-democratic-primary-kelly-mazeski-2018-illinois/


6th District hopefuls trying new strategies to campaign, win, learn February 12, 2018
Daily Herald
Every Democrat in the field is employing a different strategy to try to advance to the fall.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180212/6th-district-hopefuls-trying-new-strategies-to-campaign-win-learn


Two Women, First-time Candidates Run for Lake County Board February 12, 2018
Daily Herald
Two local women are running for elected office for the first time, in a story being echoed in races across the country. Jessica Vealitzek, of Hawthorn Woods, and Maria Peterson, of North Barrington, are each vying for a seat on the Lake County Board.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180211/two-women-first-time-candidates-run-for-lake-county-board


McHenry County residents visit forum to meet 14th Congressional District candidates February 11, 2018
NorthWest Herald
Packed in the library basement at the invitation of Democratic Party of Illinoisí State Central Committee for the 14th Congressional District, these six 14th Congressional District candidates showed up to meet with voters: Matt Brolley, John Hosta, Victor Swanson, Lauren Underwood, Jim Walz and George Weber. Candidate Daniel Roldan-Johnson did not attend.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2018/02/10/mchenry-county-residents-visit-forum-to-meet-14th-congressional-district-candidates/ahzxjml/


6th Congressional District candidates banking cash for primary run February 10, 2018
Daily Herald
The campaign coffers for the seven Democrats seeking their party's nomination in the 6th Congressional District range from more than $500,000 to less than $2,000 as the candidates prepare for the primary five weeks away.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180210/6th-congressional-district-candidates-banking-cash-for-primary-run


Illinois early voting starts, but not available to all February 8, 2018
Daily Herald
Early voting for the primary election is supposed to start Thursday Feb 8 across Illinois, but millions of voters won't have the option because of pending candidate challenges. The state's two most-populated counties, Cook and DuPage, have delayed early voting until as late as Feb. 21 in order to wait out final decisions on several candidate challenges.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180208/news/302089990/


Trump military parade plan prompts Schneider legislation February 8, 2018
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider announced Thursday he plans to introduce legislation aimed at blocking President Donald Trump's proposed military parade if the event would "negatively" affect the armed forces.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180208/trump-military-parade-plan-prompts-schneider-legislation


Meet Rep. Schneider in Mount Prospect February 7, 2018
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, a Deerfield Democrat, will talk with interested constituents about the issues facing Congress on Saturday, Feb. 17, in Mount Prospect. The gathering is set for noon at River Trails Middle School, 1000 N. Wolf Road. It's open to the public.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180207/meet-rep-schneider-in-mount-prospect


Democrats to host Feb. 12 candidate forum for 6th Congressional race February 7, 2018
Daily Herald
Seven candidates are running for the nomination. The candidates in attendance will be: Sean Casten, Downers Grove; Carole Cheney, Naperville; Ryan Huffman, Palatine; Kelly Mazeski, Barrington Hills; and Jennifer Zordani, Clarendon Hills.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180207/democrats-to-host-feb-12-candidate-forum-for-6th-congressional-race


Yingling Pushes to Open the Books on Sexual Harassment Claims and Ban Taxpayer Dollars Being ​​Used to Settle February 6, 2018
The NewsSun
In response to reports that members of Congress used public funds to pay settlements in sexual harassment cases, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is pushing for reforms that would force governments to disclose severance agreement payments as a result of sexual harassment allegations and prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used to pay for settlement agreements.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-yingling-pushes-to-open-the-books-on-sexual-h-2018-02-06-story.html


Yingling Announces Student Art Contest to Celebrate Illinois Bicentennial February 5, 2018
The NewsSun
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging local students to participate in his new "Celebrate Illinois" Art Contest in honor of the state's bicentennial. "To celebrate our 200 years of statehood, I am hosting an art contest to spotlight our local students' talents and the rich, beautiful history of our great state," Yingling said.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-yingling-announces-student-art-contest-to-cel-2018-02-05-story.html


