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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/


State Senator Julie Morrison hosts disabilities forum October 08, 2014
The NewsSun
State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) and the City of Highland Park are hosting a forum on intellectual and developmental disabilities on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The forum will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. West, Highland Park.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/10/08/state-senator-julie-morrison-hosts-disabilities-forum/


Candidates forum Wednesday October 07, 2014
Daily Herald
Contested races in the 62nd State House District, Lake County Board District 6, Lake County clerk, Lake County sheriff, and Lake County treasurer will be the focus of a candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 8. It is sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Round Lake Area Library, Mano a Mano, WRLR 98.3 FM, and Round Lake Area Exchange Club. It will be begin at 7 p.m. at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, 2007 N. Civic Center Way, Round Lake Beach.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20141007/news/141008670/


Support for Bergan Schmidt October 07, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Voters in McHenry County Board District 3 have a choice this Nov. 4. They can choose between more of the same or Kathy Bergan Schmidt, who will be an independent voice on the County Board.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/10/06/support-for-bergan-schmidt/a145mnp/


Our View: A deadline in name only October 07, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Grace period voting begins Wednesday Oct 8 and ends Nov. 4. An eligible person can go to the county clerk’s election office during normal business hours, register to vote, and then that person must vote on the spot. For people who fail to register to vote by the regular deadline, grace period voting is a useful option.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/10/06/our-view-a-deadline-in-name-only/a596596/


Come meet Dennis Anderson September 29, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Dennis is a thoughtful and concerned candidate willing to put himself out there night after night while his opponent hides behind his staff and sends out robo-calls. Come meet Dennis Anderson. You might just find a smart, considerate and reasonable candidate to represent us.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/09/26/come-meet-dennis-anderson/arf7aw0/


Lisa Madigan warns of ‘predatory times’ at scam seminar in Waukegan September 25, 2014
The NewsSun
Attorney General Lisa Madigan told a panel of local leaders on Wednesday, Sept. 24, that mortgage-relief scams took over the top spot during the 2008 housing crisis and have since stayed there, but identity theft remains a strong second. “What I would say about identity theft is that it has been the fastest-growing complaint, [especially] over the last eight or nine months,” said Madigan, adding that consumer fraud in general has been a problem “during these really, really difficult and, I would say, predatory times that we’re living in.”
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/09/25/lisa-madigan-warns-predatory-times-scam-seminar-waukegan/


Our View: Consider running for local office September 25, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Election season began Tuesday. Not for the upcoming November election, though you should be paying close attention to that one, too. Where's the story?PointsMentioned Map2 Points Mentioned We’re talking about the April 2015 election. Candidates for all local governmental bodies, as of Tuesday, could begin collecting signatures for candidacy in the April 2015 election.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/09/24/our-view-consider-running-for-local-office/afckeih/


Democratic 14th District hopeful Dennis Anderson sets Marengo, Huntley visits September 25, 2014
Lake County Journals
Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Anderson will soon address voters in Marengo and Huntley during his ongoing town hall tour throughout the 14th Congressional District. Related Links Democratic 14th District hopeful Dennis Anderson sets Marengo, Huntley visits Marengo County Historical Society hosts sing-along event Sept. 28 Event to raise money for March of Dimes Cost constraints end Marengo 'E-Scrap' program MCCD to showcase meterors, constellations Prospect Street construction in Marengo concludes Anderson will stop by Marengo at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, at the former Marengo-Union Library site, 200 S. State St., Marengo. He then meets Huntley voters at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 9, inside the Willow Room at the Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill St.
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http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/09/25/democratic-14th-district-hopeful-dennis-anderson-sets-marengo-huntley-visits/aieyu50/


Time for a raise September 23, 2014
The NewsSun
Beyond the bottom line of businesses, there is a human element to raising the minimum wage. What about the Illinoisans who struggle to support themselves on the minimum wage? Should they be condemned to poverty wages, no matter how hard they work and how many jobs they hold? It is time for Illinois to raise the minimum wage.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/09/23/letters-editor-schneider-alzheimers-raising-minimum-wage/


Meeting with Schneider September 23, 2014
The NewsSun
Thank you for your time, Congressman Brad Schneider, and I look forward to you supporting and co-sponsoring the Alzheimer’s Accountability Act (House Resolution 5341).
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/09/23/letters-editor-schneider-alzheimers-raising-minimum-wage/


Candidates for 64th District state representative discuss issues at MCC September 23, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Joel Mains suggested raising the minimum wage while offsetting the cost for small businesses with tax credits that would be gradually phased out. “I really feel like small business is the core to helping making Illinois a little bit more business friendly,” he said. “We can promote successful small business, successful entrepreneurship; I think that would do wonders for the economy, both locally and statewide.”
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/09/24/candidates-for-64th-district-state-representative-discuss-issues-at-mcc/a74k746/


