Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Keep up on Patch's journey through the Election Day experience right here.
Welcome to Patch's Election Day log. Check back here for rolling election-related posts Tuesday afternoon as we talk to judges and voters in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills and Burr Ridge. I just dropped by the only District 86 viewing party I know of at Giordano's in Willowbrook, where the four "Building on Excellence" candidates are watching the results roll in. (Picture at right.) Speaking of results, Patch is keeping track of them as they come in. 2013 Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Election Results 2013 Burr Ridge Election Results When news breaks later tonight, Patch will be on it. Democracy in Action' in Burr Ridge—3:30 p.m. My last stop for the afternoon was Burr Ridge United Church of Christ, where voters from both Burr Ridge and Willowbrook…
April 9 is finally here, and Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch has your guide to the local races that will be decided tonight.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The following letter was submitted to Patch by District 86 school board candidate Edward Corcoran, a member of the "Friends for District 86" slate.
Monday, April 8
Dear editor and fellow District 86 citizens, Related to the Hinsdale Township High School District 86 school board election, two direct mail pieces were recently delivered to residents in Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Burr Ridge and Darien, one it appears by the "Building on Excellence" slate and another it appears by the "Committee to Re-Elect Brennan." Both mailers contained statements that were false and misleading about the Claudia Manley/Victor Casini/Edward Corcoran slate. The mailers attempt to damage our reputation with lies to gain voter influence. The untrue statements were rebutted by the group Citizens for Clarendon Hills (C4CH) in an email Sunday and are rebutted below. This is exactly the type of bad behavior we intend to fix if…
Patch asked the question, and the eight District 86 Board of Education candidates provided their answers.
In its 2013 candidate questionnaire, Patch asked the eight candidates for Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education the following questions: Do you support the district’s ruling in favor of Hinsdale South staff on Victor Casini’s curriculum objection last year of the showing of American Beauty and Brokeback Mountain? Do such movies have a place in high school classrooms? Here, in alphabetical order, are the candidates' responses: Dennis Brennan: "The board acted correctly and courageously in supporting parental control of the curriculum. Mr. Casini and his running mates sought to substitute their judgment for the parents of each and every student in this elective class. As board members, we should not be interfering with…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch has your guide to Tuesday's local elections.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The four candidates in attendance at Thursday night's candidate forum gave their answers.
What is the role of a board member? The four Hinsdale Township High School District 86 Board of Education candidates that attended Thursday night's candidate forum at Hinsdale Middle School gave their response in the video above. Edward Corcoran is the first speaker. He is followed, in order, by Kay Gallo, Roseanne Rosenthal and Dennis Brennan. Whose answer is best? Tell us in the comments. If you missed the forum, we live-blogged it. Check out Patch's real-time notes from Thursday night here.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Check out Patch's real-time blog from Thursday night's forum to find out.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
We kept readers updated in real time Thursday night on all the issues discussed at the candidate forum at Hinsdale Middle School.
Couldn't make Thursday night's school board candidate forum at Hinsdale Middle School? Don't fret; Patch has you covered. We utilized the Cover It Live blog above to report, discuss and ask questions about all of the things discussed by the five District 181 candidates and eight District 86 candidates in real time. For more info on the forum, click here.
The event sponsored by The Hinsdalean will take place at 7 p.m. at Hinsdale Middle School, and Patch will be live-blogging all night.
If you're undecided on which local school board candidates to vote for April 9, be at Hinsdale Middle School Thursday night. The eight candidates vying for seats on the District 86 Board of Education and the five candidates seeking spots on the District 181 Board of Education have been invited to participate in a candidate forum beginning at HMS at 7 p.m. Thursday, and Patch will be there live-blogging the whole thing. READ: Patch Hosting Live-Blog from D86, D181 Candidate Forum The forum is sponsored by The Hinsdalean. The five District 181 candidates vying for three open spots will be on the hot seat first, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The eight District 86 candidates vying for four open seats will be the focus from 8:10 p.m. to 9:40 p.m. …
Patch asked the question, and the five District 181 Board of Education candidates provided their answers.
In its 2013 candidate questionnaire, Patch asked the five candidates for Community Consolidated School District 181 Board of Education the following questions: What sets you apart from the other candidates? Here, in alphabetical order, are the candidates' responses: Gary Clarin: "I don’t believe I am unique from the other candidates, but I do believe that my previous and current tenure on several boards, both community and business, my ability to work together and listen to solve issues and advance common goals, and my willingness to take leadership roles, when asked, has provided me with the skill set necessary to be an effective board member." Richard Fitzgerald: "Motivation, perseverance and drive. I am the only candidate that is …