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  • Carpentersville candidate admits to lying about arrest on questionnaire Mar 25, 2015 7:27 PM
    Carpentersville trustee candidate Humberto Garcia admits he lied on a questionnaire when asked if he'd ever been arrested. Another trustee candidate, incumbent Paul Humpfer, didn't answer the question despite a previous conviction.

  • Mundelein candidates share ideas for boosting economy Mar 25, 2015 5:47 PM
    Moving retail business in the village's downtown closer together to eliminate empty spaces and fining landlords that have vacant storefronts are just a couple of the ideas Mundelein village board candidates have for boosting the local economy.

  • Elgin mayor candidates discuss Latino involvement Mar 24, 2015 6:03 PM
    Elgin mayoral candidate Joseph Galvan says the city hasn’t done enough to get Latinos involved, but incumbent David Kaptain says many attempts have been made — it’s just a tough thing to accomplish. “The representation on the council is not sufficient,” Galvan said. “There has to be greater outreach to bring people to (serve on) the citizens commissions. We need more Latinos. We represent almost half the community and there aren’t enough there.”

  • Island Lake candidate concerned about transparency Mar 24, 2015 4:12 PM
    Three of the candidates running for seats on Island Lake's village board believe the local government is more transparent that it was under the previous administration -- but a fourth still has concerns.

  • Buffalo Grove Firefighter Association endorses candidates Mar 25, 2015 7:10 AM
    Buffalo Grove Firefighter Association endorses candidates

  • Endorsement: In Campton Hills, Smith for president, Turgeon, O’Dwyer, Sheluga for village board Mar 23, 2015 9:34 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Patsy Smith for Campton Hills village president, and Mike Turgeon, Don Sheluga and Michael O'Dwyer for village trustee.

  • Ready to vote? You can do it starting today Mar 23, 2015 5:30 AM
    With a little more than two weeks until the April 7 local election, suburban voters can start casting their ballots in person today when Illinois’ early voting period begins. Registered Illinois voters can cast their early ballot through April 4 at locations across the suburbs.

  • Continuity versus change a theme in Buffalo Grove village board race Mar 23, 2015 11:42 AM
    The value of continuity versus change was the theme when three incumbent Buffalo Grove village trustees faced off with three challengers last week at a candidates forum. The incumbents — Michael Terson, Jeffrey Berman and Steven Trilling — stressed the need for continuity in confronting the village’s challenges ahead, but challengers Dave Weidenfeld, Dan Petersen and Adam Moodhe say they will bring needed change to the village.

  • Naperville mayoral candidates promise changes in liquor enforcement Mar 23, 2015 5:27 PM
    Naperville night-life fans take note: One candidate for mayor promises to be a more “aggressive” liquor commissioner and another says he’ll make sure all liquor laws are actively enforced.

  • Mundelein candidate forum on March 31 Mar 23, 2015 6:14 PM
    The candidates running for three seats on Mundelein’s village board will participate in a forum March 31 at Mundelein High School, 1350 W. Hawley St. The session starts at 7 p.m.

  • Campton Hills hopefuls mixed on response if state cuts $500,000 Mar 23, 2015 6:35 PM
    Six people seeking three seats on the Campton Hills village board share their differing views on what trustees should do if state lawmakers cut the percentage of state income taxes shared with municipalities, a move that could mean Campton Hills loses up to $500,000 per year.

  • Mount Prospect candidates discuss downtown, village’s finances at forum Mar 21, 2015 2:33 PM
    Mount Prospect’s downtown area and the village’s finances were among the topics candidates for seats on the village board debated Saturday morning.

  • Endorsements: Lang, Papantos, Vogel for Wheeling village board Mar 20, 2015 11:12 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Ray Lang, Dave Vogel and Mary M. Papantos for Wheeling village board.

  • Campton Hills trustee hopefuls differ on ending board strife Mar 20, 2015 5:30 AM
    Six hopefuls seeking three seats on the Campton Hills village board agree the board needs to cease the dysfunction, but they disagree as to how to do it. Trustees Laura Andersen, Susan George and newcomer Michael O'Dwyer are running as a slate; Don Sheluga, Mike Turgeon and Steven Galloway were recruited by President Patsy Smith to run for office.

  • MHS candidate forum: Mar 20, 2015 4:44 PM
    Students in Mundelein High School’s Advanced Placement Government & Politics classes will host a forum for candidates running for Mundelein village board trustee seats, Tuesday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

  • Naperville candidates question kids museum’s temporary move to Aurora Mar 20, 2015 9:59 AM
    DuPage Children’s Museum is getting closer to knowing when its flood-damaged home at 301 N. Washington St. in Naperville will reopen, and it likely will be this summer. But the museum is taking heat from three mayoral candidates who say it should not have left the city to establish a temporary location in Aurora. “We were disappointed that they went to Fox Valley mall instead of a vacant store in Naperville,” candidate Doug Krause said. “We need to be working with them so we make sure that we keep that asset here in Naperville.”

  • Sussman, Braiman clash over Buffalo Grove’s downtown decisions Mar 20, 2015 9:32 PM
    The candidates for Buffalo Grove village president engaged in spirited sparring at a debate held Thursday night at Stevenson High School. Challenger Trustee Beverly Sussman stressed her independence and incumbent Jeffrey Braiman clashed over a recent developer’s proposal, since dropped, to build a new downtown.

  • Campton Hills trustee hopefuls differ on need for 2nd law firm Mar 20, 2015 4:52 PM
    Six people seeking three seats on the Campton Hills village board share differing views on whether it was right for trustees to hire a second law firm in addition to the village attorney. Laura Andersen and Susan George are seeking re-election, while Steven Galloway, Michael O'Dwyer, Don Sheluga and Mike Turgeon each seek a first, 4-year term.

  • Glen Ellyn village board candidates debate need for underpass Mar 19, 2015 1:24 PM
    The lone incumbent in Glen Ellyn’s village board race, Pete Ladesic, says the community needs another underpass near downtown, at least in part to improve accessibility for emergency vehicles. But the other candidates vying for three open spots on the board — John Kenwood, Carol Fontana and Mark Senak — aren’t quite as convinced.

  • Moynihan wants term limits on Schaumburg board Mar 23, 2015 1:24 PM
    Jim Moynihan is the only non-incumbent who’s expressed interest in running for the Schaumburg village board this year, but he believes a mandatory term-limit policy would inspire a wider choice of viewpoints from among village residents. Though it would have no impact on his current challenge of incumbents Tom Dailly, George Dunham and Mark Madej for one of three available seats on the board, Moynihan said he’s supportive of a future ballot referendum that would let voters decide whether a limit of three consecutive terms is a good idea.

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