Shanes Wins Judge Race, Braiman Remains Mayor

Unofficial vote tallies show Judge Daniel Shanes won the race by just over 3,000 votes.

Updated 11:50 p.m.

Early votes and mail-in votes have now been tallied. They are included in the chart below. Shanes is ahead of Braiman by more than 3,000 votes. The totals do not include provisional ballots or late-arriving mail-in ballots. 

Updated 11 p.m.

With all Lake County precincts reporting, Judge Daniel Shanes is the apparent winner in the race for the 19th Judicial Circuit, 3rd Subcircuit.

Election-day results show Shanes took 55 percent of the vote. He received 16,583 votes to Jeff Braiman's 13,345.

The numbers do not take into account early votes, mail-in votes or provisional votes.


Buffalo Grove Village President Jeff Braiman is challenging Judge Daniel Shanes in Lake County's 19th Judicial Circuit, 3rd Subcircuit.

The 3rd Subcircuit includes portions of Buffalo Grove, Grayslake, Hawthorn Woods, Indian Creek, Kildeer, Libertyville, Long Grove, Mundelein and Vernon Hills.

If Braiman is elected judge, he will step down from his village president position.

The polls close at 7 p.m. Nov. 6. Check back here for updated Lake County vote counts.

Candidate Votes Precincts reporting Jeff Braiman (D) 22,028 82/82 Daniel Shanes (R) 25,235 82/82

Results do not include provisional votes or late-arriving mail-in votes.

