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  • Toll for Longmeadow Parkway is hot topic for Kane Co. Board race Sep 23, 2014 5:34 PM
    The Longmeadow Parkway is a key transportation project that will influence the future economy of towns in Kane County's District 23. Maggie Auger and Kevin Smith, the two candidates for that seat, have different views on the parkway, particularly the scope of the project and the need for a toll.

     
  • Kane Sheriff hopefuls differ on staffing plans, personnel levels Sep 20, 2014 7:15 AM
    Kane County sheriff candidates Willie Mayes Sr. and Don Kramer both agree the department is understaffed, but they differ on how to address the problem. Mayes, an Aurora Democrat, is a lieutenant in the department and Kramer, a Geneva Republican, is a retired lieutenant. Each hopes to be elected Nov. 4 to replace Pat Perez, who will not seek a third term.

     
  • Kane Co. Board Dist. 11 candidates clash on Settler’s Hill projects Sep 19, 2014 4:37 PM
    The future redevelopment of Settler's Hill is a key issue for the Geneva and Batavia residents who live near the former landfill. The two candidates for the District 11 seat on the Kane County Board have vastly different views on what should happen to the property. Republican John Martin is largely on board with the vision expressed in the concept plan. Democrat Martha Hanna favors more passive and green-friendly use of the property.

     
  • DuPage board candidates debate job training Sep 19, 2014 4:41 PM
    Two Aurora residents vying for the same spot on the DuPage County Board have differing views on whether the county is doing enough to help unemployed and underemployed residents find jobs.

     
  • DuPage board candidates debate outreach efforts Sep 18, 2014 9:19 AM
    A longtime incumbent on the DuPage County Board says he’s always been accessible to residents who reach out to him. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election is promising to be the type of board member who reaches out to the constituents.

     
  • County candidates say jobs, spending are priorities Sep 18, 2014 8:44 PM
    Both candidates running for the Lake County Board’s 10th District seat say economic concerns will be among their top priorities if elected in November. Republican Chuck Bartels, a consultant, will face Democrat Mike Jennings, a retired firefighter, are running for the seat long held by the retiring Diana O'Kelly.

     
  • DuPage board hopefuls differ on O’Hare noise Sep 15, 2014 5:53 PM
    Both candidates in the race to decide who represents District 1 on the DuPage County Board say something must be done to address airplane noise from O’Hare International Airport. They differ on what role the county board should play in making that happen.

     
  • Lake County Undersheriff sues former sheriff candidate for defamation Sep 11, 2014 7:38 PM
    The second-highest ranking member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has filed a defamation lawsuit against a former sheriff candidate over comments posted on Facebook. Raymond Rose, named Lake County Undersheriff in 2013, is seeking $100,000 plus punitive damages from former sheriff’s deputy John Krempotic.

     
  • Residents of Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing subdivision compete for county board Sep 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    Two Grayslake residents who live in the same subdivision and have a history of community involvement are competing against each other for a regional political office. Republican Jeff Werfel and Democrat John Wylie are vying for the District 6 County Board seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Pat Carey of Grayslake.

     
  • Lake County clerk candidates tout their experience Sep 3, 2014 10:28 PM
    The two women running for Lake County clerk have vastly different professional backgrounds — and each says her resume makes her better suited for the job.

     
  • Lake County treasurer candidates envision changes Sep 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    With the retirement of Robert Skidmore, the Lake County treasure's post for the first time since 1998 will be open. Buffalo Grove Republican David Stolman, a Lake County Board member for 22 years including two years as chairman. He faces Democrat Glenn Ryback, a Wadsworth village board member since 1993 who is serving his second term as village president.

     
  • Tax appeal seminar scheduled in Des Plaines Aug 31, 2014 4:35 PM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar Monday, Sept. 15, at the Des Plaines Public Library.

     
  • Mayors endorse Curran Aug 29, 2014 5:18 PM
    Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran announced he has picked up election endorsements from 29 mayors in Lake County.

     
  • Challenger: Sheriff ignored complaints against donors Aug 28, 2014 12:08 PM
    The Democratic challenger for Lake County Sheriff claims incumbent Mark Curran has ignored complaints against a jail service food provider and an office administrator because they are campaign contributors. Curran said both issues were addressed and Jason Patt shows a "complete lack of management ability" by turning them into campaign rhetoric.

     
  • Voting by mail for November election Aug 10, 2014 4:26 PM
    All Lake County registered voters, including students away at school and traveling snowbirds, who choose to vote by mail in the Nov. 4 election can visit LakeVoterPower.info to complete an electronic request or download a paper ballot application.

     
  • Democrats choose Wadsworth’s Ryback as candidate for Lake County treasurer’s race Aug 4, 2014 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Village President Glenn Ryback recently was selected by the Lake County Democratic organization to challenge Republican David Stolman for Lake County treasurer.

     
  • DuPage board candidate pleads guilty in Wisconsin dispute case Jul 25, 2014 2:34 PM
    DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property related to a domestic incident in Wisconsin. “I regret that this happened, and I’m happy that it’s resolved,” said Custer, who will face incumbent county board member Grant Eckhoff during November’s general election.

     
  • 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.

     
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