Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The retired Will County Sheriff's Office deputy chief said his well-rounded law enforcement background makes him a strong candidate in the March 2014 primary.
Editor's note: Written by Karen Sorensen Nick Ficarello is the first candidate to formally announce plans to run in the 2014 election to succeed Paul Kaupas as Will County sheriff. Ficarello, who retired as a deputy chief in 2009 after working for the sheriff's office for 32 years, released a statement announcing he will be a Republican candidate for the county's top law enforcement job. Candidates cannot start circulating election petitions until November to run in the March 18 primary. According to the release, Ficarello discussed his plans at the April 18 Will County Republican Central Committee meeting. Will County Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas, the current sheriff's second cousin, told the Joliet Herald News that he, too, was at last week's…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Deborah Sykora received the most votes of eight candidates running for four Valley View School District 365U school board seats.
Deborah Sykora, the candidate who received the most votes in the Valley View School District 365U school board election this week, said she was humbled to be elected. Sign up for our free, daily e-newsletter. Like Bolingbrook Patch on Facebook. Sykora will be a newcomer to the board. She ran on the "Friends of Valley View" slate, along with Chrystal Hansen, Ronnie Bull and Daniel Falese. Sykora said she ran on the slate after "meeting them and voicing my concerns about current issues in the school system." "They were willing to still have me on their slate and listen to me and work hard for our campaign," she wrote in an e-mail to Patch. Sykora said she was glad to continue to work for the betterment of education for Valley View students…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The former Chicago Bear's website may have proclaimed, "We Won!!!," but Tuesday's election had a very different outcome. Voters chose incumbent John Noak to serve another term as mayor.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Only 109 votes separated Daniel Falese and Jaime Olson in Tuesday's Valley View School District 365U school board election.
With absentee votes still uncounted and official election results not to be released until the end of the month, some uncertainty remains over who nabbed the fourth seat on the Valley View School District 365U school board. Only 109 votes separated newcomers Daniel Falese and Jaime Olson in the election. With four school board seats available, Falese received the fourth-most votes with 2,485. Olson was a close fifth with 2,376. Incumbent Ronnie Bull received just 94 fewer votes than Olson, with 2,282. Falese and Bull were both endorsed by Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar and was a member of the "Friends of Valley View" slate, along with Chrystal Hansen, Ronnie Bull and Deborah Sykora. Hansen and Sykora both secured school board seats. …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Gary Grizaffi, assistant superintendent of administrative services for Valley View School District 365U, was not elected Tuesday to a seat of the Batavia School District 101 school board.
Valley View School District 365U's Gary Grizaffi was not elected to a seat on the Batavia School District 101 school board Tuesday night. Grizaffi currently serves as the assistant superintendent of administrative services for Valley View. He was one of seven candidates who ran for the school board. Four seats were open. Grizaffi received the least number of votes of the seven candidates. He was one of two candidates not present at a candidate forum for Batavia school board candidates held earlier this month. Grizaffi told the Tribune that his 25 years of experience in public education would prepare him "to be an active member of the District 101 board." "Public education is a very complex business that requires someone who understands…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Village President John Noak defeated former Chicago Bear Steve McMichael following a tough re-election campaign.
A second incumbent, Andrew Mihelich, won election, as did newcomers Tina Markley and Barbara Adams.
Here are the final vote counts for Joliet Junior College District 525 board. Incumbent Andrew "Andy" Mihelich won his re-election bid but fellow incumbent Dan O'Connell did not. Barbara DeLaney did not seek another term. The district includes all or portions of Will, Kendall, Grundy, Cook, Kankakee, LaSalle and Livingston counties.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Full results from the April 9 consolidated election, including the Valley View School District 365U and Plainfield 202 School District school boards, village board and mayor of Romeoville.
Full results from Romeoville's April 9, 2013, election are below, from Romeoville mayor and village board to Valley View School District 365U and Plainfield 202 School District school boards. Two candidates ran for mayor of Romeoville. Steve McMichael 1,753 Five candidates ran for three village trustee seats. Jose Chavez Jr. (incumbent) 2,787 One candidate ran for one position. Eight candidates ran for four school board seats. Five candidates ran for four school board seats. Two candidates ran for three seats. Two candidates ran for one position. One candidate ran for one position. One candidate ran for one position. Two candidates ran for one position. Two candidates ran for one position. Eight candidates ran for four …
Three of the four candidates on the "Friends of Valley View" slate received the most votes in the Valley View School District 365U school board Tuesday night.
Incumbents Elizabeth Campbell and Chrystal Hansen and newcomers Daniel Falese and Deborah Sykora received the most votes in the Valley View School District 365U school board election Tuesday night. Sign up for our free, daily e-newsletter. Like Bolingbrook Patch on Facebook. Eight candidates, three incumbents and five newcomers, ran for the four school board seats. Ronnie Bull, an incumbent, was the only candidate on the "Friends of Valley View" slate not to be elected. The four candidates on that slate were endorsed by Mayor Roger Claar. Only 109 votes separated Daniel Falese and Jaime Olson. Election results will not be official until Tuesday, April 30 when canvassing of votes is completed and after absentee ballots postmarked by …
Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith won re-election, while William Slabich Jr. and William Dargan will join the board.
Five candidates faced off for four open seats on the Plainfield School District Board of Education. In the end, unofficial vote totals show that incumbents Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith will return to the board, while newcomers William Slabich Jr. and Bill Dargan won the two remaining spots. Just more than 100 votes separated Dargan from P. Anne Walchshauser, who did not win a seat on the board. Dargan, a sales manager for Hostess Brands, first ran for the board in 2011. Meanwhile, Slabich, a 12-year resident of Plainfield, made his first run for office. Election results are unofficial until canvassing of votes is completed and absentee, provisional and grace-period ballots are counted later this month. Unofficial Plainfield-area vote …