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Illinois Democrats get minimum wage hike moving November 20, 2014
Daily Herald
The Illinois Senate started advancing a plan Wednesday that would raise the state's minimum wage to $11 per hour by 2017, starting with an increase from $8.25 to $10 in July.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141119/news/141118128/


Yingling holds 62nd District seat, staves off Republican challenge November 04, 2014
The NewsSun
Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, served as Avon Township Supervisor for three and a half years before he was elected to the General Assembly. He says he has demonstrated fiscal responsibility in both offices, noting he returned his $25,000 salary to the township while supervisor and sponsored a successful measure requiring legislators to take unpaid furlough days while a state representative.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/11/04/yingling-holds-62nd-district-seat-staves-republican-challenge/


Mayfield tops Turner in 30th House District November 04, 2014
The NewsSun
Rita Mayfield, a former Waukegan School Board member, was appointed in 2010 to fill the remaining term of the late Eddie Washington and won reelection with 75 percent of the vote in 2012.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/11/04/mayfield-tops-turner-30th-house-district/


Link defeats Wilson in 30th state Senate race November 04, 2014
The NewsSun
Of the 104 precincts reporting election-day and early-voting results, Terry Link took precincts across Waukegan and Shields townships and also in Vernon Township.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/11/04/link-defeats-wilson-30th-state-senate-race/


Sente keeps 59th state representative seat November 04, 2014
The NewsSun
“I believe five years of working hard for the constituents was noticed,” Carol Sente said before addressing her supporters. “I’d like to thank everyone who worked for me. It was a huge team effort.”
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/11/04/early-results-close-59th-district-race-sente-munger/


Yingling shows genuine concern on dementia October 31, 2014
Daily Herald
Indeed, Rep. Sam Yingling is an incumbent who professes ideals parallel with the initial foundations of our government system; to protect the rights of the people.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141031/discuss/141039819/


Park City names new $500K public works building after state Sen. Link October 30, 2014
The NewsSun
Park City celebrated its new $500,000 public works building Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting and naming ceremony in honor of the state senator who helped the city win the capital grant. Mayor Steve Pannell was all smiles as he showed off the new amenities that are designed to make the city’s public works operation more efficient and save money in the long run.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/10/30/new-public-works-building-park-city-named-link/


Voting for Dennis Anderson October 30, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Dennis Anderson, congressional candidate for the 14th District, is, according to the Daily Herald, “a nimble thinker,” “on balance a moderate,” “remarkably well versed on a variety of topics necessary to serve in Congress,” and “likely would do well in bridging the party divide on Capitol Hill.”
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/10/29/letter-voting-for-dennis-anderson/ag0x8kt/


Schneider has record of bipartisan success October 30, 2014
Daily Herald
We need to re-elect Brad Schneider as our congressman to fight for us and our values and to work with both sides of the aisle to end gridlock in Washington. We cannot afford to lose him.
Elliott Hartstein
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141030/discuss/141039959/


Jennings will help control county spending October 30, 2014
Daily Herald
This year in local elections I've decided to focus on the candidate and therefore will be voting for Mike Jennings for Lake County Board. There is one very simple reason for this: property taxes in Lake County are too high. I believe Mike will be the representative of taxpayers and fight the spending habits of those currently on the board, in which the current members don't seem to put a priority on conserving taxpayer money.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141030/discuss/141039985/


Jennings is caring, responsible candidate October 29, 2014
Daily Herald
I am going to be voting for Mike Jennings for Lake County Board, District 10. He would replace our longtime member Diana O'Kelley who is going to become a full-time Fremont Township supervisor. We need to have a county board member who is as caring -- or even more caring as she was. I believe Mike Jennings will be that type of representative.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141029/discuss/141028282/


14th District candidate Dennis Anderson making Crystal Lake stop Tuesday October 27, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Fourteenth Congressional District candidate Dennis Anderson is making a stop in town with a week to go before the Nov. 4 election. The Democratic candidate will meet with voters from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday Oct 28 at the Rotary Building at Veterans Acres Park, 431 N. Walkup Road.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/10/27/14th-district-candidate-dennis-anderson-making-crystal-lake-stop-tuesday/a9llsg6/


Bidens rally for Illinois Democrats on Monday October 27, 2014
Daily Herald
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, are in Illinois campaigning for Democrats ahead of the Nov. 4 election. U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider's campaign says Jill Biden attended a morning coffee event with him and approximately 100 women at a Northbrook deli on Monday.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141027/news/141028425/


Schneider truly represents us October 27, 2014
Daily Herald
Brad Schneider has shown us in his first term representing the 10th District that he will stand up to the special interest groups in Washington. He truly represents us. His voting record is clear. Your vote for Schneider will help to guarantee access to medical care, women's reproductive health care, and a commitment to growing jobs for the world we live in today.
State Sen. Julie Morrison
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141027/discuss/141028718/


Singh's views more in line with 54th district October 27, 2014
Daily Herald
Vote for Laddi Singh for D54 House Representative. She exemplifies the American dream; arriving as an immigrant who worked at McDonald's and loaded baggage at the airport to pay for her education. Her ability to relate to others and strong work ethic enabled her to became the owner and CEO of a small business. Laddi is respectful, knowledgeable and highly capable of representing all in her district. She respects tradition, yet honors diversity.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141027/discuss/141029109/


Famous visitor October 25, 2014
Daily Herald
Regardless of whether you like his politics, Vice President Joe Biden's stop in Vernon Hills this week was exciting. Hundreds of people turned out to get a glimpse of Biden, who was stumping for Democrats on the Nov. 4 ballot. How often does the No. 2 guy come to town? It was Biden's first trip to Lake County while in office.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141025/discuss/141028852/


Victims rights, voting rights among proposed amendments October 24, 2014
Daily Herald
When voters go to the polls on Nov. 4, they won't just be picking among candidates who have bombarded them with TV ads and mailers for months now. They also will be voting on two possible amendments to the Illinois constitution -- one dealing with victims' rights and the other with voting rights.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141024/news/141029063/


Biden headlines Democratic rally in Vernon Hills; says his mission is to restore middle class October 22, 2014
Pioneer Press
A vital need to preserve and rebuild the middle class appeared to be the message most people took away from Vice President Joe Biden’s Oct. 22 visit to Vernon Hills. Biden headlined a rally at the Sullivan Community Center to urge independents and moderate Democrats to reelect U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. He told the hundreds of people gathered at the event that his single biggest mission in office is to restore the middle class, and that Schneider, Durbin and Quinn could help in that goal.
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http://vernonhills.suntimes.com/2014/10/22/vice-president-joe-biden-vernon-hills-democratic-rally/


Three local mayors endorse State Sen. Link for the 30th Senate District October 22, 2014
The NewsSun
Recently, three local mayors endorsed State Senator Terry Link for the 30th Senate District: Wayne Motley of Waukegan, Leon Rockingham Jr. of North Chicago, and Steve Pannell of Park City.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/10/22/political-brief-three-local-mayors-endorse-state-sen-link-30th-senate-district/


Hundreds fill Vernon Hills gym to see Vice President Joe Biden October 22, 2014
Daily Herald
An estimated 750 people packed the Sullivan Center's gym Wednesday afternoon for Joe Biden's appearance, part of a rally for three Democrats on the Nov. 4 ballot: U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Paul Vallas, who's running for lieutenant governor as Gov. Pat Quinn's mate. It was the vice president's first visit to Lake County since taking office.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141022/news/141029437/


Quick start to early voting in suburbs October 22, 2014
Daily Herald
Early voting is off to a fast start in the suburbs, with some counties reporting twice as many voters casting ballots as during the same period for the 2010 gubernatorial general election.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141022/news/141029368/


Vernon Hills preparing for Vice President Joe Biden's visit Wednesday October 21, 2014
Daily Herald
Joe Biden and Brad Schneider will be joined by U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who's also seeking re-election, and by Paul Vallas, who's running for lieutenant governor with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as his running mate.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141021/news/141029621/


