Monday, October 8, 2012
Judy Biggert (R-Hinsdale) is running against Democrat Bill Foster for the 11th Congressional District seat.
Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Hinsdale) has been endorsed by the Illinois Education Association. The announcement was made at Hinsdale South High School in Darien Monday. Biggert is running for the 11th Congressional District. Her opponent is Democrat Bill Foster. Although some members of the Republican Party have actively said they don't agree with teacher unions, Vice President Kathi Griffin of the Illinois Education Association said it's important to look past Biggert's political party. "I think it's important that we focus on what the candidate stands for," Griffin said. "It's not whether you are a Democrat or Republican. It's whether you're a friend to education, and that's what we see in Judy Biggert and why we are endorsing her." Read more…
Monday, September 10, 2012
U.S. Representative Judy Biggert hosted the event Thursday at the Levy Center in Bolingbrook.
Editor's note: The following is a press release by U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert. Biggert is the Republican candidate for the 11th Congressional District seat. Her opponent is Democrat Bill Foster. U.S. Representative Judy Biggert hosted a Senior Fair where nearly 200 area seniors took advantage of free health screenings, flu shots, tips on avoiding fraud, important information on Medicare and veteran benefits and more Thursday. The Senior Fair was held at the Levy Center in Bolingbrook. “Our Senior Fair showcased great programs designed to help seniors safeguard their health and financial security,” said Biggert. “We had flu shots, tips from pharmacists, and lots of opportunities for local residents to get one-on-one advice from agency …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Bill Foster, candidate for the 11th Congressional district, released a statement Saturday following Romney's choice of Paul Ryan for his running mate.
Mitt Romney announced Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Janesville) will be his vice presidential running mate Saturday morning. Ryan, 42, has served in the House of Representatives for 14 years, currently chairing the House Budget Committee and serving on the House Ways and Means Committee. In January 2010, Ryan gained attention nationwide after unveiling his “Roadmap for America’s Future.” Bill Foster is the Democratic candidate for the 11th Congressional District, which includes parts of many southwest suburban communities, including Bolingbrook, Darien, Montgomery, New Lenox, Plainfield and Woodridge, among others. He released the following statement Saturday in response: "Governor Mitt Romney’s choice of Congressman Paul Ryan, creator of …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The former congressman will face Rep. Judy Biggert in November for the right to represent the newly-drawn 11th District.
Former Congressman Bill Foster took a decisive step back toward Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, securing the Democratic nomination in the 11th Congressional District. Foster, who served the 14th District from 2008 to 2010, won the nomination in the newly-drawn 11th by a significant margin, besting attorney Juan Thomas and Orland Fire District President Jim Hickey. Unofficial totals show Foster with 11,990 votes across the district, more than twice the number pulled in by Thomas, his closest competitor. Foster joined the DuPage County Democrats at an election night party at Village Links in Glen Ellyn on Tuesday night. Taking the podium around 9 p.m., he declared victory, and set his sights on his November battle against 13th District Rep. …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The state appellate court handed down its decision on Wednesday, finally removing Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham from the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. His name will still appear, but votes for him will not count.
It’s official: Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham has once again been ordered off the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. Cunningham was hoping to challenge Rep. Judy Biggert in the Republican primary election in the newly-drawn district. But the State Board of Elections on Monday found that two of his petition circulators were not present when signatures they collected were notarized, and declared all of those signatures invalid. On Wednesday, a state appellate court upheld that ruling, and declared Cunningham ineligible for the March 20 election. This is the second time Cunningham has been removed from the ballot – in January, the State Board declared more than half of his signatures invalid due to a mistyped address on 31 petition…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
On Monday, the State Board of Elections ruled that Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham did not have enough valid signatures to remain on the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. A final court decision is expected this week.
The State Board of Elections on Monday ruled against Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham’s bid to remain on the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. Cunningham is hoping to face off against Rep. Judy Biggert in the newly-drawn 11th, but he’s spent more time defending his candidacy than campaigning in the past few months. The State Board initially removed Cunningham from the ballot in January, citing the mistyped address of a petition circulator on 31 sheets of signatures. Cunningham took that decision to court, and won – a circuit court judge reinstated him on the ballot in February. But Biggert’s campaign appealed that decision, and brought another charge: that two of Cunningham’s petition circulators were not present as required when…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
An appellate court removed Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham from the ballot again on Wednesday, adding another chapter to the saga of the 11th Congressional District race. Here's a look at that saga, and the players.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the Republican primary election in the newly-drawn 11th Congressional District is that it may not happen at all. Next Monday, the State Board of Elections is expected to decide whether Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham can remain on the ballot. It’s been a long road to get to this point, and with less than two weeks to go before the election, the outcome remains uncertain. When the filing period for congressional candidates ended on Dec. 27 of last year, there were three Republicans vying for the seat: Rep. Judy Biggert, who currently represents the old 13th District; Cunningham; and Diane Harris of Joliet. But then, a flurry of objections to the nominating petitions were filed: Cunningham …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Three Democrats are vying for the nomination in the 11th Congressional District. Here's how they differ.
If you believe the candidates themselves, Democrats in the 11th Congressional District will have a choice between a centrist, a progressive and a working man on March 20. The three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination in the newly-drawn district have spent the last few months introducing themselves to voters, and talking about the differences between them. The winner of this race will go on to face the Republican nominee – either Rep. Judy Biggert, who currently represents the 13th District, or Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham – in November. On paper, Bill Foster is the front-runner in this contest. He’s the only one in the race with congressional experience. In 2008, he defeated Jim Oberweis in a special and a general election …
Monday, February 27, 2012
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured right here on Bolingbrook Patch.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around Bolingbrook? Not to worry. Patch has your back. In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the last few days:
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Democrat Juan Thomas will vie for the nomination in the newly-created 11th District, against former Congressman Bill Foster and Orland Fire Protection District President James Hickey.
Petitions don’t need to be filed until Nov. 2, but the race for the newly-created 11th Congressional District is already starting to heat up. On Monday, former Aurora Township Clerk Juan Thomas announced his run for the office, the third Democrat to do so. Thomas, a born-and-raised Auroran, returned to the city in April after spending 18 months working with a church in New Orleans. Thomas, a lawyer with his own practice, has deep roots in Aurora. His father owned a small business there for 25 years, and Thomas has been an elected official there since 1995, when, at 25, he became the youngest person ever elected to the West Aurora School Board. He ran unsuccessfully for state representative in 1998, worked for Secretary of State Jesse White…