Sunday, April 14, 2013
Area voters reported little to no wait at polling places during Tuesday's local election.
On Tuesday, 18.8 percent of voters made it out to the polls in suburban Cook County to vote in this year's local election, according to the Cook County Clerk's website. While the turnout was higher than other area counties, it was an average turnout for a local election in Cook County. Since 2005, turnout in Cook County has ranged from as low as 16.7 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 27 percent voting in 2005. Comparably speaking, during last fall's presidential election, 70.7 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in suburban Cook County. Cook County voters reported little to no wait at the polls on Tuesday. Other counties also reported a low turnout during Tuesday's election. In nearby Will …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Worth Township Community First Party picks up all township board seats except one.
The core of the Worth Township Board’s leadership was ousted after 16 years, with only one of the incumbents retaining his seat. A slate of challengers billing themselves as the Worth Township Community First Party overpowered the incumbents' slate—United Party of Worth Township—under an avalanche of campaign mailers hammering the incumbents on term limits, public pension double-dipping and salary freezes. The Worth Township Community First Party also promised township homeowners' a one-time, 15-percent tax rebate of the township’s $2-million-plus tax surplus. United Party members accused their opponents of faking endorsements and of ties to the state’s top democrat, Illinois State House Speaker Mike Madigan. The incumbents also complained…
With all 119 precincts reporting, Melissa Gracias, Tony Serratore, Susan A. Dalton and Kathleen Murphy-Peterson have been elected to the Consolidated High School District 230 Board of Education.
Four new board members will be joining D230 following Tuesday’s election. As of Wednesday morning, all 119 precincts are showing vote totals that place Melissa Gracias, Tony Serratore, Susan A. Dalton and Kathleen Murphy-Peterson as the new members on the Consolidated High School District 230 Board of Education. “I want to learn as much as I can as quickly as possible to get up to speed, and I want to focus on bringing up the district’s ACT scores,” said Dalton. “I want to provide more support mechanisms for students, and continue to make the district safe for students.” Serratore said he is proud of the 230 United trio’s efforts, and will be focused on the new extended school days plan and finances after he is installed. “I don’t want to …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
With 286 of 286 precincts reporting, Tom Cunningham grabs the 2-year seat while Eileen O'Sullivan and Sandra Wagner win full-term seats on the Moraine Valley board, according to unofficial results. A third full-term seat was too close to call Tuesday.
Editor's Note: The vote difference between two candidates vying for the third full-term seat was updated below. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are now separated by 13 votes. At least one incumbent will keep her seat on the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees. With 281 of 286 precincts reporting, Eileen O'Sullivan, Sandra Wagner and Tom Cunningham were elected Tuesday night to the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees, according to unofficial results. Read more: Moraine Valley: BOT Candidates Square Off in April O'Sullivan and Wagner were elected to two full terms lasting six years. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are separated by 13 votes for a third full-term seat. Wagner and Murphy were board incumbents. They faced John Schiera, …
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With 39 of 39 precincts reporting, Richard Riley, Sharon Brannigan, Michael Lebarre and Brent Woods have been elected to the Palos Township board, according to unofficial results.
The Republican Party slate swept Tuesday night for four trustee seats with Palos Township. With 39 of 39 precincts reporting, Richard Riley, Sharon Brannigan, Michael Lebarre and Brent Woods have been elected to the Palos Township board, according to unofficial results. Candidates from the Palos Township Republican Party trounced the Palos Unified Party, which included three incumbents. Four seats were up on Tuesday. Read more: Palos Township Trustees: Republican Party vs. Palos Unified Party Woods, Lebarre, Riley and Brannigan make up the Republican ticket. They credit a get-out-the-vote campaign spearheaded by Palos Township Republican Committeeman Sean Morrison. These new trustees are looking to establish new services, funded through …
Katie Thomason, John Faustino, Meredith Marran and Catherine Maier were elected to the District 118 school board Tuesday night, according to uncertified results.
A newcomer turned out to be the highest vote-getter Tuesday night in the race for four seats on the District 118 school board. With 21 out of 21 precincts reporting, Katie Thomason, John Faustino, Meredith Marran and Catherine Maier have been elected to the District 118 school board, according to unofficial results. Maier and Faustino are incumbents. Four seats were up for the Palos Park-based school district. Incumbent Larry Mish, despite strong campaigning Tuesday, pulled in the least number of votes. Read more: District 118: Incumbents in the Palos District Race Face New Entrants Newcomer Thomason credited strong community support and smart picking of polling locations for targeted campaigning for her success Tuesday. "I’m new at this…
Your guide to the local elections.
Tuesday, April 9
Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Election Central Palos is your guide to the ballot contests that affect the Palos area. Starting 7 p.m. Tuesday night, return to this post for live updates as polling results are tallied in our live blog. We will then publish a chart of the tentative vote totals from Tuesday's election as soon as enough votes are in. Join us and weigh in on the races. Patch will be out at the polls throughout the day. Check back for our updates: Updated 4:55 p.m. April 9 Slow voter turnout continued through Tuesday afternoon in the Palos area. Precinct 37 reported 97 ballots cast out of 975 registered voters, with 12 early votes already in, as of 4:01 p.m. Updated 11:48 a.m. April 9 Turnout in the first four hours of …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 District 118 school board race, pitting five candidates for four seats.
Sunday, April 7
CANDIDATE BIOS Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. When we get closer to the days when you can cast a ballot, we'll post links to biographical and issue-based information about the trustee candidates. Four open seats: THE 'MUST-READ' STORIES Interesting stories relevant to District 118: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Got a news tip? Email Patch editor Ben Feldheim at email@example.com.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Lawrence Mish is running for the District 118 school board in the April election.
Position Sought Palos School District 118 school board member Campaign Contact Information n/a Hometown Palos Heights Family Members Wife: Susan K. Mish Son: Kevin Mish, 20 Son: Connor Mish, 16 Education Purdue University, BS Current Occupation and Employer Self-employed Political Party Affiliation None. Why are you seeking the position? I am currently on the Palos District 118 School Board and would very much like to continue serving the community in this role. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? My focus is helping to maintain the course for Palos District 118. One which traditionally includes great teaching of both academics and the arts, while being fiscally responsible and achieving financial integrity…