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  • Almost two-thirds of Cook County suburban races uncontested Mar 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The April 9 Consolidated Election in suburban Cook County will feature more than 2,700 candidates and nearly 1,000 contests, but 64 percent of those races are uncontested, Clerk David Orr announced Thursday.

     
  • Rob Gorman

    E. Dundee candidates talk attendance, red light cameras Mar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    At an East Dundee candidates forum held by the Elgin Area League of Women Voters Tuesday night, Lael Miller, who hopes to unseat Village President Jerald Bartels, called his opponent's attendance record into question. Miller also called Bartels out for being the only board member to vote against freezing the recent property tax levy.

     
  • Darren Parochelli

    W. Dundee hopefuls discuss village’s battle with churchMar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    When it comes to West Dundee continuing its legal battle against a church that has rebuffed repeated requests to fix its historic — but decaying — parsonage, Daniel Wilbrandt, who is running for village trustee, said Wednesday that it's time to end that fight. Wilbrandt made his comments during a candidate forum organized by the League of Women Voters of the Elgin Area.

     
  • Denise Barreto

    Lake in the Hills candidates talk business, transportation Mar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    The four trustee and two mayoral candidates running in the village of Lake in the Hills discussed a variety of topics, including economic development and intersection improvements at Randall and Algonquin roads, during a forum Wednesday night. The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce hosted the candidate night, which featured mayoral hopefuls Bill Dustin and Paul Mulcahy as well as incumbent board members Denise Barreto, Stephen Harlfinger and Robert Huckins, along with challenger Kenneth Tentler.

     
  • Kevin Burns

    Spirited exchanges at Geneva candidates forumMar 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    Things got spiritied Wednesday night at a forum for candidates for Geneva mayor, school board and alderman, especially when Mayor Kevin Burns and his opponent, Bob McQuillan, were handed the microphone.

     
  • Endorsements: Dianis, Glogowski, Smith for Algonquin village board Mar 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Brian Dianis, Jerry Glogowski and Robert Smith for Algonquin village board.

     
  • Two-night candidate event: Mar 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    The League of Women Voters of Lake County and the Round Lake Area Public Library are hosting a two-night candidate event at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20 at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, off Hook Drive west of Route 83.

     
  • Karen Darch, left, and Michael Kozel, right, are candidates in the race for Barrington Village President in the 2013 Election.

    Darch, Kozel debate Barrington’s railroad fight Mar 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    Barrington's nearly five-year legal fight with Canadian National over the need to mitigate increased freight train traffic through the village is one of the points of contention between Village President Karen Darch and her write-in challenger Mike Kozel. Kozel said he believes a less confrontational approach with CN would have made the company more willing to pay for mitigations other communities like Lake Zurich, Aurora and Joliet are receiving.

     
  • Batavia 4th-Ward hopefuls talk priorities Mar 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Veteran Alderman Jim Volk and Batavia MainStreet volunteer Jamie Saam seek election to the 4th Ward seat in Batavia.

     
  • Ron Drake, left, and Thomas Hayes, center, and Mark Hellner, right, are running for mayor of Arlington Heights.

    Arlington Heights mayoral candidates split on Metropolis fundingMar 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Continuing to fund the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre as it struggles financially has been a somewhat controversial choice for the village of Arlington Heights, and mayoral candidate Ron Drake says he would want to know when the Centre can expect to be self-sufficient. Arlington Heights took over Metropolis in 2005 and continues to help fund it with an annual subsidy of about $150,000.

     
  • Aldermanic candidates differ on St. Charles Mall siteMar 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidates for St. Charles city council offered contrasting views of what should happen to the old St. Charles Mall property at forum Thursday night. Candidates differed on whether any residential development would be appropriate at the site.

     
  • Brian Dianis

    Algonquin candidates differ on video gambling Mar 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    The four men running for three seats on the Algonquin village board are divided on whether to allow video gambling in the village. Incumbent trustees Brian Dianis, Jerry Glogowski and newcomer Richard Flynn oppose video gambling because they don't think it would be right for the village's image. Meanwhile, incumbent Trustee Robert Smith says video gambling would be a great way to help struggling businesses in town.

     
  • Endorsement: Whittington, Saeed for Lombard village boardMar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Dan Whittington for District 1 and Muzammil Saeed for District 3 on the Lombard village board.

     
  • Endorsements: Fonte, Pojack, McRoberts for Glendale Heights village boardMar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Sharon Fonte (Dist. 2), Chester Pojack (Dist. 5) and Bryan McRoberts (Dist. 6) for seats on the Glendale Heights village board.

     
  • John Strauss

    Campton Hills trustee hopefuls differ on administrator Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Campton Hills trustee candidates agree the village needs to hire a village administrator, but differ on whether the person should be part- or full-time. Four people are seeking three, four-year seats on April 9.

     
  • Endorsements: Walter, Schuberg, Anderson for Elburn village boardMar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Jeff Walter, Patricia Schuberg and Ken Anderson for Elburn village board.

     
  • Endorsements: Rehberg, Schultz, Stephens for Carpentersville village board Mar 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Kevin Rehberg, Pat Schultz and Virginia Stephens for Carpentersville village board.

     
  • Ron Drake, left, and Thomas Hayes, center, and Mark Hellner, right, are candidates for Arlington Heights village president.

    Why suburban mayoral races are so crowded Mar 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    While some might say serving as a suburban mayor might be more work than it's worth, it's clear that interest is high, with 28 out of 59 seats in suburban Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties contested. Twelve of those races feature three or more candidates. Roselle and St. Charles each have four. “All the issues you read about on the national level are alive and well on the local level,” former Elgin Mayor Ed Schock said.

     
  • Richard Flynn

    Algonquin candidates talk red light cameras Mar 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    If Algonquin trustee hopeful Richard Flynn had his way, he would eliminate all three of the red light cameras in the village. Flynn, a newcomer to village politics is seeking one of three trustee seats, along with incumbents Robert Smith, Jerry Glogowski and Brian Dianis. He made his comments Wednesday night during a candidates' forum organized by the Algonquin Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce — chamber board member Steve Kaniewski moderated and there were about 10 people in attendance.

     
  • Batavia hopefuls discuss power plant investment Mar 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    What to do about Batavia's investment in a downstate coal-fired electrical plant was one of the topics alderman candidates were asked, at a business-oriented forum put on by the Batavia Chamber of Commerce.

     
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