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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.

  • Felon bounced from Cook County Board ballot Jan 16, 2014 8:54 PM
    A former Chicago streets and sanitation commissioner was ruled ineligible for a run for a seat on the Cook County Board. Al Sanchez was released from federal prison in July after serving time for rigging city hiring.

  • Weren’t you the mayor? Former leaders talk about time since leaving office Dec 28, 2013 8:00 AM
    The Daily Herald caught up with five ex-mayors to find out what they’ve been doing since leaving office. Several are still in government service, serving on local committees or with transit-related agencies. A few have launched new — and very different — careers. “I tell people I finally get to see the kickoffs on ‘Monday Night Football,’” ex-St. Charles Mayor Don DeWitte said.

  • Arlington Heights resident wants term limits on 2014 ballot Aug 13, 2013 6:23 PM
    An Arlington Heights resident who has battled with the village before isn’t giving up his quest to get a referendum on term limits for elected officials on the ballot. Bill Gnech said he hopes to have the question before voters during either the primary or general election in 2014.

  • Island Lake blog shut down Aug 5, 2013 6:14 PM
    A long-running blog about Island Lake politics and events unceremoniously closed over the weekend.

  • 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.

  • New committees forming in Island Lake May 26, 2013 4:30 PM
    Island Lake Mayor Charles Amrich delayed naming the members and leaders of the village board’s various committees last week.

  • Island Lake eying new IT firm, but Sciarrone objects May 24, 2013 1:45 PM
    Island Lake trustees have identified the firm they want to get the village's computer system running properly. Nearly all the board members want to hire Ryden Solutions, a Volo company, to be their information-technology experts, despite the firm's ties to the village's previous IT contractor.

  • New Bartlett leaders learn, make village history May 9, 2013 6:10 PM
    Among the dozens of people who came to watch the Bartlett village board swearing-in ceremony Tuesday was Pam Rohleder, director of the Bartlett History Museum and the Bartlett Depot Museum. Rohleder came not just to witness history, but to share it as well, telling the newly sworn officials how their counterparts were chosen in the village's first election.

  • Lemke widens victory margin in St. Charles recount May 9, 2013 4:44 PM
    There was a surprise change in the vote totals by the time the Kane County Clerk's office completed the recount of the Second Ward race in St. Charles Thursday. But it wasn't the surprise incumbent Cliff Carrignan was hoping for.

  • Buffalo Grove makes election results official May 9, 2013 7:06 PM
    Buffalo Grove village trustees this week passed a resolution affirming the vote totals from the April 9 municipal election. The winners, who were sworn in at this week's village board meeting, were incumbent Trustees Beverly Sussman, with 1,435 votes, Lester Ottenheimer III, with 1,350 votes, and Andrew H. Stein, who received 1,321 votes.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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