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State Senator Suzi Schmidt. (Lake County Sheriff's police / June 12, 2012)

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt arrested in stalking case

State Sen. Suzi Schmidt was arrested by Lake County Sheriff’s deputies this afternoon on a misdemeanor warrant alleging that she damaged her neighbor’s property and … Read more ›

Then-U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk co-sponsored a commemorative coin bill to help build a disabled veterans’ memorial. (Brendan Hoffman, Chicago Tribune / May 28, 2012)

Sen. Kirk co-sponsored bills helping onetime girlfriend’s clients

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was a leading sponsor of congressional legislation that has meant $5.3 million for two clients of his onetime girlfriend, and he … Read more ›

Kimberly Vertolli, the former wife of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), poses for a portrait in her home on Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Alexandria, VA. (Brendan Hoffman/For the Chicago Tribune)

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s ex-wife files FEC complaint about campaign payments to his girlfriend

Soon after Mark Kirk’s ex-wife announced she would no longer support his 2010 run for the U.S. Senate, he brought her onto his campaign team, … Read more ›

Palatine councilman, new Cook GOP leader, looks at new strategy

The work of any suburban trustee or council member rotates between high profile issues, such as tax increases, to the mundane, whether to allow a building … Read more ›

Clout-heavy ex-police chief on $30k pension sweetener: ‘I deserve every penny’

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: The recipient of that larger pension, Thomas Sheahan, is a former police chief in Oak Brook, the current village manager in … Read more ›

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From the community

Lake County's Website Gets an A+ for Transparency

For the third straight year, Lake County has received a“Sunny Award” and an A+ transparency grade for its website. Sunshine Review, a national non-profit organization … Read more ›

From the community

Tenth Dems To Throw a Good Old-Fashioned Political Convention

Local Democrats can learn about local political races and hear from candidates at the 10th District Democratic Convention on Sunday, March 4. The District-Wide Convention … Read more ›

John Tree, a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, is endorsed by former State Rep. Mark Walker and other community leaders.
From the community

Former Rep. Mark Walker Endorses John Tree for Congress

Former State Rep. Mark Walker joins Wheeling Township Democratic Committeewoman Kathleen Sances and President Rob Nesvacil in endorsing John Tree for Congress. Tree had previously … Read more ›

From the community

Lake County PASSAGE Makes Your Drive Easier

How much time do you waste in traffic? Let Lake County PASSAGE help you make decisions that make your drive easier. What is Lake County … Read more ›

League of Women Voters plans candidate debates

The Deerfield Review reports: The League of Women Voters of Deerfield, Glencoe, Glenview, Highland Park and Lake Forest/Lake Bluff will be holding public candidate debates … Read more ›