Thursday, April 25, 2013
The Will County clerk's office counted the remaining provisional ballots Tuesday morning, but they did not alter the outcome of the April 9 election.
Hundreds of provisional ballots were added to the vote totals on Tuesday, but the outcome didn’t change in two of Plainfield’s closest races. As election night came to a close, Plainfield School District 202 incumbents Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith kept their seats, joined by newcomers Bill Slabich Jr. and William Dargan. Read: Just 104 votes separated Dargan and fellow candidate P. Anne Walchshauser. On Tuesday, provisional, grace period and absentee ballots were counted at the Will County Clerk’s office, but it didn’t change the outcome. Walchshauser picked up an additional 350 votes to Dargan’s 351. In the end, Dargan held onto his lead, which increased to 105 votes. “Of course I would be honored to express my thoughts as an official…
Friday, April 12, 2013
That's how many registered voters cast ballots in the April 2013 election, according to the Will County Clerk's Office.
Around 11 percent of registered voters throughout the Plainfield area cast ballots in Tuesday's election, according to data from the Will County Clerk's office. That's lower than the countywide average of 16.84 percent. Sign up for our free, daily e-newsletter. Like Plainfield Patch on Facebook. Of the 44,358 residents registered to vote at all Plainfield-area precincts, only 4,892 voters participated in the election, or 11 percent. That number was under the Will County voter turnout of 16.84 percent, or 66,087 voters out of 392,549 registered. According to county clerk Nancy Schultz Voots, turnout was low across the county, where consolidated elections typically draw about 18 percent of registered voters. Click to see vote totals for …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith won re-election, while William Slabich Jr. and William Dargan will join the board.
Five candidates faced off for four open seats on the Plainfield School District Board of Education. In the end, unofficial vote totals show that incumbents Rod Westfall and Michelle Smith will return to the board, while newcomers William Slabich Jr. and Bill Dargan won the two remaining spots. Just more than 100 votes separated Dargan from P. Anne Walchshauser, who did not win a seat on the board. Dargan, a sales manager for Hostess Brands, first ran for the board in 2011. Meanwhile, Slabich, a 12-year resident of Plainfield, made his first run for office. Election results are unofficial until canvassing of votes is completed and absentee, provisional and grace-period ballots are counted later this month. Unofficial Plainfield-area vote …
Incumbent Mayor Mike Collins and trustees Margie Bonuchi, Garrett Peck and Jim Racich held onto their seats.
Four familiar faces will return to Village Hall this spring. With little new blood on the ballot — only one challenger faced off against the three incumbent trustees — voters re-elected Margie Bonuchi, Garrett Peck and Jim Racich, according to unofficial election results. Meanwhile, Mayor Mike Collins officially ran unopposed after an election challenge knocked Michael Lambert off the ballot. Lambert ran as a write-in candidate, but couldn’t garner enough votes to unseat Collins, a veteran of the Illinois State Police and U.S. Air Force. "I'm feeling just excited," Collins said at a post-election gathering at HopScotch & Vine in downtown Plainfield. "Myself and my supporters really wanted to make a statement about the job myself and the …
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Thursday, April 4, 2013
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Thursday, April 4
In response to Karen Sorensen’s article JJC May Shut Fitness Center to Help Close $1 Million Budget Deficit: What I have been saying for two years is now front and center. Building so many buildings so quickly, the annual budget of JJC cannot absorb the operating and maintenance costs without serious growing pains. Since 80 percent of the annual budget is staffing costs, when in trouble, that’s the easiest and among the only thing to cut. JJC has cut staff over the last year by attrition and by eliminating positions. That reduces services and programs. At the same time, a tuition increase is planned to pay for a new Multipurpose building, which primarily is to hold graduations-$21.55/credit hour increase if they did it all at once. …
Plainfield District 202 candidates share their views on funding, school safety and Common Core Standards.
This month, five candidates are vying for four spots on the District 202 Board of Education. On Monday night, they participated in a forum to share their views on everything from education funding to school safety, charter schools and the state’s new Common Core Standards. Watch the full video of the forum in our player above, and check out our additional coverage here. The following candidates are seeking election: Monday night’s event was hosted by District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency (CAPE) at the district administration center. Related: Get informed before April 9 - Election Central Plainfield: 2013 Spring Elections Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter Like…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
All five candidates for the District 202 Board of Education took part in an April 1 forum at the district administration center.
Editor’s note: A video of the entire one-hour event will is posted on CAPE's page on the District 202 website. This month, five candidates are vying for four spots on the District 202 Board of Education. On Monday night, they participated in a forum to share their views on everything from education funding to school safety, charter schools and the state’s new Common Core Standards. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter Like Plainfield Patch on Facebook andfollow us on Twitter. The following candidates are seeking election: Monday night’s event was hosted by District 202’s committee for the Coordination of Administration and Parents Groups for Educational Efficiency (CAPE) at the district administration center. Questions were …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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On April 9th please join me in supporting for office Richard Rodriguez, Candidate for Township Supervisor, Kevin Clancy for Plainfield Township Trustee, and John Cryder for tax collector. A special thanks to all the residents of Plainfield Township who have taken the time to vote early. As we draw closer to the April 9th election please take the time to vote and join me in supporting these three excellent Township Residents who are working together to build a stronger Future for all of Plainfield Township. Thanks, Martin Flowers Montgomery
Monday, April 1, 2013
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I am writing this letter emphasizing my strong support for Tom Breier"s nomination for the Plainfield Park District Commissioner. I believe he possesses the qualities that make him an effective leader and will initiate the necessary changes that need to be made to our park district. I have known Tom Breier for 9 years and have been honored to call him a friend. As a man, Tom believes in the importance of family values and he has been very active in helping others in the community especially in regards to the park district. As many of us in the community have experienced when playing games at the Plainfield fields and parks, it is not uncommon to see the fields ill prepared for an upcoming soccer or football game. It is also not uncommon …