Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Voters also re-elected Village Clerk Janet Sirabian and chose the residents who will represent them on area school boards for the next four years.
Andrew Stein will be the new face on the Buffalo Grove Village Board, voters decided Tuesday. Stein was elected to a two-year term, beating competitor Denice Bocek 2,909 to 1,284, with all precincts in Cook and Lake counties tallied. Meanwhile, Indian Trails Public Library’s referendum squeaked by, with 2,127 votes in favor and 1,983 against the proposal to raise the district’s tax levy. The funds will be used for a variety of facility improvements. Voters largely decided to stay with status quo when it came to other village and school board positions. Incumbent Village Clerk Janet Sirabian breezed her way to a ninth term with about 82 percent of the vote. Sirabian, who has held the position for 32 years, prevailed over challenger Rob …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Buffalo Grove residents Denice Bocek and Andrew Stein are running for election to a two-year term, which resulted from November's recall of Lisa Stone.
Two residents, Denice Bocek and Andrew Stein, are squaring off in a race for Buffalo Grove’s two-year trustee term. Bocek has served on the village’s Plan Commission for nearly 11 years, while Stein has been a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for almost six. Buffalo Grove Patch sent questionnaires to both candidates so that voters can learn a little more about their backgrounds and goals. Their responses can be viewed here (Bocek) and here (Stein). Election Day is April 5. Early voting begins March 14 at the Vernon and Wheeling township offices.
Bocek, who is one of two candidates for the Village Board's two-year term, submitted the following responses to Patch's questionnaire.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Name: Denice Bocek Age: 45 Incumbent? No Family: Married Community Involvement: Animal Rescue, Buffalo Grove Plan Commission Campaign website: www.ElectDeniceBocek.com Why are you running for a Village Board position? Being a Board Member is a natural progression from my position on the Plan Commission and my 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and development. What are the key issues that the village will have to address in the next four years? 1. Improving our retail and restaurant presence; 2. Housing mixture from senior housing to housing affordable for younger families to stay in our Village; 3. Working with developers to find appropriate uses and developments for our vacant parcels; 4. Small business owners and …
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…
Monday, January 3, 2011
Voters will choose between Plan Commissioner Denice Bocek and Zoning Board of Appeals member Andrew Stein, who will contend for a two-year term.
The two candidates for Buffalo Grove's two-year trustee term both say retail development should be a priority in the coming years, and both say their skill sets would be assets to the Village Board. Voters will decide April 5 whether Denice Bocek or Andrew Stein, both longtime village commission members, will represent them on the Village Board, where the chosen candidate will serve until 2013. Denice Bocek Bocek, who has served on the Plan Commission for nearly 11 years, said a trustee position would be a "natural progression" for her. "I want to make a difference. I want to improve our community," she said. "There are so many volunteers who make our village a great place to live, and I want to be a part of the solution." A resident of …