Candidates for local office can begin circulating petitions for April election September 22, 2014
Lake County Journals
Those interested in seeking nomination in the April 7 local election can start circulating petitions Tuesday, Sep 23. The local election follows the Nov. 4 election in which candidates for governor, state Legislature, Congress and the county will be on the ballot. In April, voters will pick candidates for city council, school boards and other local offices. Those interested in running for the local offices can begin picking up petitions and collecting signatures to get on the ballot.
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Cook County Clerk Orr urging voter registration Tuesday September 22, 2014
Daily Herald
Cook County Clerk David Orr's office, along with many civic organizations, community groups and schools, will be among more than 1,000 organizations throughout the country taking part in National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, Sep 23. As the Nov. 4 election draws closer and the Oct. 7 voter registration deadline approaches, the day brings attention to the opportunities people have to register to vote, as well as the importance of making sure they are registered.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140922/news/140929619/


Election season begins in full Tuesday September 20, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Election season will be in full swing Tuesday, when candidates for all local governmental bodies can begin to collect signatures for candidacy in the April 2015 elections. Most governmental bodies have released election packets for candidates and some have started to collect signatures. But all will be allowed to start gathering signatures Tuesday, Sep 23.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/09/21/election-season-begins-in-full-tuesday/apbt1m1/


58th State Rep., county candidates debate Sept. 28 September 17, 2014
The NewsSun
In the run-up to the Nov. 4 election, candidates in the 58th State Representative race and several Lake County offices will participate in separate debates on Sunday, Sept. 28, in Lake Forest. The debates will be held at Dickinson Hall, 100 E. Old Mill Road beginning at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/09/17/58th-state-rep-county-candidates-debate-sept-28/


Deadline to register to vote nears September 17, 2014
NorthWest Herald
The November election still is a little less than seven weeks away, but you have less than three weeks remaining to register to vote in this election. Oct. 7 is the last day to register to vote or transfer your registration to a new address. There are a number of reasons to vote in November’s election.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/09/16/our-view-deadline-to-register-to-vote-nears/a7bu0on/


Quinn, Duckworth to address Schaumburg Democrats September 17, 2014
Daily Herald
Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth will be the keynote speakers at the Schaumburg Area Democrats' annual Meet the Candidates Breakfast from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 12, at Chandler's Chophouse & Grill, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Other invited speakers include Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, running for Illinois comptroller; Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle; Attorney General Lisa Madigan; state Sen. Michael Frerichs, running for Illinois treasurer; state senators Dan Kotowski and Michael Noland; and state representatives Michelle Mussman and Fred Crespo.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140917/news/140918417/


Schneider gets endorsement from teachers union September 16, 2014
Daily Herald
"I'm honored to have the endorsement of the Illinois Education Association," Brad Schneider said in a news release. "In Congress, I've stood up for our teachers and fought attempts to gut critical education funding, like Pell Grants, that millions of students depend on."
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140916/news/140918714/


Lake County election ballot now online September 16, 2014
Daily Herald
Lake County voters can preview the official November election ballot online at LakeVoterPower.info using the "What's on My Ballot?" link.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140916/news/140918621/


Democratic candidate Mason says he’s ‘flip side’ of incumbent Roskam September 16, 2014
The NewsSun
The Democratic candidate for Illinois’ 6th Congressional District said Sunday that constituents deserve better middle-class representation to reflect average Americans. Michael Mason, a former U.S. Postal Service executive who served the Great Lakes Area Distribution office, said the middle class needs strength in earning higher incomes, health care, marriage and women’s rights.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/09/16/democratic-candidate-mason-calls-flip-flop-incumbent-roskam/


Why not run in local election? September 14, 2014
Daily Herald
Along with making a point to attend meetings of the board for which you'd like to run, you'll want to mark your calendar for Tuesday, Sept. 23. That's when prospective candidates on April 7 can start circulating nominating petitions, the first step to getting on the ballot.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140914/discuss/140919214/


Democratic meet-and-greet September 09, 2014
Daily Herald
The Ela and Cuba Township Democrats will sponsor a candidate meet-and-greet in Kildeer on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the home of Tim Jackson, 22395 W. Thornridge, Kildeer. Among the candidates who will speak are Lt. Governor candidate Paul Vallas and 6th District Congressional candidate Michael Mason. Also attending will be Lake County candidates Jason Patt, who is running for sheriff, clerk candidate Janet Kilkelly, treasurer candidate Glenn Ryback and county board candidate Mike Jennings.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140909/news/140908331/


Sente gets concussion law on second try September 08, 2014
Pioneer Press
“This issue is far from complete for me with my passing of the legislation,” Carol Sente said. “The important part is the implementation and I am not done until an extremely high percentage of coaches, ADs, youth athletes and parents all are aware of the risks and means of prevention.”
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http://vernonhills.suntimes.com/2014/09/08/sente-gets-concussion-law-second-try/


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