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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Within the redrawn 1st Congressional District, Bobby Rush will keep his seat for two more years as suburban voters weren't enough to propel Don Peloquin to a win.
Bobby Rush will continue to represent the 1st Congressional District of Illinois on Capitol Hill after winning his 11th term Tuesday. As of 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, Rush took in 212,661 votes, compared to 70,903 votes for challenger Don Peloquin, who campaigned as the Republican nominee for the seat. The count was with 582 of 617 precincts reporting from Suburban Cook County, Will County and Chicago. The new 1st Congressional District now holds a northeast boundary just around Chicago’s Bronzeville community, continuing near the Dan Ryan and along I-57, before cutting west, including towns south of I-80, before ending at rural Elwood at its farthest southwest point. The district includes Chicago neighborhoods, such as Hyde Park, Washington Park…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Don Peloquin or Bobby Rush? Michael Hastings or Edgar Montalvo? James Glasgow or Dave Carlson? A guide to the ballot choices for Congress, state senate, state's attorney and more.
Lincoln-Way residents will be choosing a congressman, Will County offices, including chief executive and state's attorney, and representation on the county board in contested races on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Frankfort and Frankfort Square residents also will be voting on new state senators in the 19th and 40th districts. Notable among the contests is the clash over the 1st District Congressional seat, which extends through Lincoln-Way and into rural Will County for the first time thanks to redistricting. Don Peloquin, a New Lenox businessman and mayor of Blue Island, is challenging incumbent Bobby Rush for his U.S. House seat. Peloquin, whose campaign has blogged on Patch as People for Peloquin, is running a grassroots effort and hopes the Will …
Blue Island Mayor Don Peloquin, who is the Republican candidate in the 1st Congressional District Race against incumbent Democrat Bobby Rush, shared his views on ways to simplify taxes and bolster local business.
Don Peloquin, Blue Island mayor and Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District, believes the redrawn district can build off of the resources already here to grow the local economy. He is for smaller government and a simplified tax code for all Americans. Democrat incumbent Bobby Rush, Peloquin's opponent in the race, has not answered Patch's request for an interview. Read more about Peloquin's views on several issues including health care, the economy and others in our Patch Questionnaire. Read Rush's answers to our questionnaire. Looking for other 1st District race stories?
Friday, October 19, 2012
Heads of Tinley Park, Frankfort and Mokena endorsed Don Peloquin, the 1st Congressional District Republican candidate. Orland Park and New Lenox mayors aren’t endorsing Peloquin, but also haven’t gotten behind Democrat incumbent Bobby Rush either.
Three south suburban mayors have vocally put their support behind Blue Island Mayor Don Peloquin, the Republican candidate for what will be the new 1st Congressional District after the Nov. 6 election. Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland and Mokena Mayor Joe Werner have recorded robo calls expressing their support for Peloquin that have been sent within their towns. Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki is scheduled to do the same. All three cited familiarity with Peloquin’s efforts in Blue Island during his 27 years as mayor, and as an area funeral home director, as main reasons for supporting him. “Don has been mayor almost as long as me,” Zabrocki said. “I have had the opportunity to work with him over that time, so when I was asked to show support it …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Blue Island Mayor Donald Peloquin enters the race to eventually square off against U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, Sun-Times Media reports.
Blue Island Mayor Donald Peloquin told Sun-Times Media on Monday that he'll be running for Congress in the newly redrawn 1st District. Peloquin, a Republican and the president of Hickey Memorial Chapel in New Lenox, needs to win the March GOP primary before he can face off against Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush next November. READ: Hickey Funeral Co-owner Mulls Congressional Run Against Bobby Rush Earlier this year, state Congressional district boundaries were redrawn. Under the new map, which the GOP is challenging in court, Rush's 1st Congressional District extends through the south suburbs to Elwood, including Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena. "The new mapping puts about 15 towns in the district now, and I probably know 10 …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Online commentator and lifelong resident of the Beverly/Morgan Park area will face U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, Sun-Times Media report says.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Republican Donald Peloquin, the Blue Island mayor, is talking with family and business partners about running for the 1st Congressional District.
Although many Illinois Republicans have seen the redrawn congressional maps as an outrage, the president of Hickey Memorial Chapel in New Lenox sees an opportunity. Under the new map, which the GOP is challenging in court, Chicago Democratic stalwart Bobby Rush's 1st Congressional District extends through the south suburbs to Elwood. But Hickey President Donald Peloquin, who is also the Republican mayor of Blue Island, said he's considering a run against Rush. "The new mapping puts about 15 towns in the district now, and I probably know 10 of the mayors pretty well," Peloquin said. "I think there's a real opportunity for us to work together and this district is prime to be developed and create more jobs." Peloquin anticipates he'll decide …