Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Find coverage of the various congressional matchups throughout the Patch network.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While many of northern Illinois' congressional races left little in the way of doubt, a few provided down-to-the-wire drama and competitiveness. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster were in a dead heat as Election Day approached, with Foster emerging victorious, according to unofficial totals. And Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth engaged in a bitter mudfest, with Walsh being tossed out by voters. Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't campaign at all, citing health issues, yet won-reelection, and Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis and Peter Roskam didn't feel they had to. Coverage of the various congressional races can be viewed throughout the Patch network.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Congresswoman likes the law as it is while Dold thinks change is necessary.
(Update, 6:40 p.m.) Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) criticized what she called the 33rd effort of the House Republican majority to repeal all or part of the Affordable Care Act after today’s vote to eliminate the law. She thinks the time should be devoted to job creation. “Though Republicans took control of the House with the promise that they will focus on jobs, they have wasted more than 43 hours of floor time on legislation to repeal Obamacare,” Schakowsky said. Schakowsky likes the health care law as it is. She praises how it has already helped millions of Americans by eliminating caps on their insurance, allowing children under 16 to remain on their parents’ policies and insuring care for youngsters with pre-existing conditions. “I …
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Rep. Dold calls on local students to submit their work for national contest.
Wouldn't it be cool to see your artwork hanging in our nation’s capital? Right now Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) is encouraging high school artists in Northbrook to enter their work in the 29th annual Artistic Discovery Contest, sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winning entry from the 10th congressional district will be displayed in the tunnel connecting the capitol with the Cannon House Office Building along with winning projects from the nation’s other 435 congressional districts. The artwork can be painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer generated art or photography, according to a press release from Dold's office. The entry should be no larger than 32” x 32,” including the frame, with a depth of …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Congressman addressed concerns from Tenth District residents on Saturday.
Congressman Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) was in Deerfield on Saturday to give an update on happenings in Washington and listen to concerns from residents. The overwhelming message from more than 75 people crowded into Deerfield’s Village Hall was anxiety over jobs, the economy and the growing federal budget deficit. Residents also took issue with the possibility of American military action in Libya. Lee Goodman of Northbrook wanted to know why Congress was not in emergency session trying to curb President Barack Obama’s efforts to commit American military resources to the growing conflict in Libya. Goodman was the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Tenth District in 2004. Dold told Goodman that French, not American aircrafts were …
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 …
Friday, October 8, 2010
Both men are strong supporters of Israel but have different visions for economic recovery and social issues.
Robert Dold and Dan Seals, candidates for the 10th congressional district, sought to highlight their differences and show their opponents as out-of-step with the moderate views of the North Shore at Thursday's debate. Disagreements came over health care and energy policy, while both Seals, the Democratic candidate, and Dold, the Republican candidate, said the federal government needs to hold the line on taxes while bringing the budget under control. Both candidates also went out of their way to express their staunch support for the state of Israel in front of a large Jewish audience gathered at the Temple Am Shalom in Glencoe for the Hadassah-sponsored forum. "I don't believe that it is the role of the United States to press Israel to do …
Thursday, September 23, 2010
In a forum at GBS in Glenview, 10th District candidates Robert Dold and Dan Seals debated taxes, job creation and abortion, among other issues.
It's the economy, stupid. That was clearly the theme of a debate between 10th District candidates Robert Dold and Dan Seals during a forum at Glenbrook South High School on Wednesday night. Dold, a Republican, and Seals, a Democrat, emphasized the issues of job creation, taxes and the economy during the debate sponsored by Glenbrook South, the League of Women Voters and the Union League Club of Chicago. The candidates are vying for the seat now held by Republican Senate hopeful Mark Kirk, in a district that includes Northbrook, Glenview, Northfield, Glencoe and Winnetka. Seals is a business consultant who is running for the seat for the third time after losing to Kirk in 2006 and 2008. Dold is president of a family-owned pest extermination…