Categories: Local Issues, National Issues, 2nd Congressional Dist.
The field is taking shape for a 2nd Congressional District race as two new candidates announced Thursday they are running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress and a third says he has a leg up on getting key Democratic party backing.
State Sen. Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) both said Thursday they will run in the February special election. Meanwhile, state Sen. Donne Trotter said he believes he has support from two key township committeemen who could give him the edge in Democratic slating next month.
Categories: National Issues, 2nd Congressional Dist.
Tags: 2nd Congressional
A board reorganization meeting that was tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12 has been scratched.
Republican board members wanted the meeting held separately from the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected board, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday. The board’s executive committee, dominated by Republicans, including some lame-duck members, agreed to hold it Dec. 12.
But Democrats will have the edge on the new 26-member board once it’s seated. So County Executive Larry Walsh, a Democrat, stepped in Wednesday and called for the reorganization meeting to be at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Walsh has the power to call special meetings.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Will County, Larry Walsh, County Board, Herb Brooks
Former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson announced Sunday night that she will run in a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned last week.
Halvorson ran unsuccessfully against Jackson in the March 20 primary, garnering about 24 percent of the total votes to 58 percent for Jackson. Halvorson represented the 11th Congressional District from 2009 to 2011. Before that, she served as a state senator for 12 years.
Tags: Will County, Jesse Jackson, 2nd Congressional, Debbie Halvorson
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Tags: Plainfield, Joliet