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  • Voters have many choices in Lake County Mar 18, 2012 4:28 PM
    With several incumbents deciding not to run, Lake County voters will have an array of candidates to choose from in Tuesday's primary. High profile races include state's attorney, where there is not an incumbent on the ballot for the first time since 1968.

  • 15th District Lake board candidates spar on experience Mar 11, 2012 8:38 AM
    One Republican candidate for the Lake County Board's 15th District seat is a political veteran who's held the post for 26 years, while her opponent thinks it's time for change. In a story and audio clip, incumbent Carol Calabresa and challenger Dan Donahue talk about the issue and electability.

  • Our choices for Lake County Board seats Feb 28, 2012 4:34 PM
    The Daily Herald's choices for Lake County Board members in contested primaries.

  • Dan Donahue: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:35 PM
    Candidate information for Dan Donahue, running for Lake County board District 15

  • Carol Calabresa: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:35 PM
    Candidate information for Carol Calabresa, running for Lake County board District 15

  • Del Parra: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:35 PM
    Candidate information for Del Parra, running for Lake County board District 15

  • Barbara Wojnicki: Candidate Profile Feb 10, 2012 4:24 PM
    Candidate information for Barbara Wojnicki, running for Kane County board District 15

  • Lake County GOP hopefuls oppose golf at Fort Sheridan Jan 27, 2012 1:41 PM
    Both Republicans running for the Lake County Board's 15th District seat believe local officials should abandon controversial plans to build a golf course at the Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve.

  • When it comes to fundraising, Dist. 15 candidates starting slow Jan 18, 2012 10:52 AM
    The candidates running to represent the Lake County Board's 15th District are getting off to a slow start when it comes to campaign fundraising, newly released records show. Incumbent Republican Carol Calabresa reported raising $3 during the last quarter, while most of GOP primary challenger Don Donahue's donations came from himself. Democratic challenger Del Parra hasn't even created a campaign committee.

  • Thanks for your political support Dec 10, 2010 11:51 AM
    With sincere gratitude, I wish to acknowledge my community of supporters. I could not have run such a successful re-election campaign without your energy, time and many talents. I am proud to work on your behalf as one of 26 representatives on the Kane County Board.

  • GOP incumbents win in Northwest Cook County in board races Nov 3, 2010 12:31 AM
    Gorman cruises to win in 17th: In what was certainly the most contentious of the four Northwest suburban Cook County Board races, incumbent Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman, an Orland Park Republican, fended off a challenge from Democrat Patrick Maher to hold onto the District 17 seat. With 270 of 278 precincts reporting at press time, unofficial totals showed Gorman with 54,396 votes, or 59 percent, compared to 33,116 votes, or 36 percent, for Maher, also of Orland Park. Matthew Ogean of the Green Party received 5,009 votes, or 5 percent. “It’s been a long year with a lot of mud being thrown in my direction,” Gorman said. “This shows the voters saw my accomplishments on the county board and my desire to continue to work for reform.” The issues often took a back seat to attacks between the candidates vying to represent the long, thin district, which stretches from Wheeling and Des Plaines on the north to Orland Park on the south. Gorman, 45, who’s in her third term, faced criticism from Maher for using $4,000 to $6,000 from a contingency fund granted to board members for tuition toward her master’s degree and for questions about her finances raised by litigation with Chrysler Corp. over her husband’s failed car dealership. Maher, 38, was a target of attacks for not disclosing a guilty misdemeanor plea resulting from a fight over a girl as a college student. He also listed a wrong birth date on some candidate questionnaires. Goslin the victor in Cook 14th: Republican incumbent Gregg Goslin soundly defeated political newcomer Jennifer Bishop Jenkins. With 233 of 256 precincts reporting, Goslin, a Glenview Republican, has 62 percent of the vote compared to 38 percent for Jenkins, a Northfield Democrat, according to unofficial totals. Goslin said his top priority is to roll back the remaining half-percentage point from the sales tax increase, saying it puts an especially heavy burden on the 14th District, which borders Lake, McHenry and Kane counties. He disputed Jenkins’ claims he hasn’t been engaged enough with residents, and says he’s proven himself capable of getting work done despite sitting on a board dominated by Democrats. Schneider keeps Cook post: Incumbent Republican Tim Schneider won an easy victory in his quest for a second 4-year term representing the Cook County Board’s 15th District. With 207 of 215 precincts reporting, unofficial totals showed Schneider, of Bartlett, with 39,261 votes, or 58 percent, compared to 24,652 votes, or 36 percent, for Democrat Jim Dasakis, chairman of the Hanover Township Democrats. Green Party candidate Laura Ehorn had 4,144 votes, or 6 percent. Schneider, 54, supports rolling back the sales tax and property tax reform to get businesses back to Cook County. Silvestri wins big in 9th: Republican Peter Silvestri handily beat Democrat Cary Capparelli and Green Party candidate Brock Merck. With 284 of 286 precincts reporting, unofficial totals show Silvestri with 55 percent of the vote, Capparelli with 36 percent and Merck with 8 percent. He was first elected in 1989. The district includes part of Rosemont and Des Plaines, in 1989. He’s also Elmwood Park village president, a position he intends to retain.

