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  • Desire to guarantee good education prompts runs for Batavia school board Feb 12, 2015 5:50 PM
    Why do eight people want to be on the Batavia school board? Because they strongly believe public education improves society, and they want to make sure their district offers that, according to an endorsement interview with the Daily Herald.

     
  • District 56 candidates critical of iPad program Feb 11, 2015 1:38 PM
    Two candidates for the Gurnee Elementary School District 56 board have broken with the pack by criticizing a roughly three-year-old effort to issue iPads to all students. The challengers support the program, but say the devices could be used more effectively.

     
  • Write-ins make for contested Arlington Hts. library race Feb 10, 2015 8:04 PM
    The addtion this week of three write-in candidates has created a contested race for the Arlington Heights Memorial Library board. Board president Kerry Pearson now faces Carole Medal, Stefan Tucker and Patricia Turner in a race for two six-year seats on the library board.

     
  • Candidates suggest mandatory meeting as a way to get more parental involvement at Warren Township High School Feb 6, 2015 5:30 AM
    It may be time for parental involvement to become more than a volunteer endeavor, according to candidates for a Warren Township High School board seat. Four candidates are running for three, 4-year seats in the April 7 election. One candidate is unopposed for a 2-year post.

     
  • Endorsements: Leonard, Goodman for Warrenville City Council Feb 26, 2015 5:39 PM
    The Daily Herald endorses Daniel Leonard and Leah Goodman for Warrenville alderman.

     
  • U-46 board candidate apologizes for offensive Facebook post Jan 27, 2015 5:45 PM
    “It was a youthful indiscretion,” said Cody Holt, a candidate for Elgin Area School District U-46 school board facing a slew of criticism for a Facebook post in which he used a derivative of the “N” word casually addressing his best friend, who is black. Screenshots of Holt’s original post from June 12, 2012, have been shared on various Facebook pages — “Elgin Township Democrats” and “School District U-46 Uncensored” — in the last couple of days. Holt took down his original post Monday.

     
  • Trio of veteran school board members running again Jan 26, 2015 9:07 AM
    Plenty of incumbents will be on the ballot in April's local elections -- but few have served as long as school board veterans Merv Roberts, Terry Moons and Marge Loizzo. The trio has more than a century of combined experience, with tenures date back to the 1970s and 1980s.

     
  • Numerous races have more ballot spots than candidates Jan 11, 2015 5:30 AM
    Scott Coffey is the only candidate for three seats on the Cary Elementary District 26 school board. “We have two incumbents who aren’t running for re-election, and no one else in the community has put their name in the hat yet,” Coffey said. The lack of competition isn’t unique. Several suburban races have fewer candidates than available seats.

     
  • Palatine District 15 board, not voters, to choose Bokor’s successor Jan 7, 2015 2:57 PM
    The Palatine Township Elementary District 15 school board next week will begin the process of choosing a new member to complete the term of Richard Bokor, the board’s vice president and former high school teacher who died Sunday from colon cancer. Officials say voters won’t get to elect Bokor’s replacement because his death occurred with fewer than 868 days left in his term.

     
  • Lake Barrington Speedway debate inspires residents to seek political office Dec 29, 2014 7:41 PM
    The debate over a proposed Speedway gas station in Lake Barrington may be over, but the controversy inspired several residents to run for the village board in the April 7 election. “A lot of residents feel they weren’t being heard,” said first-time candidate Agnes Tomasian.

     
  • Who’s running for school board seats in the Northwest suburbs Dec 29, 2014 10:54 AM
    Now that the deadline to file as a school board candidate has passed, here’s a look at the candidates vying for seats in the Northwest suburbs.

     
  • Who’s running for local school boards Dec 26, 2014 10:56 PM
    Who is running for school boards in the Tri-Cities, the Kaneland area and West Aurora District 129

     
  • Who’s running for school boards Dec 26, 2014 10:55 PM
    Who is running for school boards in the northern Fox Valley

     
  • School candidates’ ballot order lottery on Monday Dec 26, 2014 1:05 PM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr will hold lotteries at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29 to determine ballot order for suburban school board candidates who filed their petitions at the same time.

     
  • U-46 board is hottest school board race in Kane County Dec 31, 2014 11:08 AM
    Two of the largest school districts in Kane County have opposite problems in the spring election: either too many candidates or too few. Elgin Area School District U-46 takes the lead with eleven candidates, including two incumbents vying for four 4-year terms on the school board in the April 7 election. Hampshire-based Community Unit District 300 is one candidate shy with just three candidates for four 2-year seats available.

     
  • Kane County trustee races heating up, as candidate filing ends Dec 22, 2014 6:20 PM
    A slew of candidates seeking seats on village boards in Kane County dashed to clerks offices Monday on the last day for filing petitions for the April 7 election. Several hotly contested mayoral and trustee races are in the offing, including Elgin, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, Carpentersville, and Hampshire.

     
  • Races take shape for Arlington Heights board, schools and park district Dec 23, 2014 10:30 AM
    Arlington Heights voters will have contested races next spring for village trustee, school boards in District 214 and District 25, and the Arlington Heights park board.

     
  • No challengers so far in Elk Grove Village board race Dec 19, 2014 5:36 PM
    So far no challengers have lined up to face the three longest-serving trustees on the Elk Grove Village board. Incumbent Trustees James Petri, Sam Lissner and Nancy Czarnik filed nomination papers this week for re-election.

     
  • Five candidates vie for three Schaumburg library seats Dec 16, 2014 4:37 PM
    There will be a contested race for the Schaumburg Township District Library board April 7, with five candidates already having filed for three available seats. Filing their nominating papers Monday were incumbents Julie Wroblewski Bosshart and Nick Scipione of Schaumburg and newcomers Theresa “Terry” Seyring and Jillian Bernas of Schaumburg and Lisa Trousdale of Hanover Park.

     
  • School candidate lottery: Dec 16, 2014 4:55 PM
    Lake County Clerk Carla N. Wyckoff will conduct a public lottery on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. in the main lobby of the Lake County Courthouse and Administrative Complex, 18 North County St., Waukegan.

     
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