Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Deerfield will be home to its Congressman and state senator. Check out our in-depth coverage of the results from the 10th Congressional District, the 29th State Senate and the Illinois 58th House Races.
No member of Congress has ever called Deerfield home. No state senator has hailed from Deerfield in more than 40 years. By early January, the Village will be able to claim Rep. Elect Brad Schneider (D-Deerfield) and state Sen. Elect Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield). Victories by Schneider and Morrison were two of the significant outcomes from a night of election returns from the reelection of President Barack Obama to Congressional campaigns, Illinois General Assembly contests and county races. Here are some of the highlights: 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. Morrison Defeats Friedman in IL 29th State …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Democratic candidate won with about a 5,000 vote lead.
Updated 11:37 p.m. Scott Drury has won the 58th District State House race against Mark Shaw. In results so far from Lake and Cook counties, Drury leads with 55 percent and 66 percent of the votes respectively or about 5,550 votes. “It was a hard fought race,” Drury said. “We believe voters in the 58th District have decisively spoken and they are ready to usher in a new era of government, which was the basis of our whole campaign.” Mark Shaw did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Drury says his top priorities once in office are reforming the state budget and fixing the pension system. “We need to reform Illinois’ budget so it is a truthful, honest budget, not one with political gimmicks. We need to fix Illinois’ broken …
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
"Drury and Madigan Were Both Named in the Complaint Filed with Illinois State Board of Elections Alleging Illegal Campaign Coordination," according to writer.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Dear Editor, Drury and Madigan Were Both Named in the Complaint Filed with Illinois State Board of Elections Alleging Illegal Campaign Coordination: Democratic candidate for State Representative Scott Drury claimed he would work to clean up state government, but a recently filed complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections alleges Drury has engaged in illegal campaign coordination with Democratic Party Chairman Michael Madigan. State Law prohibits committees making independent expenditures from directly coordinating with campaigns, but this week both the Democratic Party of Illinois and the Democratic Majority PAC made independent expenditures on behalf of Scott Drury. Prior to these independent expenditures, the Democratic …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Reader demands apology from Drury for false advertising.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Dear Editor, It was decided yesterday that WBBM-Newsradio Chicago was ordered to suspend radio ads that falsely accused Mark Shaw of saying things he never said. I know Mark Shaw to be as honorable as a person that I've ever met, and feel that it is criminal that Scott Drury could stoop this low along with Michael Madigan. What does this say about their character? I feel that an apology is required here, and the voters of the 58th district should all be made aware of this. Frank Karkazis Deerfield
Friday, October 19, 2012
Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, State Senate and State House introduce constituents to their background and platforms.
Candidates for Congress and the Illinois General Assembly met at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield Monday for the North Shore Jewish Community Candidate forum. There were 21 people running for 11 offices including two Congressional races, three Illinois State Senate contests and two campaigns for the United States House of Representative. Earlier: Dold Discard Norquist Pledge in Debate With Schneider Highlights from the forum for the 10th Congressional District, 29th State Senate District and 58th State House of Representatives District are presented here: Tenth Congressional District “As more and more people continue to struggle to find work, as companies with high-level openings can’t find skilled workers, we need to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Democratic candidate Scott Drury and Republican candidate Mark Shaw traded charges of dishonest campaigning and offensive attacks during a Patch-sponsored debate on Sunday.
The candidates for 58th District State Representative exchanged verbal barbs with one another about their campaigns, positions and integrity during a debate Sunday in Lake Forest. Republican candidate Mark Shaw frequently said that Democratic candidate Scott Drury "has been bought and paid for by Mike Madigan," the Illinois House Speaker. "He's received tens of thousands of dollars to be elected by Mr. Madigan," Shaw, a criminal defense attorney, said in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago. Drury, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, responded by saying that Shaw "wants to deceive all of you with lies." "Mr. Shaw's campaign funded by 35 percent …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Candidates for 10th District seat will meet in forum at 1:30 p.m. today sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
The only chance to see Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and Brad Schenider of Deerfield together in person will at at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Lake Forest High School.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
League of Women Voters’ forum is only face to face meeting between Schneider and Dold in 10th District. General Assembly and Lake County Board candidates debate too.
Voters who want to get a close personal look at Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, debating will get their only chance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lake Forest High School east campus auditorium. The forum, co sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, the LWV of Highland Park/Highwood and the LWV of Deerfield in coordination with Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago will also feature candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and the Lake County Board. Earlier: Schneider, Dold Debating About Debates Schneider and Dold will take the stage at 1:40 p.m. after opening remarks from Deerfield Patch Editor Steve Sadin and Robert Kreisman, public affairs …