Monday, March 19, 2012
Congressman explains why former Massachusetts governor is the right Presidential choice despite differences on ANWR drilling and Planned Parenthood.
Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney echoed many of the themes Sunday night during a Town Hall meeting in Vernon Hills that Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) has been telling constituents for more than a year. Romney also offered some positions to the crowd of just under 500 persons inside the stifling gymnasium with 200 more outside the North Shore Congressman does not accept. Dold endorsed the former Massachusetts governor in November. Earlier: Romney Wants Higher Teacher Pay “I will start drilling in ANWR. I will make it easier to drill in the Gulf (of Mexico),” Romney said in answer to a question about energy policy. “I will make it easier to get our coal.” Dold opposes drilling in ANWR, on the North Slope of Alaska, but finds a…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Protesters gathered at Rick Santorum's rally in Arlington Heights.
Two men who kissed one another were kicked out of presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s rally Friday evening at Christian Liberty Academy in Arlington Heights. Santorum was 15 minutes into his speech when the two men shouted and got the attention of the crowd. They exchanged a kiss, prompting guards to eject them and the crowd to chant “U-S-A” while they were leaving the gym. When asked whether the kiss was a public display of affection or merely a symbolic act, Timothy Tross of Lombard and Ben Clifford of Algonquin, declined to comment. “I don’t think the message should be about what my sexuality is,” Tross said. “It’s the message that he’s saying about sexuality that matters.” About 50 protesters lined the street before the rally with …
Rick Santorum spoke at Hersey High School on Friday while campaigning to win the Republican presidential primary in Illinois Tuesday.
Former Pennsylvania senator and Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum spoke to a packed theater of students and faculty at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights on Friday, ahead of Illinois’ primary on Tuesday. Santorum criticized President Barack Obama for dividing the country and said this was, perhaps, the most important election since 1860. He said America was great, not as the president suggested because of its commitment to entitlement programs, but because of its founding principles. “Without exception, we are the greatest country in the world,” Santorum said. Earlier: Gingrich says package tracking could be used to locate illegal immigrants. After completing about a 20-minute stump speech, Santorum answered three …
Letter to the Editor.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Illinois Republican primary should have a been a triumphant homecoming of sorts for the Santorum for President campaign. After all, the former Pennsylvania Senator briefly attended and graduated from Mundelein’s Carmel Catholic High School in north suburban Lake County. His chief Illinois backer is Al Salvi, a former state representative and failed U.S. Senate candidate who is not only a fellow Carmel graduate, but whose family’s wealthy trial lawyer fortune paid for the Carmel gymnasium that bears the Salvi name. Santorum “supporters” created a “Carmel High School for Santorum” Facebook page, (apparently moderated by Salvi family members) that touts Santorum as model Carmel graduate who “embodies everything that true practicing …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Patch provides coverage of the presidential candidate's stops in Lake in the Hills, Barrington and Palatine.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has planned several stops in Illinois and the northwest suburbs March 15. Gingrich's Illinois visits come one day after primaries in Mississippi and Alabama. Gingrich finished second in those states and Rick Santorum finished first. Frontrunner Mitt Romney finished third in both states. Check back to this page for updates from Patch editors as we cover his appearances: And, for residents of towns getting skipped over on the visit, you might consider putting together something like this: Although the primary election is not until March 20, early voting has begun and continues through March 15.
Chicagoland news to talk about: Blago leaves home for for federal prison.
Does Rick Santorum represent Catholics? Fellow alums of Carmel High School say he doesn't practice the type of Catholicism taught at the school; Santorum campaign director has a response. Plus, they have pro- and anti-Santorum Facebook pages. Convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich left his home early Thursday for a trip, first by car and then by jet, that will end at a federal prison in Colorado, the latest chapter in a stunning downfall of a charismatic politician that has seemed more like a bizarre reality TV show than a legal battle. An Aurora man died Monday night after he was Tasered while in police custody. Jersey K. Green was Tasered after he jumped on a police squad car. He lost consciousness and, after being rushed to Rush-…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Santorum, Romney in closest race in GOP caucus history.
Mitt Romney lost the support he had four years ago in huge swaths of rural Iowa but managed to win big in the state's largest population centers to claim victory by a mere eight votes over Rick Santorum in the closest GOP race in the storied history of the Iowa caucuses. Ron Paul finished a strong third, according to Iowa's Marion Patch website. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who finished a poor fifth, behind former U.S. Speaker Newt Gingrich, said he would return home to "assess the results," politicial speak for his probably decision to drop out of the race. Iowa native Michele Bachmann, who failed to win even one of the state's 99 counties, finished in sixth, just ahead of Jon Huntsman, who did not compete. In percentages, the results showed …