Wednesday, April 24, 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 last Wednesday, reported the Daily Herald. The House voted 95-22 in favor of House Bill 226. The Senate had its first reading last 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-…
Friday, April 12, 2013
Area voters reported little to no wait at polling places during Tuesday's local election.
On Tuesday, 16.15 percent of voters made it out to the polls to cast their ballot in this year's local election, according to the McHenry County Clerk's office. The turnout is par for the course for area local elections. Since 2005, turnout in McHenry County has ranged from as low as 12.55 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 20.25 percent voting in 2005. Comparably speaking, during last fall's presidential election, 66.21 percent of registered voters made it to the polls. One upside to the low turnout is that voters in McHenry County reported little to no wait at the polls on Tuesday. "(There was) no lines—I was only the 25th voter at around 3 p.m. so it's definitely been a slow day," according to a comment on …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
John Piwko, JR Westberg and Ronda Goldman win election.
Wednesday, April 10
There will be two new faces on the Huntley Village board with the election of JR Westberg and Ronda Goldman Tuesday. The two join incumbent John Piwko along with Mayor Charles Sass who ran for reelection unopposed. Former Trustee Jay Kadakia lost his bid. In McHenry County, Goldman lead the way with 1,628 votes or 26 percent of the vote followed by Piwko with 1,582 votes or 26 percent and Westberg with 1,544 votes or 25 percent, according to unofficial results from the McHenry County Clerk’s office. There are five precincts in Huntley that are in Kane County. The Kane County Clerk's unofficial results had Goldman also leading the way with 633 votes or 69.04 percent of the vote, followed by Kadakia with 545 voters or 60.22 percent, Piwko …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Unofficial election results show James Kearns won the Grafton Township Supervisor race.
James Kearns is Grafton Township's next supervisor, according to preliminary election results from the McHenry County Clerk's office. The supervisor race preliminary totals with 31 out of 31 precincts reporting had Kearns ahead with 1,944 votes or 50.88 percent while Pam Fender had 1,877 votes, or 49.12 percent of the vote. In the race for Township Assessor, Alan Zielinski defeated Terra Jensen. Zielinski had 1,998 votes or 52.97 percent while Jensen had 1,774 votes or 47.03 percent. Kathryn Francis is running unopposed for clerk. In the Highway Commissioner race, Tom Poznanski had 2,020 votes or 54.20 percent while Tim Hoeft had 1,707 votes or 45.80 percent, according to preliminary results. There were eight candidates running for four …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The local election day will be on Tuesday, April 9.
Monday, April 8
Several local races will be up for election Tuesday. The McHenry County Election website has a precinct finder for those wishing to look up their polling place.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Alan Zielinski is a candidate for Grafton Township Assessor.
Sunday, April 7
Alan Zielinski Age: 62. Family: Mary & Bob (sister and brother-in-law), Michaelene (significant other) and Sasha, Klondike, Igloo & Mickie (four rescue Samoyeds who comprise our Fuzzy White Dog Pack). Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. MBA from Michigan State University. All required fundamental and continuing education courses for active Real Estate Appraiser certifications in Illinois and Wisconsin. All required coursework for a Certified Illinois Assessment Officer designation. Occupation: real estate and business valuation. Previous elected or appointed offices: none. Position sought: Grafton Township Assessor. Political party: Republican. Campaign E-mail address: Info@AlforAssessor.com Campaign committee: …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Early voting is taking place at the Huntley Park District, 12015 Mill St., Huntley.
Wednesday, April 3
It has been a busy time for Huntley. Construction on the Route 47 and the Jane Addams Tollway got underway last year and Centegra Hospital-Huntley got the state's approval to construct a new hospital at Haligus and Reed Roads. But the four candidates running for Huntley trustee have more goals to accomplish and have their own ideas for the future. The candidates are: Ronda Goldman Jay Kadakia Incumbent John Piwko JR Westberg
The Daily Herald reports that 64.8 percent of McHenry County's local races in Tuesday's election are uncontested.
Wednesday, April 3
While lowering property taxes may ranks high on many local residents wish list, a low number of contested races in the upcoming local election could mean that such policy changes are unlikely, according to the Daily Herald. The Daily Herald reports 60 percent of the 2,100-plus local races in McHenry, Cook, Kane, DuPage and Lake counties are uncontested going into Tuesday's election. In McHenry County, 64.8 percent of the races are uncontested, according to a Daily Herald graphic. Read more in today's Daily Herald article.
If you witness electioneering, illegally placed campaign signs or denial of voting rights at any of Kane County’s 228 voting precincts, call the hotline at 630-208-5328.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 3
Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during next week’s consolidated election should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office to report the problems. The Election Complaint Line will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 9, 2013. Anyone who experiences or witnesses any possible illegal election activity, such as electioneering, illegally placed campaign signs or denial of voting rights at any of Kane County’s 228 voting precincts should call the hotline at (630) 208-5328. The hotline will be staffed by representatives of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Assistant State’s Attorneys will take the complaints about potential violations of Illinois election laws and are prepared to …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Meet one of the four candidates for Huntley Village Trustee.
Monday, April 1
Early voting continues through Saturday, April 6 and four candidates are running for three seats on the Huntley village board. As you head to the polls now or on Election Day, learn about the candidates running: Ronda Goldman Age: Ageless Family: Married for 35 years Education: BA, Univ of Ill, Champaign(English/Spanish); MA, Central Michigan University(Reading Disabilities); Loyola University(Elem. Cert.); Northeastern Ill University(Administrative Certificate) Occupation: H.S. Special Education Administrator over 17 north side high schools in Chicago Public School System(Retired); Educational Consultant for 4 years(recently re-retired) Previous elected or appointed offices: appointed by Mayor Sass to the Huntley Zoning Board of…