Thursday, April 18, 2013
The House just voted in favor of a bill presented by Rep. Carol Sente of Vernon Hills to allow 17-year-olds the right to vote in primary elections. The Senate had its first reading of the bill Thursday.
A bill proposed by State Rep. Carol Sente (D-Vernon Hills) to allow 17-year-olds the right to vote in primary elections if they will be 18 by the next general election cleared the House Wednesday, reported the Daily Herald. The House voted 95-22 in favor of House Bill 226. The Senate had its first reading Thursday. On her website, Sente states that a group of students from a political science program at Stevenson High School has advocated for this initiative for several years, beginning with her predecessor Kathy Ryg. "Over the next few weeks, myself and Rep. Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) are planning to speak to students to get them involved in all aspects of passing this bill," stated Sente. "I am hopeful that through our bi-partisan efforts…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Village president-elect thanks residents for support.
THANK YOU LAKE ZURICH!! I would like to thank my family; all the people who voted for me to be your next Village President; all the people who donated time, money and effort to my campaign; all the people who participated in any way in the election process and my opponents. It is a difficult and time consuming process … often times not much fun. We have a great community. But we can’t do it alone. I call on the talented and resourceful residents of Lake Zurich to join in the process. This election brought out new folks with new energy, new ideas and a new willingness to get involved. All that PLUS Your election of me, Jim Beaudoin, Dan Stanovich, Jeff Halen and Mark Loewes will get us “POYNTON in the Right Direction. ”Thank you for …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Area voters reported little to no wait at polling places for the April 9 local election.
On April 9, just 17.62 percent of voters made it out to the polls in Lake County to vote in the this year's consolidated election, according to the Lake County Clerk's website. Voter turnout in Tuesday's consolidated election was higher in suburban Cook and McHenry counties, but it was an average turnout for a local election in Lake County. Since 2005, turnout in Lake County has ranged from as low as 15.04 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 21.90 percent voting in 2009, according to the elections results archive from the Lake County Clerk's website. Comparably speaking, during last November's presidential election, 71.18 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in Lake County. Other counties also …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lake Zurich trustee looks forward to continuing to represent village.
Thursday, April 11
I would like to thank the voters and the community for their support throughout my reelection campaign. It has been an honor and privilege representing the Village the last 4 years and I look forward continuing many of the things we worked on with the newly elected officials; Village President Tom Poynton and Trustees Jim Beaudoin, Dan Stanovich and Mark Loewes. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rich Sustich, Jonathon Sprawka, Terry Mastandrea and Suzanne Branding for their time and commitment to the Village Board. Jeff Halen, Lake Zurich Trustee
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Entire Ela First slate win all township positions.
The Ela First slate of candidates took all open Ela Township positions in the April 9 election. The race between Ela First and Ela Tax Reform candidates was close as precinct results came in, although some candidates including Lucy Prouty for supervisor and John Barrington for assessor maintained a strong lead throughout the evening. After all precincts were counted, and absentee and early voting tallied, Ela First candidates had won all spots. "The Ela First candidates would like to thank everyone for all the support throughout the campaign," John Barrington said. "There was a lot of mixed information out there, but we have a great group of people on this board who are committed to the residents of Ela Township and look forward to …
Lake County Clerk provides turnout data.
Voter turnout in Lake Zurich was higher than average voter turnout in Lake County, according to the Lake County Clerk website. Village of Lake Zurich precincts averaged about 25 percent voter turnout. The average Lake County voter turnout was 17.62 percent. In Ela Township, voter turnout averaged 18 percent. In April 2009, average turnout in Lake County was 21 percent; in April 2007, it was 17 percent.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Barbara Oilschlager and Philip J. Carrigan are the projected winners of Tuesday's College of Lake County Board of Trustees election.
Updated 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Unofficial results from the Lake County Clerk, not including provisional and late arriving vote by mail ballots projects the winners of the CLC Board race to be Barbara Oilschlager and Philip J. Carrigan. There were two openings on the College of Lake County board. Below is the list of candidates who ran. All candidates were sent questionnaires. Click on the names of those who returned the questionnaires to read their full profile. The candidates include Philip J. Carrigan, of Waukegan; Jeanne Marie Dauray, of Round Lake; retired vice president of student development Darl E. Drummond, of Gurnee; incumbent trustee John W. Lumber, of Ingleside; and incumbent trustee Barbara D. Oilschlager, of Grayslake. The 6-year …
Jim Beaudoin, Jeff Halen, Dan Stanovich voted trustees; Mark Loewes two year term trustee
Patch is your source for local election results. This is where we will post updated election results once the polls close on April 9, 2013. There were three openings on the Lake Zurich village board for four-year trustee terms and one opening for a two-year term. Below is the list of candidates who ran. All candidates were sent questionnaires. Click on the names of those who returned the questionnaires to read their full profile. Jim Beaudoin Helmut Gerlach Ildiko Schultz Background Information Village President: Three candidates ran for Lake Zurich village president on the April 9 ballot, incumbent Suzanne Branding, current Trustee Tom Poynton, and Mary Black. All were sent questionnaires. Click on the name to read…
Get results for the Lake Zurich District 95 School board here for the April 9, 2013 election.
Patch is your source for local election results. This is where we will post updated election results once the polls close on April 9, 2013. Six candidates are running for four open seats on the Lake Zurich District 95 board of education. Background information: Scott McConnell Eileen Maloney Russell Cerqua –did not respond John Shaw Lisa Warren Kathy Brown Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots.
Ela First candidates take township board race.
There are two slates running in Ela Township. Ela First Details Vision for the Future The Ela First slate of candidates consists of Lucy Prouty for Supervisor, William L (Bill) Donnan for Clerk, Bill Kruckenberg for Highway Commissioner, John Barrington for Assessor, and Nancy Thompson, Larry Bowman, Jack Reck, and Lynn O’Brien for Trustee. Ela Tax Reform Party Says it Will Put Ela Residents First Members of the Ela Tax Reform Party include: Barbara Evans for Supervisor, Wayne Wnek for Assessor, Paul Jankowski for Clerk, Randy Abbott for Highway Commissioner, and Trustee candidates Mike Jennings, Vaseem Iktekhar, Nancy Shepherdson and Tony Lombardo. Results do not include early voting, vote by mail or provisional ballots.