Wednesday, January 2, 2013
As part of our Year in Review, here’s a look back at how Lemont residents cast their votes in the past year.
Lemont voters seem to have an independent streak, whether it's choosing candidates or saying yes or no to ballot initiatives. In March, 58.6 percent of Lemont voters cast ballots in favor of electricity aggregation, while voters in nearby Will County defeated a similar measure by 59.49 percent. Read: Electricity Aggregation: Yes in Lemont, No in Will County Read: Electrical Aggregation Referendum Passes: What's Next For Your Power Bills In the March 20, primary election, Incumbent State Rep. Jim Durkin defeated Lemont resident Laura Reigle in the 82nd District, while Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno easily moved on in her uncontested race. In the 3rd Congressional District, Richard Grabowski nabbed the GOP nomination, …
Friday, November 2, 2012
As the 2012 presidential election campaign winds to a close, reflect with us on the past year-plus of political cartoons on Patch.
The candidates have made their closing statements, and now it's your turn. Let everyone know who you're voting for and why you like your guy — but you can't go negative or attack the other guy. Please note, only positive comments will be published. We've had enough mud slinging.
Monday, March 12, 2012
On Monday, the State Board of Elections ruled that Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham did not have enough valid signatures to remain on the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. A final court decision is expected this week.
The State Board of Elections on Monday ruled against Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham’s bid to remain on the ballot in the 11th Congressional District. Cunningham is hoping to face off against Rep. Judy Biggert in the newly-drawn 11th, but he’s spent more time defending his candidacy than campaigning in the past few months. The State Board initially removed Cunningham from the ballot in January, citing the mistyped address of a petition circulator on 31 sheets of signatures. Cunningham took that decision to court, and won – a circuit court judge reinstated him on the ballot in February. But Biggert’s campaign appealed that decision, and brought another charge: that two of Cunningham’s petition circulators were not present as required when…