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Federal Government Playing Hard to Get on Mortgages

By Dennis Papiernik, President of the Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals, and a 20-year industry veteran. With the housing market and the economy slowly working … Read more ›

L to R Nicole Bennedetto (Secretary), Anne Johnson(2nd Vice Chair), Wendy Warden (Chair) & Mike Perillo (1st Vice) hold the new organizational banner
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Eighth District Democrats and Independents Begin a New Era With A New Name

On Saturday June 25th, 2011 the General Membership of the Eighth District Democrats and Independents (EDDI) conducted elections during their Annual Picnic. The new Executive … Read more ›

Sheriff applauds failure of bill that would change foreclosure process

Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran is applauding a move by the Illinois House, which voted down a bill June 1 that would have changed the … Read more ›

Deerfield Resident Enters Congressional Race

Highland Park Patch reports: Deerfield business consultant Brad Schneider became the second candidate in less than a month to declare his candidacy for the Democratic … Read more ›

Students interested in politics are encouraged to apply for a Tenth Dems summer internship
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Tenth Dems Offering Internships That Matter

Highland Park, IL. – The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (“Tenth Dems”) is accepting applications for its annual Tenth Dems Summer Internship Program. These prestigious appointments … Read more ›

Clout St: Losing congressional candidate Dan Seals gets state job

Democrat Dan Seals, a three-time losing congressional candidate on the North Shore, is getting a state job. Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today hired Seals as … Read more ›

State’s atty. probes Dist. 46 campaign complaints

The Lake County State’s Attorney office has confirmed it is looking into complaints of misconduct against Grayslake School District 46 officials related to the campaign … Read more ›

North suburbs ask Quinn to veto bills that could result in spiked utility costs

North suburban communities could be hit with disproportionately large gas bill hikes if two pieces of legislation are signed into law, leaders of the towns … Read more ›

From the community

Feb. 1: Presentation on meeting Lake County’s growing water needs

Lake County’s thirst for clean, usable water — amid a steadily growing population — is the topic of a presentation by Lake County District 5 … Read more ›

Attendees watch the State of the Union address at Durty Nellie's in Palatine
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Large Crowd Watches State of the Union Address in Palatine

More than 150 people gathered at Durty Nellie’s Pub in Palatine to watch the President’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening. The event, sponsored … Read more ›