Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Check out the vote totals for races affecting Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills, including the 5th and 6th congressional districts, 24th State Senate, and DuPage and Cook county boards.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While the elephant (and donkey) in the room this Election Day is the presidential race, people are also heading to the polls to vote for federal and state representation, as well as local referenda. We've got a roundup of results for races affecting the Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills area, including: 24th Senate: Kirk Dillard (R) vs. A. Ghani (D) Electric Aggregation: Shall the Village of Clarendon Hills have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? DuPage County: Should Illinois law permit an individual to hold two or more public elected offices simultaneously? State Constitutional Amendment: Also on the ballot is an amendment to …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The challenger to 6th District incumbent Republican Peter Roskam talked about the environment, health care, and her opponent at the Clarendon Hills Library Tuesday night.
Leslie Coolidge, the Democratic candidate in the re-drawn 6th Congressional District that now includes Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills, visited the southern end of the new district Tuesday night to speak at the Clarendon Hills Public Library about her stances on some of today's political hot topics. For more information on Coolidge, see her Patch candidate profile. WGN Radio's Bill Moller, who lives in Clarendon Hills, posed questions to Coolidge during the event. Afterward, those in attendance had the opportunity to ask their own questions. Lucy Tarabour, adults program coordinator for the Clarendon Hills Public Library, said Republican incumbent Peter Roskam declined an invitation to attend the event. For those new 6th Disticters not so …
Monday, October 1, 2012
Rep. Peter Roskam is unable to attend Patch, League of Women Voters candidate forum due to a prior commitment.
Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) on Friday notified the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Palatine Area he will not be able to attend an Oct. 11 candidate forum in Palatine because of a previous commitment. Last month, Patch partnered with the LWV to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation was the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Roskam was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 invitations. Patch covers more than a dozen towns in the 6th District, including Algonquin-Lake in the Hills, Barrington, Crystal Lake-Cary, Darien…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Patch has partnered with the Palatine-area League of Women Voters to host a candidate forum for the 6th Congressional District race on Thursday, Oct. 11 in Palatine.
Patch has partnered with the League of Women Voters of the Palatine Area to invite candidates in the Illinois 6th Congressional District race to a candidate forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at Palatine Village Hall. The invitation is the group's second attempt to host such a debate, after Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) was unable to attend the Oct. 4 event. Candidate Leslie Coolidge (D-Barrington) previously accepted the Oct. 4 invitation and has accepted the Oct. 11 invitation. The Roskam for Congress campaign staff indicated the original date was during the time the House Majority Leader asked representatives to serve in Washington DC. Campaign staff said Roskam could not commit to events in his district that week unless the House …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Coolidge wins with 55 percent of the vote, beating out Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates.
Barrington Hills resident Leslie Coolidge has won the Democratic nomination to compete against Republican incumbent Peter Roskam for the 6th Congressional district seat. Beating out her two opponents, Geoffrey Petzel and Maureen Yates, Coolidge thanked her volunteers and supporters Tuesday around 9:15 p.m. at Cooper's Hawk in South Barrington. “We’re here because of the work of everyone in the room,” Coolidge said. Coolidge, who is a retired CPA, talked about taking her fundraising and grassroots campaigning to the next level when she faces Roskam in the November election. Roskam has held the 6th U.S. Congressional District seat since 2007 and has raised $1.8 million so far. “We’re going to go at it from a grassroots perspective and the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Palatine Area League of Women Voters sponsored a forum for the three Democratic primary opponents vying to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Peter Roskam.
Three Democratic candidates seeking to replace incumbent 6th District Congressman Republican Peter Roskam attended a forum at the Palatine Village Hall Saturday. Barrington resident Maureen Yates, Leslie Coolidge of Barrington Hills and Geoffrey Petzel of Lake Zurich are running in the March 20 primary. The winner will take on Roskam, who has held the 6th District seat since 2007, in the November general election. The 6th Congressional District includes most of Clarendon Hills and parts of Hinsdale, including most of the area south of Chicago Avenue and west of Garfield Street, as well as a narrow strip east of County Line Road and south of 6th Street. Questions posed to the candidates ranged from what their stance is on the budget and …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Topics Geoffrey Petzel will discuss include jobs and healthcare.
Geoffrey Petzel, Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District is hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. The town hall is set to take place at the West Dundee Public Safety Center #2 on the corner of Route 72 and Sleepy Hollow Road. While the format is an open question format, key topics include jobs, the economy and health care. The newly drawn 6th Congressional District includes most of Clarendon Hills and parts of Hinsdale, including most of the area south of Chicago Avenue and west of Garfield Street, as well as a narrow strip east of County Line Road and south of 6th Street. (Click here to view the new district maps at the Illinois Board of Elections website.) Petzel, a resident of Lake Zurich, …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Much of both Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills are now within the boundaries of the re-mapped district, which reaches all the way north to Barrington and Palatine.
Three of the Democrats competing for the chance to take on incumbent 6th District Congressman Peter Roskam squared off in a debate Saturday. The 6th Congressional District includes most of Clarendon Hills and parts of Hinsdale, including most of the area south of Chicago Avenue and west of Garfield Street, as well as a narrow strip east of County Line Road and south of 6th Street. The primary will be March 20. The event was hosted by the Palatine Township Democratic Organization. The questions ran the gamut of issues — including health care, electoral viability, taxes and job creation. For the most part, the candidates agree across the board, except on the issue of who would have the best chance of defeating Roskam in the November general …