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Health care, economy top issues in 11th Congressional race - Kane County Chronicle

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Health care, economy top issues in 11th Congressional race
Kane County Chronicle
Darlene Senger, R-Naperville, are running for the Republican nomination in the March 18 primary. Lisle resident Craig Robbins recently dropped out of the race.
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New members to be seated to Fox Valley Park Board - Aurora Beacon News

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New members to be seated to Fox Valley Park Board
Aurora Beacon News
The trustees were chosen by Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen with the help of a four-member advisory panel.
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Lauzen says Kane should stay out of businesses' way - Aurora Beacon News

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Lauzen says Kane should stay out of businesses' way
Aurora Beacon News
ELGIN — One of the Kane County Board's most important jobs is creating jobs, board Chairman Chris Lauzen told the Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
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Schmitz chosen as Metro West Legislator of the Year - Kane County Chronicle

Schmitz chosen as Metro West Legislator of the Year
Kane County Chronicle
Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, its 2013 Legislator of the Year.
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GOP appoints Kendall deputy to General Assembly - Aurora Beacon News

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GOP appoints Kendall deputy to General Assembly
Aurora Beacon News
For at least the next 1½ years, Kendall County will have three representatives in the House — Cross, Anthony and Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville.
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Bill banning drivers' use of cellphones heads to Gov. Pat Quinn - Rockford Register Star

Bill banning drivers' use of cellphones heads to Gov. Pat Quinn
Rockford Register Star
Darlene Senger, R-Naperville, released actuarial numbers Tuesday showing an even greater 30-year savings from the House plan than was previously thought.
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Ill. House: Senate pension plan saves less money - Bloomington Pantagraph

Ill. House: Senate pension plan saves less money - Bloomington Pantagraph | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Ill. House: Senate pension plan saves less money Bloomington Pantagraph Elaine Nekritz and Darlene Senger released numbers from an actuarial study of the Cullerton plan that showed it would reduce the public employee pension system debt, now at $97...
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Pension Reform Could Take A Bite Out Of School Budgets - FOX Illinois

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Pension Reform Could Take A Bite Out Of School Budgets
FOX Illinois
"The amount of money they got at one point, a certain number of years ago, was based on a certain number of kids," House Minority Leader Tom Cross said.
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Kane Board mulls options for Longmeadow bridge financing - Kane County Chronicle

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Kane Board mulls options for Longmeadow bridge financing
Kane County Chronicle
However, Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen has expressed doubts over the county's ability to finance the project as it is currently proposed.
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Part 3: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 3 of the BGA Panel on Illinois Public Pensions. Panelists address what possible solutions could mean for taxpayers, as well as which ideas all sides of ...
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Part 1: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 1 of the BGA's panel discussion on Monday, April 9th at Loyola University Chicago. The panelists discuss the current pension problem in Illinois and how...
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Kane County Chronicle | Lauzen speaks on the state of Kane County

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Kane County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen earlier this week outlined what he called an “assault on the contingency fund” during a state of the county speech Tuesday in Sandwich at a Metro West Council gathering.
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Foster reflects on active first quarter - Naperville Sun

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Foster reflects on active first quarter
Naperville Sun
Conservative radio commentator and retired Republican activist Ian Bayne, who lives in Aurora, announced Monday that he's considering a run.
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Local legislators oppose graduated income tax - Suburban Life Publications

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Local legislators oppose graduated income tax
Suburban Life Publications
From left, Illinois state reps.
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Anthony sworn into office Monday - Morris Daily Herald

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Anthony sworn into office Monday
Morris Daily Herald
Kay Hatcher of the 50th District. His wife and three of his four kids stood behind him in support as he was sworn in.
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Representative Darlene Senger Receives Illinois Chamber Champion of Free Enterprise Award

Representative Darlene Senger Receives Illinois Chamber Champion of Free Enterprise Award | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
NAPERVILLE – State Representative Darlene Senger (R- Naperville ) was presented with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Champion of Free Enterprise Award during Monday’s Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce’s General Membership Luncheon.
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Illinois House GOP leader looking at run for state treasurer

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SPRINGFIELD — House Republican leader Tom Cross told his members today that he is looking at a run for state treasurer, potentially changing his career plans for the second time in a matter of weeks.
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Quinn OKs $1.2 Million for Route 47, Waubonsee Drive Improvements - Patch.com

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Quinn OKs $1.2 Million for Route 47, Waubonsee Drive Improvements
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Kay Hatcher, R-Yorkville, said.
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Pension cuts could save local schools from cost shift, lawmakers say - Chicago Daily Herald

Pension cuts could save local schools from cost shift, lawmakers say - Chicago Daily Herald | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
Philly.com Pension cuts could save local schools from cost shift, lawmakers say Chicago Daily Herald Elaine Nekritz of Northbrook and Darlene Senger of Naperville shared the new numbers with reporters today as the Friday deadline to come up with a...
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New lawmakers have to hustle on big issues - Chicago Daily Herald

New lawmakers have to hustle on big issues - Chicago Daily Herald | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
New lawmakers have to hustle on big issues Chicago Daily Herald House Republican Leader Tom Cross said shifting pension costs to local schools without cutting benefits to lower the price tag could "literally destroy a school district." Still, the...
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IL Pension plan differences in less than three minutes

State Reps Elaine Nekritz and Darlene Senger explain the differences between the savings in the House and Senate pension plans.
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Part 4: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 4 of the BGA panel on Illinois Public Pensions. Panelists discuss what could have led to the current problems and what should be done to in the immediate future. Panelists: Hon. Darlene...
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Part 2: Fixing Illinois' Public Pensions

Part 2 of the BGA Panel Discussion on Illinois Public Pensions. Panelists discuss possible solutions and what the future looks like for the state's pension p...
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Lauzen: county finance practices 'bizarre' - Illinois Review

Lauzen: county finance practices 'bizarre' - Illinois Review | Local elected officials | Scoop.it
With nearly five months on the job as the new Kane County Board chairman, Chris Lauzen used his first state of the county address Tuesday to detail various problems he says he has uncovered with the county's financial ...
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School pay raises trigger Illinois penalties - Chicago Daily Herald

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School pay raises trigger Illinois penalties
Chicago Daily Herald
Darlene Senger, a Naperville Republican. The plan she and Nekritz back would cap the salary that counts toward an educator's pension at $113,700.
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