Thursday, November 15, 2012
All but one respondent to Patch poll want donors to superpacs to fall under the same rules as campaign contributors.
Though the contest for the 10th Congressional District seat between Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) was very close, there was near unanimity about reader dislike for the $13.1 million spent on the campaign. A survey of Patch readers asked whether people who make unlimited donations on independent expenditures should fall under the same disclosure requirements as donors to the Schneider and Dold campaigns as well. Earlier: Poll: Was Too Much Spent on Schneider-Dold Race Of the 20 people who answered the question, 19 believe the requirements should be the same. Only one person would keep the law as defined in the Citizens United Case by the United States Supreme Court in 2010 intact. “Yes, too much…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The end of election 2012 means Highland Park residents can reclaim their phone lines and TVs from robocalls and attack ads. It also means that, for the first time in over 30 years, a Democrat will represent the 10th District.
- Ed Brill
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Election 2012 is over, finally. A collective sigh of relief let out last week as Americans reclaimed their home phone lines from robocalls and their TV viewing from attack ads. Though the national landscape has changed little, from the point of view of a Highland Park voter, much has changed. Will the change continue into the next election cycle? Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. My college minor was political science, with a focus on presidential elections. Thus I find the days approaching November each leap year to be almost-consuming, watching the twists and turns of the race to the ballot box. Until the very end, I wasn't ready to declare the Obama versus Romney contest to be the …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Check out our in-depth coverage of the results from the 10th Congressional District, the 58th IL House Race and the 29th State Senate.
Schneider defeats Dold in a close race for Congress Brad Schneider ousted incumbent Robert Dold by only 2,434 votes to become the US Congressman from the 10th district. Want Highland Park political news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29th State Senate Race Democrat Julie Morrison has won the race against Republican Arie Friedman with nearly 53 percent of the votes. Drury Wins IL 58th District State House Race The Democratic candidate won with about a 5,000 vote lead. Nerheim Defeats Kennedy in Lake County State's Attorney Race Republican Mike Nerheim narrowly defeated Democrat Chris Kennedy in the race for Lake County State's Attorney. PHOTOS: Obama Fans Go Wild at McCormick …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Steve Mandel's election to the Lake County Board leaves a four-month vacancy on the Highland Park City Council. Who will fill it?
None of the current City Council candidates will take the four-month vacancy left behind by Steve Mandel, who was elected Tuesday to the Lake County Board, the Highland Park News reports. Mayor Nancy Rotering told the Highland Park News she would consult with the City Council before deciding on who to appoint. There are currently three people running for City Council: Current City Councilman Daniel Kaufman, Business and Economic Development Commissioner Alyssa Knobel and Transportation Commissioner Kim Stone. Candidates who decide to run in the April election must file nominating petitions between Nov. 19 and Nov. 26. For more news and updates, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Newly re-elected President Barack Obama speaks to 10,000 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Read the liveblog for a full recap of the event.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called.
LIVE from McCormick Place: Patch reports live from the celebration.
The hashtag #ObamaHQ is a happy one Tuesday night as supporters gather at McCormick Place.
Follow along on Twitter as supporters rally online and in person.
Obama supporters from around the suburbs and the city of Chicago waited to see the president during an election night rally in McCormick Place.
Waiting for the president to arrive at McCormick Place on election night, supporter Ignacio Ayala said he hoped the night would bring some of the same excitement as the rally in Grant Park in 2008. "I hope it's the same," said Ayala, who traveled from Plainfield. "That was big." More than 10,000 people are expected to rally around President Barack Obama as he and his campaign members await election results tonight. Like Ayala, other Obama supporters said they, too, were hopeful that the election results would bring cause for celebration. Many said they believed four years was not enough for the president to accomplish what he set out to do in 2008. "There's so much more to do, but it feels like progress," said fellow supporter Charles …
International media, technicians are prepping the convention center for tonight's activities.
More than 10,000 people are expected to rally around President Barack Obama as he and his campaign members await election results tonight at McCormick Place in Chicago. Media from around the globe are set up for the historic activities as technicians prep the bleachers, stage and sound for the rally.
Democrat Julie Morrison has won the race against Republican Arie Friedman with nearly 53 percent of the votes
UPDATED AT 9:52 P.M. Arie Friedman confirmed that he has conceded to Julie Morrison. "Congrats to Julie," he said. "I have patients scheduled on Friday and I'm looking forward to seeing them." Candidate Percentage Total Vote Precincts Reporting Julie Morrison (D) 141 of 141 Arie Friedman (R) 141 of 141 UPDATED AT 9:20 P.M. With all but seven precincts reporting, Julie Morrison just told a room full of supporters she has won the 29th State Senate race. "I am absolutely overwhelmed," she said. "Susan Garrett had the faith in me to ask me to run for her seat. I don't think there's a higher compliment in politics." "I'm going to be that independent voice I talked about," she added. "It's a tremendous a challenge to go down to Morrison, but …