Monday, September 26, 2011
Senator mentored state senator during her first campaign.
If it had not been for the encouragement of Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Springfield), state Sen. Susan Garrett's (D-Lake Forest) political career may never have been. The account of Durbin’s efforts for Garrett was just one of the stories told about the retiring state senator when she received the Ab Mikva Political Courage Award from the Tenth Congressional District Democrats (Tenth Dems) last Sunday at the Highland Park Country Club. “He really mentored me,” Garrett said of her first campaign for the Illinois General Assembly in 1998. Durbin was one of more than 250 people at the Tenth Dems annual fall event. In addition to honoring Garrett, the gathering rallied local Democrats as campaign activities for the March 20 primary and the …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Dold, Schneider, Sheyman all report fundraising efforts in 10th District.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) raised $202,416 for her 2012 reelection effort for the quarter ending July 30, according to a report filed Thursday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). As a result of the new Congressional district boundaries signed into law last month by Gov. Patrick Quinn, Schakowsky’s 9th Congressional District will now include all of Winnetka and Kenilworth as well as large parts of Glenview, Wilmette and Northbrook. In the neighboring 10th Congressional District, which lies to the north of the 9th, Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and two of his potential Democratic challengers—Brad Schneider and Ilya Sheyman— have disclosed the results of their fundraising efforts. Only Schakowsky has filed her FEC report, …
Monday, July 11, 2011
Deerfield consultant outraises Sheyman nearly three to one. Dold has yet to release numbers.
Democratic Congressional candidate Brad Schneider of Deerfield raised $321,085 for the quarter ended June 30 for his campaign to unseat Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) in the newly redrawn 10th Congressional District in the 2012 general election. Schneider will file this information in his report to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) later this week. The report is due Friday. “I feel like I have to do it all over again 10 more times,” Schneider said. “We have a long way to go.” Schneider said he raised the money from between 300 and 400 different people. “This (effort) was all mine. I made all the phone calls. I asked them (the donors) all.” Schneider, a management consultant, is one of three candidates seeking the Democratic …
Monday, June 20, 2011
Dold responds to question about Citizens United case.
When a member of Rep. Robert Dold’s (R-Kenilworth) staff asked for “two more questions” toward the end of an Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Town Hall Saturday in Vernon Hills, AFP organizer Collin Corbett got a surprise when a "little kid” took the floor. The “little kid” was Matt Rice, a 14-year-old Buffalo Grove resident and Stevenson High School freshman. He is spending the summer as an intern for state Rep. Carol Sente (D-Buffalo Grove). Rice took dead aim at a U.S. Supreme Court decision that has helped enable AFP founders David and Charles Koch to make larger donations than were previously possible. “As both of us know and a lot of us who are here know in 2010 the Supreme Court sided with the corporations in the Citizens United Case…
Monday, May 23, 2011
Illinois General Assembly releases proposed redistricting maps for public airing.
Voters got their first glimpse at whether or not they might have a new representative in Washington, Springfield or both when the Illinois General Assembly released maps of its new legislative districts last week. After months of public hearings throughout the state and internal negotiating, the state Senate released its proposed map for its 59 constituencies. The next day, the state House released its plans for redrawing two districts, which must be contained within each Senate district, according to the Illinois Constitution. The General Assembly is working to approve the maps by May 31, when the legislative session is scheduled to end. According to the proposed maps, some residents in Lake Forest, Glencoe, Winnetka, Kenilworth, …
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Citizens ask Illinois House Redistricting Committee for map preview.
The House Redistricting Committee of the Illinois General Assembly brought a piece of Springfield to the northern suburbs Tuesday with a hearing at Waukegan City Hall. Every 10 years, the state legislature redraws the boundaries of the state’s Congressional, state legislative and state senate districts to comport with population changes reported in the census. Five representatives met Tuesday to discuss what those new boundaries might look like. Mapping it out More than 175 citizens from diverse constituencies gave the representatives a common message during the hearing, asking to see a proposed map before the General Assembly votes on it. Some legislators didn't sound so sure that would happen. Committee Chairman Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie…
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
59th District State Rep. Carol Sente says state should reform budgeting process, not raise income taxes.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Dear Editor, When I took office 16 months ago, the state was facing serious financial difficulties, just like many of its residents. Unlike those ailing families and businesses that were forced to reduce spending, make cuts, and face the worst, the state kept spending money that we didn’t have, leaving us $15 billion in debt. Now, leaders in our state want to raise taxes on the responsible men, women and businesses that have already suffered more than their fair share. However, I agree with the thousands of people who have called, e-mailed, attended meetings or told me when I met them on their doorstep that they cannot afford a state income tax increase. The budget process in our state has been broken for years, and after I saw how bad …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Before being sworn in, the North Suburban Republican already faces partisan criticism.
Two days away from joining the 112th U. S. Congress, Representative-elect Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) has already been pegged one of the top Republicans to defeat in 2012. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) met last month to strategize about regaining the Democratic majority the party lost in November. Dold, whose 1oth Congressional District runs from Wilmette north to Waukegan, and from Arlington Heights west to Libertyville, was one of five targets named. "This is a competitive district we feel can be won, and Dold is a representative whose values and record are not in tune with the area," said DCCC regional press secretary Jesse Ferguson. Dold's victory: Rule or exception? Dold, who defeated Democrat Dan Seals by …