Thursday, May 9, 2013
The three village trustees who were elected in April were officially sworn into their new terms Monday night.
The three newest members of the Buffalo Grove Village Board were already trustees, but they had to be sworn into office nonetheless. Les Ottenheimer, Beverly Sussman and Andy Stein stepped off the dais Monday night, each placed a hand on their own bible and pledged to uphold their elected duties. They were sworn in by Lake County Judge Chuck Johnson, who previously served as a Buffalo Grove trustee. The short ceremony followed the canvass of vote returns. With all votes tallied in Cook and Lake counties, Sussman earned 1,435 votes, followed by Ottenheimer with 1,350 and Stein with 1,321. Write-in challenger Jeff Battinus secured 368 votes.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Area voters reported little to no wait at polling places for the April 9 local election.
On April 9, just 17.62 percent of voters made it out to the polls in Lake County to vote in the this year's consolidated election, according to the Lake County Clerk's website. Voter turnout in Tuesday's consolidated election was higher in suburban Cook and McHenry counties, but it was an average turnout for a local election in Lake County. Since 2005, turnout in Lake County has ranged from as low as 15.04 percent of voters casting their ballot in 2011 to as high as 21.90 percent voting in 2009, according to the elections results archive from the Lake County Clerk's website. Comparably speaking, during last November's presidential election, 71.18 percent of registered voters made it to the polls in Lake County. Other counties also …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Data from Lake and Cook counties shows low voter turnout for many local races.
Did you vote in the April election? If so, you were in the vast minority, according to unofficial tallies from the Lake and Cook county clerks’ offices. There are 19,674 registered voters in the Lake County portion of Buffalo Grove. Of those, only 1,315 cast ballots in the village trustee race, according to data from the Lake County clerk’s website. That’s less than 7 percent voter turnout. The numbers were only slightly higher in the Cook County portion of Buffalo Grove, which claims 9,562 registered voters. Of those voters, 8.2 percent cast ballots in the trustee race. The three incumbent candidates for Buffalo Grove’s village board were the only ones whose names were listed on the ballot. While it’s not yet clear how many of the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Barbara Oilschlager and Philip J. Carrigan are the projected winners of Tuesday's College of Lake County Board of Trustees election.
Updated 9:30 p.m. Tuesday Unofficial results from the Lake County Clerk, not including provisional and late arriving vote by mail ballots projects the winners of the CLC Board race to be Barbara Oilschlager and Philip J. Carrigan. There were two openings on the College of Lake County board. Below is the list of candidates who ran. All candidates were sent questionnaires. Click on the names of those who returned the questionnaires to read their full profile. The candidates include Philip J. Carrigan, of Waukegan; Jeanne Marie Dauray, of Round Lake; retired vice president of student development Darl E. Drummond, of Gurnee; incumbent trustee John W. Lumber, of Ingleside; and incumbent trustee Barbara D. Oilschlager, of Grayslake. The 6-year …
Election results from Cook and Lake counties are as follows.
Buffalo Grove voters determined Tuesday who will represent them in the coming years on the Village Board, local school boards and other governmental bodies. For more Buffalo Grove news, subscribe to Patch's free, daily email newsletter and "like" us on Facebook. Buffalo Grove Village Board School District 21 School District 96 School District 102 Vernon Area Public Library Wheeling Township race results are here.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Letter to the editor
Thursday, April 4
I have lived in Long Grove for 17 years and am writing in support of George Yaeger, Lori Lyman and John Marshall for Long Grove Trustees in the April 9th election. This election is of extreme importance due to the village issues at hand. All three of these individuals have proven their commitment to our community. They received the Endorsement from the Daily Herald, which states: “All three candidates…are experienced, knowledgeable, articulate and dedicated to the community.” They have the necessary experience to help revitalize our downtown. Combined they have lived in Long Grove for 62 years. With level heads, Yaeger, Lyman and Marshall will present options on the road maintenance that can be debated and scrutinized by village residents…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Voters in four Lake County precincts have been assigned to a new polling place this year.
If you normally cast your Election Day ballot at the Vernon Township Community Building, this story is for you. The building sustained structural damage during a winter storm, the Lake County Clerk's office reports. As a result, voters will head instead to the Prairie View Park Meeting Room, 16652 W. Buffalo Grove Road, Prairie View, on April 9. The change applies to voters in parts of Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire and unincorporated Vernon Township who live in precincts 262, 262, 266 and 267. Visit LakeVoterPower.info to find your precinct number, a sample ballot and other election-related information. All polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 9. Related: Buffalo Grove's Contested 2013 Races
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Here's a round-up of who will appear on the April 9 municipal election ballot.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Four candidates are running for three seats on the Vernon Area Public Library District Board.
Patch sent questionnaires to each Vernon Area Public Library Board candidate, inviting them to share their experience, goals and thoughts about issues affecting the library.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Philip J. Carrigan is among five candidates seeking two seats on the CLC Board.
Name: Philip J. Carrigan Age: 68 yr Family: wife-Mary Clare Jakes, daughter-Erin Carrigan, son-in-law--Jeremy Bell, grand daughters-Audrey & Elizabeth Bell (14 mo old twins) Education: B.S. Pharmacy,Mass Col Pharmacy; M.S. Industrial Pharmacy, Northeastern U,Boston; Ph.D. Pharmacokinetics, Univ Connecticut Occupation: Abbott Laboratories-pharmaceutical research & drug monitoring immunoassays (retired 2004, 31 yr of service) Previous Elected or Appointed Offices: CLC Trustee 2005--2011, Precinct Committeeman 2004, 2012 Other community involvement: Lk Cty Board of Health 1985--90; Youth Build GED tutor 2005--2009; Waukegan Twp Eddie Washington Ctr for Men-Advisory Cmt, Staben House for Women w Childen-Advisory Cmt (transitional housing …