Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Pride in River Forest candidates file, run as group on Dec. 17.
Four candidates running as a group for positions on the River Forest Village Board in April filed the necessary documents at Village Hall in River Forest on Monday. The group, running as Pride in River Forest, includes longtime residents Michael Gibbs, Lissa Druss Christman, Kevin Hanley and Tom Dwyer. Gibbs, who has been a trustee since 2008, will be running for village president, while the other three candidates are seeking trustee positions on the village board. The group announced their plans to run in October. “Our candidacy is based on growing up in the community,” Gibbs said in their announcement. “All four of us attended neighborhood schools and were raised here. We are running as a team to ensure our children and grandchildren …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Residents wanting to run for public office in the upcoming local election still have a bit of time left to make up their minds. Filing starts Monday Dec. 17 and ends Dec. 26, thanks to a change in state law.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Illinois Senate amends its election code so that candidates in local elections—from City Council to School Board—can submit nominating petitions until 5 p.m. on the day after Christmas.
Merry Christmas, candidates in local elections: You have an extra day to get your name on the April 2013 ballot! A new state law, passed Nov. 29 by both houses of the General Assembly, is also good news to municipal clerks, school board secretaries, township clerks, park district and library secretaries and other local election officials who were previously required to accept candidate petitions until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, regardless of whether their respective governmental offices were open. The law is effective immediately. Senate Bill 3338 amends Section 1-4 of the Election Code to specify that, for the 2013 consolidated election period, local election officials have until 5 p.m. Dec. 26 to accept candidates' petitions or …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Seven candidates, including five incumbents and two newcomers, will be on the April ballot.
A slate of five incumbents and two newcomers has announced their intention to run for seven Oak Park Township positions on the ballot this spring. The candidates are running under the banner of the Township Services Party. The position of supervisor, four trustees, the assessor and clerk will be open on the April 9 ballot. The township collector position was eliminated statewide as a township position by the Illinois General Assembly this past spring. Seeking a third full term as supervisor is David Boulanger. Elected as a trustee in 1997, Boulanger was the liaison to the township’s Senior Services and Youth Services committees. He was appointed township supervisor in 2002. His service to the community includes board positions with the …