RELENTLESSCRITIC November 07, 2012 at 03:31 PM
The only way to "campaign" against a recall is to do a good job in office so no recall is necessary. The fact that you were so terrible as a trustee that voters felt the need to put recall on the ballot is proof enough of your ineptitude. The fact that almost 9000 voters chased you from office speaks volumes about how much they despised you. Your lame defense of your lousy behavior and non-causes is really getting tired. No one is scared of you, and you have no political or social capital left. Your behavior played a huge role in Mathias' loss, and Jeff Braiman also paid the price for allowing you to continue to disrupt village business and not shutting you down fast enough. Anyone else would have kicked you out a long time ago, but he apparently didn't want to provide you with an opportunity to grandstand about "having your voice silenced." Tough choice on his part, and probably the reason he lost his election. I'm betting you won't have nearly as many opportunities to disrupt BG board meetings any more. His days of trying to be tolerant and somewhat respectful to you are probably over. We can only hope he'll start taking a very hard line to minimize the unnecessary chaos, disruption and waste that you cause. If that means kicking you out, banning you from meetings, or even tossing you in jail for disrupting the peace, so be it. You'll brag about it either way, but it doesn't make you right- it just makes you even more obnoxious. Touche'
Recall Supporter November 07, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Lisa, you're dead wrong. Many who voted for you prior to your rude, obnoxious, disrespectful, slander, childish, whining, behavior couldn't wait to throw your ass out of office. I'm one of them.
Lisa Stone November 07, 2012 at 03:38 PM
And as you see, I only gained more power elsewhere as I am the only elected official ever Recalled in Illinois, where people in high positions of power, well beyond Buffalo Grove and Lake County, know who I am and have asked for my help. You're small time and sell out, and I am just a natural leader who is not running for elected office. I am a Human Rights Activist, as I was long before I was persuaded to run for Trustee by Lake County Chair David Stolman. I don't need a "seat" to participate as a Change-maker, as you've noticed. Stay tuned.
Recall Supporter November 07, 2012 at 03:41 PM
didn't your passion cost you your marriage too? What a pity.
Janet Sirabian November 07, 2012 at 03:43 PM
You do not even come close to "telling it like it is". You did not come close to "winning Big in 2009". You did not even some in first. You could not win a race for dog catcher. And BG had a woman mayor for 12 years, so that argument does not hold water either. As has been stated numerous times, you are seriously delusional.
Lisa Stone November 07, 2012 at 03:46 PM
Watch the videos I uploaded above to understand why the men above have lost and will likely continue to lose the public's trust. Stolman is on his way out in my opinion....trust my honest judgement and perspective. Braiman is obviously done. Whether he's Recalled for the "new" downtown or his next election, nobody wants a man that neglected girls that were being sexually abused by a 44 year old man that is on the 10 year pedophile list. Take a look at this article and contemplate that Braiman took the Civil Case for the George's and recently pulled out when the George's came to me for help, as he had failed their girls, and was their Mother's Boss at the Village of Buffalo Grove Government where she worked for 13 years in the Water Department in Public Utility. http://buffalogrove.patch.com/articles/former-resident-pleas-guilty-to-sexual-abuse
Janet Sirabian November 07, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Also, "you" did not get 30% of the Recall vote. Voters against recall itself comprised the 30%. "You" might have gotten 3% of the vote. You keep insinuating that it was the Board that "turned on you". I believe that it was the 9,000 RESIDENTS that wanted their community back. You note that you could not campaign because you were working on the Landfill. Really? Whatever happened with that?
RELENTLESSCRITIC November 07, 2012 at 04:00 PM
What power did you gain from being recalled? And what "people in high positions of power" would even want to associate with you? Let's see some of their names, because we want to make certain we don't vote for them in the next election. Mathias learned that lesson the hard way, didn't he? You're a natural leader? Of what? Your little coalition that consists of you, another crackpot from Lincolnshire and two political consultants who probably couldn't even find BG on a map? If your ability to plan Laughingstock, er, I mean Waterstock, are any indications of your leadership skills, we have nothing to worry about. You can only be a leader if people are willing to follow you. And where are your followers now?
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder[1] in which the individual is described as being excessively preoccupied with issues of personal adequacy, power, prestige and vanity. This condition affects one percent of the population.[2][3] First formulated in 1968, it was historically called megalomania, and it is closely linked to egocentrism Megalomania is a psycho-pathological condition characterized by delusional fantasies of power, relevance, or omnipotence. 'Megalomania is characterized by an inflated sense of self-esteem and overestimation by persons of their powers and beliefs'.[1] Historically it was used as an old name for narcissistic personality disorder prior to the latter's first use by Heinz Kohut in 1968, and is used these days as a non-clinical equivalent.[2][3] I Egocentrism is characterized by preoccupation with one's own internal world. Egocentrics regard themselves and their own opinions or interests as being the most important or valid. Self-relevant information is seen to be more important in shaping one’s judgments than do thoughts about others and other-relevant information (Windschitl, Rose, Stalkfleet & Smith, 2008). Egocentric people are unable to fully understand or to cope with other people's opinions and the fact that reality can be different from what they are ready to accept.
