Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Grabowski said he “won Lemont Township handily” in Nov. 6, 2012 election.
Wednesday, January 16
Dear friends and supporters, Now that the 2012 General Elections are behind us, and the 2013 inaugurations are upon us, I wanted to thank you for your support throughout our campaign efforts to win Illinois’ 3rd Congressional District seat. Many unexpected voting results came in on the night of November 6th 2012 in so many races in Illinois and around the country. For us, we were running against the 30 year, 2 generation, one of Illinois’ largest powerbroker family names, with no support from the state party or national party. Our race was probably the toughest one to win in Illinois. My opponent received most of his $1,700,000 of campaign funding from union dues money shoveled in from union PACs and lobbyists. We raised just under $13,…
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Infuriated by new district maps in Illinois, Will County Republican officials and candidates signed a "declaration of independence," calling on voters to stop the "tentacles of Cook County" from reaching into Will County policy.
Area Republicans rallied Monday to declare independence from "the tentacles of Cook County and Chicago politics" reaching into Will County. The gesture was symbolic but served to fire up a crowd of well over 100 people as the Nov. 6 election nears. Last year, Illinois Democrats drew new state and congressional districts that Republicans say could remove any Will County representation in Congress. "We have to take back what's ours and make sure we stand up for it," said Dave Carlson, the Republican candidate for Will County states attorney. "To implement what we believe in, we need the voters' support in November." Want to blog about politics on Patch? Email email@example.com. Various elected officials and candidates for office …
Friday, March 2, 2012
If you use the N-word in a Facebook post, you deserve some criticism.
This doesn’t happen very often. Three of my favorite subjects in the same column? You’d think coaching youth sports, racism, and Whitney Houston wouldn’t be quite so closely connected, but as quantum physicists like to say, anything that can happen in Patchland probably will. As most of you already have guessed, we’re talking about the Oak Lawn youth baseball coach who was forced to resign over some awful terminology used in a Facebook post. Frustrated by the plethora of press coverage on Whitney Houston’s passing, he wrote, “I’m so sick of reading about this dumb stupid N-word Whitney Houston.” Of course this only proves my theory that all social media is an abomination and should be banned. Whenever a candidate comes to me on how to use …
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Are the so-called '99 percent' protesters doing the right thing, or are the voices of dissent drowning out each other?
Sunday, October 2, 2011
TeaCon 2011 organizer Steve Stevlic's arch rival calls for fellow patriots to denounce him after sex arrest.
Chicago Tea Party Patriot organizer Catherina Wojtowicz denied being the “Chicago-area rival” that tipped off Gawker.com about TeaCon 2011 organizer Steve Stevlic’s prostitution solicitation arrest. The sordid details of Wojtowicz and Stevlic's bitter feud and the splintering of Chicago's Tea Party movement have been burning up Chicago's conservative blogosphere for years. Wojtowicz claims that she and several members broke off from Stevlic's group to form their own Tea Party faction on Chicago's Southwest Side — the Chicago Tea Party Patriots. Wojtowicz told Patch her phone has been going off all day with media calls confusing her faction — which she says is “Chicago’s true Tea Party” — with Stevlic’s group. Wojtowicz is not without her …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Patch is liveblogging the Tea Party Convention in Illinois, featuring Glenn Beck as Saturday night's speaker. Care to chime in?
Saturday, October 1, 2011
The Tea Party is hosting its Midwest convention in Schaumburg, which concludes today, Saturday, Oct. 1, with keynote speaker Glenn Beck. Patch is covering the event live as it unfolds. A full schedule can be found on Palatine Patch. Want to share information and debate with other folks in the south suburbs? Express yourself in the comments section.
Tea Party Convention organizer Steve Stevlic was absent from the second day of the conference following a report in Gawker that he was arrested for soliciting a prostitute on June 25.
Chicago Tea Party Patriots Director Steve Stevlic was absent from TEACON 2011 following a report on Gawker that he was arrested June 25 for soliciting prostitutes. "He was here last night; he is not here today," said Marcus Brown, program director for WIND 560 AM, one of the organizers of the event. When asked about the Gawker report, Brown said the issue was an an internal Tea Party matter. He said Stevlic addressed the Chicago Tea Party group at a meeting last night. Patch has sent Stevlic an email seeking comment. Readers may visit Palatine Patch, which is covering the Tea Party convention, for any updates. Stevlic was one of the main organizers of TEACON 2011, the Tea Party's Midwest convention. Live Blogging Tonight: The Tea Party …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Former Fox commentator Glenn Beck will headline the event, which will also host Republican Congressman Joe Walsh and Andrew Breitbart.
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Tea Party is hosting its Midwest convention in Schaumburg Friday, Sept. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 1. Patch will cover the event live as it unfolds. A full schedule can be found on Palatine Patch. Today we offer live coverage of the event and Andrew Breitbart's keynote speech at the kick-off reception.
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 …