Patch has updated a story it published in May where Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) criticized a proposal Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) about women's health. Information from Dold's Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, has been added.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
As Cantor campaigns with Dold today, Schakowsky questions North Shore Congressman’s moderate claims.
A visit by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today to boost the campaign of Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) prompted Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) to question Dold’s stance as a moderate Republican. Dold is running for reelection against Democratic candidate Brad Schneider of Deerfield. The Republican running against Schakowsky is Tim Wolfe of Arlington Heights. Earlier: Kirk, Schakowsky, Dold Talk Debt Ceiling Compromise Cantor will headline a fundraiser for Dold today at a private Highland Park home and take some time with the North Shore Congressman at his Highland Park campaign office to join a phone bank sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition. “Eric Cantor is really the ideological leader of the Tea Party group (in …
Monday, September 17, 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 …
Friday, September 7, 2012
At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Chicago's northern suburbs talked about contraception, protecting religious minorities, women's rights, separation of church and state and more.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky, who represents Illinois' 9th District in Congress, answered the question, "What role do you think religion will play in this year's election?" from an interviewer while she was at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week. Schakowsky, who is opposed in the November election by GOP candidate Tim Wolfe, noted that while some have claimed President Barack Obama is not Christian and questioned Republican nominee Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, she thinks values, as framed by many religions, will be more important in shaping the campaign. "I think it's more the faith values that are going to drive this," she said, citing economic justice, human rights and access to health care as examples. "If that's the case, …
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 …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
A majority of Patch readers responding to an unscientific poll want to give the Affordable Care Act a chance to work.
Give the Affordable Care Act (ACA) a chance. That was the opinion of a majority of readers who responded to an unscientific Patch poll asking whether President Barack Obama’s health care legislation should be given time to season, be repealed or changed. Earlier: What Should Be Done With Obamacare? Of the 637 people who took the poll, 370 want to leave the new law recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court alone to see how it works, 198 want it repealed and 69 want to repeal objectionable parts and keep the rest. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth), who voted just over a year ago for repeal, wants to change parts of the law keeping provisions like letting children under 26 remain on their parents’ coverage and prohibiting insurance …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Incumbents, challengers and open-seat aspirants greet the crowds on the Fourth of July.
Along with marching bands, floats and civic organizations, elected officials and those who aspire to be public servants flock to participate on Fourth of July parades throughout the area. Deerfield’s parade was no exception. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) walked with a large group of supporters a number of spaces behind his challenger for the 10th District Seat, Brad Schneider of Deerfield. Dold needed a spot toward the end of Deerfield’s noontime event because he was coming from Glenview, which started its parade at 11:30 a.m., before heading to Northbrook, as did Schneider, at 2 p.m. In addition to Deerfield and Northbrook, Schneider and Dold crossed paths in Vernon Hills. Dold also walked in Lake Bluff and Des Plaines while Schneider …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Local politicians reacted Thursday to the Supreme Court's 5–4 decision to uphold President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
(Update at 2:15 p.m.) Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) wants to make change to some parts of the Affordable Care Act and retain other provisions in the wake of today’s United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to uphold the law. “We need to put in place provisions we’ve talked about and repeal some of the others,” Dold said today. “I consider the doctor-patient relationship sacrosanct and nothing should come in between that.” Among other things, Dold wants to get rid of the Independent Patient Advisory Board, a 15-member panel created by the Affordable Care Act charged with finding Medicare savings. Dold wants to retain the provisions allowing people under 26 to remain on their parents’ coverage and those that prohibit an insurer from …
Friday, June 1, 2012
North Shore representatives vote against bill that would criminalize abortion based on gender.
A proposed federal law criminalizing abortions performed solely because of the gender of the fetus was defeated Thursday as Rep. Robert Dold, R-Kenilworth, joined six other Republicans in voting against the measure. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Evanston, voted against the bill as well, joining 160 of her Democratic colleagues to defeat the proposed legislation on procedural grounds. Earlier: Dold Schakowsky Spar on Women’s Health The final vote was 246-168 in favor of the bill, which required a two-thirds majority because its sponsors were trying to rush it through and needed a suspension of the rules to do so, according to Dold communications director Stefani Zimmerman. Schakowsky was incensed that the Republican majority would try to suspend …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Evanston Congresswoman calls Dold’s recent proposal on women’s health a political ploy. He accuses her of partisanship.
(Updated on Oct. 27 at 5 a.m.) Editor’s Note—When the original article below was written, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) was commenting on Rep. Robert Dold’s (R-Kenilworth) legislation to protect women’s health which is supported by Planned Parenthood. It prevents discrimination against health care providers who try to limit measures available to women. Though Dold’s Democratic challenger, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, was present when Schakowsky made her statements, Patch did not report what he had to say. Schneider says he is strongly favors a woman’s right to choose. “I am 100 percent pro-choice,” Schneider said in a debate on Fox News Oct. 21. “I believe the woman should have the choice on her body, we need to have her in control of …