Tuesday, April 16, 2013
He invites Morton Grove residents to contact him with any ideas while he is in the planning process for his administration. A Letter to the Editor from Dan DiMaria.
Tuesday, April 16
The following Letter to the Editor states the opinions of the author. Patch is serving as a platform for writers to express their views. Dear Morton Grove Residents, Thank you to everyone who helped elect me as our mayor. Our victory could not have been achieved without the teamwork of so many of you who circulated petitions, sent emails, held coffees, called friends and neighbors, wrote letters, knocked on doors, and especially voted. I am most proud that our campaign brought so many groups throughout our community together for a common cause –a better Morton Grove. I want to thank my opponent, Larry Gomberg for his years of service to our village, and for running a positive and professional campaign. He is a class act and I am …
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.
Where to cast your ballot for the local elections held Tuesday, April 9.
Friday, April 5
Niles and Morton Grove residents will hit the polls Tuesday, April 9 to vote for many local positions including school board and city roles. Niles Candidate and Race Information Morton Grove Candidate and Race Information Don't know where to cast your ballot? Tune into Niles-Morton Grove Patch Tuesday for updated election results and information.
A Letter to the Editor from Janine Witko.
The following Letter to the Editor states the opinions of the author. Patch is merely serving as a platform for writers to express their views. The results of Morton Grove’s Primary Election made clear that residents are ready to move away from “business as usual” and move the village forward. To Dan DiMaria, the concept of moving us forward is not just about working to solve problems we face; it includes changing how the village works to solve them. Since December, I have been on Dan DiMaria’s election committee. This group is representative of Dan’s inclusive nature and affable character. The committee consists of Action Party members, Caucus Party members, independents, people who have worked in each area of the village, retirees, and…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Get to know your local candidates, and cast an informed ballot on Tuesday, April 9. Ed Ramos is running for Morton Grove Village Clerk.
Local candidates have as much or more power as Washington politicians to raise your taxes and impact the services you receive--if not moreso. Patch is profiling local candidates running in the municipal election next Tuesday, April 9. Learn about them and cast an informed vote! Here is Ed Ramos' questionnaire. He is running for Morton Grove village clerk. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook for news, conversation Name: Ed Ramos Age: 60 How long have you lived in Morton Grove? 38 years Family: Married to Rebecca an RN, two grown up children. Education: Bachelor in Business (accounting major) Occupation: Accountant Previous Elected or Appointed Offices (please include years of service): Other community involvement: Campaign …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Learn about the candidates, and cast an informed ballot in the April 9 election.
The local election April 9 will be an important one, because village and school boards have more power over the property taxes you pay, and the local services you receive, than politicians in Washington do. Inform yourself by reading candidate profiles on Patch.com, and cast an informed ballot on April 9. Bill Grear is an incumbent Village of Morton Grove trustee who is seeking re-election. Name: William “Bill” Grear Age: 55 How long have you lived in Morton Grove? 55 years Family:
My wife Janice and I have been married for over 30 years. We have 3 adult children Education: St. Martha Elementary & Notre Dame High School. Occupation:
36 years USPS employee Previous Elected or Appointed Offices (please include years of service): …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Tony Kalogerakos serves as village clerk in Morton Grove, and is seeking a trustee position in the April 9 race.
Do you know which types of decisions your local village board makes? It's power over your property tax bill, the services you get and other important matters, such as whether your home floods, tends to affect you more than what Washington politicians do. So learn about local candidates and vote on April 9. Tony Kalogerakos is running unopposed on the Action Party ticket for Morton Grove trustee. Here is his candidate questionnaire. Name: Tony S. Kalogerakos Age: 33 years old How long have you lived in Morton Grove? 7 years Family: Recently married 10/27/12 Education: J.D. Occupation: Illinois Injury Lawyer Previous Elected or Appointed Offices (please include years of service…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The local candidates you vote for on April 9 have more influence over your taxes and the services you get than pols in Washington. Learn about the candidates and make an informed choice.
Following is the Patch.com candidate questionnaire from John Pietron, who is running for Morton Grove trustee in the April 9 election. Three candidates are running for three trustee slots; all are unopposed. Name: John Pietron Age: 64 How long have you lived in Morton Grove? 37 years Family: Wife (of 40 years) Janice; Nieces, Nephews, and Godchildren; 2 Collies Education: BS Finance, U of I Chicago and MBA, Keller Graduate School of Management Occupation: Retired. Previously, Entrepreneur – Marketing Consultant Previous Elected or Appointed Offices (please include years of service): Other community involvement: Previous MORTON GROVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY member Previous MORTON GROVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY Board …