Wednesday, November 7, 2012
One upset occurred in a hot race; a school referendum made an unexpected win.
For the most part, the Niles and Morton Grove area had elections that were safely predicted in advance. But there were some surprises. Here are the results for the area: Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook for news, conversation
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The unexpected move comes as the Daily Herald endorses Schakowsky in the 9th Congressional District.
The Chicago Tribune has endorsed newcomer Tim Wolfe, a Republican from Arlington Heights, over longtime Rep. Jan Schakowsky, of Evanston, for the 9th Congressional District. The move came as something of a surprise, since the newspaper has endorsed Schakowsky in the past, including in 2010. It said Washington could use more of Wolfe's fiscal restraint. Earlier: Your choices for Congress: Tim Wolfe Earlier: Your choices for Congress: Jan Schakowsky The Daily Herald's editorial board said it had mixed feelings, but ultimately decided to endorse Schakowsky over Wolfe. Her standing as chief deputy whip of the House Democrats benefits the suburbs, the paper said. The Chicago Sun-Times has decided not to endorse candidates, saying it will …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Get to know the candidates for Congress who will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Tim Wolfe, a Republican, is running against incumbent Jan Schakowsky in the 9th Congressional District.
Patch: As you go around the 9th district, which issues are people talking about the most? What is it that has people worried or concerned? Tim Wolfe: One of the major concerns is the representation they’ve had. They haven’t seen Schakowsky in their district campaigning, or just on a normal basis. I think a big issue is kids getting out of college and not being able to find a job or having to move to different state. How would you address those issues in Congress? Wolfe: It boils down to getting the economy moving and it has to be by private sector jobs being created. We have to get government out of the way. We shouldn’t look at government as a job creator. What we need to do is simplify the tax code, make it more straightforward, lower …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Get to know the candidates for Congress who will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. Schakowsky, a Democrat and longtime incumbent, is being challenged by Republican Tim Wolfe.
Patch sat down recently with the two candidates running in Illinois' 9th Congressional District, Democrat Jan Schakowsky, the incumbent, and Republican Tim Wolfe, to get information on their views. Our questions, and Rep. Schakowsky's answers, follow. Patch: As you go around the 9th district, which issues are people talking about the most? What is it that has people worried or concerned? Schakowsky: Issues related to the economy are clearly the main thing. People in my district are concerned about issues such as health care, housing foreclosure and being able to send their kids to college. Seniors are very worried that Republicans want to cut their Medicare and Social Security, and there’s always lots of various immigrant issues. The …