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…
Friday, November 9, 2012
The next 30 days will be a transitional period for Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan as he finalizes his work at city hall before moving forward to represent the 55th Illinois House District in Springfield, IL.
A long week for Marty Moylan is coming to an end. The Des Plaines community member, volunteer, alderman, mayor, Democrat, and now elected state representative of the 55th Illinois House District won a closely fought battle with Park Ridge Republican Susan Sweeney by 2,585 votes. In the end it was Moylan: 20,715, 53.32 percent nosing out Sweeney: 18,130, 46.68 percent. Moylan was elected mayor in 2009, second ward alderman in 2007, and has been active in community projects in Des Plaines for more than 30 years. He said he will resign sometime in December. City council meetings are scheduled for Dec. 3 and Dec. 17. Finalizing the city’s budget, other “paperwork,” and speaking with Des Plaines City Manager Michael Bartholomew and other …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Reactions from 55th Illinois House District candidates Marty Moylan and Susan Sweeney.
Reactions from 55th Illinois House District candidates Marty Moylan and Susan Sweeney. In his victory speech, Moylan said: "We started this journey 14 months ago, it was my brother and myself and all you guys, Teddy, everybody together we started with the petition drive. And it was a long journey, a lot of days, endless days, a lot of long days, long nights, but today it’s an accumulation of good government coming together to elect a candidate that we feel is the best one here!" In her comments to supporters, Sweeney said: "I felt a big responsibility to win this race on behalf of, really, everybody in the State of Illinois that wants to see us change direction, and the impact that we have on people’s lives is pretty devastating when you …
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.
Incumbent Democratic senator Dan Kotowski won over Republican challenger Jim O'Donnell.
Months of door-to-door conversations, speeches, debates and phone calls from the campaigns of incumbent Sen. Dan Kotowski, Democrat, and first-time political candidate and business executive Jim O’Donnell, Republican, culminated in great anticipation of election results on Nov. 6. Both candidates for the 28th Illinois Senate District, which includes portions of Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Rosemont and Schaumburg, hosted campaign events for supporters as votes were tallied on Tuesday night. Update 9:50 p.m. - Senator Kotowski just made a victory speech, saying it would be statisically impossible for his Republican opponent, Jim O'Donnell, to win at this point. "At the end of the day, it wasn't about keeping the job. It's about doing …
Find out who is winning the 55th State House District race. Check back here for up-to-date results and information.
In the newly-drawn 55th Illinois House District Des Plaines Mayor Marty Moylan, Democrat, and first-time political candidate and community activist Susan Sweeney, Republican, squared-off in a heated race that began with campaigning door-to-door for months across the entire district, which includes portions of Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Park Ridge and Rosemont. Patch will update election results and reactions on this page as new information becomes available. Check out pictures of the Moylan campaign on Nov. 6. Update 9:49 p.m. - Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten: I thought he was the best fit for Des Plaines and Des Plaines would benefit the most by having him represent the 55th," he said. "Sweeney has zero experience in government. It…