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  • Downtown plan died because of politics Jan 13, 2015 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Franks Sears believes the real thing that killed the proposal for a downtown Buffalo Grove was Trustee Beverly Sussman's decision to run for mayor.

  • Will Campton Hills candidates stay on ballot? Dec 24, 2014 5:04 PM
    The Campton Hills electoral board will decide Jan. 2 on a challenge against four people who filed petitions to run for village president and three trustee seats in April. The board heard testimony and arguments Tuesday night, but did not make a decision.

  • Filing for Lake County municipal races for April 7 election Dec 23, 2014 10:13 PM
    Here are the candidates who filed for Lake County municipal races in the Daily Herald coverage area on the April 7, 2015 election ballot.

  • Village board seats up for grabs in Barrington area Dec 23, 2014 11:23 AM
    It'll be a hot time in the Barrington area between now and the April 7 local election. The village boards in Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington and Barrington Hills will all see contested races.

  • Several Lake County towns to get new mayors in 2015 Dec 22, 2014 6:46 PM
    With candidate filing for the April 2015 election completed, it’s clear some Lake County towns will see new mayors take office next year. Longtime Lincolnshire Mayor Brett Blomberg on Monday confirmed he won’t seek re-election to a fourth term next spring. Veteran Trustee Elizabeth Brandt is the lone candidate for the post and thus is in line to replace Blomberg. The mayors of Volo and Lindenhurst aren’t seeking re-election either.

  • Helmer to seek second term Dec 19, 2014 5:30 AM
    Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer said he would like another term as the city's top elected official "so we can finish the job that's been started." Helmer is the only person who has filed candidacy papers for the mayor's post so far, but the filing period remains open through Monday.

  • Three challengers file to run for Barrington village board Dec 16, 2014 10:20 PM
    A slate of three challengers, including former village president hopeful Mike Kozel, filed paperwork this week to run for the Barrington village board. None of the three incumbent trustees — Robert Windon, Paul Hunt and Jim Daluga — have filed for re-election.

  • Sussman, Braiman file for Buffalo Grove president Dec 15, 2014 5:49 PM
    Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman officially challenged Village President Jeffrey Braiman Monday as both filed their candidacies for the village’s highest office. As well, five candidates have filed so far for three seats on the BG village board.

  • 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.

  • Sussman mulls run for Buffalo Grove president; Braiman says he’s in Nov 25, 2014 3:48 PM
    For the first time in 16 years, Buffalo Grove will likely have a contested election for village president. Buffalo Grove Trustee Beverly Sussman announced Tuesday she has picked up petitions to run for village president. Should she file them next month, she will be running against Village President Jeffrey Braiman, who confirmed Tuesday he will run for re-election in April 2015.

  • Chicago mayor’s race takes form on last filing day Nov 24, 2014 7:12 PM
    The race to challenge Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel crystallized Monday as a businessman, alderman and county commissioner were among the last candidates to file petitions before the deadline, setting up a lower-profile 2015 competition than once expected.

  • Larson uncontested for 8th term as Schaumburg mayor Nov 25, 2014 1:38 PM
    With no opponent having materialized Monday, Schaumburg Mayor Al Larson effectively won his eighth consecutive term in his current office. But it will still take until Election Day, April 7, for him to know the exact makeup of his village board.

  • Candidate filing starts for three northwest Cook County villages Nov 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Three Northwest suburban villages — Hoffman Estates, Palatine and Schaumburg — begin their weeklong filing period today for candidates wanting to run for a seat on their boards or councils. The villages have the potential for a primary election on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Primary races would be triggered if the number of candidates who file for a particular office exceeds four times the number of seats available.

  • Union leader backs county commissioner for Chicago mayor Oct 31, 2014 7:24 PM
    Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis has thrown her support behind a Cook County commissioner’s effort to unseat Rahm Emanuel as the city’s mayor.

  • Chicago mayoral challenger says he can raise $3 million Oct 29, 2014 8:17 PM
    A county commissioner hoping to unseat Chicago’s mayor said Wednesday that he’s confident he can raise from $3 million to $5 million to get his message out that Rahm Emanuel is neglecting the city’s neighborhoods and hasn’t kept residents safe from crime.

  • County commissioner to make Chicago mayoral run Oct 27, 2014 9:14 PM
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be facing a second challenger when he seeks re-election next year. Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia said Monday he will challenge Emanuel in the nonpartisan February election.

  • Three already taking aim at Naperville mayor's post Oct 2, 2014 5:24 AM
    Next May for the first time in 20 years, the mayor's seat in the state's fifth-largest city will be held by someone other than George Pradel. Steve Chirico, James Haselhorst and Marty Walker so far have said they are running to be Naperville's first new mayor in two decades.

  • Alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor Sep 13, 2014 3:51 PM
    A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyday people and not just downtown businesses and the wealthy.

  • 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.

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