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  • Company protesting contract awarded by DuPage election agency Mar 18, 2015 6:13 PM
    A San Diego-based company wants the DuPage County Election Commission to rebid a contract for electronic poll books after claiming the agency didn’t give it a fair opportunity to bid for the work. Votec Corp. filed a protest with the county’s procurement office after the election commission decided in November to award Hart InterCivic a nearly $500,000 contract to supply the commission with computerized logs to check in voters at the polls. In its protest, Votec claims the election commission “violated and/or failed to adhere to” its procurement ordinance. “They (Votec) feel that the process was not a truly full and open competition,” said Jim Rome, an attorney representing the company.

  • Vote by mail ballots available: Mar 5, 2015 5:28 PM
    Lake County registered voters, including students away at school and traveling snowbirds, who choose to vote by mail in the April 7 Consolidated Election can visit to complete an electronic request or download a paper ballot application form.

  • Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer dies at 81 Jan 25, 2015 9:32 PM
    Former Kane County Sheriff George Kramer died Saturday at the age of 81. Just two months before passing, George Kramer got to see his son, Donald Kramer, be sworn in as Kane County Sheriff.

  • Cook County sees 69% increase in early voting Dec 19, 2014 8:51 AM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr’s review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter participation.

  • Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County Dec 19, 2014 6:28 AM
    Cook County Clerk David Orr’s review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter participation.

  • New Kane Sheriff Kramer follows lifelong mentor: His dad Dec 1, 2014 4:06 PM
    Following his father's footsteps, Donald Kramer was sworn in as Kane County Sheriff on Monday. George Kramer, 81, who was sheriff from 1978 to 1986, attended the ceremony in which county board members also were sworn in. "He's been my mentor my whole life," Kramer said of his dad.

  • New Kane sheriff says no drastic changes in 1st month Nov 5, 2014 7:13 PM
    A day after winning the Kane County Sheriff's seat by 30,000 votes, Donald Kramer says he won't do anything drastic in the first 30 days in office. Kramer, a Republican, also is considering a survey among residents to see how the department is doing.

  • Tight Will County sheriff’s race won’t be decided for days Nov 5, 2014 6:48 PM
    The two candidates locked in a tight race for Will County sheriff say they don’t expect to know who won Tuesday’s election until Nov. 18. With all 310 precincts reporting, unofficial results show Republican Ken Kaupas leading Democrat Mike Kelly by just 170 votes — 94,085 to 93,915. With such a razor-thin margin, both men say they’ll have to wait until all the votes have been counted, including absentee, grace period and provisional ballots. That count is not expected to be completed until later this month.

  • Republicans appear to sweep DuPage Forest Preserve commission Nov 4, 2014 11:26 PM
    The DuPage County Forest Preserve Commission’s lone Democrat lasted only two years in office before being ousted Tuesday night. Unofficial vote totals show District 6 Commissioner Shannon Burns, a West Chicago Democrat, being unseated by local business owner Al Murphy, also of West Chicago, in a rematch from 2012.

  • Martin defeats Hanna in Kane Board 11 Nov 4, 2014 11:18 PM
    Voters chose John Martin to be the new voice representing Kane County Board District 11 Tuesday night. The vote may have also served a dual purpose as a de facto referendum on the concept plan for redevelopment of the old Settler’s Hill landfill.

  • Republican Chuck Bartels captures convincing win for Lake County Board Nov 4, 2014 11:16 PM
    Republican Chuck Bartels will be the next representative for the Lake County Board’s 10th District. Bartels, of Mundelein, defeated Democrat Mike Jennings to win a 4-year term in Tuesday’s election. The 10th District includes parts of Mundelein, Round Lake Park, Wauconda, Hawthorn Woods and Long Grove, as well as nearby unincorporated areas.

  • Republicans Jung, Rein unseat Yensen in McHenry Board Dist. 5 Nov 4, 2014 11:20 PM
    Incumbent John Jung and fellow Republican challenger Michael Rein secured two seats on the McHenry County Board for District 5, according to unofficial results. With all precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Jung garnered 5,617 votes, Rein received 4,955 votes, and incumbent Democrat Paula Yensen lost her seat with 4,308 votes.

  • Kojzarek coasts to victory in Kane District 19 Nov 4, 2014 10:56 PM
    Kurt Kojzarek garnered 61 percent of the vote to win a 4-year term representing the Kane County Board's 19th District. Kojzarek, a Republican, defeated Democrat Hidayat Khan in a rematch from two years ago.

  • Grayslake trustee captures Lake County Board seat Nov 4, 2014 10:23 PM
    Grayslake Trustee Jeff Werfel is moving up the political ladder. Werfel, a Republican, topped Democrat John Wylie for a Lake County Board seat in Tuesday’s election.

  • Will County sheriff race too close to call Nov 4, 2014 11:41 PM
    The race for Will County sheriff is so tight that it could take days to declare a winner. Just 242 votes separated the two candidates, with all precincts voting. But the unofficial tally does not include early votes, as well as provisional and late absentee ballots that could take days to count.

  • Gorman re-elected to county board; opponent withdrew from race Nov 4, 2014 9:50 PM
    Elizabeth "Doody" Gorman is going back to the Cook County Board for a fourth term - re-elected easily Tuesday against an opponent who didn't campaign and then dropped out of the race a few days ago.

  • Nowak re-elected in McHenry County District 1 Nov 4, 2014 11:42 PM
    Republican incumbent Robert Nowak won re-election to represent McHenry County Board’s District 1 Tuesday, while Republican challenger Andrew Gasser appeared set to join him, though his lead over incumbent Democrat Nick Chirikos was so narrow that the winner won't be known until early and provisional votes are counted..

  • Gottemoller, Kopsell lead McHenry Board Dist. 3 race Nov 4, 2014 11:38 PM
    Incumbent Republican Joe Gottemoller, and challengers, Democrat Kathleen Bergan Schmidt and Republican Donald Kopsell, are vying for two seats on the McHenry County Board representing District 3. With 35 of 41 precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial vote totals show Gottemoller in the lead with 5,852 votes, followed by Kopsell with 4,515 votes and Schmidt trailing close behind with 3,995 votes.

  • Hammerand, Wheeler win McHenry Board Dist. 4 race Nov 4, 2014 11:22 PM
    Incumbent Republican John Hammerand and Republican newcomer Charles Wheeler secured two open seats on the McHenry County Board for District 4, unofficial results show. With all precincts reporting, unofficial vote totals show Hammerand lead with 7,334 votes, followed by Wheeler with 5,849 votes and Democrat Arne Waltmire trailing with 4,541 votes.

  • Zaruba wins fifth term as DuPage sheriff Nov 5, 2014 12:18 AM
    DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba easily defeated Democratic challenger Mike Quiroz Tuesday to win his fifth term. With all 756 precincts reporting, Zaruba, a Republican, received roughly 62 percent of the vote.

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