BRAT ... 1a : child; specifically : an ill-mannered annoying child <a spoiled brat> b : an ill-mannered immature person
Cyn November 07, 2012 at 04:28 PM
That was uncalled for.
Sandy Klein November 07, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Lisa, first of all, what you call "truth" is fantasy and wishful thinking. Secondly, there have been other strong women on the board and nobody tried to get them axed. You weren't FIRED because you have strong opinions, you were FIRED because you're a disruptive loose cannon who seems to be completely unstable, you attack people who don't agree with you, you know nothing about decorum or how to behave properly on a committee and become fixated on your own interests and won't let go - like a pitbull holding onto what he thinks is a steak but is really an old boot. You were INCOMPETENT to do the job. THAT is why you were FIRED. Braiman wasn't elected as judge because a) the Tribune gave a strong endorsement to Shanes and b) he didn't take action to stop you from hijacking the village board meetings. He appeared weak and out of control. You can't do that and expect to be voted in as the big kahuna in a court of law. Mathias wasn't elected because of YOU. Even when he made his statement, you came out with additional posts that made it sound as though he merely wanted to cover up his relationship with you. YOU made it sound like he was just trying to hide your friendship. THAT is why he wasn't elected. YOU are poison. Finally, nobody believes that anyone higher up is calling you for advice and help. Nobody. Relentless Critic has asked you for months for proof of what you post and you've proven nothing. Nobody believes you - give it up already.
Sandy Klein November 07, 2012 at 07:08 PM
And every time you're asked for proof and you state you don't have to provide it, you just look even more ridiculous. You're the one who hops online to pontificate how wonderful you, how many important people you know, and how much saving of people you do - ALL WITHOUT GETTING PAID - so if you want people to believe you then the onus is on you to prove what you're saying.
Grandiose delusions (GD) or delusions of grandeur is principally a subtype of delusional disorder that occurs in patients suffering from a wide range of mental illnesses, including two-thirds of patients in manic state of bipolar disorder, half of those with schizophrenia and a substantial portion of those with substance abuse disorders.[1][2] GDs are characterized by fantastical beliefs that one is famous, omnipotent, wealthy, or otherwise very powerful. Descriptive? ... just sayin ...
First, I didn't recall you ... can't vote in an election if you don't live there ... second, why do you keep thinking those of us that found your arrogant attitude and totally disruptive manner of addressing anyone along with always hijacking any discussion for your pet 'crusades' are somehow a member of the board? ... third, ALL OF US WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO PROVIDE THIS PROOF YOU CONSTANTLY STATE YOU HAVE !!! A long time ago it was time for you to ... put up or shut up ... to date ... you haven't 'put up' any proof just made everyone else have to 'put up' with you ... finally ... please ... please ... please ... run for something ... anything ... if you feel that so much of the world is just chomping at the bit to vote you in for some position then go for it ... let that truth show you have all these backers ... you know ... those you say you have but never say they support you and your crusades and you refuse to name ... I'll just watch the circus that comes to town anytime you show up at a board meeting ...
Lisa Stone November 07, 2012 at 09:46 PM
To whomever questioned who I work with and whether I'm talking straight and know what I discovered regarding water... check out Kitty Kurth & Kevin Lampe (Kurth Lampe) above, and note that Kitty has worked with every Democratic Presidential Candidate throughout her political & Activist life. Kevin is equally as involved & worked with Barak Obama on his 2004 Senate Speech. Furthermore, while you refer to me as delusional, I assure you that you are in denial of what we've uncovered regarding your Kangaroo Board in Buffalo Grove. Shed your screen names and show that you're as courageous as I am. I can't imagine commenting on any topic afraid to be myself as I'm surely not afraid of cowards like most of you. Our documents are solid and we've left you lots of time to do the research that we did. Who are we? The Lake County-Vernon Township Coalition for Safe Drinking Water & The Clean Water Act, which I founded with Brenda Weis per Kurth Lampe's direction: http://buffalogrove.patch.com/blog_posts/meet-the-citizens-who-are-part-of-my-very-small-coalition-for-safe-drinking-water-and-the-clean-water-act
Recall Supporter November 07, 2012 at 09:52 PM
The Lake County-Vernon Township Coalition for Safe Drinking Water & The Clean Water Act, - TABLE FOR 3 PLEASE! LOL Drinking was is safe in buffalo Grove, so why do we need to discuss this again & again. Lisa, please share what is dangerous in our water?
RELENTLESSCRITIC November 08, 2012 at 03:32 AM
