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 …
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 …
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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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. “…
We should expect more of our government and more of ourselves, according to the citizens advocacy group.
How can a convicted criminal with a 20-year state prison record win the Republican nomination for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s vacated 2nd District congressional seat? Why did a loose paper clip doom a potential Evergreen Park mayoral candidate’s chances of entering the race? These are the questions poised by a recent Reboot Illinois post. “We’ve lost our grip on common sense and common good … This is our government and we ought to demand better of it and of ourselves.” Reboot’s piece references a recent Chicago Tribune report. It revealed more than 200 candidates faced ballot challenges and 76 candidates were prevented from running in about three dozen suburbs in the upcoming April election. That includes Shawn Good of Evergreen Park. She was …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The United Party of Worth Township claim two suburban mayors gave them thumbs up first in the derby to win political endorsements.
Allegations of false endorsements are flying in the race for the Worth Township Board, where eight seats are up for grabs on April 9. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Palos The current elected township officials who are running together as the United Party of Worth Township claim that two suburban mayors' endorsements touted in the opposition’s campaign literature and website are false and misleading to voters. The long-time, township board is facing an aggressive challenge by the Worth Township Community First Party, whose slated candidates bill themselves as “reformers” that support term limits, salary freezes and suspension of pensions for part-time, elected township officials. Among the dozens of endorsements racked up …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
A meet the candidate night is scheduled for March 26 at Evergreen Park High School.
Don't forget that there is a local election next month and a variety of local offices will be appearing on your ballot. On Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. a meet the candidates night will be held at Evergreen Park High School. Expected to be in attendance are candidates for school board in Districts 124, 231, Moraine Valley Community College and Worth Township. The races for Evergreen Park's elementary and high school boards are not contested this election cycle. You can read about the Moraine candidates on our election page for the race. Read More Election News: