Friday, March 23, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from Chris Nybo following his defeat for State Senate District 24.
Friday, March 23, 2012
I would like to extend my congratulations to Senator Kirk Dillard in his victory this past Tuesday. On account of redistricting, we all faced difficult decisions and very unfortunate contests. While the race was spirited, it has been decided by the voters and they have decided on Senator Dillard. I welcome him into the new communities that I represent and ask that all of the people who supported me, welcome him as enthusiastically as I am. It's time to make sure that our party brings a unified voice to Springfield to accomplish the serious business of getting our state back on track. I believe Senator Dillard will be a leader in that effort as my new State Senator. Sincerely, Chris Nybo Candidate for State Senate District 24
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The district includes all or part of Clarendon Hills, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Lisle, Oak Brook, Western Springs, and Wheaton.
Updated at 11:05 p.m. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) grabbed more than 60 percent of the vote and beat Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard) for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 24th Senate District in Tuesday's General Primary. The incumbent has served the 24th District since 1993. "I take this as a nice referendum on my leadership style," Dillard said over the phone after the win became official. "It shows that people understand results and want state legislators to work in collaboration without ever giving up their principles." With 100 percent of precincts reporting in both DuPage and Cook counties, Dillard had 19,145 total votes (62 percent) to Nybo's 11,928 (32 percent). Nybo, who has represented the state's 41st House District …
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attends a reception in his honor in Wheaton Tuesday night.
Mitt Romney stopped in Wheaton for an unpublicized private reception at a home in the 1400 block of Forest Avenue Tuesday night. Romney, awaiting the results of Illinois' Republican presidential primary, greeted children and other neighbors who gathered outside waving American flags and chanting “Mitt for President!” as he arrived. Neighbors said they received notice of the event earlier this week. Romney was scheduled to travel to Schaumburg for his Illinois election night party. We're on Facebook. Click here to like us! Patch reported earlier: Earlier in March, MyFoxChicago.com reported that Romney planned a fundraiser in Wheaton on primary day, March 20. According to the Wheaton College archives website, Romney wanted to hold a rally at…
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The state senator gave a presentation Monday night at Elm School focused on the future of teacher pensions.
State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) spoke to the District 181 Board of Education Monday night at Elm School about several topics, but the main point of the 20-minute discussion was the future of teacher pensions. Dillard advocated increased communication between the school board and the senator's office about the future of teacher pensions, currently funded by the state, at a time when the Illinois government is in big fiscal trouble and may be looking to pass that funding responsibility on to local school boards and resident property taxes. Dillard said the board should be looking out for possible changes in April and May, which he called "crunch time" in Springfield because it's the end of the current legislative session. Dillard is …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Chris Nybo can tackle hard issues and move Illinois away from its current unsustainable path.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
For too long, politicians in Springfield have ignored fiscal realities and taken Illinois to the brink of financial ruin. Anything positive that has been accomplished pales in comparison to the financial neglect of our state. Politicians have focused on playing the game and protecting their turf, rather than serving Illinois and its citizens. Kirk Dillard has been in the Illinois Senate for nearly 20 years. Illinois needs a change, and as voters, we can make change happen. Chris Nybo is a hardworking parent who cares about his family and his state, as are I and many others. I met Chris after he rang my doorbell going to door-to-door to meet the voters. I believe he is a person who can tackle hard issues and take on the establishment to …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The freshman representative who once worked alongside Dillard in the state senate announced his endorsement in a release Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.) has endorsed State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) in his 24th Senate District Republican Primary race against State Rep. Chris Nybo (R-Lombard). Hultgren, a Wheaton native and current Winfield resident who was first elected to represent Illinois' 14th Congressional District in 2010, said he supports Dillard based on his first-hand knowledge of the incumbent. "I had the opportunity to work closely with Senator Dillard in Springfield when I served as your Illinois State Senator," Hultgren said in a release Wednesday morning. "Kirk distinguishes himself from other General Assembly members with his skilled leadership qualities combined with his gift of working collaboratively with others." Hultgren also said …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The all-male House Oversight Committee meets to determine the future of women's reproductive rights.
Here’s an idea: In order to prevent pregnancy, let’s create a penis plug. I’ll get seven of my girlfriends together to design them. We can make them in different sizes, in a variety of fashion colors. We can have a carrying case for men to slip discreetly in their wallets. Whaddya think? That’s about as sensible as the eight stuffy old white men who are making decisions about women’s reproductive rights. Shame on the Republican majority House Oversight Committee for convening to discuss the Obama administration’s stance on birth control and health insurance—eight men and not a uterus among them. Moms, we need to have a voice concerning what is going on in Washington right now. No matter how we feel politically or religiously, we need to be…
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Speaking at Tuesday's legislative breakfast, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk offers short-term action to turn the economy around.
Before a crowd of hundreds of local business leaders on Tuesday morning, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk offered his ideas to turn the economy around. The Illinois Republican was the guest of a dozen chambers of commerce, who organized Tuesday’s legislative breakfast at Pipers Banquets in Aurora. And though Kirk led off with some dire words about our current economic situation, he did come to the table with several ideas. Kirk has already introduced one of them, the Lincoln Legacy Infrastructure Development Act, in Congress. Co-authored with Republican Rep. Randy Hultgren, from Illinois’ 14th District, the bill removes roadblocks to public/private partnerships in the rail, highway and aviation industries. The idea, he said, is to get those projects …
Friday, September 2, 2011
Reps. Peter Roskam and Judy Biggert will wait to see how a lawsuit challenging new district maps will play out in the courts.
Despite a federal judge’s ruling, some Republican congressional candidates are opting not to collect candidacy signatures until a judge rules on a challenge to new political maps. Area Democrats, though, will take advantage of a ruling that will allow activists to collect signatures starting Sept. 6. Kim Savage, chair woman of the Downers Grove Township Democratic Organization, said workers will begin gathering signatures in two of the three districts included in the township. “Our members will be working with Bill Foster in his district and Mike Quigley in Hinsdale. So far no one has requested help in the 6th Congressional District,” Savage said in an email. On Monday a federal judge ruled that 2012 congressional candidates can begin …
Friday, March 25, 2011
Illinois politicians say plan will save the state up to $6.7 billion annually; plan has come under fire by Gov. Pat Quinn and some economists.
“Illinois is sick and it’s time we take our medicine.” That is how state Sen. Carole Pankau (R-23rd) described Illinois’ financial situation during a media event touting Republican budget proposals targeting $6.7 billion in budget cuts. Pankau, along with fellow Republican State Senators Kirk Dillard (R-24th), Ron Sandack (R-21st), John Millner (R-28th), Chris Lauzen (R-25th) and Tom Johnson (R-48th) said their planned cuts will put Illinois’ fiscal house back in order. Dillard said if the state continues to follow the fiscal course set by Gov. Pat Quinn, the state will run an annual deficit of billions of dollars. He said if only $5 billion of savings is realized, then the state can avoid a deficit of $22 billion in five years and that …