Early voting begins in Illinois on Monday October 20, 2014
Daily Herald
People can cast their ballots from Monday Oct. 20 through Nov. 2 at sites around the state. The Illinois State Board of Elections website has a database to help voters find their assigned polling places. Early voting locations include libraries, village halls and community centers throughout the state, and are listed by county clerks' offices.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141020/news/141029930/


Jennings has right ideas for county board October 17, 2014
Daily Herald
Mike Jennings is the best candidate for Lake County Board District 10 on November's ballot. Mike has lived in Ela Township for more than 25 years. He raised his family here. Jennings is running for Lake County Board because he is concerned about Lake County's future.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141017/discuss/141018564/


Voter registration period extended October 16, 2014
Daily Herald
Grace period voter registration has been extended to 7 p.m. on Election Day for those not currently registered to vote in the Nov. 4 general election. Registering under grace provisions allows county residents to update registration at a new address within Lake County or register for the first time. Those who register under the grace period provision must vote at the time of registration. Registration is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake County Clerk's office, 18 N. County St., Waukegan and beginning Monday, Oct. 20, at three additional sites: Gurnee village hall; North Chicago city hall and the county clerk Annex, 415 Washington St., Waukegan. Grace registration also is available at the Lake County Central Permitting Facility, 500 W. Winchester Road. Libertyville.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141016/news/141018597/


Biden rally for Schneider, Quinn and Durbin to be in Vernon Hills October 15, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
North suburban Vernon Hills will be the site of a big early vote rally headlined by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, designed to help Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill., Gov. Pat Quinn and Sen. Dick Durbin D-Ill. Early voting starts in Illinois on Monday, and on Sunday, President Barack Obama will lead a South Side early vote rally for Quinn.
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http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/biden-rally-schneider-quinn-and-durbin-be-vernon-hills/wed-10152014-1148am


Biden coming to Vernon Hills next week to stump for Schneider October 15, 2014
Daily Herald
Vice President Joe Biden will visit Vernon Hills next week to promote early voting and stump for U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider's re-election bid. Biden will appear at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, on Oct. 22. Doors for the event will open at 1 p.m., according to a news release.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141015/news/141018900/


Endorsements in Lake County and Waukegan October 15, 2014
The NewsSun
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced his endorsement for Jason Patt’s candidacy to be the next Sheriff of Lake County. Dart has been Sheriff of Cook County since his election in 2006. A U.S. Navy combat veteran, Patt is currently an investigator in the Lake County Coroner’s Office with 18 years of law enforcement experience and over 1,000 hours in specialized training. Dart joins a growing list of elected officials and organizations that have endorsed Jason’s candidacy including Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Lake County Sheriff’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 66, Waukegan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5, North Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 131, AFSCME Council 31, Teamsters Local 700, Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC), Lake County Firearms and Security, and many others.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/10/15/political-briefs-endorsements-lake-county-waukegan/


Endorsements in Lake County and Waukegan October 15, 2014
The NewsSun
Reccently, the Fraternal Order of Police Waukegan Lodge No. 5 and State Lodge endorsed Senator Terry Link for Senator of the 30th district. The Waukegan Lodge’s P.A.C. chairman, Al Booth, stated that their members felt that through the years Link has provided strong support to police officers and other hard-working public employees as part of his representation of his district. The State Lodge commended Terry’s support of collective bargaining rights, understanding of law enforcement issues, and commitment to working families.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/10/15/political-briefs-endorsements-lake-county-waukegan/


Pollwatcher credentials available in Lake County October 14, 2014
Daily Herald
The Lake County Clerk's Office announced that pollwatcher credentials are available to qualified political organizations for the Nov. 4 General Election. All pollwatchers are required to have credentials issued by the Lake County clerk or the Illinois State Board of Elections in order to observe at voting sites. Pollwatchers may represent candidates, established political parties, qualified civic organizations and organized proponents or opponents of ballot propositions. The clerk's office will offer training on the rights and limitations of pollwatchers on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m. in conference room B on the 10th Floor of the Lake County Administrative Complex, 18 N. County St., Waukegan.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141014/news/141019054/


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