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Democratic candidate wanted April 03, 2014
Daily Herald
Lake County Democratic Party officials are accepting applications for Lake County treasurer candidates. Cynthia Plouche won the party nomination last month but has dropped out of the race. To apply, send a résumé, a statement of qualifications and a brief explanation about why you would like to be the Democratic candidate to: lakecountycandidates@gmail.com
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140403/news/140409364/


Sente advances bill streamlining electronics recycling to Senate March 28, 2014
Pioneer Press
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, unanimously passed legislation out of the House on Thursday morning aiming to streamline electronics recycling.
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http://vernonhills.suntimes.com/submit-content/sente_advances_bill_streamlining_electronics_recyc-VER-03282014:article


Schneider, Illinois House members ask BP for meeting after Lake Michigan oil spill March 27, 2014
Pioneer Press
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and several Illinois House members have asked to meet with BP after an oil spill in Lake Michigan.
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http://glencoe.suntimes.com/submit-content/schneider_house_members_ask_bp_after_lake_michiga-DFR-03272014:article


Planned Parenthood backs Schneider March 26, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Freshman Rep. Brad Schneider D-Ill. is picking up an important endorsement on Wednesday, winning the backing of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, the political offshoots of Planned Parenthood.
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http://politics.suntimes.com/article/chicago/planned-parenthood-backs-schneider-over-dold-illinois-10/wed-03262014-1226pm


Health insurance enrollment help in Lake County March 24, 2014
Daily Herald
With the March 31 deadline for uninsured residents to enroll in Marketplace health insurance plans approaching, Enroll Lake County! is extending hours at several enrollment locations.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140324/news/140329203/


Incumbent is best candidate for Congress March 22, 2014
Daily Herald
While in office, Brad Schneider has gotten a lot done to help our government as well as our environment, and he is the best candidate for this seat.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140322/discuss/140329577/


Wheeling Dems host congressional campaign leaders March 20, 2014
Daily Herald
Wheeling Township Democrats will host representatives from the re-election campaigns of Congressmen Tammy Duckworth, Jan Schakowsky and Brad Schneider on Wednesday, March 26. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Township Democrats office, 1310 W. Northwest Highway in Arlington Heights.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140320/news/140329793/


Anderson to meet Hultgren in 14th District rematch March 18, 2014
Daily Herald
“It’s obviously in the best interest of the voters if they can see us and talk to us and question us together,” Dennis Anderson said. Once voters get a chance to listen to them debate, Anderson believes support will flock to him regardless of political party.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140318/news/140318255/


Patt secures Democratic nod for Lake County sheriff March 18, 2014
Daily Herald
"I want to thank all my supporters around Lake County who helped make this victory possible," Jason Patt said. "And I also want to thank my Democratic opponent John Krempotic for running a very clean race."
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140318/news/140318282/


Franks’ bill takes aim at student loan debt March 16, 2014
NorthWest Herald
A bill making its way through the state legislature potentially could transform the way students pay for college. Introduced by Jack Franks, D-Marengo, HB 5323 authorizes the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to study the feasibility of a “Pay It Forward” program. A “Pay It Forward” initiative would allow students to attend college for free and repay their loan after graduation in the form of a small, fixed percentage of their future disposable income.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/03/14/franks-bill-takes-aim-at-student-loan-debt/a4spujn/


Pull Democrat ballot March 15, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Please take a Democratic ballot and help grow the party locally.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/03/14/pull-democrat-ballot/aqjg2f1/


Coffee with Yingling March 12, 2014
Daily Herald
House District 62 State Rep. Sam Yingling encourages constituents to share their thoughts about issues facing the state over coffee on Saturday, March 15, in Grayslake. Yingling’s coffee shop stop will be at Something’s Brewing, 1126 E. Washington St., from 9 to 10 a.m.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140312/news/140319322/


Suburban rep could get boost from a losing effort March 12, 2014
Chicago Sun-Times
Outside the House chamber on Wednesday, Brad Schneider, surrounded by the House Democratic leaders at a press conference said, “The failure to pass unemployment insurance is hurting families, it is hurting businesses, and communities, it is hurting our economy. That’s why today, I have introduced a discharge petition to bring to the floor a vote on unemployment insurance.”
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http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/suburban-rep-could-get-boost-losing-effort/wed-03122014-1037pm