Where is the PROOF? You have uncovered NOTHING except your own ineptitude. No facts, no evidence, nothing of any substance. If you have it, let's see it. if you're referring to the useless tripe you've already disclosed, the IEPA and other governing authorities shot that down months ago. You are not credible, you are not trustworthy, and you have nothing to back up your baseless claims and allegations. And on top of that, no one cares what you have to say on ANY topic. You are irrelevant and passé'.
Janet Sirabian November 08, 2012 at 04:43 AM
I am commenting under my own name, which I guess makes me as "courageous" as you are. As has been pointed out numerous times, your "friends" Kitty & Kurt are paid PR people, and we do not care how many presidents and kings and queens they have worked with. There is no connection between working with the POTUS and drinking water in BG.
RELENTLESSCRITIC November 08, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Use our real names? So you can drag us through courts needlessly like you did with Hipcheck 16? Not a chance. By the way...how did that work out for you, Ms. Stone?
ed conner November 08, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Posting under a screen name does not diminish the content of the post, and posting under your real name does not elevate it.
PR people will work for whomever has the most money to pay them. Being a paid 'hack' for some politician in no ways construes they have any integrity or knowledge or expertise beyond how to use the media to get the person elected since that is what they were paid to do. If they actually had any 'in' with some high ranking political person then you'd have all the entities you think are needed doing investigations/etc. To date ... nothing beyond refutement of 'allegations' and 'innuendoes' so track record for them is a big, fat goose egg.
Ed Muldoon November 08, 2012 at 02:45 PM
Taunting the inmates through the bars of the mental hospital was a popular amusement in the 18th century. I sometimes wonder if these comment boards are becoming the modern day version. Many of us agree that Lisa’s opinions, attitudes and behavior are disordered. I wish that we could have a qualified mental health professional on these boards tell us exactly what is going on. In the meantime, it would be best if we all refrained from posting and ignored her. Besides, it is the one thing that she would hate most.
Ed ... True ... we should stop 'feeding the beast' as it just keeps them going! Thanks for a voice of sanity!
RELENTLESSCRITIC November 08, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Ed, as long as she's turning up at board meetings, disrupting village business and wasting taxpayer money with her non-causes, I'll continue to rail against her. It is not up to me to judge her mental stability, but I have absolutely no problem challenging the veracity of her statements, causes and actions. Hopefully, Braiman and the board will lose patience with her once and for all and start taking strong measures to control her during meetings, but anything short of banning her completely probably won't work. And if they do figure out a way to ban her, I think we all know that there's a strong likelihood that she'll take legal action against the village, which will create even more expense and negative publicity- and bring more attention to her. Ignoring her won't work because the more she posts, the more likelihood that there will be people who buy into her nonsense, as is evidenced by some of the responses we've seen in this thread and others. There are still people out there who think she's the victim and buy into her unfounded conspiracy theories, which is not only unfortunate, but scary as well. She got herself elected because people didn't do their homework before the election, and the village paid a big price during her short reign of terror as a trustee and continues to pay it now with her actions as a "community activist.". When she stops wasting our tax dollars with her personal non-causes, I'll stop responding to her posts.
Lisa Stone November 10, 2012 at 07:42 AM
Take a look: http://buffalogrove.patch.com/blog_posts/response-to-my-cyber-shadow#pdf-10591662 ;)
Lisa Stone November 10, 2012 at 08:52 AM
Who are we? The Lake County-Vernon Township Coalition for Safe Drinking Water & The Clean Water Act, which I founded with Brenda Weis per Kurth Lampe's direction: http://buffalogrove.patch.com/blog_posts/meet-the-citizens-who-are-part-of-my-very-small-coalition-for-safe-drinking-water-and-the-clean-water-act
Sandy Klein November 10, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Oh Li Li, you're so silly. You keep touting people at high levels and then name people at much lower levels when you're cornered on naming them. In addition, you exchanged some emails with Andy Shaw. Big woof. He said he admires your dogged commitment blah blah. Based on what? What you wrote him and told him? If he knew how you conducted yourself and really saw you for the unstable person you appear to be - he wouldn't be so praiseworthy. But just for grins, let's say he knows the full story, has watched the village board meetings and wrote that he admires your dogged commitment. So what? He's one person and not high level. All a comment like that would do for me is make me wonder about HIS sanity. Keep trying though. You've obviously convinced two or three people of your greatness so another five years of posting delusional blather may get you up to eight or ten.
Walter White November 10, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Plus two PR consultants that she's convinced herself are part of her coalition. How can you continue to delude yourself?
RELENTLESSCRITIC November 13, 2012 at 03:54 AM
Yawn. Total waste of time. No one cares about your worthless coalition, and your shameless self-promotion and hucksterism are really lame. Shouldn't your friends at Kurth Lampe be doing a better job helping you promote yourself? Or are you getting what you pay for with their services?


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