The two major-party candidates on the ballot for U.S. Senate give Illinois voters an illuminating contrast. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin rose through the seniority ranks to become one of the Senate’s most powerful Democrats, while Republican Mark Curran Jr. is well-known in suburban circles as the former Lake County sheriff, but requires an introduction outside […]
Incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican opponent Mark Curran Jr. took each other on in a joint Zoom interview with editorial board representatives of the Daily Herald, Shaw Media, and the Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group. Watch the full endorsement session here.
Candidate profile Mark Cooney Curran Jr. Running for: United States Senator Political party affiliation: Republican Political/civic background: Lake County Sheriff 2006-2018/Numerous Law Enforcement and Community Boards Occupation: Attorney Education: High School — Loyola Academy, Wilmette, IL; College — Spring Hill, Mobile, Alabama BS in Business Administration; Law School — IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois; Suburban Law Enforcement Academy […]
In the wake of mass protests in Democrat-controlled cities from Portland to Chicago, and now even small towns such as Kenosha, Wis., I am often asked if the violence and rioting we are experiencing is a result of “systemic racism” in law enforcement or, alternatively, a society increasingly less respectful of the badge. Read more of […]
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Curran says if something can be made in America, it should be. He believes a friendlier business environment in the U.S. would help. Read more about Mark’s visit here
During the Democratic National Convention last week, we spoke to US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). As the Republican National Convention begins, The 21st speaks to Durbin’s Republican challenger, Mark Curran, former Lake County Sheriff. Curran won a five-way primary this spring, winning the right to take on incumbent Durbin, who is in his 24th year in the US Senate. Guest: […]