Friday, March 23, 2012
Good weather, contested races not enough to stir interest.
Voter turnout in Tuesday’s primary in Lake County echoed the low turnout throughout Illinois, even on a day when temperatures soared into the 80s. Just 23.46 percent of registered voters exercised their right to vote. Lake County Clerk Willard Helander said voter turnout for primaries is historically lighter than the general election. However, Helander said she was surprised that voters did not turnout for the 10th Congressional district race. The 10th district runs through most of Lake County. “That was surprising. It was a four-way race and well financed. I expected far more people to be out and interested,” she said. Helander was surprised that more people pulled a Republican ballot than Democrat. “My personal opinion is that people …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Lake Forest pair answer questions at League of Women Voters/Patch forum.
While Sunday's Candidate Forum at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center focused primarily on Lake County positions, Scott Helton and Mike Rummel had an opportunity to present themselves as the hometown boys running for the Republican nomination for the District 12 seat on the Lake County Board. District 12 represents Lake Forest, Knollwood, and portions of Highland Park and Deerfield. Rummel has lived in Lake Forest for 28 years, and served as an alderman and mayor of the city. Helton moved to Lake Forest more than a decade ago after serving on the village baord for 12 years in Glenview. The seem to agree on several issues, but perhaps different ways to get there based on their experiences. Here is a cross-section of questions the two…
Sunday, March 4, 2012
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Friday, March 2, 2012
State representative candidate under fire for citing a degree from Cambridge she never received.
A Republican candidate for the seat now held by retiring state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) is catching flak for claiming a degree in her academic background she never received. Lauren Turelli, who is running against Dr. Mark Neerhof in the March 20 Republican primary to represent the 58th District, has listed in campaign materials, on Facebook and LinkedIn that she received an advanced degree in International Relations from England's University of Cambridge in 1994. According to a letter from Cambridge's records department obtained by Patch, Turelli (then unmarried and with the last name Grabowski) "was unsuccessful in her studies and withdrew in February 1995 without gaining any qualification from this institution." Turelli, a Lake…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Candidates answer questions at Sunday forum in Lake Bluff.
The 29th Senate District, which encompasses Deerfield, Highland Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Niles and Northbrook, has a choice in the March 20 primary between two Democratic candidates: the current Deerfield Township supervisor and a Lake Bluff business consultant with a business, finance and governmental background. Julie Morrison, of Deerfield, has been the West Deerfield Township supervisor for 15 years. She received the endorsement of the person currently holding the office, Susan Garrett, who announced her retirement in July. Sumption joined the race in December, but recently picked up the endorsement of U.S. Senator Tom Daschel. The Lake Bluff resident worked for Daschle as a legislative assistant, and holds …
Hear from candidates running for the 58th District State Rep seat, 29th District State Senate, and Lake County Board 13th District.
The League of Women Voters- Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area and Lake Forest Lake Bluff Patch will co-sponsor another candidate forum at 1:30 p.m. March 4 at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center, 100 East Old Mill Road, in Lake Forest. The candidates include the following offices: