Thursday, April 25, 2013
An open letter to the residents of Evergreen Park by Mayor James Sexton.
Thursday, April 25
Dear Community Members: My wife Karen and I so value your friendship and wish to thank you for the support you’ve extended recently at the polls but especially over this last year when my personal health was briefly challenged through contraction of the West Niles Virus. Last month, we were both vividly reminded of what makes Evergreen Park one of the finest communities to call home. As we walked to Circle Park on an ordinary Saturday morning we didn’t know what to expect. We knew there would be some turnout for a run/walk memorial to Meg Donovan Moonan, but the overwhelming, heartfelt responsewas testament to the power of people in Evergreen Park. Thousands of people came in droves by foot, on bikes and pushing strollers to the emotional …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Area voters reported little to no wait at polling places during Tuesday's local election.
Monday, April 15
On Tuesday, 18.8 percent of voters made it out to the polls in suburban Cook County to vote in this year's local election, according to the Cook County Clerk's website. While the turnout was higher than other area counties, it was an average turnout for a local election in Cook County. Since 2005, turnout in Cook County has ranged from as low as 16.7 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 27 percent voting in 2005. Comparably speaking, during last fall's presidential election, 70.7 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in suburban Cook County. Evergreen Park, even with many uncontested local races, saw a turnout of 21.96 percent, according to vote totals. Cook County voters reported little to no wait …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Worth Township Community First Party picks up all township board seats except one/
The core of the Worth Township Board’s leadership was ousted after 16 years, with only one of the incumbents retaining his seat. A slate of challengers billing themselves as the Worth Township Community First Party overpowered the incumbents' slate—United Party of Worth Township—under an avalanche of campaign mailers hammering the incumbents on term limits, public pension double-dipping and salary freezes. The Worth Township Community First Party also promised township homeowners' a one-time, 15-percent tax rebate of the township’s $2-million-plus tax surplus. United Party members accused their opponents of faking endorsements and of ties to the state’s top democrat, Illinois State House Speaker Mike Madigan. The incumbents also complained…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Based on uncertified vote totals, it appears Mayor James Sexton will come out on top against write-in candidate Shawn Good.
It's another four years for Mayor James Sexton. Based on the number of ballots cast and the total unofficial vote tally it appears that Sexton has come out on top over write-in challenger Shawn Good. "I feel great, I have great supporters and we will continue on," Sexton said Tuesday night. Sexton had 2,560 votes out of 2,911 ballots cast, according to unofficial Cook County Clerk's office vote tallies. The actual write-in ballots will be tallied in about one week. Connected to Evergreen Park Patch: Newsletters to have headlines and "Like" our Facebook page. Good mounted a write-in campaign after she was removed from the ballot due to incorrect petition fasteners and an inadequate number of signatures. In the past year, Sexton has …
With 286 of 286 precincts reporting, Tom Cunningham grabs the 2-year seat while Eileen O'Sullivan and Sandra Wagner win full-term seats on the Moraine Valley board, according to unofficial results. A third full-term seat was too close to call Tuesday.
Editor's Note: The vote difference between two candidates vying for the third full-term seat was updated below. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are now separated by 13 votes. At least one incumbent will keep her seat on the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees. With 281 of 286 precincts reporting, Eileen O'Sullivan, Sandra Wagner and Tom Cunningham were elected Tuesday night to the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees, according to unofficial results. Read more: Moraine Valley: BOT Candidates Square Off in April O'Sullivan and Wagner were elected to two full terms lasting six years. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are separated by 13 votes for a third full-term seat. Wagner and Murphy were board incumbents. They faced John Schiera, …
Patch has the unofficial results from the Cook County Clerk's office for all the races that affect the city. Find out who will be holding what office after Tuesday night.
These are the unofficial Election Day results provided by the Cook County Clerk's Office. Results will not be official until they've been validated by the clerk's office later in the month. Of special note is the mayoral race where write-in votes will not be counted for at least a week. Check Out Patch's 2013 Election Central for Evergreen Park for Updates and Coverage of All the Races Affecting the Village Two Ways to Stay Connected to Evergreen Park Patch:
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
Hopefuls looking for a seat on the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees share their views on keeping tuition costs from rising too high.
Thursday, April 4
The following question was asked of candidates running for the Moraine Valley Community College Board of Trustees. Answers are listed in the order they were received. Raising tuition costs is a big concern for students. What could be done to keep tuition from rising? Andrea Ramirez-Justin Moraine Valley Community College always has the best interest of each student and the College, Staff and Board of Trustees work diligently every day to ensure that expenses are low which in turn can keep the cost of tuition from rising. We have an excellent CFO and along with his staff work closely with the President, Executive Leadership Team and the Board of Trustees at Moraine Valley to ensure that all costs are kept low without jeopardizing the …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Spare yourself the rush of Election Day and cast your ballot early. We tell you how.
While there may not be an early voting site in Evergreen Park, that doesn't mean you still can't take advantage of the opportunity to bypass the crowds. Voters in the municipal election can cast their ballots at any early voting site in Cook County. Early voting ends on Saturday, April 6. The closest voting sites are: Visit Patch's Election Central Page to get a look at area races. To see your sample ballot, check if you are registered and find your designated polling location, go to the Cook County Clerk's website and enter your address.
Friday, March 29, 2013
One of this April's hottest races is taking place in Worth Township. A set of longtime incumbents is battling with political newcomers who are mounting an aggressive campaign.
Most township races get little notice, but in recent weeks Worth Township residents have been blanketed with mailers touting what appears to be a fresh approach by a new party of reformers in the upcoming April 9 election. The Worth Township Community First Party’s campaign literature presses all the hot buttons of everything that’s wrong with Illinois government today, including pension reform, term limits and out-of-control salaries footed by the hardworking taxpayer. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Palos “We believe in term limits and we’re not going to give ourselves a raise because we know taxpayers don’t want it,” Kevin Hughes, whose challenging four-term incumbent John “Jack” Murphy for town supervisor, said. “…