Friday, April 12, 2013
Low voter turnout led to little or no wait at polling places during Tuesday's local elections.
Less than 20 percent of voters, or 18.8 percent to be exact, made it out to the polls in suburban Cook County to vote in this year's local election on April 9, according to the Cook County Clerk's website. While the turnout was higher than other area counties, it was an average turnout for a local election in Cook County. Since 2005, turnout in Cook County has ranged from as low as 16.7 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 27 percent voting in 2005. Compare that to last fall's presidential election, where 70.7 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in suburban Cook County. Cook County voters reported little to no wait at the polls on Tuesday. "At 4:30, there were 110 votes cast in District 2. No lines…
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Several school board candidates spoke to the Journal & Topics Newspaper about hazing.
Wednesday, March 27
Maine Township High School District 207 School Board candidates sounded off about hazing to the Journal and Topics Newspaper recently. Jeff Spero said the Maine West incident could have been prevented if alleged hazing incidents that occurred in the past were handled appropriately. Eldon Burk told the paper that the school district needs to educate kids and staff on the issue. Mary Childers said younger children need to learn how to communicate with words instead of violence. Jin Lee said parents need to get involved and be educated on the subject matter as well. Candidates Margaret McGrath, Carla Owen and Sean Story were not able to attend the interview, the newspaper reports.
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 11, 2013
Where and how to register, plus information on Niles, Morton Grove candidates.
Tuesday, March 12 is the last day to register to vote in the April 9 Consolidated Election. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, 18 years old on or before the election, a resident of the precinct for 30 days immediately prior to Election Day, and must provide two forms of identification with one form of identification showing the current address for registration. Cook County residents can find information on where to register on the Cook County Clerk’s website. Niles-Morton Grove Consolidated Election Related Articles: Candidates Start Filing Early Niles Candidates Force Coin Toss; LoVerde Bows Out Who Will Be On Morton Grove Ballot? These Candidates Are Running In Niles Niles Mayor Callero Not Running Again Leys Drops out 7th Ward Race…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Callero, a longtime trustee who was appointed interim mayor in 2008 and was elected mayor in 2009, is making an endorsement in the April 2013 race.
Niles Mayor Robert Callero issued a statement Dec. 26 saying he is not running again in the April 2013 election. The decision was not unexpected, since Trustee Andrew Przybylo, a political ally of Callero's, has declared his candidacy for mayor. Trustee Chris Hanusiak is also running for mayor. Callero was elected trustee in 1996, and became interim mayor of the village in 2008 after former Mayor Nicholas Blase resigned under pressure. Callero was elected mayor in April 2009. Get Niles and Morton Grove news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Following is the text of Callero's statement: I have decided not to seek a second term as Mayor in the April 9, 2013 Election. My reasons are as follows: …
Monday, December 17, 2012
You can file to run in the April election for District 64's school board. Filing begins today until Dec. 26.
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 …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
DiMaria, who's challenging Morton Grove Mayor Dan Staackmann, explains why he's running in the primary instead of the general election, and what his vision for Morton Grove would be.
Morton Grove Trustee Dan DiMaria got Morton Grove residents talking last week when he threw his hat into the ring for mayor in the April 2013 election. DiMaria plans to run in the February primary election, against Mayor Dan Staackmann, for the nomination of Morton Grove's Action Party. Trustee Larry Gomberg has also announed his intention to run for mayor. Earlier: DiMaria Will Run for Mayor Earlier: Gomberg Announces Candidacy In the question and answer interview below, DiMaria explains why he wants to run, why he chose to run in the Action Party primary, and what he would do as mayor. Patch: What experience do you have in government? DiMaria: I moved to Morton Grove in 1997 and got active pretty much right away. I was a Poli Sci …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
He will challenge Dan Staackmann for the Action Party's nomination in the Feb. 26 primary election.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Long-time Action Party Trustee Dan DiMaria announced today that he will run for Mayor of Morton Grove in the February 26, 2013 primary election. “I’ve always been an Action Party member and supporter – I’m still that,” DiMaria says. “But I’ve had letters, emails, and even people knocking on my door urging me to run for mayor. So, after much consideration, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring.” DiMaria sought the party’s nomination in their traditional slating process but was edged out by the incumbent mayor, Daniel Staackmann. So in an unprecedented move, DiMaria decided to take his candidacy directly to the voters in Morton Grove. Earlier: Gomberg to run for mayor “I think that the decision of who the best person is for mayor …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Andrew Przybylo and George Alpogianis distribute literature in multi-unit buildings, encouraging residents to apply to run on their ticket.
After Niles Trustee Andrew Przybylo and former trustee George Alpogianis declared their candidacy in the April Niles municipal elections, they have begun distributing a flier to residents of multi-unit buildings. Earlier: Przybylo, Alpogianis forming slate The flier outlines their platform, noting that multi-unit buildings have different needs than single family homeowners and encouraging multi-unit residents to apply to run for the Niles board on their ticket. "We're looking for candidates, and it's important voters be represented," Przybylo said. Prybylo said he had not formally announced his candidacy yet, though Alpogianis said last week that Przybylo would run for mayor and Alpogianis would run for trustee on a common slate. They …