Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Friends for Education COD Faculty Association PAC is endorsing challengers over two incumbents; the incumbents warn of the danger of a faculty-endorsed Board.
A College of DuPage faculty political-action committee has endorsed challengers Ed Agustin and Frank Flores Jr. for the COD Board over incumbents Dave Carlin and Joe Wozniak (and other candidates Kathy Hamilton and Mike Lanners). The endorsement has become a bone of contention between the candidates, the Daily Herald reports. According to the paper, the endorsements made by Friends for Education COD Faculty Association PAC are notable, contentious and perhaps a double-edged sword in an election coming after 16 months of negotiations that led to a teachers' contract imposed on faculty without union approval last May. Both sides worked out a new deal that was unanimously approved in June. "The board is elected by the community. It's not …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
DuPage County voters elected eight newcomers to the county board, along with the the first Democratic forest preserve commissioner in a decade.
DuPage County voters rejected a proposition Tuesday that asked whether elected officials should be able to hold more than one office at a time. With all 748 precincts reporting, unofficial results show that a resounding 90 percent (332,657) of DuPage County voters rejected the proposal. Only 36,571 voted "yes." The question was placed on the general election ballot after Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso announced their plans to run for DuPage County Board seats in Districts 2 and 3, respectively. Both DiCianni and Grasso were declared winners Tuesday. DiCianni plans to resign his current position to serve the county board. Grasso has said he wants to hold both offices. Winner: Chris Kachiroubas (R) Republican …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
No major issues were reported as of 4 p.m., according to Bob Saar, executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission.
As DuPage County enters its final hours of voting, election officials said they are expecting turnout to reach levels seen in the last three presidential elections. "We checked in with polling places around 2 p.m., and from what we can tell turnout was around 55 percent," said Bob Saar, executive director of the DuPage County Election Commission. In previous general elections, the voter turnout in DuPage County ranged from 74 to 77 percent, Saar said. "We're still expecting the after-work crowd, so there's no reason to believe we won't reach that level—or maybe even exceed—by the time the polls close," he said. Prior to Tuesday, about 80,000 DuPage County residents had taken part in early voting, Saar said. Counting absentee, military and …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
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Monday, August 13, 2012
Patch surveyed local Democrats and Republicans about the impact of Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan's selection as Mitt Romney's GOP running mate.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Dog "crate gate" deflects attention away from pressing issues and towards a now infamous Irish Setter.
More than an average sized poodle-bomb hit the fan for both Romney and Obama when the “crate gate” scandal broke. The story hinges on a personal story Romney shared as an example of his ability to manage a crisis. In 1983, Romney strapped his dog Seamus’ crate to the roof of his car and headed off on vacation with his family. Seamus thanked the Romney family for taking him along by dumping the contents of his intestines all over the family vehicle. Romney did not comment on whether or not the windows were open. “Served him right” you say? Not so fast. 1983 was the same year Chrysler introduced the first minivan, but most moms and dads still drove station wagons or large sedans. With five sons, the Romneys probably had a wagon. With Ann …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Winners of the four seats are: Glenn Yaeger, Michael Nelson, Marty Turek and Brendan Heneghan.
UPDATED 12:32 a.m.
Names, places and addresses for Election Day.
Who's Running: District 86 School Board Jennifer Planson Michael Kuhn Vinaya Sharma Bruce Davidson Claudia Manley Richard Skoda District 181 School Board Glenn Yaeger Susan Nedza Lastres Marty Turek Michael Nelson Brendan Heneghan Scott Musil Hinsdale Village Board (Candidates running unopposed) J. Kimberly Angelo Chris Elder William Haarlow Hinsdale Library Board (Candidates running unopposed) Johanna Delaney (current library board president seeking re-election) Victoria Bush-Joseph Connie Nelson Where do I vote? Below are a few places in Hinsdale and Clarendon Hills. You can find the polling place nearest you by entering your name and address in the boxes on the website of the DuPage County Election Commission. The Community House, 415 W…
Friday, April 1, 2011
Analysis suggests fighting at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South is less than average for Illinois high schools and is on the decline.
Headline: “Police Statistics Show Fighting and Illegal Drug Reports Declining at Hinsdale South” —Patch, March 18, 2011 Headline: “Police figures indicate steady increase in fighting at Hinsdale Central and Hinsdale South” —Suburban Life, March 24, 2011 Headline: “Statistics show drop in violence at both Hinsdale high schools” —The Doings, March 27, 2011 What’s behind these apparently contradictory headlines? Comparing data in the articles The Patch article on March 18 looked at police reports of fighting at Hinsdale South for 2009, 2010, and 2011 to date. According to the police statistics, reports of fights at the school declined from 23 in 2009 to 11 in 2010. As of March 15, there had been three reports of fights at the school in 2011. …
Patch put together a quick a quick 'who's who' for the District 86 election on April 5.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Click a candidate's name for biographical information, answers to our candidate questionnaires, candidate photo and video. Jennifer Planson Michael M. Kuhn Vinaya K. Sharma Bruce C. Davidson Claudia D. Manley Richard J. Skoda