Tuesday, November 6, 2012
We will be updating the results for the race between incumbent Lou Lang (D-Skokie) and Republican challenger Vincent Romano.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Democratic incumbent Lou Lang has held his position as the 16th District House representative for more than 20 years. He's been a strong proponent for casino expansion, legalizing medical marijuana and civil union. Meanwhile, his opponent, Republican challenger Vincent Romano feels more jobs in Illinois should top the agenda, among other issues. Patch will be updating results constantly throughout the evening and live blogging on this page. Keep checking back to get the latest from both candidates. Update - 9:36 p.m. - Lang has more than 10,000 votes compared to Romano's 5,879. Thirty of the 34 precincts have reported. Update 8:40 p.m. - Lang continues to lead the race between newcomer Romano. He has almost 9,100 votes to Romano's 5,078. …
Monday, September 3, 2012
Incumbent Lou Lang is running against Vincent Romano in the race for State Representative in the 16th District.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Incumbent Lou Lang is running against Vincent Romano in the race for State Representative in the 16th District. Candidate Click on the candidate name for biographical information and answers to our candidate questionnaires, and check back for updates. Read all Patch coverage of the 8th District state Senate race.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Skokie's veteran lawmaker is not optimistic about future of expanded gambling in Illinois
For Lou Lang, Governor Pat Quinn’s counterproposal on gaming legislation is pretty much a non starter, but that does not necessarily mean the veteran representative will stop his two decade long effort to expand gambling in Illinois. On Monday, Quinn released a modified expanded gambling bill that dramatically cut back on the legislation that barely squeaked through both Springfield chambers this spring, with Lang guiding it through the House. With Quinn labeling the bill “top heavy” state Sen. John Cullerton never formally sent that package to Quinn to try and work out a compromise and prevent Quinn from vetoing the bill. After a summer of verbal jousting involving Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a major proponent of a Chicago casino, the …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
State legislator senses there may be action soon on his legislation to expand gaming.
So close and yet so far. That is the phrase that hangs over state Rep. Lou Lang right now as he awaits the fate of gambling legislation that he has worked on for more than 20 years. In late spring, Lang, who serves as floor leader for the Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, had legislation passed that would dramatically expand gambling in the state with the hope it would bring hundreds of millions of new dollars into the state. Instead of it being sent to Gov. Pat Quinn, the bill has yet to be formally forwarded for his signature to become law. State Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) has taken this unusual course in an effort to find common ground with Quinn, who has expressed misgivings about the measure. But the waiting …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
What Independence Day parades taught Kirk, Schakowsky, Dold and others.
Partisanship gave way to patriotism when elected officials and political candidates gathered on the Fourth of July at various local parades. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston), Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) as well as candidates for Congress and local members of the Illinois General Assembly discussed how Independence Day unites Americans, even in difficult economic times, as they prepared to march Monday. “It’s very important for people to feel up this year,” Kirk said at the Northbrook Fourth of July parade, where he went after marching in Oak Lawn and Downers Grove. “It’s a good opportunity to show patriotism when we need it." Hanging onto the American Dream Schakowsky, who walked in Des Plaines and …
Monday, June 6, 2011
Local lawmaker's 20-year quest to expand gaming now faces governor's poker hand.
State Rep. Lou Lang has rolled the dice again in his efforts to expand gambling in Illinois and he may have a winning throw after more than 20 years of trying. Lang (D-16th) finally saw a bill to create four casinos in the state pass through both chambers of the Legislature last week. But it may be a short-term victory as the bill faces an uncertain future on the governor’s desk. Specifically, the legislation would put four more casinos in the state, including one possibly in Chicago. Slot machines would also be permitted at both Chicago airports and at the reeling horse racetracks. Currently, the closest casino for North Shore residents is the Grand Victoria Casino in Elgin. Rivers Casino is scheduled to open this summer in Des Plaines, …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Grades vary on issues addressed during the last General Assembly session.
While the increase in the state income and corporate taxes received much attention during the recently closed legislative session in Springfield, local lawmakers had their fingerprints on or were the guiding force behind several other high-profile measures. In light of this, Patch decided to look at some of the successes and failures of representatives from the North Shore area. While two legislators were receptive to doing interviews. repeated calls to state Sen. Ira Silverstein (D-8th District) were not returned. They began the new session at the Capitol on Jan. 12. So here are some of the legislative highlights for North Shore residents: Strikeouts for Lang Last week was certainly an interesting one for state Rep. Lou Lang (D-16th …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Irate horse racing industry feels betrayed after state House decides not to vote.
State Rep. Lou Lang (16th District) says he has been pushing for a gambling expansion bill for more than 20 years. In deciding last week to wait a little longer, he has the horse racing industry furious with him. On Jan. 12, Lang chose at the last minute not to submit his gambling proposal in the state House after it had passed the Senate. The legislation would have allowed slot machines at racetracks, the expansion of current riverboats and five new casinos, including one in Chicago. Although the Democratic lawmaker said his decision was based on the nuances of the legislative process, gambling supporters claimed they were double-crossed. “No one could have been more pained than I about that decision,” said Lang, whose district includes …