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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/


Community rallies in Waukegan to support raising minimum wage September 06, 2014
The NewsSun
“Anyone working hard in the U.S. should be able to provide for their family,” Brad Schneider said, “which isn’t possible for someone making minimum wage.”
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/09/06/community-rallies-waukegan-support-raising-minimum-wage/


Voting for Anderson September 03, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Dennis Anderson is intelligent, thoughtful and principled; he is a good listener. While one person cannot change the entire climate of the House of Representatives, Anderson provides the best choice to take a step in that direction. I believe his leadership and people skills will make a positive contribution in Congress.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/09/02/voting-for-anderson/a4jgp8d/


Challenger: Sheriff ignored complaints against donors August 28, 2014
Daily Herald
"Taking money from employees who work under you, people whose careers you control, is a major conflict of interest," Jason Patt said. "I have refused to take contributions from employees of the sheriff's office and will not accept them during my campaign or once I am elected."
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140828/news/140828450/


Anderson best candidate August 27, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Dennis Anderson is smart, thoughtful and aware of the responsibilities of the federal government. You can meet Anderson at any of his town hall meetings. For information, go to www.dennisanderson14.com
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/08/26/anderson-best-candidate/as9bvkb/


Green energy summit produces electric atmosphere August 25, 2014
The NewsSun
Many of those who attended a green energy summit Saturday sponsored by U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-10th, of Deerfield, left ready to take action. Held at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, a panel of six experts joined Schneider and state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-31st, of Grayslake, telling more than 60 people ways to save on their energy bill while reducing their carbon footprint. The goal, Schneider said, was to get people talking to each other and hopefully spur action.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/08/25/green-energy-summit-produces-electric-atmosphere/


In praise of Sente’s work on concussion bill August 22, 2014
The NewsSun
House Representative Carol Sente is the sponsor of HB5431, signed into law by Gov. Quinn Tuesday Aug. 19. The bill outlines an online concussion certification program. This will be mandatory for high school coaches and athletic directors. The student athletes will be required to watch the online concussion video. Coaches of youth sports will be encouraged to become certified.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/08/22/letter-praise-sentes-work-concussion-bill/


10th Dems internship August 21, 2014
Daily Herald
The Illinois Tenth Congressional District Democrats grassroots political organization is accepting applications for its Fall 2014 Internship Program. The internship is designed for high school, college and graduate students. General assignments include staffing events and issue forums, door-to-door canvassing with candidates, working in campaign offices and conducting research. Internships are unpaid, educational positions, but course credit is available from some high schools and colleges. Applicants do not need to reside in the 10th District. They should submit a brief paragraph explaining why they would like to be part of the program, along with a resume summarizing their educational background and activities. To apply or request information call (847) 266-VOTE (8683).
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140821/news/140829825/


Congressman to Host Green Energy Summit August 21, 2014
Lake County Journals
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Deerfield, will host a green energy summit 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday Aug 23 in Grayslake. The summit will offer constituents an opportunity to learn practical ways to lower energy costs, reduce their carbon footprint and promote sustainability, according to a news release from Schneider's office. It will also provide an overview of the policy trends in energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, including an analysis on how these developments contribute to economic growth and job creation. The summit will feature remarks from Schneider and state Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, as well as presentations from the Citizens Utility Board, National Resource Defense Council, Sierra Club, Environmental Law and Policy Center, Blue Green Alliance and sustainability coordinators from Lake County. The event will take place at the University Center of Lake County, 12000 University Center Drive, on the campus of the College of Lake County.
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http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2014/08/21/congressman-to-host-green-energy-summit/a27iuu6/


Schneider hosts forum on gun violence, mental illness August 20, 2014
The NewsSun
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) has been passionate about reducing gun violence since before he was elected to Congress two years ago. Schneider offered his thoughts on the issue and gathered ideas from six community experts during a round table discussion on mental health and gun violence prevention Wednesday, Aug. 20, at the Deerfield Police Station.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/08/20/schneider-hosts-forum-gun-violence-mental-illness/


Dennis Anderson to meet with voters in Harvard August 12, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Democratic congressional candidate Dennis Anderson is stopping by Harvard next week to hear what is on local voters' minds. Harvard is the latest stop on his tour of town hall meetings throughout the sprawling collar-county district. The event lasts from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Aug 19 at Harvard Diggins Library, 900 E. McKinley St.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/08/12/dennis-anderson-to-meet-with-voters-in-harvard/ayd5y8n/


Voting by mail for November election August 10, 2014
Daily Herald
All Lake County registered voters, including students away at school and traveling snowbirds, who choose to vote by mail in the Nov. 4 election can visit LakeVoterPower.info to complete an electronic request or download a paper ballot application.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140810/news/140819922/


Morrison’s first term includes passage of four bills August 08, 2014
The NewsSun
Julie Morrison, who was elected to a four-year term in 2010 and has no reelection bid until 2014, authored three new bills on water safety and one on ethics reform, which were signed into law by Gov. Patrick Quinn this summer.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/08/08/morrisons-first-term-includes-passage-four-bills/


Rep. Sente to host coffee meet and greet, August 9 August 07, 2014
Pioneer Press
State Representative Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, will host a Coffee Meet and Greet to discuss issues affecting the district on Saturday, August 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in Buffalo Grove.
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http://vernonhills.suntimes.com/2014/08/07/rep-sente-host-coffee-meet-greet-august-9/


New law aims to strengthen Lake County’s drug disposal program August 05, 2014
The NewsSun
“This drug prevention initiative has been so successful in Lake County, I believe it is imperative that we do everything in our power to ensure the program’s future success,” Terry Link said.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/2014/08/05/new-law-aims-strengthen-lake-countys-drug-disposal-program/


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