Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Find coverage of the various congressional matchups throughout the Patch network.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While many of northern Illinois' congressional races left little in the way of doubt, a few provided down-to-the-wire drama and competitiveness. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster were in a dead heat as Election Day approached, with Foster emerging victorious, according to unofficial totals. And Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth engaged in a bitter mudfest, with Walsh being tossed out by voters. Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't campaign at all, citing health issues, yet won-reelection, and Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis and Peter Roskam didn't feel they had to. Coverage of the various congressional races can be viewed throughout the Patch network.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Republican Congressman Joe Walsh announced Wednesday that he will seek election in the 14th District.
Republican Joe Walsh will not represent Palatine after the 2012 election. Walsh, a freshman Congressman, has decided to seek election in the 14th District where he will face incumbent Randy Hultgren. Walsh was left with several choices – all of them problematic politically – after the boundaries of congressional districts were redrawn. The redistricting process was controlled by state Democrats. Republicans are challenging the maps in court. "This is his best opportunity to continue to represent a large number of his constituents," said Walsh spokesperson Justin Roth. In 2012, most of Palatine will be in the 6th District where Republican Peter Roskam will seek re-election. A portion of the east side of Palatine will be in the new 8th …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
8th District Congressman Joe Walsh met with constituents in Palatine at Norma's Coffee Corner, 189 W. Northwest Hwy., Saturday.
Republican Congressman Joe Walsh said if significant spending cuts are not part of the budget, he would oppose measures to avert a potential shutdown of the federal government. Walsh, who represents the Illinois 8th Congressional District, made the comments Saturday during a talk with constituents at Norma's Coffee Corner in Palatine, 189 W. Northwest Hwy. The freewheeling discussion covered a wide range of issues. "I can tell you this, the House will not send any budget to the Senate without major cuts," Walsh said adding that "Republicans don't want to shutdown government." If the House and Senate are not able to come to an agreement on the budget by March 4, a temporary spending bill would have to be passed to keep the government …