Ken Kaupas’ last name is not the reason he wants to run for sheriff.
Kaupas announced he will seek the 2014 Republican nomination for Will County Sheriff. He’s seeking a chance to replace his second cousin, Sheriff Paul Kaupas, who’s not running for a fourth term.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Ken Kaupas, Republican, Sheriff
The Republican Party is losing one of its potential front-running candidates for governor.
U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has opted not to seek the governor’s mansion, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.
“He said back in the fall he was going to see whether he thought he could do more good running for re-election for Congress or running for governor,” Schock aide Steve Shearer told the Peoria Star late Thursday.
Categories: State Issues
Tags: Governor, Republicans
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride was a college sophomore back in 1972 when he decided to quit.
Six weeks into the fall semester, he simply walked out of a Middle Eastern history class he was disenchanted with and didn’t return.
Tags: Tom Kilbride, Supreme Court
Senate Republicans, backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats, turned away legislation Wednesday to tighten restrictions on the sale of firearms, rejecting repeated appeals from President Barack Obama and personal pleas by families of the victims of last winter’s mass elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Attempts to ban assault-style rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines also faced certain defeat in a series of showdown votes four months after a gunman killed 20 elementary school children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Categories: National Issues
Tags: US Senate, Gun Control