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November 2012 Plainfield General Election Central

We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles.

We want to make sure you've got all the information you need before hitting the voting booth Nov. 6. See below for information on the upcoming election and a breakdown of every race, with links to individual candidate profiles.

Election Info

  • Polling locations: To find your polling place, CLICK HERE.
  • Voter registration: For a list of voter registration locations, CLICK HERE.
  • Absentee Ballot Application: To request an absentee ballot application, CLICK HERE. Absentee voting begins Sept. 27.
  • Early Voting: Early voting is from Oct. 22-Nov. 3. Early voting is available from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the building; will offer early voting from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For a complete list of early voting locations and hours, CLICK HERE.

Races

11th Congressional District

14th Congressional District

Illinois 42nd Senate Seat

  • Peter Hurtado (R) (Questionnaire has been sent to candidate)
  • Linda Holmes (D) (Questionnaire has been sent to candidate)

Illinois 49th Senate Seat

  • Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D) (Questionnaire has been sent to candidate)

97th State House Seat

98th State House Seat

  • Natalie Manley (D) (Questionnaire has been sent to candidate)

Will County Board District 3 (vote for 2)

  • Victor D. Zack (R)
  • Stephen J. Engel (R)
  • Elizabeth J. "Beth" Rice (D)
  • Don Moran (D)

Will County Board District 5 (vote for 2)

  • Lee Ann Goodson* (R)
  • John F. Argoudelis* (R)

Will County Board District 13 (vote for 2)

  • Liz Collins (R)
  • Tim Kraulidis (R)
  • Mark Ferry (D)

Will County Auditor

  • Mark Batinick (R)
  • Duffy Blackburn* (D)

Will County Executive

  • Corey Singer (R)
  • Lawrence M. "Larry" Walsh* (D)

Will County Circuit Clerk

  • Marlene Carlson (R)
  • Pamela J. "Pam" McGuire* (D)

Will County Coroner

  • Charles Lyons (R)
  • Patrick K. O'Neil* (D)

Will County Recorder of Deeds

  • Laurie McPhillips (R)
  • Karen A. Stukel* (D)

Will County State's Attorney

  • Dave Carlson (R)
  • Jim W. Glasgow* (D)

