Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The outgoing mayor and trustee received accolades at the well-attended village board meeting Monday, at which they stepped down.
Morton Grove residents applauded outgoing Mayor Dan Staackmann and Trustee Larry Gomberg at the May 13 meeting, in which they stepped down from office. The meeting started with Staackmann in place as mayor, and as the trustees gave their reports, Trustee Shel Marcus said, "I do want to congratulate Larry Gomberg. Larry has served the community well in many ways." He added he hoped Gomberg would continue his involvement in the community. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a free daily email from Patch.com. Marcus also saluted Staackmann, saying he served the community well in many ways. "When he was elected in 2009, the economy was in terrible condition. Communities were suffering and under Dan's leadership during this difficult time...…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
With 16 of 16 precincts reporting, DiMaria has racked up 70 percent of the vote.
As vote totals have come in since about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dan DiMaria of Morton Grove's Action Party has earned about 70 percent of the vote, with Larry Gomberg, who ran as an independent, with 30 percent. That means DiMaria will become the village's mayor. DiMaria also unseated incumbent Mayor Dan Staackmann in the Feb. 26 primary election for the Action Party's nomination. He ran on a platform of economic development, saying he would personally reach out to businesses to invite them to locate in Morton Grove, as well as give the village's professional staff the tools they need to promote economic development. Click here to see more results in Morton Grove and Niles area races Patch news coverage: Morton Grove mayoral debate, part one…
Monday, April 8, 2013
The village needs more independent voices. A Letter to the Editor by Sherwin Dubren.
The following Letter to the Editor states the opinions of the author. Patch is serving as a platform for writers to express their views. As has been the reality for the past two mayoral elections, no public debate between the two candidates has taken place. Worse yet, the Champion Newspaper waited until the last week of the campaign to tell us anything about the candidates. The Bugle did not even do that. That leaves the voters in Morton Grove to best guess who they think can lead the village for the next four years. I hope they are not unduly influenced by the number of lawn signs or mailings. It does indicate that a candidate has deep pockets to spend on campaigning, which does not qualify him to be mayor. There have been …
Friday, April 5, 2013
In these short videos from a recent candidate forum, Dan DiMaria and Larry Gomberg tell voters a little about themselves and what they would do as mayor of Morton Grove.
The two candidates for Morton Grove mayor appeared in a forum on a recent Thursday at the invitation of the Woodlands Condo Association. Before launching into a question and answer period, they introduced themselves to the 40 or so people present. Earlier: Morton Grove Mayor Candidates Tackle Hot Topics Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch.com. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The two candidates running for mayor answer questions on how Morton Grove could develop a downtown and what it will take to get name-brand businesses filling vacant space in town. Part 2 of 2 parts.
This is part two of Patch.com's coverage of the Morton Grove mayoral debate between candidates Larry Gomberg and Dan DiMaria Thursday. The candidates, who are running for mayor in the April 9 election, were invited by the Woodlands Condo Association in Morton Grove to come and answer questions. About 40 people came to the forum, held in one of the condo building common rooms at the Woodlands, a community of condos and townhouses east of the Morton Grove train station, and south of Lincoln Avenue. Earlier: In Part 1 of this story, candidates discuss the idea of a new library, potholes and whether Lakeshore Waste should locate a recycling center in Morton Grove Question from Rodney of the Woodlands condo association: Morton Grove has a …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The two candidates, Dan DiMaria and Larry Gomberg, debated Thursday at the invitation of the Woodlands condo association. In Part 1 (of 2), they answer questions on a recycling station, whether a new library is needed, and more.
After Harvey Silverman, the president of the Woodlands Condo Association in Morton Grove, opened the mayoral debate Thursday evening, candidates Dan DiMaria and Larry Gomberg both set a friendly tone by saying that they respected and liked each other. That set the stage for a relaxed discussion with about 40 people in one of the condo building common rooms at the Woodlands, a community of condos and townhouses east of the Morton Grove train station, and south of Lincoln Avenue. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch.com. It's like getting a free newspaper. Both of the candidates spoke passionately about the need for economic development in Morton Grove, with DiMaria saying that as mayor, he would personally reach …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Larry Gomberg, a Morton Grove trustee running for mayor in the April 9 election, is interviewed on North Town News Magazine.
Larry Gomberg, a Morton Grove trustee who is running for mayor in the April 9 election, was recently interviewed on the North Town News Magazine show, which is devoted to public affairs. Earlier: Meet the Leaders: Larry Gomberg Earlier: Dan DiMaria: Why I'm Running Gomberg will be facing Dan DiMaria, who won the Action Party primary on Feb. 26, in the April 9 general election. Click on the video to watch. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Larry Gomberg announced his candidacy for mayor in the spring 2013 election.
Morton Grove Trustee Larry Gomberg has announced he will run for mayor of the village in the Spring 2013 election. He has left the village's Action Party and is running as an independent. “We should be proud of our past accomplishments, but that doesn’t mean we should dwell in the past,” Gomberg said. “We need to spell out our future as a village, and to do that, the public needs to be able to work with public officials who aren’t afraid to think outside the box.” Related: Action Party will screen candidates Gomberg said that if elected, he would work as a full-time mayor, but without a raise in salary. Get Morton Grove and Niles news delivered in your email. It's like getting a free newspaper “Government, business and the public must …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
In this week's "Meet the Leaders" series, Morton Grove Village Trustee Larry Gomberg answers a variety of questions posed by Patch.
What's a favorite publication, book and/or movie? Gromberg: I read the Wall Street Journal every day cover to cover, and my favorite movie is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—the young idealist that never gave up his ideals and fought against the establishment and fought against special interests and won. So when I’m disappointed or doen politically, sometimes I go to YouTube and watch the whole movie and go from there. There’s a lot of similarities between what went on in the 1930's and a lot of parts are relevant today. Who cooks at your house and what do they cook? Gomberg: My wife and my kids. My wife cooks everything from stir-fries of all types to fish, steaks and hamburgers. My one son likes to cook Tuna Helper and my other son likes …