Monday, March 25, 2013
According to a report in the Aurora Beacon News, the city will receive $5,000 this year with possibly more to come.
The city of Yorkville is set to receive $5,000 from Kendall County this year to help install sidewalks along the Route 47 improvement project, according to a report from the Aurora Beacon News. The County Board recently approved some $50,000 for local government agencies through its Transportation Alternatives Program, which helps local entities pay for sidewalks and bike paths in conjunction with highway projects, the Beacon reported. The city is likely to see more of those funds in coming years as it pays out its portion of the Route 47 project. Other local agencies receiving money were: Read the full report in the Beacon News here.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A compilation of all Kendall County Results.
On Tuesday you voted. Now, the results are in. There were plenty of hard-fought races throughout Kendall County, from Clerk and Coroner to several district board positions. Read below to see who won each race. For a complete list of election results, click here. Incumbent Becky Morganegg, Republican, beat Democratic challenger Danae Iacovella with a 61.32 percent to 38.68 percent tally, according to unoffical vote totals. Morganegg had 25,937 votes total, with 21,209 cast on election day and 4,728 cast in early voting. Iacovella had a total of 16,364 votes with 12,801 cast on election day and 3,563 during early voting. The Aurora Election Commission, with only three precincts, gave Morganegg a number of 752 and Iacovella 741. …
Here are the final, unofficial results for all the races that matter to you.
See below for final unoffical vote totals from races for U.S. Congress, the State Legislature and Kendall and Kane counties and local referenda. Shall every levy of every governing body within the County of Kendall, Illinois be reduced 20% over the previous year's levy? Shall the County of Kendall have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program? Shall the County of Kendall impose an additional surcharge of up to $0.75 per month per network connection to the existing $0.75 surcharge (total not to exceed $1.50 per month) which surcharge will be added to the monthly bill you receive for telephone or telecommunications charges, for the …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Dear Editor: I am writing to ask that you to join me in supporting Evelyn Maxine Givens as your next representative for Kendall County Board. I have had the privilege and honor of knowing Evelyn her entire life and to be honest I am somewhat biased because I am her mother. Evelyn has the qualities that we look for in our representatives within our government. Evelyn has always put people and community issues first. When she was 10 years old she started asking me questions about quality healthcare, Childcare, jobs and the plight of the homeless. I told her to contact her government officials. She did exactly that and received numerous letters from various politicians including Presidents, Governors, Senators and Congressmen. I knew …
Monday, October 22, 2012
They discuss the Kendall County Property Tax Revolt's referendum on reducing levies by 20 percent.
The Kendall County Property Tax Revolt's referendum sounds like a pie-in-the-sky concept: Should every taxing body reduce its levy by 20 percent next year? Some area leaders, including Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski, have said they can realistically reduce their levy - or the dollar amount the government seeks in property taxes - but not by 20 percent. Those behind the referendum started with a push to educate residents about their property tax bills and ended up circulating petitions to get the question on the ballot. The results are advisory and will not require government leaders to do anything. The current county board is working on the budget for the fiscal year that starts Dec. 1. Last year, County Board members didn't levy as much as…
Friday, October 19, 2012
Two candidates have proposed moving all county board meetings to the evening and combining some of the committees. Here's what some of their opponents said about it.
At least one Kendall County Board candidate disagrees with a proposal to move all the meetings to the evening, which Republican candidates Scott Gryder and Matthew Prochaska proposed last week. Prochaska and Gryder, both heavily involved with Kendall County Young Republicans, also suggested merging six of the committees into the board's Committee of the Whole meeting. Their proposed calendar has meetings starting at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and has each county board member serving on two or three committees. All 10 County Board seats are open in the November election, with six candidates competing for five spots in District 1 and nine candidates vying for five seats in District 2. Presently, county board members can attend two monthly board …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
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Monday, October 15, 2012
Two Kendall County Board candidates suggest combining board committees, moving all meetings to the evening.
In a move they believe could help modernize Kendall County government, two County Board candidates are suggesting moving meetings to the evening and posting more information on the county website. District 1 Candidate Matthew Prochaska and District 2 Candidate Scott Gryder released a plan with a proposed meeting schedule and details on combining county committees.They also suggested adding video of county meetings and a database of county expenditures to the county website. "Change is always difficult, and there will no doubt be resistance to this plan," Prochaska said in the news release. "But this is intended to be a starting point to get other board members moving towards a consensus that will help the voters and taxpayers keep a watch …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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Tuesday, October 2, 2012
November 2012 Election: Yorkville Election Central page tells you about local candidates and important deadlines. Today is the first day to request an absentee ballot.