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  • Jeri Atleson, left, and David Stolman, right, are candidates in the race for Lake County Treasurer in the 2014 GOP primary.

    GOP hopefuls for treasurer discuss qualificationsFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Republican candidates for Lake County treasurer explain why they're running for the post.

  • Chuck Bartels, left, Cornelius Shanahan, center, and Terri Voss are candidates in the race for Lake County Board District 10 in the 2014 GOP primary.

    County GOP candidates talk prioritiesFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The three Republican candidates for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat have different priorities if they’re elected.

  • Bar associations release judicial recommendationsFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association recently released evaluations of the candidates running in the March 18 primary election for vacancies on the Illinois Appellate Court and the Circuit Court of Cook County.

  • John Martin, left, and Thomas Matson are candidates in the race for Kane County Board District 11.

    Settler’s Hill at center of Kane County Dist. 11 contestFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The future of the Settler's Hill landfill and surrounding campus is the key issue for the successor to the District 11 seat on the Kane County Board. The two Republicans vying for the seat will take different approaches to determine which aspects of redevelopment they would support.

  • Chuck Bartels, left, Cornelius Shanahan, center, and Terri Voss are candidates in the race for Lake County Board District 10 in the 2014 GOP primary.

    GOP hopefuls for District 10 talk cooperationFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    The three Republican candidates for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat have different ideas about how best to work with local municpal governments.

  • Challenger only voice in Kane Co. District 3 raceFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Officially, two candidates are on the ballot in the Democratic primary for a seat in Kane County Board District 3. But incumbent Jennifer Laesch has been absent from several meeting during the past few months and has not responded to multiple interview requests about her status. That leaves challenger Don Ishmael as the lone voice in the race.

  • Upper from left, Sylvester Baker, Jr, and Sheriff Tom Dart, and lower from left, William Evans and Palka Tadeusz.

    Challengers critical of Cook sheriff’s electronic monitoring planFeb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Challengers for the Democratic nomination for Cook County sheriff are criticizing Sheriff Thomas J. Dart’s agreement to hand some electronic monitoring authority to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Electronic monitoring for people awaiting trial or nonviolent offenders serving short sentences is seen as a way to reduce overcrowding at Cook County Jail, which the federal government has been monitoring for decades.

  • Jeri Atleson

    Lake County candidate forum changes venue, formatFeb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    A planned question-and-answer session with the two Republican candidates for Lake County treasurer changed locations and formats Tuesday night. GOP hopefuls Jeri Atleson and David Stolman were supposed to speak with potential voters at the local party office in Libertyville. Shortly before the event was set to begin, however, the location shifted to the Fuel Room at Austin’s Saloon & Steakhouse, a restaurant just down the street.

  • Bill Lenert and incumbent Melisa Taylor are candidates in the Kane County Board District 5 race.

    Longmeadow, independence at issue in Kane Dist. 5Feb 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    Both incumbent Melisa Taylor and challenger Bill Lenert support the idea of the Longmeadow Parkway project. However, Lenert is in favor of a public referendum on the issue. Taylor believes the public has already weighed in as well as all the elected leaders where the tollway would be constructed. Also, a look at Lenert's ties to County Board Chairman Chris Lauzen.

  • Lake County candidates not enthusiastic about same-sex wedding business Feb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    As Illinois caterers, photographers and other entrepreneurs prepare for the expansion of marriage to same-sex couples this summer, Republican candidates in two contested Lake County Board races said they're not interested in promoting the county as a destination for such events.

  • Joe Cantore

    Forest preserve hopefuls leery of changing land use lawFeb 10, 2014 12:00 AM
    Both Republicans hoping to become president of the DuPage Forest Preserve District agree the county would get an economic and cultural boost if the Chicago Symphony Orchestra finds a permanent outdoor venue in DuPage for summer concerts. But they also share reservations about changing state law to allow the CSO to lease land from the district.

  • Bill Prim, left, and Andrew Zinke are running for McHenry County Sheriff in the March GOP primary.

    McHenry Co. sheriff candidates spar over morale, budget Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    The two candidates running in the Republican primary for sheriff in McHenry County have spent more than 20 years each in law enforcement, but hold starkly different views on what the office needs. Andrew Zinke, 45, of Woodstock, is the current undersheriff; Bill Prim, 54, of Cary, is a retired Des Plaines police commander who works as a court security officer in Lake County.

  • Connie Shanahan

    County board candidate wants to eliminate recorder’s office Feb 7, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Republican Lake County board candidate believes the county recorder’s office should be eliminated and the staff’s work handled by the county clerk.

  •  The Republican candidates for DuPage County Board District 4 don’t agree on everything when it comes to the issue of consolidation. The three candidates are Ronald Almiron of Wheaton, left, Paula McGowen of Glen Ellyn and Grant Eckhoff of Wheaton.

    DuPage Dist. 4 candidates differ on consolidation Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    While the three Republicans hoping to become the party’s nominee for a District 4 seat on the DuPage County Board agree local governments should become more efficient, they have differing views on how to make that happen.

  •  DuPage County Board District 6 candidates Kevin Wiley and Valerie Ann Bruggeman are two of the three candidates seeking their party’s nomination in the March 18 primary.

    DuPage Dist. 6 candidates: Stormwater fee needs more study Feb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two of the three Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for a District 6 seat on the DuPage County Board say more research should be done before the board decides whether to implement a countywide stormwater utility fee.

  • Jeri Atleson

    Lake County Treasurer candidate feted at Walsh home Jan 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    A recent shindig at a former Tea Party congressman’s home has given Lake County treasurer candidate Jeri Atleson’s campaign a big financial push, state records show. On Sunday, Atleson was the beneficiary of a fundraiser at the Mundelein-area home of former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh. The event was promoted on Atleson’s campaign website and on social media.

  • Donald Kramer

    Kane County Sheriff candidates square off on issues Jan 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    In the upcoming primary election, two candidates are running for the Republican nomination for Kane County Sheriff. They are: Donald Kramer of Geneva, a police officer; and Kevin Williams of Geneva, lieutenant of community policing and crime prevention at the Kane County Sheriff’s office. The Daily Herald asked the candidates some questions about campaign issues. Here are their answers.

  • Glendale Heights resident Jeremy Custer, left, and Moon Khan of Lombard are seeking to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for DuPage County Board District 4. The winner of the March 18 primary will face a Republican opponent in the fall.

    Democrats want to challenge GOP for DuPage board seat Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    This year, voters in the DuPage County Board’s 4th District are getting something rare: a Democratic primary. M. Moon Kahn of Lombard and Jeremy Custer of Glendale Heights are seeking the Democratic Party’s nomination to one District 4 seat on the county board.

  •  Workers install windows near the front entrance of the new Mariano’s in Lake Zurich on Route 22.

    Looking ahead to 2014 in Lake County Jan 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Budgets have not been as tight as the economy continues to loosen, and projects of varying degrees are pending or proposed in several Lake County communities. Voters will have a say on local and state candidates in 2014 and some tax hike questions will be on the ballot as well. Those are among the items to watch in the coming year.

  • Mike Quiroz

    DuPage sheriff candidate survives ballot challenge Dec 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba will have to campaign to earn re-election now that a county electoral board decision keeps his Democratic opponent in the race. An effort was made to remove Mike Quiroz, who is a retired DuPage sheriff’s deputy, from the March 18 primary ballot before he could face Zaruba during next fall’s general election. But the county electoral board has decided to keep Quiroz on the ballot.

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