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An electricity consultant for municipalities estimated that ComEd stands to lose up to one-third of its residential customers to aggregation, though the utility will continue to handle billing, complaints, maintenance and delivery. (Stacey Wescott, Chicago Tribune / March 7, 2012)

With voters’ OK, municipalities have work to do on electricity deals

About 300 local governments statewide, about half in the Chicago region, held referendums Tuesday on whether to aggregate electricity, a process by which municipalities and … Read more ›

Presidential Hopeful Newt Gingrich to Make Barrington Appearance reports: Former U.S. Speaker of the House and Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will make appearances in Barrington and Elgin next week as part … Read more ›

Illinois congressman Joe Walsh, ex-wife ‘working toward a settlement’

A lawyer for U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh’s ex-wife told a Cook County judge today that he and the congressman’s attorneys are still trying to arrive … Read more ›

Democrats raise nearly $2 million for primary to face Walsh

Democrats Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth have raised a combined $1.95 million for their congressional campaigns setting the stage for an intense March 20 primary … Read more ›

From the community

Cook County Board President Preckwinkle Speaking at Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

MEDIA ALERT For Immediate Release: Monday, January 16, 2012For More Information: Rich Jacobs 847-909-8173 WHO: The Elgin Township Democrats WHAT: 2012 Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner … Read more ›

Democratic primaries a byproduct of new congressional map

With Democrats firmly in control of redrawing new congressional districts for Illinois, the advice from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to state Senate President John … Read more ›


Rep. Joe Walsh unopposed for GOP nod in new 8th District

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh avoided a high-profile Republican primary challenge Wednesday when the DuPage County regional schools superintendent dropped out of the race. Darlene Ruscitti … Read more ›

Federal court approves Illinois congressional map

A federal court panel on Thursday upheld the Democratic redrawing of Illinois’ congressional boundaries and rejected a Republican challenge that contended the new map violated … Read more ›

US Rep. Joe Walsh to announce re-election plans

CHICAGO—U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh plans to announce his plans for re-election at a Chicago Tea Party meeting. Walsh is to make the announcement Thursday evening … Read more ›

Rep. Joe Walsh to decide today which district he’ll seek re-election in

Freshman Republican Rep. Joe Walsh plans to decide Monday which congressional district he’ll seek re-election from next year. Walsh, a tea party favorite from McHenry, … Read more ›