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  • Police lodge endorses challenger Patt in Lake County sheriff election Jul 18, 2014 5:14 PM
    A fraternal order of police lodge that says its membership includes Lake County Sheriff’s personnel and Sheriff Mark Curran, has endorsed his Democratic challenger, Jason Patt, on the November election ballot. Curran says the group doesn't include a majority of sheriff's officers.

  • DuPage panel keeps two Democrats on the ballot, removes a third Jul 11, 2014 12:44 AM
    The name of state representative hopeful Marian Tomlinson shouldn’t appear on the November ballot because the DuPage Democratic Party failed to comply with the state election code when it slated her, a county electoral board has ruled. But the panel also concluded on Thursday night that Democratic leaders followed the rules when they appointed Robert Peickert to run for DuPage County Board chairman and Roland “Rolly” Waller to run for a county board seat.

  • Lake County giant Robert ‘Bob’ Depke dies Jun 21, 2014 7:16 PM
    A major player in Lake County politics and growth has died. Former county board chairman and Warren Township supervisor Bob Depke "didn't back down from any challenges," said Jim LaBelle, a former county board leader.

  • Four DuPage candidates face fight to stay on the ballot Jun 15, 2014 4:43 PM
    Four candidates the DuPage Democratic Party put on the November ballot will need to overcome legal challenges to stay there. “This is what the Republicans do when we have nominations," said Robert Peickert, who is chairman of the local Democratic organization and a candidate for DuPage County Board chairman.

  • Democrats find candidates to challenge GOP in DuPage races Jun 4, 2014 4:45 PM
    DuPage County’s Democratic organization doesn’t want to concede two high-profile countywide positions and several county board seats to the Republicans without a fight. To prevent that from happening, the party has picked candidates to run in the November election for DuPage County Board chairman, DuPage County Forest Preserve president and three county board seats.

  • Porter to address Schaumburg Township GOP May 31 May 29, 2014 2:23 PM
    Illinois Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter will be the special guest speaker at the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization’s monthly breakfast meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31 at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Other speakers will be U.S. 8th Congressional District candidate Larry Kaifesh, 44th state House District candidate Ramiro Juarez and 56th state House District candidate Jim Moynihan.

  • DuPage County Board puts brakes on raises after legal questions arise May 28, 2014 2:24 PM
    Decisions about the annual salaries of six DuPage County Board members and five countywide offices have been pushed back to next week after a political candidate opposed to pay raises questioned the legality of the scheduled votes. “Placing pending raises for elected officials in a thick agenda packet posted the Friday night before a three-day holiday, then voting the following (work) day, doesn’t meet my criteria for transparency,” said Jean Kaczmarek, a Democrat running for county clerk.

  • Democratic Party leader could challenge Cronin May 2, 2014 5:55 PM
    Now that he's secured another term as chairman of the DuPage Democratic Party, Robert Peickert has set his sights on a countywide elected office. The Elmhurst resident is hoping to challenge DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin this fall during the general election.

  • DuPage board candidate arrested in Wisconsin Apr 23, 2014 4:50 PM
    The Democratic nominee for the DuPage County Board seat in District 4, Jeremy Custer, is facing three misdeameanor charges after he was involved in a domestic dispute last week in Wisconsin.

  • Why aren’t there many contested races for Lake County Board seats? Apr 3, 2014 4:42 PM
    Of the seven Lake County Board seats up for election in November, only one has both a Democratic and Republican candidate running. The others are uncontested, with one party or the other not fielding a candidate. There typically haven been a few uncontested county board races each election, but the number this year is “more pronounced,” board Chairman Aaron Lawlor said.

  • Dart to testify before congressional subcommittee Mar 25, 2014 1:28 PM
    Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart will testify March 26 at a congressional hearing on the nation's mental health system. The hearing, “Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage” is being held by the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, part of the House Energy & Commerce Committee.

  • Prim sure winner for GOP sheriff in McHenry Co. Mar 20, 2014 5:44 PM
    Despite having less name recognition in McHenry County, Bill Prim’s message of reforming the sheriff’s office resonated with voters, who chose him over Undersheriff Andrew Zinke in Tuesday’s GOP primary. Prim lead by only 98 votes on Tuesday, and there aren’t enough votes left to be counted to make up that difference, McHenry County Clerk Kathy Schultz said.

  • McClellan says hard work, meeting the people put her over the top Mar 20, 2014 5:03 PM
    Nick Provenzano, who lost the GOP nod for McHenry County clerk, can’t put his finger on why his name recognition and history in county politics weren’t enough to overcome what he called his opponent’s negative campaigning. Mary McClellan earned the victory, according to unofficial results.

  • Treasurer candidate quits race Mar 19, 2014 5:37 PM
    A day after winning the Democratic Party nomination for Lake County treasurer, Cynthia Plouche has quit the race. A suburban Democratic Party leader confirmed Plouche’s decision to withdraw, citing professional conflicts. Plouche couldn’t be reached for comment.

  • Williams concedes GOP Kane sheriff race to Kramer Mar 19, 2014 7:12 PM
    Kevin Williams conceded the Republican nomination for Kane County Sheriff Wednesday afternoon to Don Kramer, who was ahead by 371 votes, according to unofficial results. Williams spent the day investigating how many absentee ballots still had to be counted and realized it was impossible to close the gap. Kramer will face Democrat Willie Mayes Sr. Nov. 4 for the four-year post.

  • Incumbents come out strong in McHenry County Board GOP races Mar 19, 2014 2:27 PM
    With all precincts reporting in three of four GOP races, updated figures show several incumbents are among those winning nominations for McHenry County Board.

  • Three new faces on Kane Co. Board Mar 19, 2014 9:38 AM
    Primary winners are Don Ishmael, Bill Lenert and John Martin in Kane County Board Districts 3, 5 and 11. None have November opponents.

  • Cantore breezes to primary win for DuPage forest president Mar 19, 2014 10:34 AM
    Joe Cantore was the runaway victor Tuesday in the race for the Republican nomination for president of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District. Unofficial results show Cantore with 52,546 votes and Mary Lou Wehli with 28,951.

  • Patt secures Democratic nod for Lake County sheriff Mar 18, 2014 9:44 PM
    Democrat Jason Patt received the votes needed to face off against Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran in the November general election. "I want to thank all my supporters around Lake County who helped make this victory possible," Patt said Tuesday.

  • Bartels in lead for Lake County seat Mar 18, 2014 9:01 PM
    Consultant Chuck Bartels was leading the three-way Republican race for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat Tuesday night.

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