Congressional District 14 candidates forum Feb. 10 February 2, 2018
NorthWest Herald
On Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Algonquin Public Library, 2600 Harnish Road, the following candidates for Congressional District 14 representative will be participating in a candidates forum. Candidates will be available for you to meet anytime from noon to 4 p.m.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2018/01/31/letter-congressional-district-14-candidates-forum-feb-10/aquwtcr/


CLC mourns former board trustee and 'tireless advocate' Philip Carrigan January 29, 2018
The NewsSun
Philip Carrigan joined the College of Lake County Board in 2005, serving out a six-year term before winning a second term in 2013. He resigned in September. Waukegan Township Supervisor Patricia Jones said in a statement that the greater Waukegan community "lost a very dear friend and loyal supporter."
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-clc-phil-carrigan-st-0130-20180129-story.html


Meet with state Rep. Sam Yingling Feb. 10 January 25, 2018
Daily Herald
Residents of the 62nd House District in Lake County can join state Rep. Sam Yingling for a complimentary cup of coffee and conversation about state and local issues from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Something's Brewing, 1126 E. Washington St., Grayslake.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180125/meet-with-state-rep-sam-yingling-feb-10


Lake County clerk race: Community organizer, retired teacher vie for Democratic nomination January 23, 2018
The NewsSun
Experience in township government and plans to make the Lake County Clerk's Office more efficient characterize both of the Democrats vying for the chance to appear on the November ballot. Adam Broad, 53, of Buffalo Grove, will face Robin O'Connor, 62, of Libertyville, in the March 20 Democratic primary for the Lake County clerk race
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-county-clerk-primary-st-0122-20180123-story.html


Four referendums on March ballot in Lake County January 18, 2018
Daily Herald
Four referendum questions will appear on Lake County ballots in the March 20 primary election, the fewest since March 2014. Two of the questions concern school funding. One focuses on a plan to increase a municipal sales tax to pay for infrastructure projects. And the fourth aims to increase taxes for a small fire protection district.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180118/four-referendums-on-march-ballot-in-lake-county


'Is this real?': Grayslake state senator was in Hawaii for false missile alert January 16, 2018
The NewsSun
State Sen. Melinda Bush of Grayslake joined an exclusive club over the weekend of which no one wants to be part ó she had legitimate reason to believe she might die in a nuclear attack. Bush and her husband, Andy, were on the Hawaiian island of Kauai visiting family, and she was standing on a balcony early Saturday morning when the mistaken ballistic missile alert message went out, throwing Hawaii into chaos.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-bush-hawaii-missile-alert-st-0116-20180115-story.html


Lake County Board talks redistricting January 15, 2018
Daily Herald
The Lake County Board will meet Tuesday Jan 16 to discuss a proposal supporting redistricting reform, office consolidation and other changes to how county government operates. The meeting is set for 9 a.m. at the Lake County government center, 18 N. County St., Waukegan. The proposals were recommended by a group created last year called the Lake County Commission on Government Reform and Accountability.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180115/lake-county-board-talks-redistricting


Yingling hosting forums on senior issues, flooding tax credit January 14, 2018
The NewsSun
State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake will make two stops in Lake County this week to lead discussions with community members on topics concerning senior citizens and last year's flood victims.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-yingling-public-info-meetings-st-0116-20180116-story.html


Early voting set in Fremont Township January 12, 2018
Daily Herald
Early voting in Fremont Township will be in Highway Commissioner Bill Grinnell's office, 22376 Erhart Road, behind the township building on Route 60 across from St. Mary's Church. Early voting at the county clerk's office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan is Feb. 8 to March 2. Early voting at other sites, including Fremont Township, is March 5 to March 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180112/early-voting-set-in-fremont-township


Jay Ukena takes over Lake County chief judge gavel January 5, 2018
The NewsSun
After some light research, new Chief Judge Jay Ukena confirmed that he is the first Democrat to hold that title in Lake County Circuit Court. But, taking a break from moving into his new chambers this week, he was quick to note that the best part of that realization is that while there was a time when politics may have played a role in such selections, it really makes no difference these days.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-new-chief-judge-st-0106-20180105-story.html


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