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  • Battle lines drawn in Campton Hills election challenge Dec 10, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Campton Hills electoral board set rules and procedures Tueday night for a challenge to the nominating petitions of Harry Blecker, who is running for village president, and three people running for trustee. Village President Patsy Smith challenged the petitions. The board will met Friday to set a date to hear testimony and consider evidence and legal arguments. The earliest that can happen is after Dec. 19, when attorneys are done submitting legal papers.

  • Objection filed against Hoffman Estates candidate Dec 9, 2014 5:50 PM
    An objection has been filed to the candidacy of first-time Hoffman Estates village trustee hopeful Prajesh “Pat” Patel, claiming his nominating papers contain invalid signatures and that he is not a registered voter at his listed address. Patel said he expects to prevail when the challenge goes before the village's electoral board next week.

  • Unincorporated resident won’t appear on Naperville mayoral ballot Dec 8, 2014 6:14 PM
    A Naperville mayoral candidate who withdrew from the race late last week will not appear on the April ballot, an election panel ruled Monday. Matthew J. Dubiel is not eligible to appear on the ballot for Naperville mayor because he does not live within the city liits, according to the ruling from the Municipal Officers Electoral Board.

  • Scifert to remain on Elgin ballot, board rules Dec 8, 2014 2:51 PM
    Elgin City Council hopeful Kyle Scifert can remain on the April 7 election ballot, an electoral board ruled Monday. Scifert admitted he wrote “April 7” where he should have written “Feb. 24." “Attempting to strike a candidate off the ballot in which over 100 voters signed a petition to put him on is the very definition of tearing at the fabric of the most basic form of democracy,” he said.

  • Bogusz shouldn’t try to build dynasty Dec 8, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Matt Bogusz should stay out of trying to influence the aldermanic elections, advises William McNutt of Des Plaines.

  • Matthew Dubiel drops out of Naperville mayor race Dec 5, 2014 6:21 PM
    One of Naperville’s five mayoral candidates, Matthew Dubiel, announced late Friday that he is dropping out of the race. In a statement sent by email, Dubiel said he was advised by his attorney “that a legal loophole prevents me from ultimately remaining on the ballot.”

  • More trustee candidates announce campaigns in Wauconda, bringing total to 8 Dec 4, 2014 4:29 PM
    Eight candidates — including four incumbents — now have announced plans to run for seats on the Wauconda village board next year. They’re also splitting into two distinct camps.

  • Should Naperville bookshop pay for Bush visit security? Dec 4, 2014 9:14 AM
    Naperville played host to former president George W. Bush on Monday at a bookstore downtown, and now there are questions about who should foot the bill for police presence required to keep the event safe. With seven uniformed Naperville police officers at the event, a street and a parking lot closed, City council member Doug Krause said “maybe the bookstore should be responsible for the additional cost."

  • Wauconda attorney announces he’ll seek trustee seat in April Dec 3, 2014 4:12 PM
    Wauconda resident and community volunteer Tim Howe is throwing his hat into the ring and running for a seat on the village board.

  • Naperville sets ballot order, but mayoral primary still in question Dec 3, 2014 10:49 PM
    Doug Krause’s name will appear first on the ballot under “Naperville mayor” when the race to choose the city’s next top elected leader goes to the voters. “It’s nice to be first,” said Krause, who is running for mayor for the fifth time. But the question remains whether the election will begin with a primary Feb. 24 or progress directly to the general election April 7.

  • Q&A: Why Galvan is running for mayor in Elgin Dec 9, 2014 12:02 AM
    If Joseph Galvan is elected mayor of Elgin in April, he’ll be the first Hispanic mayor in the city’s 161-year history. Galvan is running against incumbent David Kaptain in the April 7 election, and he touts unifying Elgin -- east and west side -- and reaching out to the Hispanic community.

  • Objection filed to Naperville mayoral candidate Dubiel’s residency Dec 1, 2014 6:05 PM
    An objection has been filed with the Naperville city clerk’s office to the mayoral candidacy of Matthew Dubiel on the ground that he does not live in Naperville. City council member Robert Fieseler, who is not running for re-election, filed the objection at 10:18 a.m. Monday. “You just can’t represent an area in a municipal capacity that you’re not part of,” Fieseler said.

  • Schaumburg incumbents unite against challenger Moynihan Nov 26, 2014 5:56 PM
    Schaumburg’s April 7 election isn’t simply about four candidates vying for three village trustee seats. Incumbents George Dunham, Mark Madej and Tom Dailly are identifying themselves as a team being challenged by Jim Moynihan, the recent Republican candidate for the 56th District state House seat.

  • Trembley looks forward to serving Palatine for six months Nov 26, 2014 5:30 AM
    Palatine Mayor Jim Schwantz’s nomination to fill in for a departing District 3 village councilman says he hadn’t intended to ever run for political office but would be happy to serve for six months. “It wasn’t something that I had actually thought about or entertained,” said Matt Trembley, who has owned a State Farm insurance office in town since 1985. “But when (Schwantz) approached me about it I thought it would be great to give back in that limited time window.”

  • Barrington gave village board candidate incorrect nominating forms Nov 26, 2014 5:30 AM
    A Barrington village board candidate is accusing village officials of election tampering for providing him with nominating petitions that contained an error. “Messing with the integrity of elections is something you would expect from a third-world dictatorship, not Barrington,” the candidate said.

  • Hoffman Estates candidates begin talking issues Nov 25, 2014 10:38 PM
    Hoffman Estates residents will have at least one reason to go to the polls April 7 when three incumbents and two challengers vie for the three available trustee seats on the village board. Former trustee Cary Collins and political newcomer Prajesh “Pat” Patel are looking to wrest two of the seats away from the united front of trustees Anna Newell, Gary Pilafas and Gary Stanton.

  • 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.

  • Today is last day of election filing in 4 DuPage towns Nov 24, 2014 5:30 AM
    Nominating petitions for the consolidated primary election are due by 5 p.m. today in four of DuPage County’s largest towns. Naperville, Wheaton, Downers Grove and Aurora all require candidates for council and mayor to file during the primary filing period, which began last Monday.

  • Aurora to hold primary for 5th Ward seat Nov 25, 2014 12:53 AM
    It appears Aurora must hold a primary election Feb. 24 to narrow the field for its 5th Ward aldermanic seat from five candidates to four in advance of the April general election. The city council filing period ended Monday with five candidates submitting nominating petitions to replace 5th Ward Alderman John “Whitey” Peters, who is not seeking re-election. The 5th Ward hopefuls are Deena Bess Sherman, Suely Ann Cabral, Steve Solarz, Carl Franco and Kevin Mathews.

  • Wheaton mayor to run unopposed; 4 file for council seats Nov 24, 2014 6:15 PM
    Wheaton Mayor Michael Gresk will run unopposed in the spring election, but the race for the city council’s at-large seats is a little more crowded. City Clerk Sharon Barrett-Hagen said four candidates will appear on the ballot for the two seats, which are both for 4-year terms. They include: Tony Lyons, incumbent John Prendiville, Ronald Almiron and Suzanne Fitch.

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