Saturday, February 25, 2012

Pat McGuire to Replace AJ Wilhelmi as 43rd District State Senator

Pat McGuire has been chosen to replace AJ Wilhelmi as the State Senator for the Illinois 43rd State Senate District.  McGuire is the current Braidwood City Clerk and former Will County Treasurer.

Wilhelmi won the 43rd State Senate Seat 37,876 to 24, 276 over Republican Challenger Cedra Crenshaw in the 2010 election.

Here is a map of the current 43rd District, including which precinct went Democrat or Republican in 2010:
Map of 43rd State Senate District and 2010 election results by precinct

After the 2010 Census, the Illinois 43rd State Senate District was realigned and will look like this for the 2012 election:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Congressman Adam Kinzinger Holding Press Conference on Keystone

Illinois 11th Congressional District Congressman Adam Kinzinger will hold a press conference this morning on the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Info on the press conference from a Kinzinger Media Advisory:

WHO:          U.S. Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)
                       Russ Slinkard, Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry
                       Jerry Caamano, 3 Rivers Manufacturers Association
                       Tom Wolf, Illinois Chamber Energy Council
                       Pat Young, International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150
                       Tom Gross, Director of Pipeline and Gas Distribution, Pipefitters Local 597,

WHEN:         Thursday, February 23 at 9:15 am CT

WHERE:      Joliet Junior College
                        Campus Center on the Main Campus
                        1215 Houbolt Rd in Joliet
                        Presentation Room A-1061

WHAT:           Congressman Kinzinger, a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will host a press conference along with prominent industries and organizations in support of the Keystone XL Pipeline.  Each representative will explain what this pipeline would mean specifically for their organization and the community.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kinzinger, Manzullo Debate in Watseka

Congressman Adam Kinzinger and Congressman Don Manzullo participated in a debate in Watseka tonight sponsored by the Iroquois County Republican Women's Club. 
Congressman Adam Kinzinger in Watseka

Congressman Don Manzullo in Watseka

Both Kinzinger and Manzullo are running in the March 20, 2012 general primary election to be the Republican candidate for the newly realigned 16th Congressional District:
Map of Illinois 16th Congressional District

Topics discussed at the debate included: the appropriate role for the federal government, energy policy, spending, immigration, and the new 16th Congressional District:

Congressmen Manzullo and Kinzinger both expressed that they were forced into running against each other by the Congressional redistricting.  Manzullo stated he had encouraged Kinzinger to run in the Illinois Second Congressional against Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.: