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  • Lake County Undersheriff sues former sheriff candidate for defamation Sep 11, 2014 7:38 PM
    The second-highest ranking member of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office has filed a defamation lawsuit against a former sheriff candidate over comments posted on Facebook. Raymond Rose, named Lake County Undersheriff in 2013, is seeking $100,000 plus punitive damages from former sheriff’s deputy John Krempotic.

  • Residents of Grayslake’s Prairie Crossing subdivision compete for county board Sep 4, 2014 5:30 AM
    Two Grayslake residents who live in the same subdivision and have a history of community involvement are competing against each other for a regional political office. Republican Jeff Werfel and Democrat John Wylie are vying for the District 6 County Board seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Pat Carey of Grayslake.

  • Lake County clerk candidates tout their experience Sep 3, 2014 10:28 PM
    The two women running for Lake County clerk have vastly different professional backgrounds — and each says her resume makes her better suited for the job.

  • Lake County treasurer candidates envision changes Sep 3, 2014 5:30 AM
    With the retirement of Robert Skidmore, the Lake County treasure's post for the first time since 1998 will be open. Buffalo Grove Republican David Stolman, a Lake County Board member for 22 years including two years as chairman. He faces Democrat Glenn Ryback, a Wadsworth village board member since 1993 who is serving his second term as village president.

  • Tax appeal seminar scheduled in Des Plaines Aug 31, 2014 4:35 PM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar Monday, Sept. 15, at the Des Plaines Public Library.

  • Mayors endorse Curran Aug 29, 2014 5:18 PM
    Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran announced he has picked up election endorsements from 29 mayors in Lake County.

  • Challenger: Sheriff ignored complaints against donors Aug 28, 2014 12:08 PM
    The Democratic challenger for Lake County Sheriff claims incumbent Mark Curran has ignored complaints against a jail service food provider and an office administrator because they are campaign contributors. Curran said both issues were addressed and Jason Patt shows a "complete lack of management ability" by turning them into campaign rhetoric.

  • Voting by mail for November election Aug 10, 2014 4:26 PM
    All Lake County registered voters, including students away at school and traveling snowbirds, who choose to vote by mail in the Nov. 4 election can visit to complete an electronic request or download a paper ballot application.

  • Democrats choose Wadsworth’s Ryback as candidate for Lake County treasurer’s race Aug 4, 2014 7:30 PM
    Wadsworth Village President Glenn Ryback recently was selected by the Lake County Democratic organization to challenge Republican David Stolman for Lake County treasurer.

  • DuPage board candidate pleads guilty in Wisconsin dispute case Jul 25, 2014 2:34 PM
    DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer pleaded guilty this week to disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property related to a domestic incident in Wisconsin. “I regret that this happened, and I’m happy that it’s resolved,” said Custer, who will face incumbent county board member Grant Eckhoff during November’s general election.

  • Police lodge endorses challenger Patt in Lake County sheriff election Jul 18, 2014 5:14 PM
    A fraternal order of police lodge that says its membership includes Lake County Sheriff’s personnel and Sheriff Mark Curran, has endorsed his Democratic challenger, Jason Patt, on the November election ballot. Curran says the group doesn't include a majority of sheriff's officers.

  • DuPage panel keeps two Democrats on the ballot, removes a third Jul 11, 2014 12:44 AM
    The name of state representative hopeful Marian Tomlinson shouldn’t appear on the November ballot because the DuPage Democratic Party failed to comply with the state election code when it slated her, a county electoral board has ruled. But the panel also concluded on Thursday night that Democratic leaders followed the rules when they appointed Robert Peickert to run for DuPage County Board chairman and Roland “Rolly” Waller to run for a county board seat.

  • Lake County giant Robert ‘Bob’ Depke dies Jun 21, 2014 7:16 PM
    A major player in Lake County politics and growth has died. Former county board chairman and Warren Township supervisor Bob Depke "didn't back down from any challenges," said Jim LaBelle, a former county board leader.

  • Four DuPage candidates face fight to stay on the ballot Jun 15, 2014 4:43 PM
    Four candidates the DuPage Democratic Party put on the November ballot will need to overcome legal challenges to stay there. “This is what the Republicans do when we have nominations," said Robert Peickert, who is chairman of the local Democratic organization and a candidate for DuPage County Board chairman.

  • Democrats find candidates to challenge GOP in DuPage races Jun 4, 2014 4:45 PM
    DuPage County’s Democratic organization doesn’t want to concede two high-profile countywide positions and several county board seats to the Republicans without a fight. To prevent that from happening, the party has picked candidates to run in the November election for DuPage County Board chairman, DuPage County Forest Preserve president and three county board seats.

  • Porter to address Schaumburg Township GOP May 31 May 29, 2014 2:23 PM
    Illinois Republican National Committeeman Richard Porter will be the special guest speaker at the Schaumburg Township Republican Organization’s monthly breakfast meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31 at Chandler’s Chophouse, 401 N. Roselle Road in Schaumburg. Other speakers will be U.S. 8th Congressional District candidate Larry Kaifesh, 44th state House District candidate Ramiro Juarez and 56th state House District candidate Jim Moynihan.

  • DuPage County Board puts brakes on raises after legal questions arise May 28, 2014 2:24 PM
    Decisions about the annual salaries of six DuPage County Board members and five countywide offices have been pushed back to next week after a political candidate opposed to pay raises questioned the legality of the scheduled votes. “Placing pending raises for elected officials in a thick agenda packet posted the Friday night before a three-day holiday, then voting the following (work) day, doesn’t meet my criteria for transparency,” said Jean Kaczmarek, a Democrat running for county clerk.

  • Democratic Party leader could challenge Cronin May 2, 2014 5:55 PM
    Now that he's secured another term as chairman of the DuPage Democratic Party, Robert Peickert has set his sights on a countywide elected office. The Elmhurst resident is hoping to challenge DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin this fall during the general election.

  • DuPage board candidate arrested in Wisconsin Apr 23, 2014 4:50 PM
    The Democratic nominee for the DuPage County Board seat in District 4, Jeremy Custer, is facing three misdeameanor charges after he was involved in a domestic dispute last week in Wisconsin.

  • Why aren’t there many contested races for Lake County Board seats? Apr 3, 2014 4:42 PM
    Of the seven Lake County Board seats up for election in November, only one has both a Democratic and Republican candidate running. The others are uncontested, with one party or the other not fielding a candidate. There typically haven been a few uncontested county board races each election, but the number this year is “more pronounced,” board Chairman Aaron Lawlor said.

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