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  • Change after the chaos in Kane coroner's office Nov 19, 2012 9:42 AM
    Documents from the Kane County sheriff's office's criminal investigation into former Coroner Chuck West paint a picture of a divided, unproductive office bordering on chaos in summer 2010 as he sought to find out who contacted authorities about allegations of criminal wrongdoing. Now, “(the office) has a whole different feel to it,” said Kane board member Mark Davoust.

     
  • Kane County coroner victor Russell moves forward, touts integrity Nov 7, 2012 6:36 PM
    Voters Tuesday elected the first new coroner in Kane County in 12 years. Now the task of repairing relationships and restoring integrity to the office falls to Republican Rob Russell, who won 56 percent of the vote in defeating Tao Martinez.

     
  • Fox Valley voters return incumbents, Republicans to office Nov 7, 2012 12:32 AM
    Kane County voters in the Fox Valley kept incumbents on the county board and when there were open seats, voters went with the Republican candidate.

     
  • Naperville Republicans hold Will County seats Nov 6, 2012 10:46 PM
    Two Republican incumbents retained their Will County Board seats Tuesday in District 11, which covers southern Naperville. Unofficial final vote totals show board members Suzanne Hart and Charles "Chuck" Maher defeated Democrat Chris Griffin.

     
  • Newcomers elected as Lake County coroner, circuit court clerk Nov 6, 2012 10:42 PM
    Democrat Thomas Rudd will be Lake County's next coroner, edging Republican Steve Newton in Tuesday's election. In other countywide races, Keith Brin won the race for Circuit Court Clerk and Mary Ellen Vanderventer won re-election as Recorder of Deeds.

     
  • Russell wins Kane coroner race Nov 6, 2012 10:41 PM
    Republican Rob Russell is the apparent winner over Democrat Tao Martinez to be the next Kane County coroner.

     
  • Top races in Kane County Nov 5, 2012 5:33 PM
    There are plenty of hot races in Kane County to keep an eye on Tuesday. We take a look at a few, along with state legislative races.

     
  • Hot races to watch in the Fox Valley Nov 5, 2012 6:01 AM
    While the very top of the election ticket is undoubtedly getting the most attention, there are still plenty of local races to talk about. They range from a contentious and high-profile statehouse race to Kane and McHenry County Board contests where several incumbents are at risk of getting bounced out of office.

     
  • Martinez, Russell hopefuls clash over credentials Nov 1, 2012 12:42 PM
    Two candidates for Kane County coroner are questioning each other's qualifications. Democrat Tao Martinez says his opponent just recently obtained a certification as homicide investigor. Republican Rob Russell, a DuPage County Sheriff's Department sergeant, says Martinez is misleading voters with certifications from coroner's groups and that Martinez, who owns a business that decontaminates death scenes, is more like a "janitor."

     
  • Newton leads Rudd in campaign cash in Lake County coronerís race Oct 29, 2012 4:09 PM
    Steve Newton, the Republican candidate for Lake County coroner, has received financial support from several local funeral homes, campaign disclosure reports show. "They recognize that I'm the right guy for the job," Newton said. In stark contrast, Democratic rival Tom Rudd has reported receiving only one donation of $500 or more, records show.

     
  • Kane coroner hopefuls differ in experience, want to rebuild trust Oct 19, 2012 5:30 AM
    On Nov. 6, voters will elect the first new coroner in Kane County since 2000. Republican Rob Russell and Democrat Tao Martinez both agree that credibility and trust must be restored to the office, which had a cloud cast over it while a felony misconduct case against the late-coroner was pending for two years. But the two men differ on their qualifications and backgrounds.

     
  • Russell is best for Kane coroner Oct 19, 2012 4:40 AM
    A South Elgin letter to the editor: As Kane County Coroner Rob Russell would rely on his leadership and experience in the DuPage County Sheriff's department to do the proper investigation needed at a crime scene. If needed he will be the most qualified to step in and be in charge of that crime scene should no high ranking police officers be present.

     
  • Endorsement: Newton over Rudd for Lake coroner Oct 18, 2012 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Steve Newton of Antioch over Thomas Rudd of Lake Forest for Lake County coroner.

     
  • Endorsement: Russell over Martinez for Kane coroner Oct 19, 2012 1:15 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Robert Russell of South Elgin over Tao Martinez of North Aurora, for Kane County coroner.

     
  • Kane Co. chairman candidates vague on Settlerís Hill redevelopment Oct 12, 2012 2:16 PM
    Itís one of the largest economic development opportunities Kane County officials have been involved in for several years, but neither candidate for county board chairman has detailed any definitive vision for what they would like to see at the 700-acre Fabyan Parkway campus. Republican Chris Lauzen and Democrat Sue Klinkhamer met in another debate Thursday evening in Batavia.

     
  • Candidates to debate Wednesday: Oct 9, 2012 6:16 PM
    Political candidates who want to represent Lake County will discuss the issues in their races Wednesday in Waukegan.

     
  • Candidate forums planned for Waukegan, Grayslake Sep 27, 2012 10:23 AM
    Lake County voters can learn where candidates for state and county offices stand on important issues at a pair of public forums next month. One event will be Oct. 10 in Waukegan. The second will be Oct. 17 in Grayslake.

     
  • Lake County coroner candidates offer different skills Sep 23, 2012 8:00 AM
    With incumbent Artis Yancey out of the race because of an upset loss in March's primary, Lake County's next coroner will be a newcomer to the job. And candidates -- Republican Steve Newton and Democrat Thomas Rudd -- couldn't be more dissimilar. Newton is campaigning on his experience as a former chief deputy coroner, while Rudd, a retired physician, insists the coroner should be a medical doctor.

     
  • L. Robert Russell: Candidate Profile Oct 10, 2012 8:46 PM
    Candidate information for L. Robert Russell, running for Kane Coroner

     
  • Anne Majewski: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:39 PM
    Candidate information for Anne Majewski, running for McHenry Coroner

     
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