Friday, March 8, 2013
Incumbent Patrick Brennan pulled away from challenger Jacqueline McKinney in the race for Minooka Village President.
The filing period for municipal elections ended Dec. 26 for the April 9 election. Here's who filed for open elected positions on local governing boards, according to Will County election documents. Are you a candidate, current elected official or other community leader? Blog on Patch to share news, photos and opinions as you prepare for the election. Get started here or email email@example.com for more information. 3 Five people filed to run for three trustee seats on the Channahon Village Board. They are: Janet L. "Missey" Schumacher, Lawrence W. Troutman, Jerald M. Papesh (I), Sam Greco (I) and Mark Scaggs. 1 Village President Patrick Brennan is facing a challenge from Jacqueline C. McKinney. Incumbent vs. Challenger in Race for …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Jim McFarland says he will be running for one of three at-large city council seats in the April 2013 election.
Jim McFarland, Troy Township clerk, is the first candidate -- other than the three incumbents -- to announce his bid to run for the Joliet City Council. McFarland issued a statement Monday declaring his intent to seek one of three at-large council seats that will be filled in the April 2013 election. “During the past few months, several community groups, labor organizations and Joliet citizens have encouraged me to run for dity council," McFarland said in the announcement. "Their confidence in my abilities as a consensus builder and effective problem solver, as well as my desire to improve our neighborhoods, has inspired me to run for city council.” McFarland is a Joliet native who, prior to becoming township clerk a year ago, was a Troy …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Take the Patch Poll: Does Pat Quinn deserve re-election or would you put another Democrat on the ballot in 2014?
Pat Quinn is so unpopular, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, that Lisa Madigan and Bill Daley would easily beat him in a Democratic primary while Kirk Dillard and Dan Rutherford would topple him in the general election. Quinn says he's going to run for re-election in 2014, but as 2012 comes to an end only 25 percent of Illinois voters approve of the job he's doing as governor. Public Policy Polling says 64 percent of voters disapprove of Quinn's performance — "making him the most unpopular governor PPP has polled on anywhere in the country this year." And there seems to be good reason for that. Last week, 24/7 Wall St. published a ranking of all 50 states, and Illinois emerges as the third-worst-run state in America, …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A columnist who's covered Jackson since his first days in public office suggests Obama's rise sent Jackson to his downfall.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.— who came into Congress bearing the heavy weight of his family name and lofty ambitions — counted Chicago's third airport as a signature issue for the better part of his time in office. And there's been no stauncher advocate for that project than Southtown columnist Phil Kadner. Construction of such an airport would bring much-needed jobs to an area plagued by chronic unemployment, and the airport itself, once realized, would serve as an economic engine for decades to come. So went the mantra. Targeted for a rural area outside the 2nd District until the latest congressional remap put the land into his district, Jackson's pursuit of the airport irritated Democrats and Republicans alike, from Chicago to Will …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How Will County voted for county board seats, county positions and state and national races.
Circuit Clerk: Incumbent and Democrat Pam McGuire was re-elected, taking in 139,036 votes. Her opponent, Republican Marlene Carlson received 101,947 votes. Recorder of Deeds: It was a close race all night for this county position. Republican challenger Laurie McPhillips held the position before current Recorder Karen A. Stukel. Stukel, a Democrat, was re-elected with 125,140 votes. McPhillips earned 114,912 votes. Auditor: This one was also close. Incumbent and Democrat Duffy Blackburn was narrowly re-elected over Republican challenger Mark Batinick. Blackburn had 120,684 votes; Batinick received 113,414 votes. Coroner: In one of the most commanding leads of a county seat, incumbent and Democrat Patrick K. O'Neil led Republican …
Republican outpaces opponent in unofficial vote totals.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Republican Sue Rezin is heading back to Springfield to represent the 38th District in the Illlinois State Sentate. Rezin was able to earn 46,790 votes to Democratic opponent Christine Benson's 40,367. Results are unofficial. The 38th District encompasses portions of Kendall, Grundy, LaSalle, Putnam and Livingston counties, stretching from Plano/Yorkville/Oswego in the north to Streator in the south and from Channahon-Minooka/Grundy County in the east to Bureau Junction to the west. Rezin, 50, has had a quick ascent in Springfield, having been elected to the Illinois House in November 201 and then appointed to the 38th District Senate just a month later. Locally, the Morris resident served on the Nettle Creek School Board and has been …
Both candidates were without opponents in the primary.
Incumbent Pam Roth (R) took the victory Tuesday to keep her seat in the 75th state house. Neither Roth nor Jeremy Ly (D) faced a challenger during the primary race in March and knew for some time that they would face one another on Nov. 6. Roth took her seat in the 75th State house in Jan. 2010, to replace Sue Rezin, who had been elected to the post, but then was appointed to replace retired Sen. Gary Dahl, (R-Granville). Ly ran for the Grundy County Board in 2008, when he defeated an 18-year incumbent. On Tuesday, he was up against Pam Roth (R), who took office in Jan. 2011. Attempts to reach Roth and Ly for comment were unsuccessful.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McCormick Place is filled with celebration as the race is called.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Adam Kinzinger, who was the incumbant going into the race Tuesday, defeats Democrat Wendy Rolf.
Incumbant Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon) has defeated Wanda Rohl (D-Ottawa), who was in her first run for office. Going into the race on Tuesday night, Adam Kinzinger (R-Channahon), already won a battle during the primary race. Because of the redistricting in Illinois, Kinzinger, who was an incumbent himself, faced a two-decade incumbent, Don Manzullo. During the primary, Kinzinger admitted to the challenge of redistricting. "We began this journey three months ago, after my district was divided into five different parts," he said in a written release. "The largest part of my district went into the new 16th, but about 70 percent of the district was new." On Tuesday night, he was happy to return to represent voters. "My feeling on tonight from…
What will 2012 ballots in northern Illinois show about President Obama's support at home?
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Updated at 3 a.m., Chicago time By Dennis Robaugh After NBC and CNN projected President Obama's re-election, the president sent a message shortly thereafter on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." Illinois, of course, was never in play. Our state's 20 electoral votes were stuck in the president's back pocket as far back as his inauguration in 2008. But in 2008's historic election, President Obama carried every collar county in northern Illinois. In 2012, the president narrowly lost out to Mitt Romney in Kane County, Kendall County and McHenry County, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Voter turnout again was very strong. Local polling places even reported lines at 6 a.m. with voters waiting to get…