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 …
Democratic representative of Illinois' 9th Congressional District shows up at Romney campaign stop to protest.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s stance on Planned Parenthood was questioned at his first campaign stop in Illinois, when U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky showed up to protest his stance on Planned Parenthood. While Romney talked to supporters inside a Rosemont diner about jobs and the economy, Schakowsky stood outside with a group holding signs that read, “Keep Your Mitt(s) Off Birth Control.” Schakowsky said she was motivated to come out to protest because of Romney’s recent remarks on Planned Parenthood. “Planned Parenthood, we're going to get rid of that,” he told supporters at a campaign stop in Missouri on Wednesday, saying the reduction would be part of his plan to reduce federal debt. Later, Romney told Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-…
Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor makes Friday morning campaign stop in Rosemont.
Shaking hands and smiling for cell phone cameras at a Rosemont diner Friday morning, presidential candidate Mitt Romney promised supporters that he would put Americans back to work. “The No. 1 issue in America is the strength of our economy,” he said. “And on that issue, this president’s a lightweight. Now it’s not because he’s not smart, it’s because he never worked in the free economy. He’s never had a job in the free economy. It’s hard to create a job if you’ve never had one.” Romney made his first campaign stop in Illinois at Pancakes Eggcetera shortly after 7 a.m. Friday. While U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky led a protest against Romney's stance on Planned Parenthood in front of the diner, Romney greeted fans in the restaurant's parking …
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
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, March 14, 2012
Check back throughout the day as Patch provides coverage of the presidential candidate's stops in Lake in the Hills, Barrington and Palatine.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is planning several stops in the northwest suburbs today. Gingrich also has planned several stops in Illinois 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 throughout the day 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.