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  • Cook Coounty clerk adds suburban filing locations for school candidates Nov 25, 2014 11:36 AM
    The Cook County Clerk’s office is setting up four locations in the city of Chicago and the suburbs for school board candidates in the April 7 election to submit their nominating petitions when the filing period begins Dec. 15. Under a new state law, school board hopefuls must file for candidacy through their county clerk rather than at their school district’s office.

  • Three District 214 board members running for re-election Nov 17, 2014 6:10 PM
    All three sitting members of the Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board who are up for election in April 2015 have said they will run for re-election. Bill Dussling, Alva Kreutzer, and Dan Petro made the announcement in a joint news release.

  • School board candidates must file papers with county, not local districts Nov 13, 2014 6:29 PM
    For the first time, people interested in running for a suburban school board post must filed their candidacy papers with the appropriate county, rather than the local school district office.

  • District 50 candidate petitions: Oct 6, 2014 5:19 PM
    Nominating petitions are available for three seats on the Woodland Elementary District 50 school board that will be filled at the April 7 election.

  • District 79 candidates: Oct 3, 2014 5:41 PM
    Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015, Fremont Elementary District 79 school board are available.

  • District 118 candidates: Oct 2, 2014 4:32 PM
    Nominating petition forms for the April 7, 2015 school board election in Wauconda Unit District 118 are now available.

  • Longtime Dist. 207 board member resigns Apr 9, 2014 4:59 PM
    Longtime Maine Township High School District 207 board member Donna Pellar is stepping down because she is moving out of the district, officials said. Pellar, a retired educator, was elected to the board in 1995.

  • Editorial: Limiting discussion not the way to control public meetings Mar 6, 2014 5:00 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says a new Arlington Heights District 25 school board policy unwisely limits board members' discussion of public issues.

  • Dist. 211 board gets new member, president May 3, 2013 12:21 AM
    New leadership and a new face brought change to the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 board of education Thursday. Edward Yung concluded his four years of serving on the board and newcomer Mike Scharringhausen was sworn in alongside incumbents Anna Klimkowicz and Robert LeFevre. The board also named Bill Robertson the new board president.

  • New Grayslake Dist. 46 board members get some advice May 3, 2013 9:04 AM
    Four new Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members received advice from the elected officials who held their seats, such as avoiding political battles that could cost thousands in legal fees. "We wasted enormous amounts of money, emotional energy and time on things that would have been better spent on things that would benefit the district," one board member said.

  • Write-in candidate ready for duties on Libertyville District 70 school board May 2, 2013 7:10 PM
    Luke Stowe, a 36-year-old tech professional, says he always has had an interest in local government. On Monday, the write-in candidate will be seated with other election winners on the Libertyville Elementary District 70 school board.

  • U-46 board newcomers will challenge spending, communication Apr 12, 2013 3:35 PM
    Bartlett Trustee Frank Napolitano decided against running for re-election to the post he accepted in 2009 in favor of a bid for the Elgin Area School District U-46 school board. Voters elected him to the new role Tuesday night, along with Veronica Noland and incumbent board president Donna Smith. Napolitano labels himself a conservative with an eye toward fiscal responsibility and said shifting gears to education is giving him oversight of a far larger budget. Noland's focus is less on finance, more on communication as she looks toward her first term.

  • Incumbents and Brook win in Maine Elementary District 63 Apr 10, 2013 12:25 AM
    Three incumbents and newcomer Alexandra Brook won 4-year terms on the East Maine Elementary District 63 board Tuesday. Sheila Urban, who has been on the board since 2009, received 1,948 votes to be the top vote-getter. Brook received 1,672 votes; Krystal Zec, who became a board member last year, took 1,669 votes; and Walter Gluzkin, who joined the board in 2008, garnered 1,619 votes.

  • Two incumbents in lead for Oakton board Apr 10, 2013 12:24 AM
    With 333 of 341 precincts counted, unofficial vote totals showed incumbents Ann Tennes and Joan DiLeonardi won re-election to the Oakton Community College board Tuesday, receiving 22,475 and 20,889 votes, respectively.

  • 15 candidates trying for 5 seats on Elgin city council Apr 9, 2013 11:54 AM
    Among the numerous contested races in the Fox Valley, none sparked as many candidates’ interest as the race for seats on the Elgin City Council. But voters also will decide dozens of races across the region for village, library, township and school boards.

  • Plummer, 2 incumbents win in Dist. 76 Apr 9, 2013 9:34 PM
    Diamond Lake School District 76 voters on Tuesday selected a mix of experience to represent them on the school board. Incumbents Keith Loeffler and Laura Vogt and newcomer Adam B. Plummer won 4-year terms on the board, according to Lake County clerk’s office.

  • Incumbents win in District 59 school race Apr 9, 2013 9:41 PM
    Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59 school board incumbents Barbara Somogyi and Seana McPherson won two, 2-year terms on the board with challenger John Strzelecki trailing a few hundred votes behind. With all 39 precincts counted, unofficial vote totals show Somogyi garnered 1,634 votes, McPherson received 1,610 votes and Strzelecki earned 1,278 votes.

  • 464 candidates who could run the Northwest suburbs Apr 9, 2013 5:30 AM
    What’s at stake today in the Northwest suburbs? In all, 464 candidates competing, or not, for 369 seats in local government. “If you are looking at the quality of your life, local elections are more important than state elections and even national elections,” said Paul Green, director of the Institute of Politics at Roosevelt University.

  • Stoops, Bleakley top Batavia School Board field Apr 10, 2013 12:04 AM
    Batavia District 101 voters elected three new board members and one incumbent, Tina Bleakley, on Tuesday among the seven people running for four, 4-year seats. Joining Bleakley on the new board will be Jason Stoops, Jonathan Gaspar and Sue Locke.

  • Weinstock, Jendras elected to first terms on Dist. 87 board Apr 10, 2013 12:03 AM
    Two incumbents and two newcomers have earned seats on the Glenbard High School District 87 school board, according to unofficial totals. With all precincts reporting, voters on Tuesday selected current board members Bob Friend and Rich Heim for new 4-year terms, and elected Judith Weinstock and Jennifer Jendras for the first time.

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