Thursday, April 11, 2013
Though he earned more than 1,000 votes as a Niles mayoral candidate in Tuesday's election, Chris Hanusiak did not win. He looks to the future.
Chris Hanusiak was philosophical Wednesday after election results showed he lost the Niles mayor contest. The three trustees he was running with on the Responsible Leadership for Niles party slate--incumbent Jim Hynes, newcomer Mary Marusek and incumbent Louella Preston--also lost. Of the four, only Hanusiak will remain on the Niles board of trustees, because he ran for mayor at the mid-point of a four-year trustee term. "We ran a good campaign platform," he said. "We told people the facts about what transpired the past four years. We knocked on a lot of doors. "There was misinformation by the other party. We ran a campaign with true goals that can be measured." Hanusiak said he would work with the newly-elected mayor, Andrew Przybylo, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Niles' mayor-to-be says the hard work on the campaign paid off.
Lots of well-wishers came to the Niles New Party's election night gathering Tuesday at White Eagle Banquets to congratulate Andrew Przybylo on winning the village's mayor's race. With 22 of 24 precincts reporting, Przybylo had almost 64 percent of the vote. He ran on a party ticket with three trustee candidates who also won. "I think the message that resonated with voters--and this is a theme that popped up in February--is about Niles pride," Przybylo said Tuesday. "Prior to that it was progressive government. Then the next thing that popped up was the business community and its activity within the village--a partnership there." Elsewhere: Click here for more Niles and Morton Grove election results, including schools, libraries, park …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
We've met great people as we've rung doorbells. And we'll be there at important financial meetings, unlike Mr. Przybylo, who was absent from last week's meeting with no notice. A Letter to the Editor from Hanusiak, Hynes, Marusek, Preston.
The following Letter to the Editor states the opinions of the authors. Patch is serving as a platform for writers to express their opinions. We are only hours away from voting. Niles residents will select candidates who will lead for the next four years. The Responsible Leadership for Niles Team has spent the last five months preparing for this day, working to achieve a new path for village government. We are grateful that residents, many whom we had never met face to face, called us on our phones, stopped at our headquarters, and greeted us on the street to ask for our literature and lawn signs. We now really know the impact of the adage “A stranger is just a friend I’ve never met.” We feel blessed that so many “strangers” became our …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Andrew Przybylo and Chris Hanusiak address Niles residents. Watch their opening statements.
Watch these clips are from the March 27 debate for village of Niles candidates, held at the Niles Park District's Oasis Fun Center and sponsored by the Journal & Topics. The clips show mayoral candidates Andrew Przybylo and Chris Hanusiak making their opening statements. The election is being held Tuesday, April 9. A video of the entire debate can be seen here. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch.com. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The two candidates for Niles mayor faced off in a debate Wednesday. They disagreed on granting tax breaks, whether Przybylo has enough time in his schedule to be mayor, and ways to keep Golf Mill bringing in money for Niles.
This is Part 2 of a two-part story. Click here to see Part 1. Andrew Przybylo and Chris Hanusiak, who are competing to be Niles mayor in the April 9 election, ignited some sparks Wednesday in a debate, sponsored by the Journal & Topics. Read on to see where they disagreed. Was $100,000 to televise board meetings worth it? Moderator Amy Kruppe, superintendent of Niles Elementary School District 71, read off this question on the value of televising board meetings, written by an audience member. Andrew Przybylo responded that transparency is important but that he had no idea it would cost $100,000. (The video system was researched and recommended by the village's Information Technology staff). "It is expensive, I get it," Przybylo …
At a Wednesday debate, Chris Hanusiak and Andrew Przybylo differed on term limits, tax breaks for businesses, whether televising village meetings is worth it and whether a mayor needs to be available during the workweek. They also agreed on a lot.
Part 1 of two parts At a debate Wednesday, the two candidates for Niles mayor at times disagreed. They challenged each other and gave Niles issues a vigorous airing, but the overall tone was respectful. Andrew Przybylo and Krzystof "Chris" Hanusiak, who are both current trustees running for mayor in the April 9 election, even agreed on a few issues--such as instituting a senior advisory board to keep the village board apprised of senior issues. At the debate, held at the Niles Park District's Oasis Fun Center and sponsored by the Journal & Topics, they also both said they want to expand the Niles Teen Center's hours. And they agreed the village will not have to cut services to residents. But they diverged on other issues. Ban on video …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Vote in the April 9 election for local candidates, who have more power over the taxes you pay and services you get than D.C. pols. Krzystof "Chris" Hanusiak is running for mayor of Niles.
Get to know the Niles candidates running for mayor and village trustee in Patch.com's ongoing series. Today, we're running the candidate questionnaire of Krzystof "Chris" Hanusiak, who is running for mayor. Below the questionnaire, read previous published articles about Hanusiak. Name: Krzysztof “Chris” Hanusiak How long have you lived in Niles? 14 years Family: Married with three children Education: Attended Wright College and University of Illinois, Chicago Occupation: Small Business Owner, Royal Kitchen and Bath Cabinets Niles, Il Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: Other community involvement: Campaign E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org CampaignWebsite: www.niles2013.com 1. Why are you running for this office? To continue my …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Four candidate running under the banner of the Responsible Leadership party greeted supporters at an event at the Lone Tree Manor.
Chris Hanusiak, Jim Hynes, Mary Marusek and Louella Preston greeted supporters Thursday as the four held a fundraiser for their Responsible Leadership party. They are running as a slate in the Niles April 9 election, with Hanusiak as the candidate for mayor and the other three for village trustees. Supporters arrived throughout the evening at the event, held at the Lone Tree Manor. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Monday, January 28, 2013
A Letter to the Editor. I want systemized, open, fair and equal rules about changing the tax status for businesses already here in Niles. Businesses need a level playing field.
The following Letter to the Editor states the opinions of the author. Patch is providing a platform for writers to express their views. THE “ANTI-BUSINESS” HOAX Just as we thought we were finished with a contentious national election, we are suddenly thrust into a contentious local election. Argumentive words can be easily thrown around and certainly have been at public meetings by people who should know better. Accusations that trustees are “anti-business” because they want to establish specific procedures for changing tax status are false and serve no useful purpose. Businesses want and deserve a level playing field. It provides an equal opportunity for those who are willing to risk it. My wife and I were excited about the idea of …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The election is heating up, with two mayoral candidates and four trustee candidates. Four candidates formed a new political party; Louella Preston, James Hynes and Mary Marusek will run for trustee for the April 2013 election.
The Niles village election won't take place until April 2013, but the campaigning has already begun, with four individuals declaring their candidacies Monday. Krzysztof "Chris" Hanusiak, a village trustee, will run for mayor, and current trustees Louella Preston and James Hynes will run for trustee. In addition, Mary Marusek, who has served on the Niles Park District board and who ran for trustee in 2011 but was not elected, will run for trustee. Saying they want to bring Niles residents more actively into the decision-making process, the four created a political party called the Responsible Leadership for Niles party and are running as a slate. Don't miss a thing! Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook Two weeks ago, former George …