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  • Five candidates for Oakton board debate Monday Feb 28, 2015 1:00 AM
    A candidates forum featuring those running for Oakton Community College’s board of trustees is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, March 2.

  • Candidates offer opinions on village spending levels Feb 28, 2015 7:32 AM
    Six people seeking three Carpentersville Village Board seats have different views on the village's spending levels and whether public safety and village hall are properly staffed. Incumbents Don Burroway and Paul Humpfer each hope to serve another term, while newcomers Humberto Garcia, Sara Miller, Jeffrey Sabbe and Christopher Scholl are pursuing their first 4-year terms.

  • Three candidates in Des Plaines’ 6th Ward tout experience Feb 28, 2015 7:37 AM
    Whoever is elected alderman in Des Plaines’ 6th Ward this April will be a new face to the council — but not necessarily the community. Malcolm Chester, Mario Palacios and Herman Zelk are seeking election to the 6th Ward seat, which is up for grabs since 8-year incumbent Mark Walsten must step down due to voter-imposed term limits.

  • Fox River & Countryside fire district seeks money for quality Feb 28, 2015 11:52 AM
    A pending tax increase on the April ballot would see the owners of a $100,000 home within the Fox River & Countryside Fire/Rescue District pay about $48 more for emergency fire and medical services over five years. Officials say the money is needed to attract and retain quality rescue staff and replace aging equipment.

  • COD candidates say more oversight by board needed Feb 28, 2015 7:32 AM
    Challengers in the College of DuPage board of trustees race say several issues, including financial losses at the school’s Waterleaf Restaurant, highlight the need for the board to provide greater oversight. But the two incumbents seeking re-election insist they have been keeping an eye on spending at the Glen Ellyn-based community college.

  • COD administrators reject union-sponsored candidate forum Feb 28, 2015 5:01 PM
    College of DuPage administrators have refused to allow the 600-plus member adjunct association to host a candidate forum on campus, saying it violates the board's ethics policy. Similar events were held on campus in the three previous election cycles. On the advice of the board's attorney, Ken Florey, administrators informed union President Cheryl Baunbach-Caplan Thursday that the association could not use campus facilities for the scheduled March 11 forum.

  • Endorsement: Pilafas, Stanton, Newell for Hoffman Estates trustee Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald issues its endorsements for the Hoffman Estates village board where former Trustee Cary Collins is taking on three incumbent trustees

  • Endorsement: Dinwiddie in Batavia Ward 1 Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Carl Dinwiddie for Batavia Ward 1.

  • Endorsements: Grabarek, Kukoff, Rullman for Elburn village board Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses William Grabarek, John Krukoff and Michael Rullman for the three four-year terms available on the Elburn Village Board.

  • Endorsements: Dailly, Dunham, Madej for Schaumburg village board Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Tom Daillly, George Dunham and Mark Madej for the Schaumburg Village Board.

  • Endorsements: Adams, Johnson, Williams for Libertyville board Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Scott Adams, Donna Johnson and Bethany Williams for the Libertyville village board.

  • New Naperville mayor could change special events grant Feb 27, 2015 9:45 AM
    The fund that supports festivals and cultural activities in Naperville could be in for a shake-up depending on who wins the race to be the city's next mayor.

  • Hultquist leaves library board race: Feb 27, 2015 4:49 PM
    Wauconda Area Library board member Mary Hultquist has announced she is withdrawing from the April 7 library board race.

  • Why 7 people want to be on Geneva school board Feb 27, 2015 5:30 AM
    A passion for education and concerns about school district spending are fueling the interest of candidates in the race for the Geneva school board.

  • Wauconda village board candidates not sold on incentives for businesses Feb 27, 2015 5:14 PM
    The candidates running for seats on Wauconda’s village board want to bring more businesses to town, but not all are enthusiastic about offering financial incentives to lure them.

  • 2nd Campton Hills ballot challenge continues Feb 27, 2015 1:00 AM
    A Campton Hills man said he plans to file an updated challenge to the write-in candidacies of Village President Patsy Smith and three people on her slate. A judge Thursday dismissed a challenge submitted by James Newman without commenting on its meritst, but allowed him to file another complaint. Newman argues Smith's candidacy papers are invalid because they were turned into the interim village clerk at his home; opposing attorneys say Smith and her slate only needed to submit papers to Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham.

  • Campaign boss’ taunt in text message likens Breuder to Hitler Feb 27, 2015 11:16 AM
    The campaign chairman for a three-person slate of candidates running for the College of DuPage board has advised a challenger to drop out of the crowded contest in a text message that likens college President Robert Breuder to Adolf Hitler. "When I get through with Dr. Breuder, anyone supporting him will look like they supported Hitler," the text message reads.

  • Next Arlington Hts. trustees won’t propose term limits Feb 27, 2015 9:41 PM
    No matter who wins the April 7 election for village board in Arlington Heights, the village won’t have term limits for elected officials anytime soon, unless a resident takes up the cause. None of the six candidates running for four seats on the village board would pursue putting a term limits referendum on a ballot.

  • Elburn considering special referendum for police tax Feb 27, 2015 1:04 PM
    Should a special election be conducted for Elburn voters to decide on a tax to pay for police pensions? The village board will discuss the idea Monday night.

  • Endorsements: Park, Garner, Ross for Gurnee trustee Feb 28, 2015 8:21 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Greg Garner, Steve Park and Cheryl Ross for the three, 4-year trustee seats available on the Gurnee village board.

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