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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
He promises in Daily Herald article to be accessible to his "new constituents."
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Chicago), will retain his 5th District seat after a convincing win in Tuesday's General Election over Republican candidate Dan Schmitt and Green Party candidate Nancy Wade. Quigley got about 70 percent of the vote Tuesday from residents in the 5th District, which include almost all of Elmhurst, and parts of Bensenville, Hinsdale, Western Springs, Oakbrook Terrace and other communities stretching all the way to the lakeshore. Quigley has represented the district since 2009. He delivered a message to his "new consituents" in this Daily Herald article. Quigley, who was uncontested in the March Primary election, was a Cook County commissioner before being elected to Congress. According to his website: "He began his …
Peter Roskam wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) won re-election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District Tuesday over Leslie Coolidge after getting 30,864 more votes than the his challenger, with all precincts reporting. Roskam said he plans to be a part of turning the economy around, and his work on the House Ways and Means Committee will be a platform to do so. "Our tax code is a disaster, and most Americans recognize that it’s a disaster," he said Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. "And most Americans are very open to trying to reform the code." He said the House will begin to put together a "very substantive" tax reform effort focused on making the U.S. tax code the most competitive in the world. "If we do that we’ll be in a much better footing …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Rev. Jeannette Sutfin, P.C. (USA) of Wheaton writes in support of Congressman Peter Roskam for re-election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------ Why Roskam? Peter Roskam is presently the fourth-ranking Republican and Chief Deputy Majority Whip in Congress. He has modeled responsible citizenship and has served his community with pride during his time in Congress, earning him a stellar reputation among colleagues and constituents. Roskam is striving to address some of the biggest issues facing our nation today, such as, cutting government spending, reforming the tax code, and reducing stifling government regulations, …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
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Monday, October 22, 2012
The locations where you can cast your ballot early include spots in Darien and Downers Grove for DuPage voters, and spots in Bellwood, Berwyn, and Hodgkins for Cook voters.
Early voting in Illinois began Monday morning, and there are several nearby locations that DuPage County and Cook County voters in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills can choose from. Among the early voting sites in DuPage County are St. John Lutheran Church in Darien, located at 7214 Cass Ave., and Downers Grove Village Hall, located at 801 Burlington Ave. Voters can drop by St. John to vote between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Downers Grove Village Hall voting hours run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Early voting ends Nov. 3. See Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch's election guide for more information on your local …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Village of Hinsdale Plan Commission recommended to the Board of Trustees changes to the zoning code's section pertaining to political signage.
Political signs in Hinsdale might soon be like Christmas lights: if you don’t feel like taking them down, nobody can make you. The Village of Hinsdale Plan Commission last week recommended that the Board of Trustees approve changes to the section of the village’s zoning code pertaining to political signage that would align it with a state law in effect since 2011 that says no durational limits can be imposed on the display of yard signs supporting candidates or issues. If and when the Board of Trustees approves the amendment later this fall, gone will be the Hinsdale regulation that says a political sign can only be displayed during the 30 days before an election and the seven days after. But durational limits are not the only clause of …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Friday, October 12, 2012
A Clarendon Hills resident writes in support of Leslie Coolidge for Congress.
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. The choice is ours in the newly formed 6th Congressional District. The Republican incumbent, Peter Roskam, always votes the party line. Leslie Coolidge, the Democratic challenger, has moderate views and is not afraid to express what she sees as great potential for this country. Peter Roskam voted to cut hundreds of jobs at Fermilab in our area, and voted for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Leslie Coolidge supports targeted incentives and job skill training that will …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Patch editors were giving live updates and feedback on the first debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.