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  • Volo’s Burnell Russell, Lindhurst’s Susan Lahr say they won’t seek re-election in April Dec 15, 2014 5:52 PM
    Two incumbent Lake County village presidents said Monday they won’t seek re-election in 2015. Lindenhurst’s Susan Lahr said she won’t run for a third term because she believes in term limits. Burnell Russell, the only village president Volo has had since its incorporation in 1993, said it’s time for a change.

  • Batavia school board hot among Tri-Cities races Dec 15, 2014 7:59 PM
    The Batavia school board race in April will be a highly contested one, as eight people filed this morning for theree seats. And one of those candidates is also seeking a seat on the Batavia City Council.

  • Candidates line up to get on ballot in Lake County Dec 15, 2014 5:17 PM
    A few political showdowns surfaced Monday in Lake County as candidates began filing for the April 2015 consolidated election. The hottest action on the first day of filing was for the Wauconda village board race, where eight candidates filed for four trustee seats.

  • Eight candidates file for Wauconda village board Dec 15, 2014 11:01 AM
    The candidates for four seats on Wauconda’s village board wasted no time filing their nominating petitions Monday. Eight are competing for four seats.

  • Five candidates so far for Arlington Heights board Dec 15, 2014 12:03 PM
    Five candidates have filed so far Monday for four open seats on the Arlington Heights village board, and at least two more are expected.

  • Dozens of school board candidates file in DuPage Dec 15, 2014 10:43 AM
    Jennifer Planson admits she was expecting to find “a ton of people and chaos” on Monday morning when she filed her nomination papers seeking re-election to the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board. The incumbent from Willowbrook discovered neither scenario was the case when school board candidates filed for the first time at the DuPage County Election Commission office in Wheaton. “It was well organized,” Planson said.

  • Slow start in DuPage mayoral races Dec 15, 2014 5:59 PM
    The race for several mayoral seats got off to a slow start Monday in DuPage County, with no candidates emerging to challenge incumbents in Carol Stream and Wood Dale and only one so far in Oak Brook. The filing period for mayor as well as city councils, school boards, park boards, library boards and other elected posts continues through Dec. 22 to set the ballot for the April election. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening in races for mayor:

  • Four candidates file for three seats in Island Lake Dec 15, 2014 12:07 PM
    Four candidates filed for three seats on Island Lake’s village board on Monday. Incumbent Thea Morris will seek a second, 4-year term on the board. Incumbent John Burke will run as a team with newcomer Sandy Hartogh and fire and police commission member Debra Jenkins.

  • All sorts of trouble with our local elections Dec 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    Name a problem, our local elections have it: Low turnout. Too many offices. Too few candidates. Bad timing. And now, says DuPage/Fox Valley News Director Jim Davis, hordes of school board candidates have to file in far fewer places.

  • Sleepy Hollow again considers seeking tax increase Dec 12, 2014 10:19 AM
    Sleepy Hollow is likely to againask residents to approve a property tax hike in April. In November, voters overwhelmingly rejected the village’s request for an 82 percent property tax increase that would have nearly doubled what they now pay.

  • Two veteran Mundelein trustees say they won’t run for re-election Dec 12, 2014 4:09 PM
    Two of Mundelein's longest-serving village trustees won't seek re-election in April. Neither Ed Sullivan nor Terri Voss will run again, leaving their posts open for newcomers.

  • Illinois governors have filled 16 vacancies since 1848 Dec 11, 2014 4:52 PM
    Illinois governors have filled 16 vacancies in statewide offices since 1848. None is as unusual as the one left this week by the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.

  • Memorial service for Topinka set for Wednesday Dec 11, 2014 5:26 PM
    A public memorial service for late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is scheduled for next week. The comptroller’s office says the memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Operating Engineers’ Local 150 headquarters in Countryside.

  • Approved state checks limited after Topinka’s death Dec 11, 2014 5:27 PM
    As state officials contemplate replacing late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, the clock is running down for those dependent on the checks the office issues. There are a limited number of checks she approved before her death, raising the specter of a possible funding gap for schools and social service agencies should a successor not be chosen quickly.

  • Images: Judy Baar Topinka through the years Dec 10, 2014 8:53 AM
    Images of Judy Baar Topkina through the years. The Illinois comptroller died early Wednesday. She was 70.

  • Battle lines drawn in Campton Hills election challenge Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Campton Hills electoral board set rules and procedures Tueday night for a challenge to the nominating petitions of Harry Blecker, who is running for village president, and three people running for trustee. Village President Patsy Smith challenged the petitions. The board will met Friday to set a date to hear testimony and consider evidence and legal arguments. The earliest that can happen is after Dec. 19, when attorneys are done submitting legal papers.

  • Judy Baar Topinka remembered as good-humored truth-teller Dec 11, 2014 5:03 AM
    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. Tributes have been pouring in since. “Never without her signature sense of humor, Judy was a force of nature,” Gov. Pat Quinn said in a statement.

  • Review court fees to increase Dec 9, 2014 8:50 PM
    For the first time in nearly 60 years, filing fees for reviewing courts in Illinois will increase effective Jan. 1. Petitioners and appellants filing cases in the Supreme and Appellate courts will pay $50 to file instead of $25.

  • Objection filed against Hoffman Estates candidate Dec 9, 2014 5:50 PM
    An objection has been filed to the candidacy of first-time Hoffman Estates village trustee hopeful Prajesh “Pat” Patel, claiming his nominating papers contain invalid signatures and that he is not a registered voter at his listed address. Patel said he expects to prevail when the challenge goes before the village's electoral board next week.

  • Unincorporated resident won’t appear on Naperville mayoral ballot Dec 8, 2014 6:14 PM
    A Naperville mayoral candidate who withdrew from the race late last week will not appear on the April ballot, an election panel ruled Monday. Matthew J. Dubiel is not eligible to appear on the ballot for Naperville mayor because he does not live within the city liits, according to the ruling from the Municipal Officers Electoral Board.

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