Thursday, March 7, 2013
Eight people are vying for the four DuPage Township trustee seats in the April 2013 election.
Eight people are vying for four DuPage Township trustee seats. Two incumbents are running for re-election: Republicans Alyssia Benford and Sheldon Watts. Of the six challengers, four are Democrats and two are Republicans. The candidates are all running for a four-year term as trustee.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
The Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, a Democrat, is projected winner over Garrett Peck.
Republican Garrett Peck lost to Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Tuesday night, winning a projected total of 37,439 votes to her 41,766 votes in Will and Kendall counties. Bertino-Tarrant won with 53 percent of the vote. The race to represent the new 49th State Senate District saw veteran educator Bertino-Tarrant, a Democrat and the current Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, take on Republican Peck, a Village of Plainfield trustee and small business owner. It was a big night for local Democrats. Read — Election Results Are In: Democrats Hold on to Top Will County Posts Bertino-Tarrant, of Shorewood, touted herself as a fourth-generation Will County resident and 18-year educator, adding that she swept floors and pumped gas at …
Naperville scientist Foster wins 11th District seat in bid to return to Congress.
Seven-term Congresswoman Judy Biggert was unseated by Democrat Bill Foster Tuesday night, with Foster snagging 58 percent of the vote with 92 precincts reporting. Around 10 p.m., Biggert conceded, saying she had called to congratulate her opponent. "It has been a long and hard-fought race, but tonight the voters have spoken," she said. "When the new congressional districts were drawn in Springfield to elect more Democrats, they thought I would shy away from a tough race in a district tailor-made for my opponent. ... We turned what was supposed to be a Democrat slam-dunk into one of the most competitive races in the country." READ MORE: Foster, meanwhile, rejoiced not only in his win, but in the re-election of President Barack Obama. "…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles
We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles. 11th Congressional District 14th Congressional District 16th Congressional District 38th Senate District Illinois 42nd Senate Seat Illinois 49th Senate Seat 75th House District 97th State House Seat 98th State House Seat Will County Board District 1 (vote for two) Will County Board District 2 (vote for two) Will County Board District 3 (vote for two) Will County Board District 4 (vote for two) Will County Board District 5 (vote for two) Will County Board District 6 (vote for two) Will County Board District 7 (vote …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A week before the election, poll shows less than a point difference between the 11th Congressional District rivals.
A new poll shows Democratic challenger Bill Foster leading incumbent Judy Biggert by less than 1 point in their battle to represent the new 11th District. Professional polling firm We Ask America released the results of an automated Oct. 28 poll showing former 14th District Congressman Foster leading the seven-term Republican 50.4 percent to 49.6 percent. According to the poll, which sampled more than 1,300 likely voters, the candidates were tied among women, while Foster had a slight — as in 2-point — lead among male voters. The race between Biggert and Foster has been a contentious one, with the two accusing each other of negative campaigning and Foster taking aim at Biggert over a controversial ad released by the National Republican …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Political contenders for the 11th District U.S. House, 49th District Illinois House and Will County state's attorney positions attended the event at Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrant residents, a proposed deportation center for illegal immigrants and the need for warehouse jobs that pay a living wage were the hot-button issues discussed at a candidate's forum Monday night. The event, specifically designed to cover topics of interest to the Will County Latino community, was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Joliet. Among the candidates to attend were those running for the Will County state's attorney's office, the U.S. House seat for District 11 and the Illinois House District 86 seat. Both Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow and his opponent Dave Carlson told attendees the Hispanic community is important to them. "I'm doing everything that I can to make sure …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Foster campaign claims four out of five Chicago TV stations initially refused to air attack ad by National Republican Congressional Committee.
The 11th Congressional race has taken a nasty turn, with Democrat Bill Foster claiming that four out of five Chicago TV stations initially refused to air an ad by the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to CapitolFax.com. A former congressman, Foster is facing Republican Congresswoman Judy Biggert, who is seeking an eighth term. The 21-second ad accuses Foster of personally profiting during his time in Congress, where he represented the 14th District from 2008-2010. “Foster got the parachute, you got the crash,” a voiceover intones during the ad, which claims that Foster sold investments a day after “a closed-door briefing in Washington about the financial crisis.” The Foster campaign called the ad “a clear attempt to …
Monday, September 24, 2012
The Republican and Democratic candidates for the 98th state representative seat both spoke at the Sept. 20 candidate night.
READ MORE: There were plenty of tense moments as candidates attacked their opponents during the candidate night hosted by Lewis University and Grand Haven last Thursday. That was not the case between Bob Kalnicky and Natalie Manley. Kalnicky (R) and Manley (D) are both running for the 98th state representative seat. The 98th district includes Bolingbrook and Romeoville. Each focused on personal background and his or her thoughts on deviating from Illinois' current path. Read more of their remarks below. Click on the candidate's name to read a full candidate questionnaire. Bob Kalnicky: "We cannot continue on the path we are on" "We all have choices for who we're going to vote for," Kalnicky told those assembled at Grand Haven, an …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Candidates are running to represent the 49th District in the Illinois Senate.
The two candidates seeking election to the 49th District State Senate seat may be from opposite ends of the political spectrum, but on Thursday night, they appeared to agree on one thing. “What we can’t have happen is for the state to put more responsibility on our local taxpayers,” Democrat Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant said of her opposition to a proposal that would shift the state’s nearly $90 billion pension liability onto local school districts. Republican Garrett Peck, a Plainfield village trustee, also opposes the pension shift. “I’m tired of watching Illinois bring itself to the verge of bankruptcy,” Peck said. “ … I’ve decided I want to reach out to residents and say, ‘What are your thoughts?’” Peck went on the offensive, several times…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Plainfield village trustee Garrett Peck is the second state candidate to demand legislative salaries be slashed by 10 percent.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Editor's note: The following is taken in part by a press release issued by the campaign of Garrett Peck. State Senate candidate Garrett Peck on Thursday issued a press release calling for a legislative pay freeze. Peck, who is running against Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools Jennifer-Bertino Tarrant for the new 49th District seat, is advocating a freeze of salary and benefits until the state's debt crisis is solved. “I don’t think I could look my constituents in the eye if I took pay increases out of their pockets, while Illinois families are struggling to pay the bills,” Peck said in a press release. “What kind of example is that to set, when politicians can’t pay vendors and providers, but take a pay increase? It’s …