Sunday, March 25, 2012
Despite informational meetings and videos by the village and county, some voters said they weren't aware of the referendum.
Tinley Park residents passed a referendum Tuesday that will allow the village to negotiate better electricity prices for them. But voters living in unincorporated Will County shot down their ballot measure on the same issue. The village's electricity aggregation referendum passed by a 63.8 percent margin—4,677 votes—while the county ballot item was defeated by a 59.49 percent margin—8,707 votes. READ: Full Election Results From All the Races Affecting Tinley Residents "From the very beginning the choice was up to the voters," Will County Board spokesman Nate Brown said last week. "We respect their decision for the board to work on other issues besides electrical aggregation. The board will continue to look for other ways to put money back …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
If you missed some coverage from Tuesday night's primary election, don't fret. We had a lot of information and it went up quickly. Check out our election tab to see it all. That way, you can pick and choose what you want to read.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Can't find your polling place? Here's a handy list of resources to arm you with all you'll need to head to the ballot box prepared today.
Tired of political mud-slinging commercials getting in the way of your favorite TV show? You'll get a reprieve after today. Residents will soon get a break from cold calls made by teams of political supporters, town forums and candidates' letters clogging up their mailboxes, asking for a vote. So do your part today to bubble in the circles for your favorite candidates on the ballot. Election judges will rise early to staff the polls at churches, VFW halls and local schools for the 2010 midterm election. Tinley Park polling places, as well as those throughout Illinois, are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. And Patch will be there all along the way, keeping you in the know until all the results are in—and even after that. Looking for candidate …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We've gathered up all the questions that have gone unanswered by local election candidates who were asked to fill out our Patch questionnaires. We're also including a list of those who never responded to us in the first place.
While perusing responses from our 2012 primary election candidates, we noticed that some didn't do as we asked — address every issue we presented to them in our uniform questionnaires. Here's a roundup of those questions, along with a list of candidates who didn't care to respond to us at all. Democratic candidate Bobby Rush didn't answer the following question: Have you ever been convicted of a felony, sued successfully or had a restraining order placed against you? If so, please explain. Republican candidate Donald E. Peloquin left these blank: Should there be repercussions for legislators who don’t read bills, and how do you enforce that? and Who are your political heroes and why? Democratic candidate Gregory Hannon left the following …