Schneider pushes for unemployment benefits vote March 11, 2014
Daily Herald
U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider Wednesday will push for a House vote on extending unemployment insurance benefits.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140311/news/140319537/


Lake County Sheriff: Jason Patt March 11, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Jason Patt of Zion, an investigator in the Lake County coroner's office, is a clear choice in the Democratic primary. Patt promises to overhaul the office and trim administrative jobs to hire more officers for patrol. A Navy veteran, Patt's impressive resume includes extensive law enforcement training and stints as an MP at Naval Station Great Lakes and as a corrections officer in the Lake County sheriff's office.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-collar-county-endorsements-edit-0311-20140311,0,5184900.story


Franks bill would stop new units of local government from forming March 10, 2014
NorthWest Herald
Jack Franks introduced a bill last week that would stop the growth of new units of local government. Franks, D-Marengo, pointed to Illinois' almost 7,000 units of government – nearly 2,000 more than Texas, the next closest state – as a reason for residents' high property tax bills and general governmental inefficiencies. "I know that the creation of additional government is not the solution," Franks said. "It only creates a bigger problem."
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/03/10/franks-bill-would-stop-new-units-of-local-government-from-forming/avtfswm/


Democratic candidate urges Democratic voters to vote in Democratic primary March 10, 2014
Patch
Matt Flamm, who is running for Palatine Township Democratic Committeeman in next Tuesday's Democratic primary, urged voters to participate in their own party’s primary.
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http://arlingtonheights.patch.com/groups/matt-flamms-blog/p/democratic-candidate-urges-democratic-voters-to-vote-in-democratic-primary


Sente event spells success March 05, 2014
Pioneer Press
State Representative Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, co-sponsored her second annual local edition of the Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee with the Sedgebrook retirement community and the Illinois Department of Aging on Monday afternoon.
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http://vernonhills.suntimes.com/submit-content/sente_event_spells_s_u_c_c_e_s_s-VER-03052014:article


Presentation March 04, 2014
The NewsSun
State Rep. Sam Yingling will speak at an event hosted by Tenth Dems University at 7 p.m. March 10 at the Highland Park Public Library, 494 Laurel Ave. Yingling, a sponsor of the now-passed Marriage Equality Act, will share his unique perspective as a legislator who helped this bill become law in Illinois.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/25978782-418/political-briefs.html


Voting guide March 04, 2014
The NewsSun
The guide includes a complete listing of all candidates and public questions appearing on the March ballot. Election Day voting sites with addresses are listed by township and precinct. A comprehensive directory of all early voting sites, including dates, hours, addresses and phone numbers, is published on the back cover of the guide. For more information, call (847) 377-2400
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/25978782-418/political-briefs.html


Early voting for primaries runs through March 15 March 03, 2014
The NewsSun
The 2014 election season began in earnest on Monday, with the start of early voting for the March 18 primaries. Ballots can be completed every day except Sunday through March 15 at 14 sites, including the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan, which accepts voters from anywhere in the county.
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http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/25955222-418/early-voting-for-primaries-runs-through-march-15.html


14th Dems at odds over guns, abortion March 03, 2014
Daily Herald
Democrats John Hosta and Dennis Anderson have major differences in at least two hot-button social issues: gun control and abortion.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140303/news/140309726/


Give Franks credit March 03, 2014
NorthWest Herald
After reading your recent article on the referendum regarding direct election of the county board chairman, I believe you were remiss in not crediting state Rep. Jack Franks for his efforts regarding the referendum to completely alter the county’s government.
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http://www.nwherald.com/2014/02/28/give-franks-credit/aqxkigf/


Lake County early voting: Locations and who's on the ballot March 03, 2014
Pioneer Press
As of today, March 3, primary season has officially begun. Early voting for the General Primary Election runs through March 15. Voting on the day of elections is March 18.
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http://highlandpark.suntimes.com/news/government/lake_county_early_voting_locations_and_who_s_on_t-LSR-03032014:article


Early voting opens Monday, March 3 March 02, 2014
Daily Herald
Early voting for the March 18, 2014 gubernatorial primary election begins Monday, March 3.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140302/news/140309765/


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