Wednesday, May 8, 2013
A Village of Lake Zurich-sponsored market will run 3-7 p.m. on Fridays.
Residents of Lake Zurich want a thriving Farmer's Market and the village listened. A committee is currently making plans for a market that will be held in Paulus Park, 3-7 p.m., Fridays, starting in mid-late June. "We're so excited and Tom (Poynton) is so excited. He wanted it to be one of the first things that comes out of his administration. He really wants a vibrant place for residents. That is one step toward making Lake Zurich the vibrant place we all want this to be," said Janet Barron, who is leading volunteers on a committee of the Park and Recreation Advisory board. Barron said the park board has been exploring the idea of a village-run market since last August. She and other volunteers including Mary Beth Euker and Susan Miller …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Woman files complaint suing village for more than $450,000.
A former Lake Zurich parks and recreation employee is suing the village of Lake Zurich for more than $450,000 for alleged sexual harassment and age discrimination, according to the Chicago Tribune. Cindy Walter, who worked for the village for 14 years, alleges she was sexually harassed by Mike Perkins, former director of parks and recreation, in a complaint filed in Lake County court last week, according to the Tribune. Walter was fired by the village in 2010. Perkins left the village last summer. His reason for leaving was that he and his family lived in the Rockford area and the commute was too long, according to Village President Suzanne Branding, in a previous interview.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thirteen candidates file for village seats in April election
Dec. 26 was the last day to file for the April 9 election. Three current trustees whose seats are up are not running for re-election, Jonathon Sprawka, Rich Sustich and Terry Mastandrea. Mastandrea was appointed in September 2011to fill the term of Mark Ernst who left for a job out of state. Trustee Rich Sustich said he decided not to seek re-election for family and personal reasons. (Check back on Lake Zurich Patch for a full interview with Sustich). A slate of candidates as well as independents filed for village office for the April election. Three candidates are running for village president-incumbent Suzanne Branding, Trustee Tom Poynton and Mary Black. The United Lake Zurich Party will run as a slate and includes: Suzanne Branding…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Complete by July 8 for chance to win $25 Visa gift card.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Village picks First Energy to provide electric; residents can choose green energy for slightly higher rate.
The Village of Lake Zurich announced that it has entered into an agreement with First Energy to provide electric supply services to residents. Voters approved a March referendum authorizing the village to implement an Electrical Aggregation Program. First Energy is expected to save residents approximately 44 percent on the current cost of electric supply, according to the village news release. With distribution costs added in, residents can expect to save 30 to 35 percent on their electric bill by late summer, early fall. Several municipalities worked with the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) to pool resources and buying power. After reviewing bids, Lake Zurich selected First Energy for a two-year contract at…
Monday, April 30, 2012
What's coming up this week?
Here's a look at some events coming up this week in town:
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Here's a look at the latest Lake Zurich Village Board news.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Here's a look at village board news from the past few months.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Hydrant flushing is scheduled to take place from April 16-27.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Jason T. Slowinski is now the interim city manager in Des Plaines.
Jason T. Slowinski soon will join the village of Lake Zurich as its new village administrator. Mayor Suzanne Branding announced Slowinski's appointment via press release March 29. Slowinski, who was selected from 45 applicants, is the interim city manager in Des Plaines. He officially will join Lake Zurich on May 7. "We are very pleased to have Mr. Slowinski as our new administrator," said Branding. "I anticipate the village will benefit from his prior experience and he will integrate very well into the Lake Zurich staff." Former Village Administrator Bob Vitas submitted his resignation on Nov. 11, 2011. His last day was Dec. 31. Roy Witherow was appointed the interim village administrator in January. Slowinski has worked for the city of …