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  • Challenges filed in Des Plaines council race Dec 31, 2014 6:18 PM
    Two candidates for aldermanic seats on the Des Plaines City Council have filed challenges to their opponents’ candidacy petitions. Robert Porada, who’s running for alderman in the city’s 7th Ward, has challenged the petitions filed by his opponent, current Alderman Don Smith. And 4th Ward Alderman Dick Sayad has challenged the petitions filed by his opponent, Mark Setzer. The challenges will be examined by the city’s Electoral Board, which will determine whether they’re valid. If upheld, the challenges could result in Smith and Setzer being removed from the April 7 ballot.

  • Batavia hopeful Rechenmacher to decide Wednesday what he’ll run for Dec 30, 2014 8:36 PM
    Ron Rechenmacher said Tuesday he is leaning toward running for the Batavia school board, but he'll wait until after the ballot position lottery for Batavia City Council to decide which seat he'll seek. That lottery, and the deadline to withdraw from a race, is tomorrow. Rechenmacher filed nominating positions for both seats, but election officials say he can't serve simultaneously in both positions.

  • 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 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

  • Will Campton Hills candidates stay on ballot? Dec 24, 2014 5:04 PM
    The Campton Hills electoral board will decide Jan. 2 on a challenge against four people who filed petitions to run for village president and three trustee seats in April. The board heard testimony and arguments Tuesday night, but did not make a decision.

  • Filing for Lake County municipal races for April 7 election Dec 23, 2014 10:13 PM
    Here are the candidates who filed for Lake County municipal races in the Daily Herald coverage area on the April 7, 2015 election ballot.

  • Who wants to run the schools in the Tri-Cities, Kaneland area? Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    In the Kaneland school district, geography could play a role in who gets to sit on the school board. In St. Charles District 303, former board member Lori Linkimer hopes to come back. And 11 people are running for spots on the Elgin U-46 board.

  • Hoffman Estates candidate kicked off ballot Dec 23, 2014 5:47 PM
    After several days of testimony, Hoffman Estates officials took just 11 minutes to kick trustee candidate Prajesh “Pat” Patel off the ballot during an electoral board hearing on Tuesday afternoon after finding he did not meet residency requirements to run for village board. Patel and his attorney did not attend the hearing, which Village Clerk Bev Romanoff said “really shocked” members of the electoral board.

  • Two Geneva Library trustees resign Dec 23, 2014 5:02 PM
    The Geneva Public Library board is down two trustees, with the resignations last week of board president Esther Steel and secretary Susan Shivers.

  • Former top cop on ballot in Lake County Dec 22, 2014 6:13 PM
    Caught up in controversy as Round Lake’s police chief in 2005, Charlie Foy will be on the spring ballot seeking a village board seat.

  • Papantos back in race for Wheeling village board Dec 22, 2014 6:11 PM
    Four candidates have filed to run for three seats on the Wheeling village board. When filing closed at 5 p.m. Monday, three current trustees had filed for re-election along with Mary Papantos, who will be making her third run for the village board.

  • Three-way village president race in Oak Brook Dec 22, 2014 6:12 PM
    Oak Brook Village President Gopal Lalmalani will face a pair of challengers, including a sitting trustee, in the April 7 election, but two other municipal leaders, Carol Stream Village President Frank Saverino and Wood Dale Mayor Annunziato “Nunzio” Pulice will run unopposed. The filing period ended Monday for mayor, city councils, school boards, park boards, library boards and other elected positions in most DuPage County communities. Here’s a quick look at how the president and mayoral races are shaping up:

  • Slates make municipal races interesting in Winfield, Bensenville Dec 22, 2014 6:45 PM
    Hot municipal races are shaping up in several DuPage County communities, including Winfield, Bensenville and Oak Brook, in advance of the April 7 election.

  • 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.

  • Several Lake County towns to get new mayors in 2015 Dec 22, 2014 6:46 PM
    With candidate filing for the April 2015 election completed, it’s clear some Lake County towns will see new mayors take office next year. Longtime Lincolnshire Mayor Brett Blomberg on Monday confirmed he won’t seek re-election to a fourth term next spring. Veteran Trustee Elizabeth Brandt is the lone candidate for the post and thus is in line to replace Blomberg. The mayors of Volo and Lindenhurst aren’t seeking re-election either.

  • Mayor’s critics among those running for Des Plaines council Dec 22, 2014 6:09 PM
    Among the contested elections for Des Plaines City Council are candidates outspoken in their opposition to Mayor Matt Bogusz. The list includes Bob Porada, running in the 7th Ward, and 4th Ward incumbent Alderman Dick Sayad.

  • Tri-Cities filing over: Who’s running for Campton Hills mayor? Dec 23, 2014 11:06 AM
    Campton Hills President Patsy Smith is not seeking re-election. A Batavia man is running for both city council and school board. So is a Lily Lake trustee. Two veteran Geneva alderman are stepping away. This, as the deadline came Monday for people to file petitions to get on the April election ballot.

  • Crowded race for Mount Prospect village board Dec 22, 2014 6:10 PM
    A crowded race has developed for the Mount Prospect village board, with seven candidates filing nomination papers for three available seats. Incumbents Paul Hoefert, John Korn and Richard Rogers are seeking re-election to 4-year terms, while newcomers John Dyslin, Kevin Grouwinkel, Kevin J. Nohelty and Colleen Saccotelli have also filed.

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