Who's running for Plainfield offices in April? We've got a roundup.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Four seats will be filled in the April 9, 2013 election.
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the Plainfield Public Library District. Nominating petition forms for the April 9, 2013 library board election in the Plainfield Public Library District will be available beginning Tuesday, Sept. 25, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library District’s Business Office, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL. Completed petitions must be filed between Dec. 17 and 26 at the Plainfield Public Library District’s Business Office. Four seats on the seven-member Board of Library Trustees are up for election on the April 9, 2013 ballot. Candidates elected will serve four-year terms expiring in April 2017. All library trustee positions are nonpartisan. Any US citizen, 18 or …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
In a statement released Thursday, Democratic candidate Natalie Manley spoke of her love for the daughter she was charged with battering.
The democratic candidate jailed two weeks ago for allegedly battering her 21-year-old daughter spoke of her love for the young woman in a statement released Thursday evening. "I love my daughter and that will never change," candidate Natalie Manley said in the press release. "I look forward to the time when I can speak freely about the issues I am facing and appreciate the outpouring of support from so many people." Manley, 50, a Joliet accountant and candidate in the 98th District race, was arrested at her Ingalls Avenue home and taken to the Will County jail after she allegedly battered her daughter. Police said Manley “punched" her daughter, and also "kicked, knocked her to the ground, struck her in the face (and) hit her with a set of …
Sunday, March 18, 2012
The primary's Tuesday, and Illinois voters have a chance to influence who will get the Republican nomination.
For the first time in a long time, how people vote in Illinois' presidential primary may actually affect which candidate wins the Republican presidential nomination. The match seems to be boiling down to Mitt Romney, who until recently was seen by many as the front-runner, and Rick Santorum, who seems to be gathering strength thanks to a string of primary victories. But you can't count out Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, who might be facing high odds in terms of winning but could could end up controlling delegates at the convention should there be no clear-cut winner. So, Plainfield residents, with our turn to vote Tuesday, who's going to get your ballot?
Friday, February 24, 2012
There was some friction between the three Democratic candidates in the 11th Congressional District at a forum in Aurora on Thursday night.
For the second time this week, the three Democratic candidates running in the new 11th Congressional District shared a stage Thursday night, this time in Aurora. And this time, some sparks flew. The forum was sponsored by the Aurora Township Democrats, and held at the headquarters of Painters District Council #30 on the northwest side of Aurora. The candidates answered questions from the audience, and spent much of their time outlining the differences between them. Bill Foster, the Naperville scientist who represented the 14th Congressional District from 2008 to 2010, described himself as a “thoughtful moderate” with an eye on “the long-term best interests of the country.” Jim Hickey, the president of the Orland Fire District (the largest …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The GOP horse race -- as things stand right now -- seems to be between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, but can either beat Obama?
If you believe the pundits -- this week, at least -- the GOP primary's going to boil down to a choice between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. Does either man have your vote or do you prefer one of the other Republican contenders? More importantly, do you think any of them have the ability to oust President Obama? Take our poll below. We'll keep voting open through the weekend and will report back Monday on what Plainfield Patch readers had to say. Please add any thoughts you have about the election in the comment box below.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The ongoing lawsuit between state Republicans and the Illinois State Board of Elections has caused a delay in the filing period for congressional candidates.
The filing period for the March 20 primary election has begun. And, Naperville voters, if you’re not closely following the political scene, you may be looking at the list of candidates and wondering one important question: where’s my congressman? You’re going to have to wait a few weeks to see who’s running and who isn’t in the congressional races. While local and statewide candidates will file petitions between now and Dec. 5, the filing period for those hoping to be your congressman will begin on Dec. 23 and end on Dec. 27. The reason? The ongoing lawsuit over the new legislative maps, drawn and approved by Democrats in June. The suit, filed against the Illinois State Board of Elections by Republicans in July, alleges that the new maps …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Of the announced candidates, cast your ballot for who you like right now.
As the Republican presidential candidate debates go on and on -- with the 24/7 news channels declaring a new frontrunner every week -- we wondered how the vote would go down if Plainfield voters had to choose right now. We'll be accepting votes through the Sunday night, and we'll report back with the results on Monday. Feel free to tell us what you think of the election so far or why you chose who you did in the comment box below.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Mike Costello says he wants to be more involved in local government and believes his civil engineering skills would enhance his ability to serve the district.
Political newcomer Mike Costello is collecting signatures to run for a Will County Board District 5 seat in the March 20, 2012, election. Costello, 29, is an Oak Forest native who has lived in Plainfield since 2005. He said his reasons for running are two-fold: A desire to get more involved in local government and the belief that his civil engineering skills can be beneficial to the board. "There is not a single issue that I am running on," he said. "I've long had an interest in learning how government works, and I'm ready to get more involved in that. "I'm not so much critical of the board, this isn't a vote-one-guy-in-and-the-other-guy-out situation. ... I do think I have a good skill set that will help the board priortize where the …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Democrat Juan Thomas and Republican Chris Balkema both want to represent the newly created district, which includes all of Plainfield.
Petitions don’t need to be filed until Nov. 2, but the race for the newly created 11th Congressional District is already starting to heat up. On Monday, former Aurora Township Clerk Juan Thomas announced his run for the office, the third Democrat to do so. He follows on the heels of Republican Chris Balkema, a Grundy County Board member from Channahon who announced his bid over the weekend. The newly drawn 11th District has no incumbent. Those who have already thrown their hats in the ring are Democrat Bill Foster, former 14th District congressman; Orland Fire Protection District President James Hickey, a Democrat; and Republican Aurora Alderman Richard Irvin. Thomas, a native Auroran, returned to the city in April after spending 18 months…