Thursday, April 18, 2013
The House just voted in favor of a bill presented by Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills to allow 17-year-olds the right to vote in primary elections. The Senate had its first reading of the bill Thursday.
A bill proposed by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) to allow 17-year-olds the right to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 by the next general election cleared the House Wednesday, reported the Daily Herald. The House voted 95-22 in favor of House Bill 226. The Senate had its first reading Thursday. On her website, Sente states that a group of students from a political science program at Stevenson High School has advocated for this initiative for several years, beginning with her predecessor Kathy Ryg. "Over the next few weeks, myself and Rep. Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) are planning to speak to students to get them involved in all aspects of passing this bill," stated Sente. "I am hopeful that through our bi-partisan efforts…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Area voters reported little to no wait at polling places for the April 9 local election.
On April 9, just 17.62 percent of voters made it out to the polls in Lake County to vote in the this year's consolidated election, according to the Lake County Clerk's website. Voter turnout in Tuesday's consolidated election was higher in suburban Cook and McHenry counties, but it was an average turnout for a local election in Lake County. Since 2005, turnout in Lake County has ranged from as low as 15.04 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 21.90 percent voting in 2009, according to the elections results archive from the Lake County Clerk's website. Comparably speaking, during last November's presidential election, 71.18 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in Lake County. Other counties also …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Write-in candidate says he will continue battle to make Barrington a better community.
Thursday, April 11
I want to thank everyone who supported me. I am very pleased with the results in spite of the fact that I was kicked off the ballot. The election has furthered my resolve to continue the battle to make Barrington a better community, a safer community, and more transparent. I will do everything in my power to make downtown Barrington a vibrant area. Because of research done for the campaign, I am asking the Village Board to approve a forensic audit for all the financial activity for the Village for the last 10 years. We found so many questionable expenses that we think this is more than an appropriate action and a necessity of good government. I ask my fellow citizens of Barrington to assist with this action. Mike Kozel
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Entire Ela First slate win all township positions.
The Ela First slate of candidates took all open Ela Township positions in the April 9 election. The race between Ela First and Ela Tax Reform candidates was close as precinct results came in, although some candidates including Lucy Prouty for supervisor and John Barrington for assessor maintained a strong lead throughout the evening. After all precincts were counted, and absentee and early voting tallied, Ela First candidates had won all spots. "The Ela First candidates would like to thank everyone for all the support throughout the campaign," John Barrington said. "There was a lot of mixed information out there, but we have a great group of people on this board who are committed to the residents of Ela Township and look forward to …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Incumbent Village President Karen Darch was challenged by write-in candidate Mike Kozel.
Update April 10 Karen Darch ended election evening with 644 votes in Lake County and 627 votes in Cook County. April 9 Barrington Village President Karen Darch appears to have won over write-in candidate Mike Kozel, according to the Daily Herald. With 5 of 6 Cook County precincts reporting, Darch had 444 votes out of 728 ballots cast. Darch had 535 votes in Lake County with all precincts reporting and both Darch and Kozel agreed she had the majority, according to the Daily Herald. The results of a write-in challenge by Mike Kozel to incumbent Village President Karen Darch will be delayed. Final tallies for write-in votes in Lake County will be posted tommorrow. According to the Cook County Clerk,votes for write-in candidates will …
Barbara Oilschlager and Philip J. Carrigan are the projected winners of Tuesday's College of Lake County Board of Trustees election.
Updated 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Unofficial results from the Lake County Clerk, not including provisional and late arriving vote by mail ballots projects the winners of the CLC Board race to be Barbara Oilschlager and Philip J. Carrigan. There were two openings on the College of Lake County board. Below is the list of candidates who ran. All candidates were sent questionnaires. Click on the names of those who returned the questionnaires to read their full profile. The candidates include Philip J. Carrigan, of Waukegan; Jeanne Marie Dauray, of Round Lake; retired vice president of student development Darl E. Drummond, of Gurnee; incumbent trustee John W. Lumber, of Ingleside; and incumbent trustee Barbara D. Oilschlager, of Grayslake. The 6-year …
Ela First candidates take township board race.
There are two slates running in Ela Township. Ela First Details Vision for the Future The Ela First slate of candidates consists of Lucy Prouty for Supervisor, William L (Bill) Donnan for Clerk, Bill Kruckenberg for Highway Commissioner, John Barrington for Assessor, and Nancy Thompson, Larry Bowman, Jack Reck, and Lynn O’Brien for Trustee. Ela Tax Reform Party Says it Will Put Ela Residents First Members of the Ela Tax Reform Party include: Barbara Evans for Supervisor, Wayne Wnek for Assessor, Paul Jankowski for Clerk, Randy Abbott for Highway Commissioner, and Trustee candidates Mike Jennings, Vaseem Iktekhar, Nancy Shepherdson and Tony Lombardo. Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots.
Penny Kazmier, Wendy Farley, Sandra Ficke-Bradford and Christopher Geier elected.
Penny Kazmier, Wendy Farley, Sandra Ficke-Bradford and Christopher Geier have been elected to the Barrington 220 Board of Education. See results below: Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots. Background information: Six candidates are running for four open seats on the Barrington 220 Board of Education. All candidates were sent questionnaires. Click the candidate’s name to read the profile. Penelope “Penny” Kazmier Wendy Farley Sandra Ficke-Bradford Sophia Chen-deVries Christopher Geier Jerry Keaton
Unite Barrington Hills' Colleen Hannigan gets most trustee votes.
Patch is your source for local election results. This is where we will post updated election results once the polls close on April 9, 2013. Incumbent Barrington Hills President Robert Abboud was challenged by Martin McLaughlin. Five candidates ran for three village trustee seats. Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Resident supports Christopher Geier and Jerry Keaton.
We need a change in our Barrington 220 school board. As residents, parents, and taxpayers, I’d like to know that our input is valued. It doesn’t appear to be. Requesting community input, our Barrington 220 Board of Education conducted a survey in 2012. The questions related to issues the community would most prefer regarding several topics. The results- 57% of staff and parents requested the implementation of an all day kindergarten program. Down the list, was realigning the school calendar to allow the high school students to take first semester finals before Christmas break instead if in mid-January. 40% chose this issue as most important. Results are here-http://www.barrington220.org/domain/2367 The district created a panel …