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Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn's tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and his Republican gubernatorial opponent wasted no time highlighting likely recurring themes in the 2014 race: wealth and taxes.

April 14, 2014 8:30 pm
Daffodil Day's Vintage Logo

Daffodil Day's Vintage Logo

Daffodils, the floral symbol of "Spring Hope," served as the blooming reminder of a spring tradition for the American Cancer Society's annual Daffodil Days fundraising campaign.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: American Cancer Society annual Daffodil Days finished after 40 years

OFFBEAT: American Cancer Society annual Daffodil Days finished after 40 years

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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American Cancer Society Annual Daffodil Days Fundraising Campaign Logo

American Cancer Society Annual Daffodil Days Fundraising Campaign Logo

American Cancer Society annual Daffodil Days Fundraising Campaign was a 40-year tradition every spring to raise money for research and outreach which ended in 2013.

March 11, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Open more doors to campaign visits

State Rep. Shelli VanDenburgh's House Bill 1134 would prohibit homeowners associations from barring political candidates who wish to campaign in every neighborhood in their district. This should be an easy one.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

2014 candidates filing campaign finance reports

CHICAGO | Candidates for Illinois governor are filing reports showing how much money they raised in the third quarter.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am

Local residents hold fundraiser for Illinois governor candidate

SCHERERVILLE | A group of about 50 people met in Schererville Thursday night to raise funds for Bill Daley's gubernatorial campaign in Illinois. 

August 29, 2013 8:10 pm
OFFBEAT: Macy's looking for everyday folks to follow Florence Henderson as next TV commercial star

OFFBEAT: Macy's looking for everyday folks to follow Florence Henderson as next TV commercial star

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 27, 2013 12:00 am
Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play, like science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example, can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Voters put separatism, division, hatred asunder

Whew, the campaigning is over. America was subjected to unnatural gas that permeated to every corner of this nation. Zealots came out of the woodwork promoting division, separatism and hatred. Thank our lucky stars that the majority of the voters saw right through this demagoguery.

December 05, 2012 12:00 am
Right Track Tour stop attracts hundreds of Republicans backing Richard Mourdock

Right Track Tour stop attracts hundreds of Republicans backing Richard Mourdock

MERRILLVILLE | A local Richard Mourdock supporter credited negative views of President Barack Obama among Republicans in explaining a large turnout for the U.S. Senate candidate at a Merrillville rally.

October 17, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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Congressman remains silent amid new allegations

CHICAGO | With Election Day three weeks away, things could hardly be worse for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.: He hasn't been to work in months as he recovers from hospitalization for depression. There are whispers he's under investigation for misusing campaign donations. Headlines announce he'…

October 17, 2012 4:15 pm

Shorter campaigns would focus attention on issues

Are you as tired of all the campaign hype as I am? I wish they would only have two months for campaigning. Then maybe the politicians would get down to brass tacks and only talk about what's important to this country and its people!

October 17, 2012 12:00 am
Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Scott Miller, left, Safety-Kleen director of refining and operations, explains plant operations to U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly and former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, right, on Thursday in East Chicago.

August 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, left, and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly talk to Safety-Kleen employees Thursday in East Chicago.

August 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Mike Ebert, right Safety-Kleen vice president of engineering and business development, talks Thursday about plant operations to former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, left, and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly while in East Chicago.

August 23, 2012 6:30 pm
Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Donnelly makes campaign stop in East Chicago

Mike Ebert, right, Safety-Kleen vice president of engineering and business development, shows a sample of a base oil to former U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, left, and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Donnelly on Thursday in East Chicago.

August 23, 2012 6:30 pm

Jackson aides say congressman will be back on job soon

Aides to U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., made telephone calls Tuesday to select officials around the south suburbs to assure them that the congressman will be released soon from medical treatment and will be actively campaigning for re-election Nov. 6.

August 07, 2012 7:58 pm
OFFBEAT: William Shatner, Dean Cain and Stan Lee among stars at weekend's Chicago Comic Con

OFFBEAT: William Shatner, Dean Cain and Stan Lee among stars at weekend's Chicago Comic Con

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 07, 2012 12:00 am

Unions, not big companies, are biggest PAC contributors

President Barack Obama had it so good in 2008 when he raised $750 million and outspent McCain 7-1. After opting out of the public finance system in 2008, he is now begging for small change with the cry, "I will be outspent!" Oh the tyranny of unintended consequences!

July 29, 2012 12:00 am
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