Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Steve Mandel, who held a seat on the Highland Park City Council until he was elected to the Lake County Board, outlines one of his three city council candidate endorsements.
Along with fiscal responsibility and core service support, our community leadership and commitment to our Environment is of great importance to me. While I am supporting three City Council candidates that care about the environment, only Kim Stone has demonstrated strong passionate leadership on the subject. Almost a year ago our City Council had a chance to promote 100 percent Green Power and still slash the cost of electricity with our aggregation process. Only myself, Jim Kirsch, and Paul Frank voted to support this renewable energy alternative. The Mayor and 3 Councilman found reasons not to go green and supported the BROWN option. This showed me who was willing to stand up and make a difference. Kim Stone has a true and solid …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Steve Mandel's election to the Lake County Board leaves a four-month vacancy on the Highland Park City Council. Who will fill it?
None of the current City Council candidates will take the four-month vacancy left behind by Steve Mandel, who was elected Tuesday to the Lake County Board, the Highland Park News reports. Mayor Nancy Rotering told the Highland Park News she would consult with the City Council before deciding on who to appoint. There are currently three people running for City Council: Current City Councilman Daniel Kaufman, Business and Economic Development Commissioner Alyssa Knobel and Transportation Commissioner Kim Stone. Candidates who decide to run in the April election must file nominating petitions between Nov. 19 and Nov. 26. For more news and updates, "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Candidates for 10th District seat will meet in forum at 1:30 p.m. today sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
League of Women Voters’ forum is only face to face meeting between Schneider and Dold in 10th District. General Assembly and Lake County Board candidates debate too.
Voters who want to get a close personal look at Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and his Democratic opponent, Brad Schneider of Deerfield, debating will get their only chance at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the Lake Forest High School east campus auditorium. The forum, co sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, the LWV of Highland Park/Highwood and the LWV of Deerfield in coordination with Patch and the Union League Club of Chicago will also feature candidates for the Illinois General Assembly and the Lake County Board. Earlier: Schneider, Dold Debating About Debates Schneider and Dold will take the stage at 1:40 p.m. after opening remarks from Deerfield Patch Editor Steve Sadin and Robert Kreisman, public affairs …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
City Council questions whether or not to spend $90,000 to fix theater's fire code violations.
Highland Park Fire Chief Pat Tanner handed the City Council some bad news about the Highland Park Theatre at its last meeting: it will cost $90,000 in safety upgrades just to reopen one of the theater's four screens. Earlier: City Shuts Down Highland Park Theatre The city shut down the theater as well as the Port Clinton parking garage on May 5 when it was revealed that both structures were not up to fire safety code. Repairs began on the garage almost immediately, and it reopened weeks later. The theater, however, has remained closed for months. "Port Clinton garage went from being an extremely active and integral part of downtown to being closed," City Councilman Tony Blumberg explained to Patch on Tuesday. "That's not what happened with…
Monday, June 11, 2012
Laura Lambrecht will run as a Republican against Councilman Steve Mandel.
Laura Lambrecht filed to run as a Republican for Lake County Board this week, giving Highland Park Councilman Steve Mandel an opponent and making the race a contested one. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. A Highland Park resident and system administrator at AT&T, Lambrecht started mulling a run in January when she heard there was no Republican candidate. "People have to have a choice," Lambrecht told Patch this week. Lambrecht spent a few months asking around to find out more about the Lake County position. Though she's never run for office before, she's been involved with the Republican party. Her goal, she says, if elected, is "to maintain and improve the quality of our life in Lake …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Kim Stone wants to be the voice for environmental issues on the Highland Park City Council.
A second candidate has thrown her hat into the race for Highland Park City Council. Kim Stone announced Monday her plan to file to run for Highland Park City Council. The Highland Park native joins Alyssa Knobel, who formed an exploratory committee last month. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Stone currently serves on the transportation commission, the Parks Advisory Committee of the Park District of Highland Park and the North Shore School District 112 Field Management Committee. Stone hopes to replace Steve Mandel as the voice for environmental concerns, assuming the councilman wins his bid to join the Lake County Board. "We need somebody who can really speak to environmental issues …
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Steve Mandel has begun petitioning.
Recently the Lake County Board has created a new district that includes most of Highland Park, all of Highwood and a tiny part of Deerfield. I am currently passing petitions to run for this newly formed district and am excited about extending my political career at the County. As many of you might know, I originally started my public service working on County issues and have continued that work through today serving as an Executive Board Member, Chair of the Finance Committee and Chair of the Legislative Committee for the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County. SWALCO is an agency that represents about 41 communities in Lake County. Outside of SWALCO, I have been involved in County open space preservation, discussions on health services, …
Monday, October 17, 2011
Changes to the Business and Economic Development Commission also discussed.
Looking for ways to help Highland Park residents remain in their homes and the community, the City Council took direct action to modify enforcement of the real estate transfer tax last Monday and agreed to discuss additional opportunities to help citizens. Any time a change is made in the title to property in Highland Park, the seller must pay the city a one-time tax of $5 for every $1000 of value, though there are some exceptions, like a homeowner refinancing a mortgage. 'Just for the bank' Gayle Weinberg Kalmin told the Council at its last meeting how she had to pay a transfer tax twice. She was charged once when she added her father to the title and again when he was removed 18 months later. No money was exchanged and she never moved…
Monday, October 10, 2011
City Council share different views about using Highland Park’s reserves.
The use of Highland Park’s cash reserve became an issue once again Thursday at a budget workshop as the City Council waded into the 2012 budget presented to the Council Sept. 29 by City Manager Dave Limardi. The proposed budget included the use of approximately $510,000 from the city’s cash reserve for capital improvements to the Highland Park Public Library in lieu of an increase in the property tax levy. The Council raised taxes a year ago to help pay for the library’s needs. When the subject of the library was raised during the workshop, the Council went beyond the initial proposal. Limardi was asked about the library’s capital needs beyond 2012 and told council members that $2.5 million would be needed to bring needed maintenance up …