Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Candidates for Ward 1 alderman and mayor answered questions at a forum at Heritage Woods of Yorkville on Monday.
Mayoral Candidates Valerie Burd and Gary Golinski, as well as Ward 1 Alderman Candidates Bob Allen and Carlo Colosimo, appeared at a candidate forum Monday at Heritage Woods of Yorkville. An audience member asked them about their ideas for developing business in the downtown corridor along Route 47. The video includes a portion of each candidate's answer.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Yorkville Patch asked all the candidates in contested city races the same four questions. Here are Robert Allen's answers in the race for Ward 1 alderman.
With election season in full swing, Yorkville Patch wanted to give readers a clear view of how local candidates compared on recent issues that surfaced before the City Council. Below are the answers from Robert Allen, who is running against Carlo Colosimo for alderman in Ward 1. Colosimo's answers can be found here. Come back tomorrow to see how the Ward 2 alderman candidates answered the same questions. • Would you have voted to place a binding bike trails referendum on the April 5 ballot? Why? I would have voted to put the binding bike trails referendum on the ballot. Under the state's bike trails offer, we get $5 of infrastructure for every $1 we spend. This is a "no-brainer." It is just a matter of time before someone falls victim …
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Yorkville Mayor Valerie Burd, city staff to explain city's budget woes, answer questions Monday about April 5 vote.
The title for a town hall forum next week tries to simplify the city’s debt woes into a clear choice for voters: sales tax vs. property tax; which is better? Mayor Valerie Burd, who is seeking re-election April 5, is hosting a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Yorkville Public Library. The public meeting comes about five weeks before voters will determine whether city leaders can raise the local sales tax. The meeting will start with a presentation from city staff on the history of the city finances and end with a question and answer period, Burd said. “We’re going to explain how we got where we are and why you can’t cut the general fund to solve the problem in the sewer fund,” Burd said. “We’re trying to make people understand that even if …
Monday, December 20, 2010
Mayoral race plus all four races for alderman are contested in the April 5 election.
There were no candidates rushing to file nominating petitions just before the deadline at 5 p.m. Monday, but four candidates have filed for city races in the past week. Since 4:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Mayor Valerie Burd filed to seek re-election, creating a three-way race among her, Alderman Gary Golinski (Ward 2), and Republican Precinct Committeeman Robert Gryder, according to a list of nominating petitions from Deputy City Clerk Lisa Pickering. Attorney Carlo Colosimo, who had considered running for mayor, filed nominating petitions to run against former City Treasurer Robert Allen for Ward 1 alderman. City Clerk Jacquelyn Milschewski filed a petition to run against Mac Hinman and incumbent Arden Joe Plocher for Ward 2 alderman. Treasurer …
Monday, December 13, 2010
At least four city races will be contested, based on the candidate petitions that had been filed at City Hall on the first day of the filing period.
Incumbents will face challengers in at least four city races in the April 5 election, based on the ten candidates who filed petitions at Yorkville City Hall Monday. Challengers Robert Gryder and Gary Golinski filed petitions to run for mayor, Deputy City Clerk Lisa Pickering said. Mayor Valerie Burd and attorney Carlo Colosimo both also have announced they will run for mayor but did not file the necessary paperwork Monday. Monday was the first day of the candidate filing period, which ends at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. In City Council races, Mac Hinman is running against Ward 2 incumbent Arden Joe Plocher. Christopher Funkhouser is running against Ward 3 incumbent Robyn Prince Sutcliff. In Ward 4, Marty Michalisko is running against …