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  • Endorsements: Lazzara, Stevic in Wood Dale Mar 6, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Gandolfo Messina for Wood Dale City council Ward 1, and Stefan Stevic for Wood Dale Ward 2.

  • Should Des Plaines pay alderman's legal bills? Ordinance says maybe Mar 4, 2015 1:41 PM
    At least two Des Plaines aldermen are suggesting the city should pay for Alderman Dick Sayad's defense on criminal trespass charges - saying the charges are politically motivated and that Sayad was acting in his capacity as alderman when he walked into a house uninvited on Feb. 25

  • Top Des Plaines officials to discuss city issues at 4th Ward meeting Mar 1, 2015 6:11 PM
    A Des Plaines 4th Ward meeting Thursday night features the top departmental heads in city government.

  • Three candidates in Des Plaines’ 6th Ward tout experience Feb 28, 2015 7:37 AM
    Whoever is elected alderman in Des Plaines’ 6th Ward this April will be a new face to the council — but not necessarily the community. Malcolm Chester, Mario Palacios and Herman Zelk are seeking election to the 6th Ward seat, which is up for grabs since 8-year incumbent Mark Walsten must step down due to voter-imposed term limits.

  • Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad arrested on trespassing charges Feb 28, 2015 12:00 PM
    Des Plaines Alderman Dick Sayad was arrested Friday afternoon on charges of criminal trespassing to property after walking into a resident’s home unannounced Wednesday. Sayad said the complaint was signed by Dave Uhrich, who encountered him about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday when the alderman walked up the stairs to Uhrich’s second floor music studio in his home on the 400 block of Harvey Avenue.

  • Endorsements: Park, Garner, Ross for Gurnee trustee Feb 28, 2015 8:21 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Greg Garner, Steve Park and Cheryl Ross for the three, 4-year trustee seats available on the Gurnee village board.

  • Woman: Des Plaines alderman walked into her house unannounced Feb 27, 2015 6:58 PM
    A Des Plaines resident called police Wednesday evening after Alderman Dick Sayad walked into her house and went up the stairs Wednesday night, uninvited.

  • Sayad looks like the better candidate Feb 23, 2015 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Bill McNutt of Des Plaines says Mark Setzer has not done a good job so far running for Des Plaines alderman and at this point, Sayad looks like the better candidate

  • Warrenville 4th Ward candidates debate city’s economic development Feb 23, 2015 7:04 PM
    The two candidates vying for Warrenville’s Fourth Ward seat have vastly different thoughts on plans for the city’s economic development goals and how to achieve them. One says the city needs to focus on increasing its population to draw larger commercial interest while the other believes investing in “small independent businesses” is the way to go. o.

  • 7th Ward candidates debate in Des Plaines Feb 17, 2015 5:30 AM
    The candidates for 7th Ward alderman in Des Plaines outlined their differences on the issues Monday, from whether there should be a new fire station within the north side ward to whether city department heads should be required to live within city limits.

  • Des Plaines 4th Ward race pits city council veteran against newcomer Feb 16, 2015 5:31 AM
    A longtime Des Plaines alderman often at odds with the city's rookie mayor is being challenged by a political newcomer who has the mayor's backing in the upcoming election.

  • Candidates in Des Plaines 7th Ward aldermanic race offer contrasting styles Feb 15, 2015 8:00 AM
    Voters in the 7th Ward on the north side of Des Plaines will be able to choose from two candidates this election with contrasting styles in how they’d approach the job of alderman. Incumbent Don Smith, appointed by Mayor Matt Bogusz in October following the death of 29-year-old Alderman Joanna Sojka, is being challenged by former zoning board member Bob Porada.

  • Only one candidate at forum in Des Plaines Feb 9, 2015 10:47 PM
    Only Des Plaines incumbent Alderman Dick Sayad attended a 4th Ward candidates forum Monday night hosted by VFW Post 2992. His opponent in April’s election, Mark Setzer, told the forum’s organizer in a Jan. 28 email that he had a prior commitment: a meeting of his son’s Cub Scout pack.

  • Des Plaines candidate forums scheduled Jan 26, 2015 4:12 PM
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars of Des Plaines is sponsoring three candidate forums for those running in contested city aldermanic races in the April 7 election. Residents of the 4th, 6th and 7th wards will be able to ask questions of the candidates, either orally or in writing.

  • Des Plaines candidates withdraw objection Jan 9, 2015 11:21 PM
    Two candidates for aldermanic seats on the Des Plaines city council have withdrawn their challenges to their opponents’ candidacy petitions. Both Dick Sayad and Bob Porada said they didn't think they'd get a fair hearing with Mayor Matt Bogusz on the electoral board.

  • Two Des Plaines alderman won’t hear cases against each other Jan 8, 2015 6:35 PM
    Des Plaines two most senior aldermen will recuse themselves from the city’s electoral board when it convenes Friday night, preventing them from hearing cases involving each other. Fourth Ward Alderman Dick Sayad has challenged the candidacy petitions of challenger Mark Setzer, and Bob Porada has challenged the petitions of his opponent, 7th Ward Alderman Don Smith.

  • Two Des Plaines electoral boards to hear aldermanic candidate objections Friday Jan 6, 2015 6:28 PM
    Des Plaines’ electoral board will meet Friday night to begin the process of hearing objections to the petitions of aldermanic candidates Don Smith and Mark Setzer. But in a weird twist, there actually will be two electoral boards convened.

  • Challenges filed in Des Plaines council race Dec 31, 2014 6:18 PM
    Two candidates for aldermanic seats on the Des Plaines City Council have filed challenges to their opponents’ candidacy petitions. Robert Porada, who’s running for alderman in the city’s 7th Ward, has challenged the petitions filed by his opponent, current Alderman Don Smith. And 4th Ward Alderman Dick Sayad has challenged the petitions filed by his opponent, Mark Setzer. The challenges will be examined by the city’s Electoral Board, which will determine whether they’re valid. If upheld, the challenges could result in Smith and Setzer being removed from the April 7 ballot.

  • Mayor’s critics among those running for Des Plaines council Dec 22, 2014 6:09 PM
    Among the contested elections for Des Plaines City Council are candidates outspoken in their opposition to Mayor Matt Bogusz. The list includes Bob Porada, running in the 7th Ward, and 4th Ward incumbent Alderman Dick Sayad.

  • Des Plaines aldermen Robinson, Sayad, Charewicz file for re-election Dec 15, 2014 12:40 PM
    At least three incumbent Des Plaines aldermen will try to hold onto their seats in the upcoming spring election. On the first day candidates were allowed to file their nomination papers at the city clerk’s office, 2nd Ward Alderman Jack Robinson, 4th Ward Alderman Dick Sayad and 8th Ward Alderman Mike Charewicz were among the first to file.

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