Sunday, February 17, 2013
The state senator, whose 40th District now encompasses portions of Frankfort and New Lenox, has decided to stay put. She dropped out of the race for Jesse Jackson's Congressional seat.
Toi Hutchinson announced Sunday that she has withdrawn from the race for the 2nd Congressional District seat, and will be backing Robin Kelly to oppose former congresswoman Debbie Halvorson. The senator for Illinois' 40th District, which now encompasses portions of Frankfort and New Lenox, was elected Nov. 6 and announced only three weeks later a decision to throw her hat in the ring to represent the 2nd Congressional District. Today, she announced that she'll stay put. "Robin is a friend, and has captured momentum in pulling our community together," said Hutchinson in a release. "I am simply unwilling to risk playing a role going forward that could result in dividing our community at time when we need unity more than ever. In the wake…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The Olympia Fields Democrat was re-elected in November to the 40th state Senate seat, which represents parts of Chicago Heights, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Homewood and New Lenox.
Illinois Sen. Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) announced Thursday that she will run for the 2nd Congressional District seat recently vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr. Hutchinson, who was appointed a state senator in 2009 after Debbie Halvorson was elected to Congress, was re-elected to the 40th district seat in November, winning over Tuck Marshall (R-Frankfort). The 40th district expanded this year to include the southern parts of New Lenox and Frankfort, and also represents Chicago Heights, Flossmoor and Homewood. "Families in the South Suburbs and the southside deserve a representative who understands their concerns and who will work alongside President Obama to create new jobs, rebuild our roads and schools, and protect the gains we’ve …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Hutchinson's opponent, Tuck Marshall, commended the senator for running a clean campaign.
Toi Hutchinson will remain the state senator for the 40th District after a victory over Frankfort challenger Joseph "Tuck" Marshall. Hutchinson grabbed 80 percent of the votes in south suburban Cook County, with all precincts reported. She took just under 55 percent of the votes in Kankakee County, with all precincts reported. Marshall beat out Hutchinson in Will County, taking just more than 56 percent of the votes with all precincts reported. Hutchinson said maintaining her seat in the 40th District is "wonderful," and the state senator said she respected her opponent's challenge. "Everybody has a right to run, and I take every challenge seriously," Hutchinson said. "It takes a lot to put your name out there. I know exactly how that …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The Tribune likes two Democrats and one Republican in the Southland's State Senate races. Hutchinson, Cunningham and Montalvo are endorsed.
The editorial board of the Chicago Tribune just wrapped up its endorsements for State Senate candidates, giving the nod to two Democrats and one Republican in Chicago’s south suburban districts — the 18th, 19th and 40th. In the 18th, Barbara Ruth Bellar seems built for Tribune favor — or a talk show — but the endorsement went to Democrat Bill Cunningham. Republican Edgar Montalvo, of Tinley Park, a pro-business underdog, won the paper’s backing over Democrat Michael Hastings of Orland Hills. Both are military men — Montalvo served two Army tours in Iraq; Hastings graduated from West Point and served one tour. And the Trib held its right-leaning nose and gave thumbs up to Democrat Toi Hutchinson in the 40th over Frankfort Republican “Tuck” …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Incumbent State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, who represents District 40, attended a Meet the Candidates Forum at Gateway House on Sept. 10.
Friday, September 7, 2012
The First Lady's speech highlights how, in a 50-50 nation, the narrative that wins this fight may win the White House. Female politicians from Illinois gave their reaction to news from the convention.
CHARLOTTE, NC — President Obama "believes that women are more than capable of making our own choices about our bodies and our health care,” First Lady Michelle Obama said during her Tuesday speech to the Democratic National Convention. "That's what my husband stands for." It was a continuation of a consistent message from women at all levels the Democratic party: This election is about the government’s right to control your body. Earlier that day, just a few blocks away from where Mrs. Obama spoke, Gov. Nikki Haley made the Republican pitch. “Let me tell you about women. Women are extremely smart,” the first female governor of South Carolina said. “They care about a lot more than contraception.” Those two arguments — that the 2012 …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Frankfort Republican Tuck Marshall is slated to run against Democratic incumbent Toi Hutchinson, of Olympia Fields, for the 40th District state Senate seat. Newly drawn maps bring Hutchinson's district into some of Frankfort and New Lenox.
Fearing a Cook County takeover of Will County politics, a Frankfort man is planning to run for a state Senate seat against Democratic incumbent Toi Hutchinson of Olympia Fields. J.C. "Tuck" Marshall, 65, was slated by the Will County Republican Party to oppose Hutchinson in the 2012 election for Illinois' 40th District Senate seat. Newly drawn district maps extended Hutchinson's reach to portions of Kankakee and Will County, including the southern parts of Frankfort and New Lenox. Her district still represents parts of Flossmoor and Chicago Heights as well. New maps also brought longtime Chicago Democrat Bobby Rush's district into the south suburbs. "I bring a Will County perspective," Marshall said. "We’re more rural. People have the …