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-…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Preliminary election results from the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election.
It's election day. The field of candidates is packed for the Prairie Grove District 46 School Board race. Nine candidates have tossed their hats into ring. Only four positions are up for election. Prairie Grove School District 46 unofficial election results from Tuesday April 9, 2013. Board of Education (Vote for 4)
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Results from the April 9, 2013 Consolidated Election.
Community College District (CCD) 528 (6 year terms) Vote for not more than 3. Mike Smith
Crystal Lake preliminary election results from April 9, 2013.
UPDATE: 12 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 Crystal Lake voters opted to keep their City Council as is, but selected newcomers for the District 47 School Board. With unofficial votes tallied, voters re-elected incumbent city councilmen Jeffrey T. Thorsen (1,841 votes), Ralph Dawson (1,808 votes) and Cameron D. Hubbard (1,798 votes). The three council members faced a considerable challenge from local resident James Tomasello, who ran a stealthy campaign with a plethora of large election signs posted throughout the city. Tomasello received 1,394 preliminary votes. Another challenger, Charles Ebann, who serves on the Crystal Lake Library Board, was unsuccesful in his bid for a seat, receiving 987 votes. Two incumbents lost their seats on the District…
Cary Election Day results for Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
UPDATE: 1 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 Former village trustee Mark R. Kownick is returning to the board, this time taking Cary's top seat. Kownick won his bid for Cary Mayor on Tuesday, collecting 52 percent of the vote with 1,450 votes total. Bruce Kaplan, who currently serves as trustee for the village, was unsuccessful in his run for mayor. Kaplan received 1,305 votes when unofficial results were posted by McHenry County. Although, he won't be mayor, Kaplan will remain on the Cary Village Board for at least two more years. His trustee term expires in 2015. The race to serve on the Cary School District 26 Board was crowded, but at the day's end one incumbent and three newcomers were tapped by voters to serve. Christopher Christensen received…
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 …
Area voters report little to no wait at polling places during today's local election.
Many area voters reported a slow day at polling places during today's local election. April's local elections typically have low voter turnout. Here is a breakdown of voting tallies during the most recent local elections in McHenry County: Patch readers sounded off today on the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills and Crystal Lake-Cary Facebook pages regarding today's election. Many stated they dealt with little to no wait in their precincts. Around 6 p.m. Tuesday, poll workers in one local precinct said they believed today's turnout seemed much lower than past elections. Here is what other readers had to say on Facebook in response to the question, "Were there any lines at your polling place?": Source: McHenry County Clerk
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. Check back to Crystal Lake-Cary Patch Tuesday night for results from local races.
Consolidated Election day is Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Your vote is important tomorrow... "Four District 47 School Board seats are a part of this election. However, there are two candidates who are running for these seats on a platform that I find disturbing. Their agenda is to prevent the implementation of Character Counts and the Common Core. These two candidates are Donna Ricci and Eileen Palsgrove. I hope that you will take the time to read all of this because I want you to base your decision on facts. Character Counts (CC) is a program that District 47 recently adopted to help us prevent bullying and reinforce positive and appropriate behavior in our schools. It is a framework centered on basic values called the Six Pillars of Character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, …
Cameron Hubbard is running for Crystal Lake City Council in the April 9 Consolidated Election.
Monday, April 8
To the Editor: Cameron Hubbard should be Crystal Lake residents’ choice for City Council. Cameron is a dedicated leader in the community and only wants to see Crystal Lake grow and prosper. It is nice to see someone young, 28 years old, enthusiastic about helping out their community. Cameron has grown up in Crystal Lake. I know this because he has been my closest friend and will be my best man at my upcoming wedding. He is a man of integrity and strong morals. He has a drive to do what is right and what is needed. He will serve this community and its members with class and dignity. It is time to see Crystal Lake turn to one of its young leaders to help take us toward a brighter future. Vote Cameron Hubbard on April 9. Adam Olson Crystal …