Monday, April 4, 2011
Election Day is Tuesday. Here's a look at the candidates on your ballot.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Welcome to the Buffalo Grove Patch 2011 Election Guide. Here you will find links and pages detailing positions that will be up for election April 5, as well as information about the various candidates running. Bookmark this page and return for updates through April 5 and beyond, including election results. Patch will provide readers with news stories and other election-related information leading up to and after the April 5 election date. Would you like to share election information? Leave a comment or e-mail Buffalo Grove editor Cristel Mohrman. We also accept Letters to the Editor. Click here to read letters from readers. Stevenson School Board Winners, Supporters Celebrate Success Stein Elected to Village Board, SHS Incumbents Prevail, …
Friday, April 1, 2011
Indian Trails Public Library officials maintain that their recent mailings pertaining to the April 5 referendum were "done properly." The Illinois Board of Elections will have the final say.
Materials sent to taxpayers about Indian Trails Public Library’s referendum drove Buffalo Grove resident Rob Sherman to file a complaint this week with the Illinois State Board of Elections. Sherman alleges that the library illegally used tax revenue to promote the referendum. Voters on Tuesday will decide whether the library’s improvement plans warrant an increase in the district’s tax levy. The official complaint, which was filed Tuesday, came after Sherman used his website last weekend to accuse Indian Trails of putting a promotional spin on mailings and emails that it sent to residents. Governing bodies such as library and school districts can disseminate factual information about elections, but are prohibited from telling voters how …
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This option saves Lake County voters a trip to the polls.
Ballots are now available for voters who wish to vote by mail. Lake County registered voters can request a one-time ballot for the April 5 Consolidated Election or enroll in the Permanent Voting by Mail Program. Once enrolled in the permanent program, voters automatically receive a ballot for every election specified at the address they provide. Prior to each primary election, the voter's party preference is confirmed. Voters remain in the program until the Clerk's office receives notification from the voter to be removed or the voter becomes inactive. "Voting by mail is a convenient way to assure your voice is heard in each election-no matter how busy daily life becomes," Helander said. Ballot requests can be made via email to …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Buffalo Grove Patch sent questionnaires to the four candidates to help voters learn more about their goals and backgrounds.
Four candidates are running for three available seats on the District 96 School Board. Incumbent John Rouleau and recent appointee Elizabeth Dietz are joined on the ballot by Lauren Gordon and Rick Hazan. All of the candidates completed questionnaires seeking information about their backgrounds and their goals for the school district. Follow the links to learn more about Dietz, Gordon, Hazan and Rouleau. Early voting is now underway. Election Day is April 5.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Indian Trails' proposed tax levy hike would replace construction bonds, which will be retired next year.
Indian Trails officials are asking voters to approve a referendum so it can offer library users more services. Voters will be asked on April 5 to approve an increase in the library’s tax levy. But because the increase would coincide with the retirement of bond debt, officials say a successful referendum would require taxpayers to pay no more than they already do to the library. Library leaders say the new revenue would help them the library meet the needs of its patrons. In surveys conducted last year, library users asked for more space for activities, designated spaces for quiet work and enhanced programming, among other improvements. Homeowners in both Cook and Lake counties would pay an estimated additional $8.76 per $100,000 of …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Denice Bocek and Andrew Stein discussed Buffalo Grove's retail environment during this week's Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Both candidates for Buffalo Grove’s two-year trustee term agree that an improved business climate should be a priority for the village. Denice Bocek and Andrew Stein shared with attendees at Tuesday’s Chamber of Commerce meeting their ideas on how the village’s retail environment could be strengthened. Bocek said she’d like to see an improved presence for Buffalo Grove’s retail stores and restaurants. “I think people are so trained to shop in some of the neighboring communities,” she said. She said that “rebranding” the village as a destination for consumers could also serve an incentive for new businesses to come to town. Stein, meanwhile, said the village could step up its efforts to attract new businesses by creating a website dedicated…
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Exercise your right to vote. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
It's Election Day! The polls are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your polling place, preview your ballot, find information on absentee voting or track tonight's results, visit the Lake County or Cook County election websites. Buffalo Grove Patch will follow the outcome of the recall vote, which will determine whether embattled Trustee Lisa Stone is permitted to finish her full term. After the polls close, visit this site for election results.