  • GOP incumbents win in Kane Nov 2, 2010 11:57 PM
    District 9:< Incumbent Republican Jim Mitchell defeated Democratic challenger Chris Faber Tuesday in the race for District 9. Mitchell had 4,123 votes to Faber’s 2,681, according to unofficial totals. The North Aurora men had disagreed over the construction of a new jail in 2009, with Faber blaming Mitchell and the rest of the board for building a jail that was over capacity the day it opened. They also were divided over video gambling, which Faber supported but Mitchell opposed. Mitchell has said this will be his last term. District 13: Incumbent Republican Phil Lewis was re-elected Tuesday over Democratic challenger Stephen Bruesewitz in District 13. With 11 of 12 precincts reporting, Lewis had 2,371 votes to Bruesewitz’s 1,495, according to unofficial totals. Bruesewitz had been critical of the board’s spending in light of health department layoffs, while Lewis blamed the downsizing on excessive state debt owed to the county. District 15: Incumbent Republican Barb Wojnicki won re-election Tuesday over Democrat Kay Catlin in District 15. According to unofficial totals, Wojnicki had 5,606 votes to Catlin’s 2,055. Wojnicki and Catlin, both of St. Charles, had disagreed on the causes of overcrowding at the new county jail. But they both were in favor of cutting budgets in other departments and using reserve funds to fund an expansion. District 19: Elgin Republican Catherine Hurlbut was returned to the Kane County Board, winning re-election Tuesday over Elgin Democrat Jim Shales and independent Victor LaPorte. Hurlbut had 2,678 votes over Shales’ 2,044 and LaPorte’s 452. The incumbent identified fiscal responsibility as her main campaign issue, deriding elected officials who chronically overspend when county departments are able to stay within their budgets. Hurlbut was targeted during the campaign season for the late payment of property taxes on her Elgin office building, which she blamed on a late payment from a client. District 21: Republican Tim Haley of West Dundee defeated Carpentersville Democrat Joseph Haimann. With all precincts reporting, unofficial results show Haley with 1,901 votes to Haimann’s 1,466 votes. Haimann entered the race recently when incumbent John Fahy dropped out because of a job promotion. The candidates were split over the proposed Longmeadow Parkway Toll Bridge. While Haley supported the $1.50 proposed toll over the Fox River crossing, Haimann questioned if motorists would pay the toll. District 23: Republican Maggie Auger, of Algonquin, won election to the county board over Democrat Linda Nuneman, of Sleepy Hollow. With all precincts reporting, Auger had 3,429 votes to Nuneman’s 1,725. Auger said reducing the board by one or two seats would be sufficient. Her opponent, though, proposed halving the board. Auger will replace John Mayer, who did not seek re-election. District 3: Democrat Juan Reyna defeated Republican Dennis Burgin Tuesday in the race for Kane County Board District 3. Reyna had 1,079 votes to Burgin’s 644 votes, according to unofficial vote totals. Neither Reyna nor Burgin, both of Aurora, have held public office. District 7: Independent Monica Silva toppled long-serving incumbent Democrat Gerald Jones by about 350 votes Tuesday, ending Jones’ six-term run. With all precincts reporting, Silva had 1,580 votes to Jones’ 1,222, according to unofficial totals. Jones was one of the longest-serving members on the board and the senior Democrat.

  • Incumbents win Lake Co. board seats Nov 3, 2010 12:56 AM
    Voters gave incumbent Lake County Board members a big thumbs-up Tuesday, convincingly re-electing veterans and giving newcomers enough support to continue their work.

  • Other contested Lake County races Nov 1, 2010 5:54 PM
    Lake County voters will have many choices Tuesday. The following is a list of some of candidates and issues on ballots throughout the county.

  • Judges, clerk, county board on ballot in Kane Nov 1, 2010 6:16 PM
    Two candidates for circuit judge are among those squaring off today as Kane County voters head to the polls. Republican David Akemann and Democrat John Dalton are each seeking a six-year term in the 16th Judicial Circuit.

  • Kane County Board District 15 candidates square off on issues Oct 25, 2010 7:19 PM
    Two candidates are running for election to represent District 15 in the Kane County Board of Trustees. Democrat Kay Catlin is challenging incumbent Barb Wojnicki, a Republican. Both are from St. Charles.

  • Kane County District 15: Catlin Oct 21, 2010 4:48 PM
    Kay Catlin, the Democratic challenger from St. Charles, will push for change and will be able to help the Kane County Board make tough decisions in regard to balancing the budget. Catlin, a longtime health advocate in the county, supported downsizing the health department when the funding from the state was not available.

  • Cook County Board District 15: Schneider Oct 21, 2010 9:42 PM
    The 15th Cook County Board District got a new voice four years ago, when Tim Schneider replaced longtime member Carl Hansen as its representative.

  • Lake County District 15: Calabresa Oct 22, 2010 10:18 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Republican incumbent Carol Calabresa for Lake County Board District 15.

  • Q&A: Dasakis, Schneider, Ehorn in Cook County Board 15 Oct 18, 2010 11:39 PM
    The 15th District Cook County Board commissioner's seat is held by Timothy Schneider of Bartlett, a Republican, who is being challenged by Jim Dasakis, a Democrat, and Laura Ehorn of the Green Party. Here are their responses to the Daily Herald questionnaire.

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