Tuesday, April 9, 2013
See where Plainfield candidates stand.
Editor's note: Election results will not be official until Tuesday, April 30 when canvassing of votes is completed and after absentee ballots postmarked by midnight, April 8, and provisional and grace period ballots are counted on April 21. Read: It was a big night for Republicans — and incumbents — in Plainfield Tuesday, according to unofficial vote totals. In the Village of Plainfield, incumbent Mayor Mike Collins and trustees Margie Bonuchi, Jim Racich and Garrett Peck won re-election. Collins faced a challenge from write-in candidate Michael Lambert, who was able to snag nearly 20 percent of the vote, but it wasn't enough to unseat the mayor. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter In Plainfield School District, incumbents …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Another Wheatland resident weighs in on the township board race.
Wednesday, March 20
For those of you that ponder, “Why are taxes so HIGH in Illinois?” or make blanket statements like “My vote doesn’t matter.” This letter will help you understand why the opposite is true. Statistically, about 10% of registered voters vote in the local elections, so it comes as no surprise that little changes from election to election. I submit to you that this is an opportunity for the voters in Wheatland Township to make a real difference on our property tax bill. I believe that many of us moved to the suburbs to avoid higher taxes, but we became complacent when it came to selecting leadership. Thus we have increasing taxes each year with disregard to stewardship of property taxes paid to local government. Local elections are about …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Township clerk candidate sounds off.
Thursday, March 14
On April 9, 2013 the hard working taxpayers of Wheatland Township will be able to reduce the size of government by voting for the Republican slate. This Republican slate of candidates has already saved you over $3 million dollars by taking part in the biggest grassroots movement in Illinois Township history by stopping the construction of an unneeded township building. There are clear differences in the Republicans and our opponents: Republicans Opponents On April 9, 2013 please vote for the Republican slate: Bill Alstrom Candidate for Wheatland Township Clerk
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Traveling office hours are set for 2 to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Wheatland Township office.
Submitted by the office of State Rep. Tom Cross State Representative Tom Cross (R-Oswego) invites residents of the 97th District to attend his traveling office hours in Wheatland Township on Wednesday, March 20. The purpose of traveling office hours is to provide access and services to constituents at a convenient time and location near them. Rep. Cross’ hosts traveling office hours in Wheatland Township twice each year, in March and September. “This is a good opportunity for residents to have a chance to meet with our staff and discuss issues of concern regarding state government,” Cross said. “Traveling office hours are a great way for us to interact with constituents face-to-face and share how our office can help answer questions and …
Monday, March 11, 2013
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On April 9, the choice in Wheatland Township couldn’t be clearer. Voters have a chance to retain responsible and experienced leadership by re-electing three incumbents who have been doing the job for the people. They are: Supervisor Todd Morse; Assessor Kelli Lord; and Highway Commissioner Dayton Jarnagin. The three are running as independents to show they are beholden to no particular party, organization or agenda. They were not railroaded through a private party caucus nor handpicked in someone’s living room. They are the only candidates who have already been elected by the people – all the people! They serve everyone. They have been members of a township government that has: Following a movement that started in 1997, and was approved by…
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Mark Troyanowski was elected during an emergency meeting of Wheatland Republicans on Wednesday after Scott Bishop withdrew his candidacy.
Wheatland Township GOP precinct committeemen elected Mark Troyanowski to fill a vacant spot on the ballot during a Jan. 30 emergency meeting of the Wheatland Township Republican Organization. Troyanowski will now run for highway commissioner among a slate of Republican candidates, replacing Scott Bishop, who withdrew for personal reasons. The new candidate is running against incumbent Dayton Jarnagin, who was elected as a Republican but is running as an Independent, and Democrat Dawn De Sart. Troyanowski is a 10-plus year resident of Wheatland Township and is an employee of the United States Pipe & Foundry Company and member of the American Public Works Association, according to a release from the the Wheatland GOP group. Troyanowski …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Scott Bishop was on the Wheatland GOP slate for highway commissioner.
Wheatland Township Republicans are seeking a replacement to round out their slate for the April 9 election after highway commissioner candidate Scott Bishop withdrew from the race. Township deputy clerk Bill Alstrom, who is running for clerk, said Tuesday that Bishop withdrew for personal reasons. Alstrom said Wheatland Township Republican Organization (WTRO) leaders became aware of Bishop’s decision last week, and that a meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday to select a replacement. Wednesday is the last day the Wheatland GOP has to choose a candidate. In an email sent Jan. 27, WTRO officials asked interested Republicans to submit a statement of candidacy if they wished to be considered for the spot. Bishop was nominated by …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The former Wheatland Township Republican Organization chairman did not attend Dec. 4 Republican caucus and will appear on the ballot as an Independent.
Wheatland Township Supervisor Todd Morse did not attend the Dec. 4 Wheatland Township GOP caucus, opting not to challenge a group of Republicans looking to cause a shakeup on the township board. Instead, the former Wheatland Republican Township Organization chairman will run as an Independent. Also appearing on the ballot as Independent candidates will be Wheatland Highway Commissioner Dayton Jarnagin and Assessor Kelli Lord. All three incumbents previously ran as Republicans, and are seeking re-electon on April 9. Current Wheatland tax collector Aatif Rahman will run as an Independent for a spot on the board of trustees, as will Catherine Bishir, Gary Brooks and John Weiffenbach. All four trustee spots on the board are up for election. …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Group of candidates hopes to oust current township board.
A group of Republicans who say they want to restore transparency and put an end to “chaos” on the Wheatland Township board will run as a slate in the April 9, 2013 election. READ: GOP GROUP HOPES TO WIN SUPPORT AT WHEATLAND CAUCUS “Our entire slate was nominated to represent the Republicans on the April 9th ballot,” current deputy clerk Bill Alstrom said of the Dec. 4 Wheatland Republican caucus. Alstrom is running to replace clerk Chuck Kern, who in turn is running for township supervisor. Residents who voted a Republican ballot in the March 2012 primary were eligible to attend Tuesday night’s caucus. According to Alstrom, 170 people turned out for the event, held at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plainfield. Scott Bishop, the slate’s …
Friday, November 30, 2012
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Friday, November 30, 2012
For those fellow citizens that live in Wheatland Township, located in Will County, which encompasses parts of Aurora, Bolingbrook, Naperville, and Plainfield there is a Caucus on December 4th 2012. Each of you has an opportunity to directly take part in Democratic process which occurs every four years within Wheatland Township. Like many of you reading this, I too just recently learned about this process. Wheatland Township is comprised of 30 precincts, where in each precinct chooses a committeemen, we all voted for this individual in the March primary of this year. Those elected as precinct committeemen are supposed to then represent you and me at the board meetings by voting on a variety of issues within Wheatland Township. I am not…