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Nov

2012

Hutchinson makes it official: State senator running for Congress

Author: Editor

State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, a south suburban Democrat who rose to prominence in Springfield after replacing former U.S. Rep. Debbie Halvorson, said Thursday she is running for Congress in April's special election. 

"Families in the south suburbs and the South Side deserve a representative who understands their concerns and who will work alongside President [Barack] Obama to create new jobs, rebuild our roads and schools, and protect the gains we've made on equal pay, health care and civil rights," the 39-year-old said in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. "I'm going to work hard every day to help the people of the Southland and I'm looking forward to earning your support over the coming months." 
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29

Nov

2012

Candidates angle for party backing in race for Jackson’s seat

Author: Editor

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.

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29

Nov

2012

Will County Board reorganization moved up to Monday

Author: Editor

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.

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Nov

2012

Former Rep. Debbie Halvorson running to replace Jesse Jackson Jr.

Author: Editor

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.

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21

Nov

2012

Plainfield Township Democratic Organization’s meeting

Author: Editor

WednesdayNovember 28, 2012

7:00 pm - 8:30pm

Fiesta Mexicana Grill & Cantina

24136 West Lockport Street – in downtown Plainfield

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