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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 ›

From the community

Tenth Dems Offers Summer Internships

Highland Park, IL. – The Tenth Congressional District Democrats (“Tenth Dems”) is now accepting applications for its Summer Internship Program. Internships are available to high … Read more ›

Brenda Troutman of Arlington Heights casts her ballot as teacher Mlle. Baptiste calls out, "a voté."
From the community

Students of French Institute elect Sarkosky!

WINNETKA, Ill. (May 7, 2007) — Although French citizens have elected François Hollande as their new President, students at the French Institute and parents of … 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 ›

From the community

Biss Announces Pension Proposals and Town Hall Meeting

SKOKIE – State Representative Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced today several initiatives aimed at addressing the state’s pension crisis. Among his proposals are two pieces of … Read more ›

From the community

Biss Passes Legislation to Curb Pension Abuse

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Daniel Biss (D – Evanston) passed legislation out of the House today to rein in the practice of simultaneously paying state … Read more ›

Turnout in Wilmette, Kenilworth tops county’s low numbers

The Wilmette Life reports: According to informal figures from Cook County Clerk David Orr’s Office, only 23 percent of registered voters bothered to vote. Wilmette … Read more ›

From the community

Judge Larry Axelrood Endorsed by Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Chicago Fraternal Order of Police

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police and Personal PAC announced their endorsement of Judge Larry Axelrood in his bid to … 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 ›