Thursday, April 4, 2013
Colin Hutchens took the oath at Monday night's Clarendon Hills Village Board meeting.
The Clarendon Hills Police Department's newest police officer was sworn in at Monday night's Clarendon Hills Village Board meeting at Village Hall. Colin Hutchens, 24, took the village's oath in front of numerous family members. The Grayslake resident was hired after completing the necessary physical and psychological examinations, interviews and background check. Hutchens is a Michigan State University graduate with a degree in criminal justice. He was last employed by Lowe's in Naperville, where he worked in loss prevention.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills Patch has your guide to the local elections this spring.
Early voting in the Spring 2013 local elections begins Monday, March 25, and ends Saturday, April 6. Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Election Central Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills is your guide to the ballot contests that affect Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills. ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE LOCAL DEBATE: Do you have something to say about the local election? Join Patch and post a Local Voices blog. VOTER INFO: To see your sample ballot, check if you are registered and find your designated polling location, go to the DuPage Election Commission's website and enter your address. HOW TO STAY CURRENT ON ELECTION NEWS:
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Patch has your guide to the 2013 election for the Clarendon Hills Village Board.
Three candidates have submitted their names to run uncontested for three open seats on the Clarendon Hills Village Board in the 2013 election. Ed Reid is a sitting board member, while Don Knoll and Eric Stach will be newcomers. All three candidates were endorsed by the Clarendon Hills Community Caucus. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. Patch put together the following guide to help voters get to know each candidate and keep track of the latest election news. Bios are listed in ballot order. Interesting stories relevant to the Clarendon Hills Village Board election: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of Clarendon Hills. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and …
Don Knoll is one of three candidates running unopposed for the Clarendon Hills Village Board.
Name: Don Knoll Position sought: Clarendon Hills Village Board Years in Clarendon Hills: Almost 12 Family: Wife Melissa; sons Alex, 9, Cody, 6, and Bailey, 3. Education: Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from University of Texas. Occupation: Stay-at-home parent Previous elected offices: Clarendon Hills Park District commissioner (2005-present) Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: I have an engineering degree and sales background. I both understand technical issues and enjoy working with others. My two terms on the park board have enabled me to gain important experience in local government and to build relationships with Clarendon Hills residents and other community leaders. What is the primary reason you are …
Ed Reid is one of three candidates running unopposed for the Clarendon Hills Village Board.
Name: Ed Reid Position sought: Clarendon Hills Village Board Years in Clarendon Hills: 14 Family: Wife Linda; sons Connor, 12, and Matt, 11; daughter Abigail, 9. Education: Bachelor's degree in economics from University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business Occupation: Owner, financial futures and options firm (1999-2012); Owner, Celtic Commercial Painting, LLC; Owner, Wellington Investment Properties. Previous elected offices: Clarendon Hills Village Trustee (2009-present) Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: I have volunteered in a wide variety of services in this town and throughout my life: What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I wish to continue representing a voice on the village …
Eric Stach is one of three candidates running unopposed for the Clarendon Hills Village Board.
Name: Eric T. Stach Position sought: Clarendon Hills Village Board Years in Clarendon Hills: More than 10 Family: Wife Courtney; sons Henry, 7, and Charles, 5; the dog Goose, the parakeet Penny and two frogs. Education: Bachelor's degree from University of Notre Dame; law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law-IIT. Occupation: Attorney Previous elected offices: N/A Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: The bulk of my legal experience involves representing local governments (both as counsel and in court), real estate transactions, zoning and land use development. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I helped found the local grassroots group “Citizens for Clarendon Hills” (www.citizensforch.com), …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Clarendon Hills village manager Randy Recklaus said he expects the villages of Clarendon Hills and Hinsdale to have an update for the communities on the state of negotiations with the FOP in a matter of days.
Residents of Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills will likely get an update in the coming days on the state of police-merger negotiations between the villages and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Social Security hurdle that has held up an agreement, Clarendon Hills village manager Randy Recklaus said. "I think this issue is going to resolve itself quickly," Recklaus said at Monday night's Clarendon Hills Village Board meeting. "By quickly, I think we’re talking days. "I would be surprised if there wasn’t some resolution, one way or another on this issue, in advance of the next board meeting [on Feb. 19]." Officials from both towns have said the hang-up in negotiations between the villages and the union that represents the departments' …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Clarendon Hills staff recommends that the village's zoning ordinance be amended so that firearm and ammunition sales can be limited to certain parts of the village and conditions for operation can be set.
Updated at 8:50 p.m. Clarendon Hills trustees opened discussion Monday night on amending the village’s zoning rules in order to regulate gun and ammo sales after one local commercial property owner recently expressed interest in selling such products. The village’s zoning ordinance currently does not address the sale of firearms and ammunition, and village staff recommends that a special use be required to sell the items and that the permits only be given out to businesses in certain parts of town. “It’s a use that our ordinance doesn’t address straightforward,” community development director Dan Ungerleider said to trustees Monday night. “I think we should be more direct in what we want and where we want it.” Village manager Randy …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Clarendon Hills village trustee Ed Reid voiced opposition to the proposed Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills police merger at Monday night's Clarendon Hills Village Board meeting.
While several Clarendon Hills trustees seemed open to the fact the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills police merger may not happen, only one voiced clear opposition to further exploring the idea. Trustee Ed Reid made a motion Monday night to cease all work on the merger after he said its potential financial benefits are not worthwhile, its potential structure is a source of stress for officers, and its support in Springfield is waning. Reid’s motion was defeated, 5-1. “I can see outsourcing a finance department, maybe a public works department, even,” Reid said prior to his motion. “I think when you outsource a police department, it seems odd. “I don’t consider it out of the ordinary for me to say I’d like to continue to have my own police …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The referendum would have sought to gauge resident support for the Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills police department merger on the April 9 municipal election ballot.
One night after the Clarendon Hills Village Board voted down the same item, the Hinsdale Board of Trustees pulled from its Tuesday night a vote on placing an advisory referendum on the April 9 ballot regarding the proposed Hinsdale-Clarendon Hills police department merger. "The idea of a referendum first came form residents of Clarendon Hills," Hinsdale Village President Tom Cauley said. "Our thinking was that if the Clarendon Hills board voted in favor, we should do likewise to stay in lockstep with them." But since the Clarendon Hills board did not pass placement of the referendum after lots of discussion Monday night, Cauley said it's best that the Hinsdale board not act on the item. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of …