Friday, February 22, 2013
Rep. Dan Lipinski shared his frustrations about stalled deficit-reduction talks on the eve of sequestration in Washington, after opening a new office in Orland Park.
Rep. Dan Lipinski opened up a new office Thursday within the redistricted 3rd Congressional District, in Orland Park’s Frederick T. Owens Village Hall. The office will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for people to bring their concerns about federal issues. Lipinski spoke with Patch shortly after the office opened about service within the new office, sequestration, and what it will actually take for the federal government to resolve the growing deficit. What kind of services can people expect to receive here? Any issues that anyone has with federal issues, such as social security, Medicare, veterans’ benefits, if they are interested in appointments to military academy. Any issues that regard the federal government, …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
What will 2012 ballots in northern Illinois show about President Obama's support at home?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updated at 3 a.m., Chicago time By Dennis Robaugh After NBC and CNN projected President Obama's re-election, the president sent a message shortly thereafter on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." Illinois, of course, was never in play. Our state's 20 electoral votes were stuck in the president's back pocket as far back as his inauguration in 2008. But in 2008's historic election, President Obama carried every collar county in northern Illinois. In 2012, the president narrowly lost out to Mitt Romney in Kane County, Kendall County and McHenry County, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Voter turnout again was very strong. Local polling places even reported lines at 6 a.m. with voters waiting to get…
Democrat U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski cruises past Republican challenger Rich Grabowski to fifth term in Congress. Grabowski says he won't concede until absentee and military votes are counted.
It was a short evening for Democrat U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski who easily won his fifth congressional term in Illinois’s Third District. ABC-7 declared Lipinski the winner with 93-percent of precincts counted in Cook, Will and Dupage Counties. Lipinski throttled GOP challenger Richard L. Grabowski, capturing 68 percent of the vote. Tea Party favorite Grabowski, a Constitutional Conservative who aligned himself with the Republican Party, characterized his campaign against the moderate Democrat as “David vs. Goliath.” Lipinski thanked voters for their support saying that he was humbled by Tuesday’s victory and looked forward to representing all of the people in the newly relined Third District. “Throughout this campaign, I heard from …
Find coverage of the various congressional matchups throughout the Patch network.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
While many of northern Illinois' congressional races left little in the way of doubt, a few provided down-to-the-wire drama and competitiveness. Judy Biggert and Bill Foster were in a dead heat as Election Day approached, with Foster emerging victorious, according to unofficial totals. And Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth engaged in a bitter mudfest, with Walsh being tossed out by voters. Jesse Jackson Jr. didn't campaign at all, citing health issues, yet won-reelection, and Adam Kinzinger, Dan Lipinski, Danny Davis and Peter Roskam didn't feel they had to. Coverage of the various congressional races can be viewed throughout the Patch network.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL) will be hosting a job fair this Friday in Hickory Hills.
Looking for a new job, or just need help finding work? A good place to start could be at a job fair this Friday, Aug. 24 in Hickory Hills, which will be hosted by Congressman Dan Lipinski. Job seekers will have the opportunity meet with representatives of 48 local businesses, including BNSF Railway, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Standard Bank and Trust, AT&T, Walgreens, Hoist Liftruck, Electro-Motive Diesel, the Chicago Transit Authority, CITGO – Lemont Refining, Securitas and more. The fair will begin at 10 a.m. and run until noon at The Sabre Room, 8900 W. 95th St., in Hickory Hills, IL. For more information, call Congressman Lipinski's office at 312-886-0481. Sign up for Orland Park Patch breaking news alerts. Like us on Facebook …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
With many Southland residents still unemployed, should the U.S. Olympic Committee have off-shored American jobs to make team uniforms for American athletes in China? Read the story, then take the poll.
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 6123, in Congress on Tuesday, requiring the United States Olympic Committee to “Buy American.” The bill comes on the heels of last week’s revelation that the 2012 team outfits provided by Ralph Lauren for the opening and closing ceremonies were made in China. Some lawmakers, including Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) demanded that the Chinese-made uniforms be burned. H.R. 6123 would ensure that American workers make the uniforms and equipment that the USOC provides to American athletes wherever possible. The U.S. Olympic Committee is required every four years to report to Congress on its operations, receipts and expenditures as a federally chartered nonprofit …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The ongoing lawsuit between state Republicans and the Illinois State Board of Elections has caused a delay in the filing period for congressional candidates.
The filing period for the March 20 primary election has begun. And if you’re not closely following the political scene, you may be looking at the list of candidates and wondering one important question: where’s my congressman? You’re going to have to wait a few weeks to see who’s running and who isn’t in the congressional races. While local and statewide candidates will file petitions between now and Dec. 5, the filing period for those hoping to be your congressman will begin on Dec. 23 and end on Dec. 27. The reason? The ongoing lawsuit over the new legislative maps, drawn and approved by Democrats in June. The suit, filed against the Illinois State Board of Elections by Republicans in July, alleges that the new maps disenfranchise …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Frederick Collins, who previously ran for Cook County sheriff, will face off against Blue Island Mayor Donald Peloquin to challenge longtime incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush.
Republican congressional candidate Frederick Collins wants to take the lessons of 20 years on the Chicago police to Washington. "I'm a beat cop. I’m the guy on the street doing the work," said Collins, a third-generation patrolman. Collins is vying for the Republican nomination for the District 1 seat currently occupied by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Chicago). Blue Island Mayor Donald Peloquin, who co-owns Hickey Funeral Home in New Lenox, also is seeking the GOP nod. Read "Hickey Funeral Co-Owner to Run for Congress in 1st District" Collins, who ran unsuccessfully for Cook County sheriff last year, said he would be as hands-on with the district as he is with his beat. "I'm not going to be someone who gives you an appointment and not going to be …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Bobby Rush cast a 'yes' vote Monday to support the debt ceiling compromise.
As the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on a debt ceiling deal that passed through the House of Representatives on Monday by a count of 269 to 161, Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) said he’s confident that the compromise both sides made Sunday will be in the best interest of the American people. The proposed deal allows for robust U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts. By voting "yes," Rush said, "I stand in support of the President and bipartisan leaders who were determined to avert a fiscal crisis of major proportions.” “… I realize that not raising the debt ceiling would have destabilized American households and increased worries and concerns among many hard-hit seniors, the unemployed and …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Illinois congressman supports debt ceiling deal but wishes that House Democrats and Republicans could have played more nicely together.
Updated, 7:16 p.m. Monday U.S. Rep Dan Lipinski (D-IL) voted for the Budget Control Act, S. 365, a compromise agreement Today, Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) voted for the Budget Control Act, S. 365, a compromise agreement that narrowly averted a federal government default and damaging the fragile economy. In a press statement released after the House vote on Monday, Lipinski called the compromise bill “a step forward in putting our fiscal house in order.” “As with any compromise, this one is by no means perfect,” Lipinski said. “My preference would have been for a bipartisan ‘grand bargain’ that paired spending cuts with the elimination of unjustifiable special-interest tax breaks and loopholes. Sadly, negotiations between President …