* Denotes incumbent

News

Conservative September 07, 2012 at 02:17 PM
This information is helpful indeed thank you Ms Shannon.
Conservative September 07, 2012 at 02:21 PM
I would also like to add what is the cost benefit for "early voting" how much does it cost the tax payers? Is it necessary? and how many people actually use the service? Are they mostly dems or republicans? Why is it necessary if we have Absentee ballots? Someone should look into this rather than offering another government service it is wasteful and unproductive...
Olddeegee September 17, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Any program that allows fuller participation in the election is well worth the cost. Unless you're trying to minimize participation because early and absentee voting seems to lean towards a party you don't support. Then you can call it wasteful "voter fraud", an occurrence so rare that makes getting struck by lightening seem like a common event. Only a Republican would try to limit voting since winning with full participation is, for them, a virtual impossibility. As the demographics of the US shifts away from the Republican base, it will be interesting to watch the desperate attempts of the right as they attempt to pathetically move goal posts.
Conservative September 19, 2012 at 06:26 PM
It seemed to work for so many years.. I mean get up go to the polls on "election day." full participation you mean getting time to bus your party to the polls and voter fraud is uncovered every single day it's just not reported in the main stream liberal media. We watch your party pathetically redistrict the gains from republicans to regain control of government and jerry-mander the map the hell. The US shifts away from socialism and rejects it at every turn.
Olddeegee September 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
You missed a couple of Fox bullet points. You know, redistribution, apology tour, and where's your birth certificate. You have to turn in your name. You didn't pass the purity test.
Conservative September 19, 2012 at 07:47 PM
That is so fresh and orginal, and it really addresses the facts I just stated, great job Chris Matthews, shouldn't you be watching him discuss the "thrill up his leg?" Give me a break Dems control the governors office, senate, and house in Illinois, the state is messed up take responsibility for that at the very least then come back with something of substance. I'll bet if the ballot said Dead Dog (D) you'd vote party line all the way down, no independent thought what-so-ever, just this zombie like motion to "Beat Republicans, they are evil."
Grandpamike October 07, 2012 at 02:21 PM
In other words "voter suppression". Let's make it more difficult for voters to actually vote, using the tactic of "voter fraud", something like the GOP's hiring of Strategic Allied Consulting in Florida which forced the party to stop all voter registrations not only in Florida but 4 other states.
Grandpamike October 07, 2012 at 02:28 PM
What you are saying is defined as Psychological Projection, a tactic honed by operatives in the Republican party, and voiced everyday by Fox <Faux> News. You speak in bullet points and not a rational, thought out process of using whatever Big Brother tells you to say. Another descriptive word would be sycophant
Grandpamike October 07, 2012 at 02:28 PM
@Olddeegee Thanks again for trying to enlighten, but it is a losing battle.
Plainfield Ind October 21, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Today, there's a handful of people in Washington and at the local level (Demorcrats and Republicans) that are ruining America for 330 million of us. They've kept our nation in a state of perpetual war and increasing unsustainable debt. This small group has presided over the elimination of our Bill of Rights and the systematic dismantling of our freedoms guaranteed under our Constitution. It is them we should be fighting, not each other. We the people will never agree on the small things, but lets agree on the big things. Our leaders have blown it. If we don't get control of this ship together and fix it together, we all go down with it together. Let's put our parties and differences aside one time. Vote for anything but a Democrat or a Republican.
Grandpamike October 21, 2012 at 06:38 PM
@Plainfield Independent You are correct in your estimation of the political process. Both parties have overseen where we are today as a Republic, but, you have to ask yourself, which party stands for you're beliefs, and vote for them, not voting is not the answer.
Plainfield Ind October 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I will be voting. I am voting for Governor Gary Johnson the Libertarian candidate for President.
Plainfield Ind October 21, 2012 at 06:46 PM
5% of the popular vote guarantees the Libertarian candidate for 2016 to receive millions in federal funding. Gary Johnson is for bringing the troops home now, balancing the budget, and will fight for our rights by repealing the patriot act. Democrats and Republicans will always say competition is good, such as in the private sector, it drives costs down for us the consumers. But it is not good when they are up for reelection. Just two choices for President from the mainstream media...we're one better than Russia?
Tim October 29, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Garrett Peck just violated Federal law today with his 'robocalls'. Federal law prohibits 'robocalls' to cellphones, without explicit permission from the recipient. Violations can be reported to the FTC, or better yet the local Republican party. The fine is $16,000 per call. I suggest anyone who has gotten the same robocall from 815-298-1230 do the same. When I looked up the number, it traced back to Garrett Peck's Plainfield offices. Patch writers, there is a story here that needs the light of day on it.
Shannon Antinori (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Again, I'm going to remind everyone not to make unsubstantiated accusations. If, however, you have received an illegal robocall to your cell phone and you're willing to provide me with proof and go on the record, feel free to email me your contact information and I can get in touch with you.
Tim October 29, 2012 at 05:27 PM
I have an affidavit right here that is signed by me, under federal penalties of perjury, with the report to the FCC. Reference number 12-T01063597 The number is sitting in my caller ID right now, I would be more than happy to give you a screen shot of it if you tell me where I can upload it.
Shannon Antinori (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 05:32 PM
You can email me at shannon.antinori@patch.com.
Tim October 29, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Thank You Shannon. I will get this information to you this evening, at the email address you provided.
Sheila Raddatz October 29, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I voted at the hall today. It was VERY busy. I saw many more people at the village hall today than I normally do at my precinct on election day.
Grandpamike October 29, 2012 at 09:34 PM
@Shannon Does it have to be on a cell phone, as I received one today on my home phone with the same number mentioned above.
Grandpamike October 29, 2012 at 09:35 PM
@Tim How does one take a screenshot of that number on a home phone ?
Shannon Antinori (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Just to be clear, political "robocalls" made to landlines/home phones are not against the FTC rules. It's not technically considered "telemarketing," so it's allowed.
Shannon Antinori (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Sorry, Grandpamike -- I replied to your second post before I saw the first. I hope that helps!
Tim October 29, 2012 at 09:45 PM
It came to your landline, it is (unfortunately) legal. Only calls that come into cell phones are not legal. The difference is because most cell phones in the US are metered by the minute of usage, and it would could lead to a VERY high bill for unwanted incoming calls if your package doesn't allow for enough minutes. Landline phones, are billed by service provided. Local calls are 'free', so the same protections do not need to be in place.
Seriously? October 29, 2012 at 10:43 PM
Tim, I recommend you read the FCC (not the FTC) law before blathering on about a whole lot of nothing. While you are correct that political calls to cell phones are prohibited without express permission, the penalty is not $16,000/violation. That penalty is for robocallers that do not have a license. Mistakes can happen, and do. You most likely gave your cell phone as your home phone. How are they supposed to know the difference? Report away, but don't expect much to happen. Why not better spend your time on a topic that's worth discussing?
Tim October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM
How are they supposed to know the difference? Usually they run it through a database of cell phone numbers, provided by the major carriers, and compare it to their list. You know, like the law provided for them to do after it was enacted? Every other company that does this legally doesn't seem to have a problem doing this, so why is it acceptable to you when Garrett Peck does it? While you may overlay your own experience(or lack of) onto the outside world and find such 'confusion' acceptable, those who know how this is actually done find it unacceptable that an incredibly simple task was skipped in the rush to spam as many people as possible with phone calls. The FTC wrote the laws in 2009 that outlawed most robocalls like this, not the FCC. So there are no laws to read from the FCC. The FCC enforces them. But that is not germane to the conversation. And no, it is not a 'mistake'. Even if I put my mobile number down as my home number, they still need EXPLICIT permission to call. What would have been legal? Manually dialing everyone that gave them documented permission to call them. Anything else, is not.
Grandpamike October 29, 2012 at 11:27 PM
It does, thanks.
Lisa S. November 03, 2012 at 08:49 PM
It is a tragedy that an article like this degrades into political hackey sack. I am a proud Republican and am personally offended at some of these comments. The 'proud democrats' here seem to believe that if you think Early voting is a waste of time and money, or that voter fraud exists (it does) that you are part of some deviant conspiracy to disenfranchise Democratic voters. News flash...Republicans vote early too.
JeffK November 04, 2012 at 01:29 AM
I've had my signal in the air for days calling "the bat". The self proclaimed crusader hasn't publically called out Peck for his recent reporting erros at the sate. I guess we shouldn't take the bat too seriously. As if anyone was

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