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  • Fox Valley voters return incumbents, Republicans to office Nov 7, 2012 12:32 AM
    Kane County voters in the Fox Valley kept incumbents on the county board and when there were open seats, voters went with the Republican candidate.

     
  • Patlak leads; Alvarez, Brown win big in Cook Nov 6, 2012 11:59 PM
    Democrats continued their domination of Cook County's top elected offices Tuesday, with incumbents State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown appearing to sail to victory with considerable margins. With about 98 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results also showed Democrats prevailing in races for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board and recorder of deeds. Appearing to defy the trend was Wheeling Republican Dan Patlak, who was leading in a close race for the Board of Review.

     
  • Naperville Republicans hold Will County seats Nov 6, 2012 10:46 PM
    Two Republican incumbents retained their Will County Board seats Tuesday in District 11, which covers southern Naperville. Unofficial final vote totals show board members Suzanne Hart and Charles "Chuck" Maher defeated Democrat Chris Griffin.

     
  • Newcomers elected as Lake County coroner, circuit court clerk Nov 6, 2012 10:42 PM
    Democrat Thomas Rudd will be Lake County's next coroner, edging Republican Steve Newton in Tuesday's election. In other countywide races, Keith Brin won the race for Circuit Court Clerk and Mary Ellen Vanderventer won re-election as Recorder of Deeds.

     
  • Russell wins Kane coroner race Nov 6, 2012 10:41 PM
    Republican Rob Russell is the apparent winner over Democrat Tao Martinez to be the next Kane County coroner.

     
  • Endorsement: Wegman over Rodgers for Kane recorder Oct 19, 2012 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses incumbent Sandy Wegman over Brenda Rodgers for Kane County Recorder of Deeds.

     
  • Endorsement: Vanderventer over Bednar for Lake County recorder of deeds Oct 18, 2012 5:00 AM
    Democrat Mary Ellen Vanderventer of Waukegan is endorsed over Bob Bednar of Mundelein for Lake County recorder of deeds.

     
  • Endorsement: Yarbrough over Griffith for Cook recorder of deeds Oct 18, 2012 5:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Democrat Karen Yarbrough of Maywood over Republican Sherri Griffith of Chicago for Cook County recorder of deeds.

     
  • Kane Co. chairman candidates vague on Settler’s Hill redevelopment Oct 12, 2012 2:16 PM
    It’s one of the largest economic development opportunities Kane County officials have been involved in for several years, but neither candidate for county board chairman has detailed any definitive vision for what they would like to see at the 700-acre Fabyan Parkway campus. Republican Chris Lauzen and Democrat Sue Klinkhamer met in another debate Thursday evening in Batavia.

     
  • Forum planned for Wednesday at CLC: Oct 12, 2012 5:42 PM
    Candidates for three Lake County offices will discuss the issues Wednesday at the College of Lake County in Grayslake.

     
  • Cook recorder of deeds candidates agree on overhaul Oct 10, 2012 5:10 AM
    They may be battling it out in November, but both candidates for the Cook County Recorder of Deeds agree that the office needs a complete overhaul. State Rep. Karen Yarbrough, a Democrat, and Republican Sherri Griffith, a sales and marketing professional, say the website needs to be revamped, new software needs to be put in place and more staff efficiencies need to be made.

     
  • Rodgers opposes Wegman for county recorder Oct 10, 2012 4:26 PM
    Democrat Brenda Rodgers hopes to unseat incumbent Sandy Wegman in the position of Kane County Recorder. Wegman, a Republican, is seeking her fourth 4-year term and said working with her staff to develop an online system from the ground up has been a great accomplishment. Rodgers, a former Elgin city council member, said she wants to create awareness about the office and offer seminars to people facing forclosure.

     
  • Candidate forums planned for Waukegan, Grayslake Sep 27, 2012 10:23 AM
    Lake County voters can learn where candidates for state and county offices stand on important issues at a pair of public forums next month. One event will be Oct. 10 in Waukegan. The second will be Oct. 17 in Grayslake.

     
  • Lake circuit clerk candidates differ on how to best upgrade office computer system Sep 25, 2012 6:41 PM
    Candidates running for Lake County Clerk of the Circuit Court have very different opinions on how available funds should be spent to improve a severely outdated computer system. Democrat Rupam Dave said the aged system should be replaced with a new, user-friendly version. Republican Keith Brin said the entire system doesn’t need to be junked, but instead could be updated.

     
  • Lake County recorder candidates address idea of merging office Sep 24, 2012 4:10 PM
    Republican Bob Bednar is trying to unseat longtime Democratic Lake County Recorder of Deeds Mary Ellen Vanderventer in the November election. Bednar says it's worth investigating if the recorder can be merged with another county office, but Vanderventer disagrees, saying there are no duplicate services.

     
  • Bob Bednar: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:38 PM
    Candidate information for Bob Bednar, running for Lake Recorder of Deeds

     
  • Mary Ellen Vanderventer: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:38 PM
    Candidate information for Mary Ellen Vanderventer, running for Lake Recorder of Deeds

     
  • Karen Yarbrough: Candidate Profile Sep 21, 2012 4:33 PM
    Candidate information for Karen Yarbrough, running for Cook Recorder of deeds

     
  • Sherri Griffith: Candidate Profile Oct 3, 2012 9:04 PM
    Candidate information for Sherri Griffith, running for Cook Recorder of deeds

     
  • Bednar ahead in early voting for Lake County Recorder of Deeds Mar 20, 2012 11:00 PM
    With all 415 precincts reporting in the Republican primary for Lake County Recorder of Deeds, unofficial results indicate Mundelein resident Bob Bednar has won the Lake County Recorder of Deeds race.

     
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