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04/17/13 Kirk meets with families of Sandy Hook victims
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - Both Illinois senators voted yes on a series of gun control measures in the U.S. Senate Wednesday after meeting with the families of children killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting. FULL STORY
04/15/13 Dold being recruited by top GOP to run again in 10th
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - Former Congressman Bob Dold is being actively recruited by top GOP officials to make another bid for Congress. National Republican Committee Chair Greg Walden told the Daily Herald that he's "hopeful" the Kenilworth Republican will run in 2014 for... FULL STORY
04/13/13 Durbin's growing war chest points toward another bid
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is expected to make an official announcement about running for a fourth term in the coming weeks, and a look at the war chest of the Senate's No. 2 Democrat reveals he appears to be taking a 2014 bid quite seriously. According... FULL STORY
04/12/13 Walsh calls for ignoring concealed carry ban
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - Former Congressman Joe Walsh says it's time for Illinois residents to "stop being victims" and is urging them to ignore the current ban on carrying concealed weapons, even though being caught carrying a concealed weapon is a felony in Illinois. "I... FULL STORY
04/12/13 Oberweis still pushing for Brady's removal
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - State Sen. Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove isn't backing down from efforts to oust beleaguered Illinois GOP Pat Brady of St. Charles, who supports gay marriage, at Saturday's state central committee meeting in Tinley Park. Oberweis said he believes the... FULL STORY
04/11/13 Senger meets with GOP officials about challenge to Foster
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - State Rep. Darlene Senger, of Naperville, heads to Washington, D.C., this week to talk to Republican officials about possibly challenging Congressman Bill Foster in 2014. FULL STORY
04/10/13 Electric aggregation fails again in Bartlett
By Kerry Lester and Jessica Cilella klester@dailyherald.com - Bartlett voters for a second time have rejected a plan for the village to solicit bids from electricity suppliers other than ComEd to potentially save residents and small businesses on their power bills. With all 37 precincts reporting in Cook, Kane... FULL STORY
04/10/13 Obama calls spotlight Kirk's role in gun debate
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - For the second time in as many months, President Barack Obama has reached out to Senator Mark Kirk. Obama called the Highland Park Republican, who occupies his old Senate seat, to talk gun control late Tuesday. Kirk has taken a leading role on the... FULL STORY
04/10/13 Mayors dole out advice, warnings for newcomers
By Kerry Lester Political Editor - Life's about to change for the sea of new faces elected Tuesday to mayor posts in the suburbs. Just trust the advice of their predecessors, as well as longtime suburban incumbents. A quiet dinner out with your spouse? Forget about it. FULL STORY
04/10/13 Bartlett residents reject electrical aggregation
By Kerry Lester - After voting it down a year ago, Bartlett residents for the second time rejected a plan for the village to solicit bids from electricity suppliers other than ComEd. With all 37 precincts reporting in Cook, Kane and DuPage counties - Kane County... FULL STORY
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