Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A rundown of the local races that mattered most to Wilmette and Kenilworth.
Biss Wins 9th State Senate District Race State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanstion) says as the new state senator he will be working hard on fiscal stabilization. The Democratic candidate said he was humble and proud that his campaign has been successful. Kenilworth Home Rule Referendum Fails The Kenilworth's home rule referendum has been voted down with more than three in five Kenilworth voters casting "no" ballots for the measure. The referendum would have moved some taxing, zoning and licensing powers from the state to the local level by making the village a “home rule unit”. Fine Defeats Frank in 17th IL House District Race Laura Fine (D-Glenview) has defeated Kyle Frank (R-Skokie) by nearly a two-to-one margin to take the Illinois’ 17th …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need for election day, Nov. 6. Here, you'll find links to coverage of every local race, candidate profiles and Patch political blogs.
Friday, November 2, 2012
We want to make sure you've got everything you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The unexpected move comes as the Daily Herald endorses Schakowsky in the 9th Congressional District.
The Chicago Tribune has endorsed newcomer Tim Wolfe, a Republican from Arlington Heights, over longtime Rep. Jan Schakowsky, of Evanston, for the 9th Congressional District. The move came as something of a surprise, since the newspaper has endorsed Schakowsky in the past, including in 2010. It said Washington could use more of Wolfe's fiscal restraint. Earlier: Your choices for Congress: Tim Wolfe Earlier: Your choices for Congress: Jan Schakowsky The Daily Herald's editorial board said it had mixed feelings, but ultimately decided to endorse Schakowsky over Wolfe. Her standing as chief deputy whip of the House Democrats benefits the suburbs, the paper said. The Chicago Sun-Times has decided not to endorse candidates, saying it will …
Friday, September 21, 2012
We want to make sure you've got everything you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. Check back here for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race with links to candidate profiles and all Patch political coverage.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Get to know the candidates for Congress who will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Tim Wolfe, a Republican, is running against incumbent Jan Schakowsky in the 9th Congressional District.
Patch: As you go around the 9th district, which issues are people talking about the most? What is it that has people worried or concerned? Tim Wolfe: One of the major concerns is the representation they’ve had. They haven’t seen Schakowsky in their district campaigning, or just on a normal basis. I think a big issue is kids getting out of college and not being able to find a job or having to move to different state. How would you address those issues in Congress? Wolfe: It boils down to getting the economy moving and it has to be by private sector jobs being created. We have to get government out of the way. We shouldn’t look at government as a job creator. What we need to do is simplify the tax code, make it more straightforward, lower …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Get to know the candidates for Congress who will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Schakowsky, a Democrat and longtime incumbent, is being challenged by Republican Tim Wolfe.
Patch sat down recently with the two candidates running in Illinois' 9th Congressional District, Democrat Jan Schakowsky, the incumbent, and Republican Tim Wolfe, to get information on their views. Our questions, and Rep. Schakowsky's answers, follow. Patch: As you go around the 9th district, which issues are people talking about the most? What is it that has people worried or concerned? Schakowsky: Issues related to the economy are clearly the main thing. People in my district are concerned about issues such as health care, housing foreclosure and being able to send their kids to college. Seniors are very worried that Republicans want to cut their Medicare and Social Security, and there’s always lots of various immigrant issues. The …