Saturday, April 13, 2013
Kendall had a four year local election low in voting turnout for the April 2013 election.
On Tuesday, 11.52 percent of voters made it out to the polls in Kendall County to vote in this year's election, according to the Kendall County Clerk's website. That turnout is the lowest in the last four local elections in Kendall County, down about 5 percent from the April 2011 election. Kendall County had the lowest turnout for this year's election compared to other surrounding counties. Comparably speaking, during last fall's presidential election, 69.04 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in Kendall County. Here is how other area counties compared:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Wednesday, April 10
Ever since his election as our congressman of the 14th congressional district in Illinois, it is safe to say that Randy Hultgren has never agreed with President Obama. One can make the argument that Randy has very little respect for the president. You can make this conclusion by reading the various statements on Randy’s official web site under his press release section. One area that Randy has always had a strong disagreement with the President on is his fiscal policies as it relates to government spending and tax policy. Most recently Randy stated in February 2013 after the State of the Union that President Obama has “no credibility” when it comes deficit reduction. Randy has made every attempt to repeal Obamacare on March 26, 2012, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
There will be plenty of familiar faces on both the City Council and Yorkville 115 Board come spring.
There weren't too many shake-ups in this year's local election for Yorkville. Yorkville City Council Ward 1 saw incumbent Ken Koch defeat newcomer Fred Anderson. Larry Kot ran unopposed in Ward 2. Ward 3 saw the only changing of the guard with newcomer Joel Frieders beating out fellow newcomer Samuel Clementez and incumbent Marty Munns, who had been elected for three terms previously. Ward 4 had incumbent Diane L. Teeling defeat challenger Seaver Tarulis. Yorkville 115 Board of Education only saw a change come with a write-in candidate, Jason Senffer, for one of two elected candidates for outside Bristol Township. He is joined by incumbent David Dockstader. Incumbents Dean Fisher and Robert Brenart kept their positions on the Yorkville …
See where Yorkville candidates stand as the ballots come in.
Updated 9:08 p.m. with all Kendall County Clerk precincts reporting in for City Council and 25 of 28 reporting in for Yorkville 115. Several votes also from Kane County for Y115 members in Bristol. Updated 7:50 p.m. Who's winning in Yorkville? Patch will update results periodically as the ballots trickle in for both races - City and School - from the Kendall County Clerk's Office. Four seats are open — one per each of the city's wards Ward 1 (FINAL) Ward 2 Ward 3 (FINAL) Ward 4 (FINAL) Two seats are open for candidates within Bristol Township and Two open for candidates outside Bristol Township.
Find out where to cast your ballot today and read up on candidate profiles.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
With the election less than a week out, read up on your local candidates running and where they stand.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Laura Allen is running for Yorkville School District 115.
Name: Laura Allen Position sought: Yorkville District 115 school board Member Email address: Artstuff68@aol.com Phone: 630-553-2788 Address: Yorkville, Illinois Age: 44 Family: Husband Bob, 4 Children Louis, Clark, Bobby and Debbie Education: Bachelor of Art in Fine Art from Aquinas College 1995 Occupation: Point of Sale Kohl's Applicable experience qualifying you for the position: I taught Art and Music at St. Mary for several years. I have also been a substitute teacher in the district for 5 years. What is the primary reason you are running for this position?: I wish to further facilitate the improvement of the academic needs of the Yorkville youth. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?: To assist in the …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Early voting is happening now.
Early voting for the Tuesday, April 9, municipal election began Monday, March 25. According to the Kendall County Clerk's office website, sites and times in Kendall County for early voting are: Kendall County Office Building, 111 W. Fox St., Yorkville, through Saturday, April 6 Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm; Friday, March 29, closed; Saturday, March 30, 8 am - noon; Friday, April 5, 8 am - 6 pm; Saturday, April 6, 8 am - noon. Oswego Village Hall, 100 Parkers Mill, Oswego, through Thursday, April 4. Monday-Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm; Friday, March 29, closed; Saturday, March 30, 8 am - noon
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Larry Kot is running unopposed for Yorkville City Council Ward 2
Name: Larry Kot Position sought: 2nd Ward Alderman Email address: email@example.com Address: 607 State Street, Yorkville, Illinois Age: 57 Family: Married, wife Diane, 3 daughters ages 27, 25 & 16, 2 grandchildren, ages 3 & 6. Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of Illinois - Chicago Occupation: Illinois State Police, Intelligence Analyst Previous elected office: Yorkville Alderman: 1997-2005, 2011-2033. Tinley Park Village Trustee: 1983-1987. What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I would like the opportunity to continue to serve the residents of Yorkville. Even though the city is still facing tough economic times, I believe we are doing a good job planning for the future. There is much work to be …
Marty Munns is running for re-election for Yorkville City Council.
Name: Marty Munns Position sought: 3rd Ward Alderman Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Education: Bachelors degree in marketing Occupation: Sales director for a sporting goods company Previous elected office: Elected three times as 3rd Ward Alderman What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I am running for re-election to continue to work for the residents of Yorkville on issues like balanced budget, public safety and road repairs. I am also chairman of the economic development committee where I am working to bring in additional quality retail businesses to Yorkville which will reduce our residents tax burden. What will be your single most important priority if you get elected? Single most important issue I will focus …