Monday, November 5, 2012
Follow along with all the results and updates on Election Day.
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Sunday, November 4, 2012
All you need to know about the Nov. 6 election in Will County.
Election Day. It's finally here. After months of hard campaigning across the county, voters are ready to cast ballots that could change the face of county government. One of Will County's most contentious races has been that of the battle between Plainfield Republican Dave Carlson and his former boss, Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, a Joliet Democrat. Carlson has gone on the offensive, accusing Glasgow of courting the media; meanwhile, incumbent Glasgow is coming off big wins in the Drew Peterson and Christopher Vaughn murder trials. However, that is not the only contested race voters will see on the ballot Tuesday. All of the incumbents holding countywide offices are facing challenges to their positions. County Board member …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
State representative candidate also supports law requiring voter approval for legislative pay raises.
Editor’s note: The following was taken in part from a press release issued by Natalie Manley’s campaign. The 98th District includes Romeoville. A Joliet Democrat is promising to do her part to help solve the state’s budget crisis by voting to cut legislative salaries by 10 percent. Natalie Manley, who is facing off against Republican Bob Kalnicky in the race for the 98th District state representative seat, also said she supports new legislation requiring voters to approval all pay raises for lawmakers. “The state has a serious budget problem,” Manley said. “As I walk door-to-door, I meet many taxpayers who are struggling to make ends meet and who can barely afford the roof over their heads while paying for gasoline and groceries. The …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In a statement released Thursday, Democratic candidate Natalie Manley spoke of her love for the daughter she was charged with battering.
The democratic candidate jailed two weeks ago for allegedly battering her 21-year-old daughter spoke of her love for the young woman in a statement released Thursday evening. "I love my daughter and that will never change," candidate Natalie Manley said in the press release. "I look forward to the time when I can speak freely about the issues I am facing and appreciate the outpouring of support from so many people." Manley, 50, a Joliet accountant and candidate in the 98th District race, was arrested at her Ingalls Avenue home and taken to the Will County jail after she allegedly battered her daughter. Police said Manley “punched" her daughter, and also "kicked, knocked her to the ground, struck her in the face (and) hit her with a set of …
Friday, February 24, 2012
There was some friction between the three Democratic candidates in the 11th Congressional District at a forum in Aurora on Thursday night.
For the second time this week, the three Democratic candidates running in the new 11th Congressional District shared a stage Thursday night, this time in Aurora. And this time, some sparks flew. The forum was sponsored by the Aurora Township Democrats, and held at the headquarters of Painters District Council #30 on the northwest side of Aurora. The candidates answered questions from the audience, and spent much of their time outlining the differences between them. Bill Foster, the Naperville scientist who represented the 14th Congressional District from 2008 to 2010, described himself as a “thoughtful moderate” with an eye on “the long-term best interests of the country.” Jim Hickey, the president of the Orland Fire District (the largest …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The Democrats' state district maps, signed into law in June, have withstood a legal challenge by state Republicans, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The ballot for the March 20 primary election has taken shape. But even as the filing period for candidates ended Monday, an important question remained: what about the district maps? On Wednesday, that question was answered. According to this Chicago Tribune article, an appeals panel of three federal judges rejected final arguments put forth by state Republicans against the new General Assembly maps, which Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law in June. State law requires that lawmakers draw up new legislative district maps each time there is a federal census. The new maps were drafted by state Democrats, without the input of their Republican counterparts, since Democrats control both houses of the General Assembly and the governor’s office. State…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Gary Fitzgerald joins three others who say they are or may be candidates in the 2012 Republican primary.
Shorewood Village trustee Gary Fitzgerald is the fourth candidate to announce interest in running as a Republican for the newly created 49th District Illinois Senate seat. He joins a field in which Plainfield Village trustee Garrett Peck has already announced his election plans and Tony Giles, an Oswego village trustee, and Robert Kalnicky, a Fountaindale Library Board member, have formed exploratory committees. Thus far, no Democrats have publicly announced they are running in the 2012 primary. Fitzgerald, a 10-year, three-term Shorewood Village Board member, is a senior management administrator for a major health plan, former president of the Will County Board of Health and former director of criminal justice planning for the city of …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Nine of 10 school board hopefuls present positions on finances, policies.
Candidates running for the April 5 school board election made their cases as to how they could address several district issues, including a projected $9.7 million budget deficit and test scores trending in the wrong direction. Nine of the 10 candidates running for a seat on the Valley View School District 365U Board of Education spoke Thursday at a Meet the Candidates Forum sponsored by the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce. Candidates were given three minutes to talk about whatever they wanted, although most focused on their ability to make tough financial decisions or close the achievement gap. Only Philip Wilson, who is running for a four-year term, did not attend. The rest— four-year term candidates April Gavin, Rick Gougis, Kenneth…
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce's candidates' forum is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lukancic Middle School.
April 5 is just around the corner—do you know who you’re voting for? Romeoville residents can learn more about the candidates for village trustee, Valley View School District board of education and the Des Plaines Valley Public Library District during a candidates’ forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, at Lukancic Middle School. The event is the second forum sponsored by the Romeoville Area Chamber of Commerce. The organization previously held a forum prior to the November 2010 election. Each candidate will get three minutes to give a prepared statement, according to chamber President and CEO Bridget Domberg. Event chairman Bob Kalnicky said residents can mingle with the candidates in the school cafeteria for 30 minutes before the forum gets under …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Several incumbents are among those hoping to win one of four open seats in the April 5, 2011 election.
The petitions are in, and 10 candidates will vie for four spots on the Valley View School District 365U Board of Education. Three of the four open seats carry a four-year term. Two candidates filed petitions to seek a two-year spot on the board. Seeking four-year terms are: Because they turned in their petitions as soon as filing opened on Dec. 13, Quigley, Venegas, Gougis, Gavin, Wilson and Simmons' names will be entered in a lottery to determine the order in which they'll appear on the ballot. The lottery is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. Running for the open two-year spot on the board are Chrystal Hansen, 418 Foxborough Tr., Bolingbrook; and Robert Leach, 278 Malibu Dr., Romeoville. The deadline to file petitions was 5 p.m. Monday.