Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Current Board Member Janet Hughes has served on the District 113A Board since 2009.
Unofficial results released Wednesday afternoon by Cook County Clerk David Orr indicate write-in candidate Janet Hughes will not retain her seat on the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education. There were a total of 1,115 write-in votes cast in the District 113A race, where Hughes, was the only write-in candidate. Results from Cook and DuPage counties give candidate Al Malley 2,353 votes, which puts him in position to win the fourth open seat. Hughes would need 1,239 votes to surpass Malley, and only 868 ballots were cast in DuPage County. In a phone interview Wednesday afternoon, Hughes said she was disappointed by the outcome, but grateful for the two years she has served on the District 113A Board. "I wish the …
Monday, April 4, 2011
Some local activists align with pro-referendum Citizens for 113A; others support national organizations such as Americans for Prosperity.
On the eve of an off-year election, when ballots typically feature municipal races and local propositions, the presence of national special interest groups in Lemont has many voters asking, “Why?” In recent weeks, emails have been circulated with a link to the website www.lemont113A.com, which features a banner that reads, “Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A: It’s not a revenue problem…it’s a spending problem!” The site is hosted by the Illinois chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a national non-profit that dedicates itself to “educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens as advocates in the public policy process," according to its Web site. The organization was founded in 2004 by billionaires David …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
All nine candidates are present as the District 113A candidate forum gets underway at the Lemont Township Community Center.
Proft asks all candidates if any of them have accepted campaign contributions from the Tea Party. All candidates say no. Proft gives candidates the opportunity to ask their own questions of specific candidates. All decline except Aurelio and Hughes. Q: Would current board members support not using the $20 million bonds all at once, that way the board can recall the bonds if they do not need them? (Asked by Aurelio of the current board members) Taylor: Declines to answer the question. Says there are certain rules about discussing board issues in the public, and because there were a certain number of board members present, he says he feels uncomfortable answering. Murphy: Says the board is governed by certain laws, and that it would be very …
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The special policy committee was formed last month to draft spending policies for the $20 million working cash bond referendum on the April 5 ballot.
Financial priorities and transparency were under the microscope Monday night as school board members in Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A met to discuss spending policies for the proposed $20 million working cash bond referendum in April. The special policy committee was appointed and formed by District 113A Board President Lisa Wright last month in an effort to provide the public with more information and safeguards about the way the money would be spent should the referendum pass April 5. Board Secretary Andreas Taylor and Board Member Sue Murphy were appointed by Wright to participate in the policy process. The first draft of the policies were put together by Murphy, Taylor, District 113A Superintendent Tim Ricker and …
Monday, February 7, 2011
Here's a complete roundup of last week's headlines, including a Lemont High School cheerleading three-peat and Snowmageddon 2011.
Headlines from last week: Last week was one for the history books as the third biggest blizzard to ever hit Chicago dumped more than a foot of snow on the area. Patch kept up with the storm with our Blizzard Blog, and got plenty of user-submitted photos to document the aftermath around the village. We also paid tribute to the Lemont Public Works Department, which cleared the roads in record time, and one reader sent us a letter to thank a local business owner for helping her elderly mother after the storm. The Lemont High School varsity cheerleading team also made history over the weekend as they captured their third straight state title at the IHSA Championship in Bloomington, Ill. The squad is the only team in school history to win a …
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
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Current Board Member Janet Hughes will run as a write-in candidate in the April 5 consolidated election after being removed from the original ballot for allegedly failing to properly bind her nominating petition.
Janet Hughes, a current school board member in Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A, officially filed paperwork Monday to become a write-in candidate in the April 5 consolidated election. Hughes filed petitions at the DuPage and Cook County courthouses just three days before the Feb. 3 deadline, she told Patch on Monday afternoon. According to the Cook County Clerk's Office, she will not appear on the regular ballot on Election Day, but rather on a separate list of eligible write-in candidates. Though Hughes originally filed her nominating petition in December, she was removed from the ballot during a Jan. 4 hearing of the District 113A Electoral Board. During the hearing, the Electoral Board — composed of School Board President …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Hughes was removed from the April ballot by the District 113A Electoral Board last week after two objections were filed claiming she failed to properly bind her nominating petition.
Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board Member Janet Hughes decided Tuesday not to appeal the decision of the district's electoral board to remove her from the April 5 ballot. Hughes's candidacy for the consolidated election in April was revoked Tuesday, Jan. 4, after the District 113A Electoral Board ruled in favor of two objections claiming she failed to properly bind her nominating petitions. "I have decided against an appeal of the outrageous electoral board’s decision because I do not want anymore taxpayer money wasted on this trivial matter," Hughes said in a statement Tuesday. "It is my constitutional right to seek elective office. My constitutional right is being denied over a paper clip." Hughes chose instead to …
Four school board candidates, including current Board Member Janet Hughes, filed the suit Dec. 17 against district administrators, current and former board members, an insurance company and an accounting firm.
Administrators and board members in Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A were served last week with two lawsuits alleging illegal spending and concealment that resulted in the loss of $12 million in taxpayer money. District 113A attorney James A. Petrungaro said his clients received documents pertaining to both lawsuits Wednesday. "The district now has until early March to file a response to the complaints, which will either be an answer or motion of some sort," Petrungaro said. "I can't tell you yet which it will be, because we still have a lot of work to do." Filed by the Center for Open Government at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, the lawsuits claim District 113A school board members "engaged or aided in illegal spending, …