Endorsements: Rehberg, Schultz, Stephens for Carpentersville village board
After years of infighting among elected officials that often stood in the way of the public good, the Carpentersville village board has embraced a new spirit of professionalism and decorum in its proceedings. The change has allowed village leaders to improve the community's image and focus on issues that matter -- from finances to public safety, new recreational opportunities to much-needed infrastructure improvements. The contest for three seats on the village board this year includes a pair of incumbents, Kevin Rehberg and Pat Schultz, and newcomers Kent Baldwin, Bryan Moore and Virginia Stephens. With proven track records of finding solutions through innovative and cost effective means, Rehberg and Schultz both are worthy of our endorsement. Schultz played a big role in the ongoing rebirth of Keith Andres Park, and Rehberg led the effort to make village proceedings more accessible to the public. Moore is passionate about his hometown, and his background in management would be an asset, but we give a slight nod to Stephens because of her experience on the Carpentersville Improvement Commission and the village's parks commission.