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  • Alderman challenging Emanuel for mayor Sep 13, 2014 3:51 PM
    A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyday people and not just downtown businesses and the wealthy.

  • Des Plaines outlines succession plan following alderman’s death Aug 20, 2014 7:59 PM
    Des Plaines leaders Wednesday outlined the succession plan following the unexpected death of 29-year-old Alderman Joanna Sojka. Mayor Matt Bogusz will make an appointment of someone from the ward to fill Sojka’s 7th Ward seat. The appointment is subject to city council approval.

  • Island Lake trustee resigns Aug 15, 2014 2:27 PM
    Island Lake Trustee Shannon Fox has resigned from the board, citing a recent move out of town.

  • Community center plan headed to Wauconda voters Aug 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    A $4.75 million plan to expand the Wauconda Community Center now is in voters’ hands. The Wauconda Park District board on Tuesday unanimously agreed to put the proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Objection filed to Arlington Hts. term limit petition Aug 12, 2014 6:22 PM
    An Arlington Heights resident has filed an objection to a petition asking that voters decide whether the village’s elected officials should be subject to term limits. The electoral board — made up of the village clerk, Mayor Tom Hayes and the village’s more senior trustee, Bert Rosenberg — will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday to hear the objection and decide if a term-limit referendum will appear on the November ballot.

  • Prospect Hts. clerk and treasurer could be appointed Jul 30, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Prospect Heights City Council has voted to put referendums on the Nov. 14 ballot where voters will decide if the city clerk and city treasurer positions should be appointed rather than elected. Mayor Nick Helmer says the change would save money.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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