Thursday, January 24, 2013
This mayor has made tough decisions that have paid off and put Morton Grove on the right track. A Letter to the Editor from John Thill.
The following Letter to the Editor expresses the view of the author alone. Patch is merely serving as a platform for readers to state their opinions. Morton Grove is going to have its first primary election in the Village's 128 year history on Feburary 26. What is the cost to the taxpayer? I have worked alongside Mayor Staackmann for the past six years and I have a few observations that I would like to share. The Mayor has always put the welfare of the people and the village first above any other consideration. There have been many tough decisions over the past four years. Some of these decisions were not popular at the time. But I doubt that anyone can argue with the results. Some are: a more vibrant senior center, expanded and …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After Trustee Dan DiMaria declared Tuesday he would run for mayor in the party's primary, Morton Grove's mayor, Dan Staackmann, commented.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After Morton Grove Trustee Dan Di Maria announced Tuesday he would run for village president in the Action Party primary election on Feb. 26, members of the Action Party issued a statement. Earlier: DiMaria tosses hat in the ring It said: Previously, the Board of Directors of the Action Party chose its slate of candidates for the upcoming April 2013 municipal election. Five seats on Morton Grove’s Village Board will be on the April ballot: Village President, Village Clerk, and three Village Trustee positions. The Action Party still endorses the slate it selected and announced on October 17, namely Daniel J. Staackmann for the office of Village President; Ed Ramos for Village Clerk; and Bill Grear, Tony Kalogerakos, and John Pietron …
Friday, November 2, 2012
They are gearing up for the April 2013 municipal election, when a mayor, clerk and trustees will be elected.
On Thursday evening, five days before that "other" election, members of Morton Grove's Action party launched their campaign for the April 2013 municipal elections. About 40 people gathered at Tommy's Pub to hear the candidates get introduced, shake hands with them and pick up candidate petitions to circulate. The party's candidates include Dan Staackmann for mayor; William Grear, Tony Kalogerakos and John Pietron for trustee and Ed Ramos for clerk. Staackmann is the current mayor, Grear is currently a trustee and Kalogerakos is currently village clerk. As for opposition candidates, Larry Gomberg, a current trustee, has declared his intention to run for mayor. Other candidates have until Dec. 24 to file their petitions. Get Morton …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Board of trustees goes to one slate, while library board victories dominated by the other group.
On Election Day, Morton Grove voters made decisions by party line, or at least that's what the April 5 balloting indicates as Cook County has started reporting results from all 17 precincts in town. To see the percentages and number of votes, check out our graphs here. For the open seats on the board of trustees, all three went to Action Party candidates: Shel Marcus, John Thill and Maria Toth. Likewise, the six-year terms on the Morton Grove Public Library Board went to B-PAC candidates: Mark Albers, Peter Berg and Catherine Peters. The lone two- year term also went to a B-PAC candidate, David Calimag. For both the village board and library board races, the space between winning and losing came down to few hundred votes. For example, the …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
With the current numbers from Cook County Clerk David Orr, the projected winners are the Action Party for village trustee seats and B-PAC for the public library seats.
For up-to-the-minute results and information on your local races, Morton Grove Patch is the place to be. Set a bookmark for Morton Grove Patch and follow us on Twitter. Here are the numbers, according to the Cook County Clerk's website at 9:55 p.m., of contested elections for Morton Grove voters: 1,061 * Write-in candidates Renee Miller and Donald India also campaigned for the MGPL trustee seat and Golf 67 board seat respectively, but Cook County has not released their votes. Live Blogging after the polls closed at 7 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Supporters of the Action Party hang out at the party's headquarters on Dempster Street, waiting for candidates to return from campaigning around the neighborhood. Action Party organizers say they expect …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
John Thill is running for one of the three village board seats open in this year's election.
John Thill is running for a four-year seat on the Village of Morton Grove Board of Trustees, a six-member group steering the village's government and economic policies with one President, totaling seven officials in all. Thill is running for reelection, after winning a trustee seat in the 2007 election. A nature enthusiast, he has served as president of Friends of the Morton Grove Forest Preserves for nearly 10 years. He has lived in Morton Grove for 40 years. This year, three seats are up for the four-year terms of service, and two political parties are campaigning for spots: Action Party (Shelden "Shel" Marcus, John Thill and Maria Toth) and Caucus Party (Georgianne Brunner, Rita Minx and John Pietron). Morton Grove Patch collects the…
Saturday, March 26, 2011
John Pietron is running for one of the three village board seats open in this year's election.
John Pietron is running for a four-year seat on the Village of Morton Grove Board of Trustees, a six-member group steering the village's government and economic policies with one President, totaling seven officials in all. Pietron served as the chairman of the Economic Development Commission in Morton Grove, and unsuccessfully ran for a trustee seat in 2009. He spent nearly 20 years as a marketing consultant, and has lived in Morton Grove for more than three decades. This year, three seats are up for the four-year terms of service, and two political parties are campaigning for spots: Action Party (Shelden "Shel" Marcus, John Thill and Maria Toth) and Caucus Party (Georgianne Brunner, Rita Minx and John Pietron). Morton Grove Patch …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
With the election season gearing up in Morton Grove, Patch offers a few scenes from campaigning in town.
As the month of March heralds rising temperatures, the changing season also means our local election season is heating up. Stay with Patch for upcoming Q&As with candidates, premiering on Monday. Check out the photos of local campaigning for some of the most active organizations in Morton Grove. If you have any photos of your own to submit, please do.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Morton Grove resident and Action Party President Mark Matz offers his thoughts on the state of the village.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
How do we view Morton Grove? As a divided, damaged village with no hope, lamenting our past? Or are we a united, resilient community ready to meet future challenges in pioneering ways? I hope we share a positive outlook and use that when providing constructive input to our elected officials. For those who only see the negative, please take another look around your home town today. It is a unique, diverse community with roots reaching back deep into the 19th century. Our village can and will work together to face new opportunities while digging out from the economic crisis. No government is perfect since it is a human creation. The American form of democracy is still the best one on the planet. What makes it great? When you …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Incumbent trustee candidates say village government is steering MG in the right direction despite dismal economy.
Incumbent trustees running in this spring's municipal elections are asking voters to keep intact a team they say has been effective despite obstacles posed by tough economic conditions. Residents will decide April 5 if they want to keep trustees John Thill, Maria Toth and Shel Marcus, all Action Party members, in the three trustee seats up for re-election. The trustees announced that they would be defending their posts at a Nov. 18 campaign kick-off event. Thill said that village government has fulfilled many campaign promises made to residents in 2009, when the Action Party won the mayor's office, all six trustee seats and the village clerk's post. "We did run on a platform almost two years ago that we would curtail spending, which we…