Wednesday, June 6, 2012
No candidate files for Lake County District 12 race by Monday deadline; District 13 pairing remains the same.
Former Lake Forest Mayor Mike Rummel will run unopposed for the Lake County Board’s District 12 seat i the November general election after no opponent filed by Monday’s deadline. Contacted Tuesday, Rummel said he thought the cut-off was Tuesday in line with the recall election in Wisconsin; regardless, he said the news would not alter his campaign plans going forward. “I didn’t intend to change what I was going to do with or without an opponent,” Rummel said. Rummel earned the Republican nod after easily defeating fellow Lake Forest resident Scott Helton , 60 percent to 40 percent, in the March primary. The lack of an opponent in the November election may mean a shift more toward educating voters in the next few months versus comparing …
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…
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:
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Chapter labels president as anti-Israel as it weighs GOP prospects at Skokie gathering.
Between analyzing the electoral prospects of Republican presidential candidates and ridiculing the "level of mental illness among liberal Jews," members of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) gathered in Skokie last week to discuss how they could help defeat President Obama in 2012. The standing-room only crowd came from throughout Illinois to fill a conference room at Holiday Inn, where they listened to political analysts and Republican scholars offer political red meat against Obama, whom one speaker accused of being "more pro-Palestinian than the Palestinians." Michael Menis, president of RJC's Chicago chapter, told Skokie Patch that his group was alarmed at Obama's policies toward Israel. "There's concern in the Jewish community as …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Illinois senator thinks U.S. is now in "a shooting war" with Libyan leader.
Republican Sen. Mark Kirk said that he would like to see the U.S. pursue more aggressive military action against Libya, according to The Chicago Tribune. Kirk argued that the miliary's mission should seek to remove "the enemy, which, now that we're in this, is Gadhafi." From the Tribune: "I think that we are now in a shooting war with Moammar Gadhafi, so it should be to end his regime and bring about a new government," Kirk, a Naval Reserve intelligence officer, told reporters after speaking to the City Club of Chicago. According to the Tribune story, President Obama's administration has alligned its military role as more of a humanitarian effort, protecting Libya's citizens from government forces. Kirk said that if Gadhafi were removed …
Monday, October 25, 2010
The Republican candidate for state representative in the 58th District sits down for an interview with Patch.
Lauren Turelli, the Republican candidate for the state representative of the 58th District, discussed her qualifications for the job, as well as the cuts she'd advocate for if she got it. Check out the interview below. Highland Park Patch: What one thing in your background best qualifies you for this office? Lauren Turelli: I was a school teacher. I think that's a whole wealth of experience in dealing with people. Every skill that one can possibly present to the nation is used when you teach. In addition to teaching I've been in real estate for the last nine years [with Prudential Rubloff] and had was part of a family-owned company for the last two years. I think I'm very well qualified between all the skills I learned in business and in …
Monday, October 4, 2010
The campaign reports more than a 70 percent increase from the second quarter totals.
- Sara Fay
Monday, October 4, 2010
Robert Dold, Republican candidate for the 10th congressional district, has raised more than $800,000 in donations in the third fundraising quarter, according to a release from his campaign. "These donations reflect the voices of our supporters who are growing in number each day," Dold said. "You can see the increasing support in many ways: a growing volunteer base, record fundraising and more Facebook friends." His third quarter totals represent more than a 70 percent increase in funding from his total at the end of the second quarter -- about $1,091,000. The campaign raised $513,000 in the first quarter and $578,000 in the second quarter.