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  • Incumbent says Campton Hills board needs to change Feb 22, 2015 8:00 AM
    Campton Hills Village President Patsy Smith, who is running as a write-in candidate in the April election, was non-committal when asked if she would complete her third term if no one from her slate also was elected. Trustee Harry Blecker, who also is running for village president, said he would serve the entire 4-year term. Smith says the village board functioned well until a year ago when a majority led by Blecker sought to usurp her authority as president.

  • St. Charles aldermanic candidates say taverns aren’t big problem Feb 21, 2015 7:41 AM
    Candidates for St. Charles aldermen all view the downtown taverns as a vital part of the city's economic engine despite ongoing problems with rowdy patron behavior. They don't see bars as a major problem.

  • Four candidates running for three seats on village board Feb 21, 2015 7:31 AM
    The four candidates running for trustee in South Elgin agreed the village isn’t facing major issues while touting their own different backgrounds and somewhat different priorities. Trustees Mike Kolodziej, Lisa Guess and Scott Richmond, and former trustee Bill DiFulvio — who are running for three open seats in the April 7 election — have nearly five decades of combined experience serving on the board.

  • Lake Barrington hopefuls debate gas station’s approval Feb 21, 2015 7:35 AM
    Though all six candidates for Lake Barrington village trustee agree the Speedway gas station at Route 14 and Kesley Road is a done deal, the biggest debate in this year’s election campaign is over how public input on that issue was heard and considered.

  • Naperville candidates explore different traffic fixes Feb 19, 2015 4:13 PM
    Improving traffic congestion is one of the top goals in Naperville’s strategic plan, and city council candidates say it should stay that way. The city is taking steps to improve traffic flow, such as installing a $3.3 million traffic signal management system for Washington Street during the next two years. With that in mind, the 20 candidates for eight council seats available in the April 7 election shared a variety of traffic improvement suggestions.

  • Carpentersville trustee hopefuls differ on when, how to cut sales tax Feb 19, 2015 5:10 PM
    Six people seeking three Carpentersville trustee seats agree the village's 9 percent sales tax is high, but disagree on how and when to reduce it. Incuments Don Burroway and Paul Humpfer are seeking another 4-year term while challengers Humberto Garcia, Sara Miller, Jeffrey Sabbe and Christopher Scholl hope to earn a first term.

  • Judge will hear Campton Hills write-in challenge Feb 19, 2015 6:03 PM
    The latest chapter in the contentious Campton Hills spring election could be written Feb. 26. That's when a Kane County judge will hear a complaint lodged by resident James Newman arguing the write-in candidacies of Village President Patsy Smith and three people on her slate are invalid because statements of their candidacy were presented to the interim village clerk at his home and not village hall.

  • Bensenville candidates weigh in on annexation proposal Feb 18, 2015 6:16 PM
    Two slates of candidates pursuing three available seats on the Bensenville village board have different views on a proposal to replace White Pines subdivision’s aging water delivery system if the neighborhood is annexed. The village made the offer several months ago to about 280 homeowners, but no decision has been made.

  • Mundelein candidates support police body cameras, but some have limits Feb 18, 2015 6:05 PM
    All four candidates running for seats on Mundelein’s village board think police officers should wear body cameras — but one thinks officers should not be allowed to record video on private property.

  • Carpentersville hopefuls mixed on how to improve village’s image Feb 17, 2015 6:24 PM
    The six people seeking three, 4-year trustee seats on the Carpentersville Village Board have differing opinions on how to improve the village's image. Incumbents Paul Humpfer and Don Burroway are seeking re-election while challengers Humberto Garcia, Christopher Scholl, Sara Miller and Jeffrey Sabbe are vying for their first terms.

  • Island Lake trustee accuses peers of ‘bullying-type’ pressure at meetings Feb 17, 2015 2:34 PM
    Without specifically naming anyone, Island Lake Trustee Thea Morris has accused some of her peers on the board of “bullying-type” behavior at meetings.

  • Endorsement: Light for Glendale Heights board seat Feb 17, 2015 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Michael Light to return the Glendale Heights Village Board in District 3.

  • Dominiak, Crosby and Jozwiak for Antioch Village Board Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Mary Dominiak, Dennis Crosby and James Jozwiak for Antioch Village Board.

  • Endorsement: Koske, Marr and Murrey for Fox Lake board Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Nancy Koske, Brian Marr and Greg Murrey for the three 4-year Fox Lake village board seats.

  • 7th Ward candidates debate in Des Plaines Feb 17, 2015 5:30 AM
    The candidates for 7th Ward alderman in Des Plaines outlined their differences on the issues Monday, from whether there should be a new fire station within the north side ward to whether city department heads should be required to live within city limits.

  • St. Charles candidates weigh in on second try for First Street Feb 16, 2015 7:57 PM
    St. Charles City Council candidates weigh in on the future direction of the still-incomplete First Street redevelopment project.

  • East Dundee candidates differ on Wal-Mart departure Feb 16, 2015 7:09 PM
    The four candidates vying for spots on the East Dundee Village Board weigh in on the best strategy to keep or replace Wal-Mart. The store is the village's largest single source of sales tax, but it's bolting for neighboring Carpentersville.

  • Des Plaines 4th Ward race pits city council veteran against newcomer Feb 16, 2015 5:31 AM
    A longtime Des Plaines alderman often at odds with the city's rookie mayor is being challenged by a political newcomer who has the mayor's backing in the upcoming election.

  • Carpentersville candidates mixed on video release Feb 16, 2015 5:44 PM
    Six people seeking three seats on the Carpentersville Village Board have differing views on whether the village should have released a video of the arrest of DUI suspect Josh Paul, who later died, after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a non-binding opinion last year.

  • Endorsements: Kaptain for mayor; Dusenberry, Powell, Shaw, Steffen for council Feb 15, 2015 1:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Dave Kaptain for Elgin mayor, and Jason Dusenberry, Tish Powell, Toby Shaw and John Steffen for Elgin City Council.

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