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updated: 3/14/2011 11:06 AM

Arlington Heights candidates forum Saturday

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Candidates for the Arlington Heights Village Board, library board, park board and Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will appear at a candidates forum Saturday sponsored by the League of Women Voters Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. at Arlington Heights Village Hall, 33 South Arlington Heights Road. Audience members will be invited to submit written questions for contested races.

The five candidates for four openings on the Arlington Heights Village Board will go first. They are Carol Blackwood, Bruce Green, Thomas Hayes, John Scaletta and Michael Sidor.

At 10:30 a.m., candidates for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library Board will speak. Five candidates are seeking three six-year terms: David Unumb, Debbie Smart, Deborah Nelson, Joan Brody Garkisch and Frank Biga.

The two unopposed candidates for the Arlington Heights Park Board, Robert Nesvacil and Myles Naughton, will then be invited to make three-minute statements.

Candidates for Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will follow at 11 a.m. The five hopefuls seeking four openings: Dan Petro, Alva Kreutzer, Bill Dussling, Audrey Collins and Gloria Bowman.

Candidates running in two more uncontested races will then be invited to make three-minute statements. They are Charles Williams, Susan Preissing and Diana Chrissis for the Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 board, and James Gallo and Walt Mundt seeking seats on the Harper College Board.

Attendees may park on any level of the municipal garage. The forum will be shown live and rebroadcast on the village's access channels, Channel 6 on WideOpenWest and Channel 17 on Comcast, courtesy of Lorelle Communications, Inc.

For more information visit or call Rosemary at (847) 398-7812.