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  • Endorsement: Harrison for McHenry County sheriff Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Independent Jim Harrison for McHenry County sheriff.

  • Bar associations release Cook County judicial evaluations Oct 17, 2014 4:48 PM
    The Alliance of Bar Associations releases its judicial screening findings in advance of next month's election.

  • Drugs, gangs, Ferguson hot topics at Kane Co. sheriff debate Oct 16, 2014 5:30 AM
    Kane County sheriff candidates Willie Mays Sr. and Don Kramer shared their views Wednesday night on gangs, drugs and how to prevent another Ferguson, Missouri, event in the suburbs.

  • Patt taps former jail chief Firman as potential undersheriff Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    Lake County sheriff candidate Jason Patt has tapped a former county chief of corrections as his undersheriff, should he win election Nov. 4. Patt says he'll appoint Patrick Firman, a Lake Villa Republican, to serve as his second-in-command if he ousts incumbent Sheriff Mark Curran next month.

  • Endorsements: Zaruba for DuPage County sheriff Oct 16, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses John Zaruba for DuPage County sheriff.

  • Endorsements: Silvestri, Schneider, Doody-Gorman for Cook County Board Oct 15, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Tim Schneider, Peter Silvestri and Liz Doody-Gorman be re-elected to the4 Cook County Board.

  • Endorsement: Kramer for Kane County sheriff Oct 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Donald Kramer for Kane County sheriff.

  • Endorsement: Return Curran as Lake County sheriff Oct 14, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Daily Herald recommends Mark Curran for Lake County sheriff.

  • Doing enough on O’Hare noise? DuPage board candidates debate Oct 14, 2014 5:30 AM
    Last month, DuPage County Board candidate Rolly Waller blasted his opponent, Paul Fichtner, and the county board for doing nothing to address airplane noise from O’Hare International Airport. Now, Waller is criticizing the board’s attempt to do something. "They should have done something several months ago,” Waller said. “Shame on him for making this a political issue,” Fichtner said.

  • Kane County election forum set for Wednesday Oct 13, 2014 2:11 PM
    The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County is having a candidate forum Wednesday night for those running for Kane County sheriff, Kane County Board District 11 and state House District 50.

  • Kane sheriff hopefuls address jail suicides Oct 14, 2014 12:11 AM
    Kane County Sheriff candidates Don Kramer and Willie Mayes Sr. explain how they will work to prevent suicides at the jailhow they will combat the county's heroin problem. On Nov. 4, either Kramer, a Republican, or Mayes, a Democrat, will be elected because Pat Perez is not seeking another term.

  • County board candidates debate value of annexing unincorporated areas Oct 12, 2014 7:37 AM
    Cook County Commissioner Tim Schneider would like the county to renew efforts to shrink the unincorporated areas. Michael Urban, his opponent in the Nov. 4 election, says efforts to have municipalities annex county land should be limited to areas where the landowners have complaints about the services they receive.

  • DuPage forest preserve candidate vows to make seat a full-time job Oct 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Democratic challenger seeking a seat on the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission says he’ll quit his job to become a full-time member of the board if he’s elected next month. Before Evan Wolfe submits his two weeks’ notice, however, voters in forest preserve District 1 need to decide whether they want to make a change. Wolfe’s opponent in the Nov. 4 election — Republican incumbent Marsha Murphy — has spent the past 12 years representing the district, which covers all or portions of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, Itasca, Lombard, Roselle, Villa Park and Wood Dale.

  • Kane County Sheriff hopefuls differ on first steps if elected Oct 8, 2014 6:54 PM
    Both candidates for Kane County Sheriff have plenty of law enforcement experience, but differ on their first course of action if elected. Voters will chose between Democrat Willie Mayes Sr. and Republican Don Kramer to be the next sheriff on Nov. 4 as Pat Perez is not seeking a third term.

  • Candidates forum Wednesday: Oct 7, 2014 5:54 PM
    Contested races in the 62nd State House District, Lake County Board District 6, Lake County clerk, Lake County sheriff, and Lake County treasurer will be the focus of a candidate forum Wednesday, Oct. 8.

  • Lake County sheriff candidate flips stance and will appoint undersheriff if elected Oct 7, 2014 5:22 PM
    Lake County Sheriff candidate Jason Patt said he will appoint an undersheriff if elected in November, reversing a campaign decision he made during the spring primary. Patt, a Democrat from Zion, initially said he would not appoint an undersheriff if were to be elected Nov. 4. Patt decided to reverse that decision this week after speaking with some unidentified Lake County Board members. Republican incumbent Mark Curran of Libertyville, said Patt’s reversal shows his lack of management skills and experience.

  • DuPage forest candidates differ on Blackwell facility Oct 6, 2014 6:32 PM
    Nearly four years after the DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission voted to put a fleet maintenance garage at Blackwell Forest Preserve near Warrenville, it still hasn’t been built. Now the two forest preserve candidates vying for the chance to represent District 6, which includes Warrenville, have differing views on whether the site chosen for the facility is in the right spot.

  • Lake County Board candidates explain why they’re running for 10th District seat Oct 6, 2014 6:18 PM
    The candidates running for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat cited different motivations for running in a joint interview session Monday.

  • DuPage County sheriff hopefuls debate heroin tactics Oct 6, 2014 10:27 AM
    The two candidates for DuPage County sheriff, Republican incumbent John Zaruba and Democratic challengerMike Quiroz, have different ideas about the sheriff's role in battling the heroin epidemic that's killed dozens in the county.

  • GOP’s Lake County clerk hopeful reports big donations Oct 6, 2014 10:24 AM
    Republican Lake County clerk candidate Carla Wyckoff has received some substantial political donations in recent weeks, state records show, including one from a nationally prominent GOP donor. Conversely, Wyckoff’s Democratic rival, Janet Kilkelly, hasn’t reported receiving any checks above $1,000 in months.

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