The agenda for this Monday's Village Board meeting.
Evergreen Park Village Board
Monday, May 6, 2013
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:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Village hoping for a May opening. Dog park is slated next for completion at new 50-acre park, officials say.
Duffers will have a new spot to chip golf balls this summer with the completion of the driving range at the new 50-acre park that is currently under construction at 91st Street and California Avenue. Sign up for the Evergreen Park newsletter and follow us on Facebook. Bill Lorenz, public works director for Evergreen Park, told village board members at their meeting on Monday that he’s shooting for an opening in the next month, pending weather. The park is being built on a piece of the former Evergreen Country Club property. “The driving range will be open by May,” Lorenz said. “We’re still in winter here. I’m still trying to shoot for an end-of-April opening.” Lorenz said equipment for the driving range has been ordered and the range is …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Your guide to the local elections.
Contested Races: Evergreen Park Mayor: James Sexton (incumbent) vs. Shawn Good (write-in) Evergreen Park Library Trustee, Unexpired 2-year term Worth Township Moraine Valley Board Uncontested Races: Evergreen Park Village Board Vote for 3 Board Member, Evergreen Park School District 124 Vote for 4 Board Member, Evergreen Park Community High School District 231 Vote for 4 Library Trustee, Village of Evergreen Park (6-year term) Vote for 3 ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE LOCAL DEBATE:Do you have something to say about the local election? Join Patch and post a Local Voices blog. VOTER INFO: 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.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
As many as 15,000 applications for employment are expected by the hardware superstore.
Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton smiled when he heard that the Menards at 91st and Western is expected to open for business in less than 60 days, but that didn’t stop him from giving a company representative an earful about hiring village residents. “We have people in this town we need to get to work,” Sexton said to Menards store general manager Juan Horton. “When I walk through your store, I want to see people I know.” Sexton’s comments were made at Monday night’s village board meeting before village officials and an audience of 18. He said he wants Menards to commit to hiring Evergreen Park residents first “…and our next-door neighbors in Chicago right after that.” Horton, polite and deferential as he answered questions from village …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The mayor defends the Evergreen Park Police Department from recent media reports.
Stung by recent claims that Evergreen Park Police traffic stops may be guided by racial profiling, Mayor James Sexton came out swinging at Monday night’s village board meeting. With the words “…and justice for all” still echoing in council chambers after the Pledge of Allegiance, Sexton immediately began counter-punching, defending his administration and accusing the downtown news media of being interested more in fantasy than fact. “I’m not going to let a couple of reporters tarnish the reputation of our police,” Sexton said, referring to a recent analysis of traffic-stop data conducted by the Better Government Association FOX 32 News. Read Full Story: Over 70 Percent of Evergreen Park Traffic Stops Involve Minorities Sexton ripped the …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Monday's agenda includes a vote on street maintenance plans and the fire department's annual fire report.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Marathon station gets new owners as of Feb. 1 who vow to clean up property
Two brothers who are the new owners of the Marathon gas station at 3831 W. 95th St. pledged to "clean up the place" when they take the reins Feb. 1. Arif Hussain and Zach Hussain made their vow at Monday's meeting of the Evergreen Park Village Board. About two dozen people were in the audience. Sign up for the Evergreen Park Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. The brothers came before the board because their business license application was on the agenda. Before it came up for a vote and passed unanimously, Mayor James Sexton offered some advice to the new owners. He called the current condition of the property "a mess" and suggested that they get a steam cleaner and give the place a thorough scrubbing. "This is a nice …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Local races take shape for April 9 election. Mayor faces challenger, Dist 124 has one seat left to be filled.
The last day nominating petitions were accepted to get on the ballot for the April 9 consolidated election was Dec. 26. Four incumbents and two new candidates have filed to run for the Evergreen Park Village Board. James Sexton is seeking re-election, and Shawn Good has announced her bid for mayor. Catherine Aparo has filed for re-election as village clerk. Carol Kyle and Mark Phelan are the incumbents filing for trustee positions. Trustee Jerry Bosch has decided not to run in the upcoming April elections. Dan McKeown has filed for his seat. All except Good are members of the Good Government Party. Evergreen Park village trustees run at large and are voted for by all residents in the village. The library board has three full-term, six-…