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by Ashlee Rezin
Tue Feb 5, 2013

Illinois Congressmen Work Together In Bipartisan Effort To Update Visa Program

Illinois lawmakers reintroduced the Visa Waiver Program Enhanced Security and Reform Act yesterday, legislation that would waive visas for visitors to the U.S. from countries. We take a look at what updating the law would do for residents in countries like Poland.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Tue Jan 15, 2013

Snowless In Chicago: The Political Side Of The Warm Winter Season

A winter season that has thus far been defined by a record number of snowless days and unseasonably warm temperatures has experts, advocates and some of Illinois’ newly-elected congressional lawmakers raising concerns over the kind of impact such conditions will ultimately have on the environment.

At 320 days, Chicago broke a 72-year record last week for the consecutive number of days without an inch of snowfall, the impact of which has already resulted in record low water levels in Lake Michigan and parts of the Mississippi River, according to Natural Resources Defense Council spokesman Josh Mogerman.

“There’s a new normal, and we have to start being cognizant of the change going on around us,” Mogerman said. “There are things going on around us right now in this moment that are really clear and clarion calls for paying attention and making clear that climate change has already begun and we need to address it.”

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by Ellyn Fortino
Wed Nov 7, 2012

Schneider Unseats Dold In the 10th Congressional District (VIDEO)

It’s been more than 30 years since a Democrat has held the 10th congressional seat in Illinois, but now it’s Brad Schneider’s turn.

Schneider, a business consultant from Deerfield, beat incumbent Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth).

During his victory speech, Schneider said he’s emerged from the campaign changed for the better, not because of the process, but because of the people in the 10th district.

“Together, we just made history,” he told the crowd of more than 200 supporters at the Northbrook Hilton.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Tue Nov 6, 2012

Election Morning In The 10th Congressional District (VIDEO)

Democratic candidate for the 10th congressional district Brad Schneider voted with his two sons and his wife at the bustling Red Oak Elementary School in Highland Park as the sun rose this morning.

More than 40 Schneider volunteers toting signs and listening to Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” greeted voters as the polls opened at 6 a.m. They cheered as Schneider and his sons Adam, 19, Daniel, 18, and his wife Julie arrived about a half hour later to cast their votes.

Schneider talked with Progress Illinois after casting his ballot and said he feels “fantastic”, adding that his team has been working hard for 18 months.

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by Matthew Blake
Mon Nov 5, 2012

Illinois Republicans Rake In Super PAC Cash, Dark Money

If tomorrow’s six extremely close (see recent polls here and our voter guide here) Illinois congressional races were solely determined by outside spending, that is money poured into the races that the candidates themselves did not raise, the Republican candidates would win by a landslide.

In the 8th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, and 17th district Congressional races, Republicans are getting millions of dollars more from Super Political Action Committees and “dark money” groups.

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by Steven Ross Johnson
Mon Oct 29, 2012

Duckworth, Schneider & Schakowsky Encourage Voters To Head To The Polls Early (VIDEO)

In an effort to build momentum in the final days leading up to Election Day, Democratic candidates competing in two of the most hotly-contested congressional races met with supporters in Arlington Heights on Saturday to urge voters not to wait until November 6 to cast their ballots.

Early voting began in Illinois on October 22, and totals thus far have already kept pace with the records set in 2008, despite having one week less compared to four years ago.

As of October 28, more than 97,000 ballots had been cast throughout suburban Cook County, according to the Cook County Board of Elections website, about 40 percent of the total number of early votes cast throughout all of the 2008 election.  

"If voters keep turning out in such large numbers, we may reach the Early Voting record set in 2008," Cook County Clerk David Orr said in a press release.

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by Aricka Flowers
Fri Oct 26, 2012

A Look At Some Of The Latest Campaign Ads

As election day nears, and Illinois voters are already casting their ballots, a flurry of campaign ads are being released in these final weeks as candidates — and their supporters — try to prove to voters that they are best suited for political office when compared to their opponent.