Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Perennial candidate wins race for 25th State Senate seat.
Jim Oberweis has finally won his seat in Springfield. The Republican outpaced Democrat Corinne Pierog Tuesday night by a total of outpaced 51,282 to Pierog's 37,802. Oberweis won yet another GOP primary this March to take on Democrat Pierog for the 25th District State Senate seat. The campaign was far from his first: Oberweis, chairman of Oberweis Dairy, has made tries for the U.S. Senate and House, as well as running for governor. This time around, he was endorsed by the Chicago Tribune, despite the paper's vocal criticism of him in the past. Pierog, a St. Charles resident, sits on the St. Charles School board and was appointed to the St. Charles Housing Commission. -------------------------- Be part of the conversation as the votes …
Aurora alderman defeats Fee in tough race.
Democratic Aurora Alderman Stephanie Kifowit will take her seat in Springfield, winning her race against Republican Pat Fee Tuesday night. In unofficial totals, Kifowit received 16,544 votes to Fee's 9,648. The race to represent the 84th State House District was heated at times, with Kifowit — a Democrat, substitute teacher, Aurora alderman and Marine Corps veteran — accusing her Republican opponent of employing dirty tactics and going on the attack early on in the campaign. For her part, Fee, a homemaker and community volunteer, denied what she called "absurd" allegations, which accused her of allowing campaign staffers to harass Kifowit and her family in person and online. Fee, a former member of the Naperville Public Television Board …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Follow along with all the results and updates on Election Day.
Welcome to Patch's Election Day live blog! Throughout the day we'll update the blog with tidbits from around the area. After the polls close tonight at 7, we'll begin updating the blog with real-time election results until all the ballots are counted. Feel free to join the blog at anytime. We welcome and encourage your input!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attends a reception in his honor in Wheaton Tuesday night.
Mitt Romney stopped in Wheaton for an unpublicized private reception at a home in the 1400 block of Forest Avenue Tuesday night. Romney, awaiting the results of Illinois' Republican presidential primary, greeted children and other neighbors who gathered outside waving American flags and chanting “Mitt for President!” as he arrived. Neighbors said they received notice of the event earlier this week. Romney was scheduled to travel to Schaumburg for his Illinois election night party. We're on Facebook. Click here to like us! Patch reported earlier: Earlier in March, MyFoxChicago.com reported that Romney planned a fundraiser in Wheaton on primary day, March 20. According to the Wheaton College archives website, Romney wanted to hold a rally at…