Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner, a Palatine High School senior, will have her artwork displayed in the U.S. capitol.
On Saturday, May 18, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth announced the winners of the 8th Congressional District Art Competition at a Reception in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The competition was open to all high school students living in the 8th congressional district, and students were made aware of the contest by their art teachers. The theme was to depict "nature in the modern world." "I was interested in showcasing how we can have both nature and progress-if we approach the two in a responsible way," Duckworth said during the presentation ceremony Saturday. The first place winner was Alyssa Froehling, a Palatine High School senior, with her submission of “Symbiosis”. Froehling's art work will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Duckworth will report raising nearly $900,000 in the second quarter.
Democratic 8th Congressional District candidate Tammy Duckworth has raised a record amount of money in the second quarter, her campaign said. Duckworth, who is running against Republican Joe Walsh, will report raising at least $885,540 for the second quarter of 2012, her strongest fundraising quarter yet. Her campaign said this is believed to be the highest quarter for any House challenger from either party. Nearly 92 percent of the individual contributions Duckworth received this quarter were for $100 or less, with the average individual contribution being $79.97. Earlier this month, Walsh created a national controversy when he said Duckworth should stop talking about her military service, according to the Huffington Post. Duckworth lost …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
The Chicago Tribune reported that Congressman Joe Walsh is trying to settle a dispute over child support payments with his ex-wife.
A lawyer for Republican Congressman Joe Walsh's ex-wife told a judge Tuesday that Walsh is trying to come to a settlement over a dispute about child support, the Chicago Tribune reported. Walsh is running for re-election in the 8th Congressional District and will face the winner of the March 20 Democratic primary between Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth. Walsh had three children with his ex-wife Laura. She has alleged in court papaers that Walsh owes about $117,000 in child support, the Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper reported that Laura Walsh's attorney asked a judge to continue the case to April 10 because the parties are working toward a settlement. In October Walsh stated that he "did in fact pay his share of the …
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Incumbent 8th District Rep. Melissa Bean lost her reelection bid to Republican Joe Walsh.
U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean said goodbye to the 8th Congressional District, acknowledging she was defeated by a Republican wave and a grassroots campaign that was not completely unlike her own six years ago. Bean lost by 291 votes to Republican Joe Walsh. More than 200,000 ballots were cast in the race. The margin was close enough that Bean waited until the absentee and provisional ballots were counted before conceding. "I took him seriously," Bean said in response to a question during a press conference held in Schaumburg. "I ran my own citizen candidate [campaign] myself, with my own grassroots effort. So I never ruled anything out. And I remember what it was like to essentially not be taken seriously by the media." Six years ago, few gave …
Monday, November 15, 2010
Absentee and provisional ballots from Cook, Lake and McHenry counties will be tallied Nov. 16 in the extremely close 8th Congressional District race.
The extremely close race for the 8th Congressional District seat could be settled Tuesday, Nov. 16, as absentee and provisional ballots from Cook, Lake and McHenry counties are tallied. Currently, Republican Joe Walsh is ahead of Democratic incumbent and Barrington resident Melissa Bean by 347 votes. Across all three counties, there are at least 834 valid ballots yet to be tallied in the race, with hundreds of other ballots still being verified. Cook County has a total of 209 ballots that haven't been counted. 24 of those ballots were initially rejected, but accepted after a second review. 11 of the ballots were received by mail last week, and 174 are PDF ballots from the military/overseas that had to be transferred by hand to the …
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Cook County elections officials continue to count provisional and absentee ballots in the 8th Congressional race this week.
Democratic incumbent and Barrington resident Melissa Bean picked up eight votes today in the race for the 8th Congressional District seat, while her opponent, Republican Joe Walsh, added five votes to his total. The additional votes were reported by Cook County elections officials, as they continue to count provisional and absentee ballots this week. Walsh is currently ahead of Bean by 347 votes. He has received a total of 97,576 votes across Lake, McHenry and Cook counties, while Bean has received 97,226. Walsh's party has already declared victory, however, Bean's campaign isn't giving up yet. McHenry and Lake counties do not plan to count their absentee and provisional ballots until Nov. 16.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Absentee and provisional ballots are still being counted in the 8th Congressional District race.
Democratic incumbent and Barrington resident Melissa Bean is inching closer to her Republican opponent Joe Walsh this morning, gaining 15 votes in the 8th Congressional District race. Cook County elections officials continued to count absentee and provisional ballots from Barrington, Palatine, Schaumburg and Hanover townships on Friday. Bean is now trailing Walsh by 350 votes. Walsh has now received 97,576 votes, while Bean's totals are 97,226. Those numbers reflect votes from Cook, Lake and McHenry counties. Absentee and provisional ballots from McHenry and Lake counties won't be counted until Nov. 16.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The 8th Congressional District race is getting closer as absentee ballots are counted.
Absentee ballots counted in Barrington, Palatine, Hanover and Schaumburg Townships have made the race for the 8th Congressional District even closer this morning. Republican candidate Joe Walsh's lead over democratic incumbent and Barrington resident, Melissa Bean, has shrunk by nearly 200 votes. Bean now trails Walsh by just 365 votes out of more than 200,000 votes cast. The remaining absentee ballots from McHenry, Lake and Cook Counties won't be completely tallied until Nov. 16. In her hometown of Barrington, Bean trails Walsh by significant margins in both Barrington and Cuba Townships. Overall, Bean has received 4,805 Barrington votes, while Walsh's totals are 7,646. Despite the extremely close race, Walsh is already claiming …
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Races, festivals and political forums are on the calendar in Barrington this weekend.
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, you don't have to look far. There are several events taking place in Barrington that are sure to please the entire family. The 10th annual Scarecrow Festival will be held at Memorial Park on Saturday. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park on Hough Street, across from Hough Street School. Village Marketing and Events Coordinator Anne Garrette said the kids have something special to look forward to this year. "Balloon man is coming!" she said. "He's over at the farmers market every week. I used him for cruise night all summer long and he's just a really nice guy…just a good time had by all!" The festival also promises pumpkin and scarecrow decorating, pony rides, …