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  • Emanuel super PAC raises $1 million in 2 weeks Jul 3, 2014 5:41 PM
    A super PAC created to help re-elect Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his allies on the Chicago City Council has raked in $1 million largely from high profile members of Chicago’s business community.

     
  • Chicago pension overhaul could reverberate in 2015 election Jun 10, 2014 7:48 PM
    A new law overhauling two of Chicago’s pension systems is already November election fodder for Gov. Pat Quinn’s Republican challenger, but the issue could also ripple into Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2015 re-election bid.

     
  • Ex-Island Lake mayor knew of controversial robocall script Jul 19, 2013 12:42 PM
    Former Island Lake Mayor Debbie Herrmann knew about the preparation of a controversial robocall that went out days before April's election, a Lake County state's attorney's office investigation has revealed. But after three months, investigators have uncovered no criminal wrongdoing connected to the robocall. “(It's) simply wrong,” State's Attorney Mike Nerheim said.

     
  • Steve Lentz settling in as Mundelein's mayor Jul 5, 2013 1:39 PM
    Mundelein Mayor Steve Lentz talks about his first months in office and how his life has changed since Election Day. He says the hardest part of the job isn't keeping cantankerous trustees in line or fielding complaints from angry residents -- it's the prospect of not coaching youth sports for the first time in 20 years.

     
  • Herrmann campaign got cash from Island Lake’s lawyers, records show Jun 21, 2013 9:12 AM
    In the week before former Island Lake Mayor Debbie Herrmann lost her re-election bid in April, the lawyers then representing the town dumped $2,500 into her campaign coffers, financial disclosure forms show.

     
  • Editorial: All suburbs hurt by Island Lake’s missed opportunity Jun 4, 2013 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says Mayor Charles Amrich's failure to change the tone of politics in Island Lake has a collateral effect on people's view of local government everywhere.

     
  • After 8-year absence, Charles Amrich mayor again in Island Lake May 9, 2013 11:07 PM
    Charles Amrich, Island Lake's elected leader from 1985 to 2005, was sworn in Thursday at village hall, along with four of his political allies. "It feels good," Amrich told the Daily Herald moments after taking the oath from McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer in a boardroom filled with supporters. "It feels like it did a long time ago."

     
  • Bartlett’s new village president, new trustees sworn in May 8, 2013 12:01 AM
    Four new Bartlett village board members were greeted with loud rounds of applause from more than 80 residents who came to witness their swearing-in ceremony Tuesday. Kevin Wallace was sworn in as village president, replacing Michael Airdo, who had held the position since late 2011. Vince Carbonaro, Michael Camerer and Aaron Reinke were sworn in as the new village trustees and Village Clerk Lorna Giless began her second term in the position.

     
  • Naperville councilman pledges 2015 mayoral bid May 8, 2013 6:14 PM
    The next municipal election is still two years away, but Steve Chirico already has launched his campaign for Naperville mayor. The first-term city council member officially announced his candidacy Wednesday for what is likely to be a crowded 2015 mayoral race to replace the iconic George Pradel.

     
  • Hayes takes over for Mulder in Arlington Heights May 7, 2013 5:24 AM
    For the first time in more than 20 years in Arlington Heights, the newly sworn in village president was introduced with the words "Congratulations Mr. Mayor." Longtime Trustee Thomas Hayes was sworn in a village president in Arlington Heights on Monday, succeeding retiring Mayor Arlene Mulder, who has held the job since 1993.

     
  • Bogusz: Des Plaines open for business May 7, 2013 1:53 PM
    New Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz kicked off his first day on the job by visiting local businesses Tuesday morning, before heading to Springfield to meet with the city's lobbyists and lawmakers to talk about proposed gambling expansion legislation. "It's a top priority," he said, adding that he has been working behind the scenes to keep abreast of any new developments in proposed gambling expansion legislation.

     
  • Des Plaines seats youngest mayor, new aldermen May 7, 2013 12:33 AM
    With a room full of friends and family members cheering them on, Mayor Matt Bogusz, City Clerk Gloria Ludwig, two re-elected aldermen and two newly elected aldermen were sworn in Monday night. Face flushed with emotion, Bogusz, 26, took the helm as Des Plaines youngest mayor. He expressed gratitude for the support of voters and those who worked tirelessly on his election campaign.

     
  • New mayors debut in Lake Zurich, Round Lake May 6, 2013 9:22 PM
    New mayors were sworn in Monday in Lake Zurich and Round Lake. Thomas Poynton moved up from trustee to the mayor's post in Lake Zurich, replacing Suzanne Branding. Poynton said he already has been pushing for improved communications with village residents. In Round Lake, political newcomer Daniel MacGillis assumed James Dietz's seat as mayor. MacGillis said he's been busily preparing for office by acclimating himself with different organizations.

     
  • Argiris: The future of Wheeling is here May 6, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Dean Argiris, who will be sworn in Monday night as Wheeling's village president, is grateful for the support he has received and pledges to "do my best to lead with compassion and dedication to the community at large."

     
  • McLaughlin sworn in as Barrington Hills president May 6, 2013 9:44 PM
    Barrington Hills got its ninth village president Monday — and its second named McLaughlin — as newly elected Martin McLaughlin took the oath of office. He succeeded Robert Abboud, whom he defeated in the April 9 election by 647 votes to 504. according to the official canvass that the old board approved just before the swearing-in ceremony.

     
  • Argiris gets right down to business in Wheeling May 6, 2013 10:30 PM
    New Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris plans one meeting to explain trustees' priorities to the village plan commission and another to make peace over Chicago Executive Airport with Nick Helmer, mayor of Prospect Heights. The joint meeting between the village board and the plan commission will be May 30 and the meeting with Helmer May 13, Argiris said Monday after Cook County Clerk David Orr led him in the oath of office.

     
  • Election fights cost Island Lake taxpayers $44,125 May 6, 2013 5:33 AM
    Two activists' lengthy and ultimately fruitless attempts to knock Island Lake Mayor-elect Charles Amrich and Trustee-elect Tony Sciarrone off last month's ballot cost the village nearly $44,125 in legal fees, records show. The petition challenge process dragged on for three months and included two trips to Lake County circuit court.

     
  • New officials in Wauconda May 5, 2013 6:12 PM
    Wauconda Mayor-elect Frank Bart will take the oath of office and begin his 4-year term at Tuesday’s board meeting.

     
  • Editorial: A changing of the guard across the suburbs May 4, 2013 6:00 PM
    It's been a long time since the suburbs have seen so many new mayors at once. But all of the outgoing leaders have left an important mark on their towns, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Island Lake activists still targeting Amrich May 3, 2013 5:33 PM
    The activists who tried to get Charles Amrich knocked of the ballot in Island Lake are taking their case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

     
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