Friday, April 19, 2013
Steve Eberhardt, the former mayoral candidate who has been a staunch supporter of term limits, was invited by the head of Tinley Park's commission on term limits to speak at the panel's next meeting.
Former mayoral candidate Steve Eberhardt will be a guest speaker at next week's meeting of Tinley Park's newly formed commission on term limits for elected village officials. The meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Village Hall. READ: Voters Pass Advisory Referendum on Term Limits for Elected Officials Eberhardt, who organized the petition that put an advisory referendum about term limits on the November 2012 ballot, was asked to speak by the head of the commission, Kenneth Slater, according to a release from the public relations coordinator of Eberhardt's campaign. The advisory referendum asked: “Shall the Village Board of the Village of Tinley Park pass an Ordinance imposing term limits on all elected officials?” It passed …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Mayor Ed Zabrocki won a ninth term Tuesday, defeating Tinley Park lawyer Steve Eberhardt. Dave Seaman, T.J. Grady and Brian Maher also retained their seats on the village board.
Given his 40-plus years of political history in Tinley Park, Mayor Ed Zabrocki had his eyes set Tuesday to the village's future, speaking about the "leaders of tomorrow" as he won his ninth term. Zabrocki defeated challenger Steve Eberhardt, a Tinley Park lawyer, with about 70 percent of the vote in a heated and contentious race. The rest of ticket of incumbents on Zabrocki's Team Tinley also were victorious against the opponents on Eberhardt's side of the ballot. 2013 ELECTION RESULTS: Find Out How All the Races Affecting Tinley Park Turned Out Dave Seaman, T.J. Grady and Brian Maher retained their Village Board of Trustees seats. They faced Andrew DeLuca, Nancy Petro and Karen Weigand, who were part an opposition ticket led by Eberhardt…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The public body that will give its recommendations on whether the village should have term limits for local elected officials met for the first time last week. Find out what happened and what it means to you.
The first meeting of Tinley Park's newly formed commission to investigate term limits for elected village officials laid the foundation last week for its six-month mission. About 25 people attended this initial Wednesday, March 27, meeting of the commission, which was created as a response to an advisory referendum on the November 2012 ballot. That referendum posed the question: “Shall the Village Board of the Village of Tinley Park pass an Ordinance imposing term limits on all elected officials?” READ: Voters Pass Advisory Referendum on Term Limits for Elected Officials While residents voted yes on the referendum by a 3-to-1 margin, the village board is under no obligation to act on it. But village officials decided to form a commission …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Village Cleark Pat Rea released a report during the TInley Park village board meeting that detailed mayoral candidate Steve Eberhardt's $18,000 of Freedom of Information Act requests in the last 13 months, including $9,000 in the last month alone, Sun-Tim
The cost of the Village fulfilling Freedom of Information Act requests from mayoral candidate Steve Eberhardt is adding up—to the tune of more than $18,000 over the last 13 months, Sun-Times Media reports. During Tinley Park's village board meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12, village clerk Pat Rea released a FOIA request report just weeks after Eberhardt used a FOIA request to file a challenge against Mayor Ed Zambrocki. Rea said the timing of his report was due to the entire board not meeting since November of last year, according to Sun-Times Media. Over the last 13 months, Eberhardt filed more than $18,000 in FOIA requests, including more than $9,000 in the last month alone, the report said. Eberhardt questioned the timing of Rea's report, but…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Following a complaint by several challengers to four incumbents' use of village-funded photos on their reelection website, the incumbents removed the photos as of Thursday, Jan. 31.
Days after a complaint was filed over four Tinley Park incumbents' use of village-funded photos on their reelection website, www.TeamTinley.com, the photos were removed as of Jan. 28, Sun-Times Media reports. Earlier this week, mayoral candidate Steve Eberhardt, and trustee candidates Karen Weigand, Andrew DeLuca and Nancy Petro, filed the complaint with the Illinois State Board of Elections. The complaint was levied against Mayor Ed Zambrocki and trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady. Village Cleck Pat Rea was also named in the complaint, according to the report. The photos were replaced by shots of the incumbent candidates at an outdoor event, with the contested photos completely removed from the TeamTinley.com home page. …
The deadline to register to vote for the April election is March 12.
Residents wishing to vote in the April 9 municipal election need to act soon—the deadline to register is fast-approaching. The cutoff to register is Tuesday, March 12. Residents can register at Village Hall, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mayor Ed Zabrocki's opponent Steve Eberhardt, and trustee candidates Karen Weigand, Andrew DeLuca and Nancy Petro, recently filed a complaint over Zabrocki and incumbent trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady's use of village-funded photos on their campaign website, www.TeamTinley.com. TeamTinley.com no longer uses the challenged photos, as of Thursday, Jan. 31. Below is a list of candidates running for village office on the April 9 ballot. Mayor Clerk Trustee Library Board * …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A complaint was filed Jan. 28 against Mayor Ed Zabrocki and trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady by four challengers in the April 9 election. The complaint centers on campaign photos used at www.TeamTinley.com.
Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki, Village Clerk Pat Rea, and trustees Brian Maher, Dave Seaman and T.J. Grady, were all named in a complaint that alleges taxpayer money was used to fund campaign photos, Sun-Times Media reports. The complaint was filed by Zabrocki's opponent Steve Eberhardt, and trustee candidates Karen Weigand, Andrew DeLuca and Nancy Petro. The complaint was filed Monday, Jan. 28 with the Illinois State Board of Elections, and alleges that Zabrocki, Maher, Seaman and Grady are all using village-funded photos of themselves and Tinley Park landmarks on their campaign website, www.TeamTinley.com. It also charges Zabrocki's secretary, Judy Bruning, with using village time to help run Zabrocki's campaign. Although the complaint …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Voters overwhelmingly supported term limits for elected village officials at Nov. 6 advisory referendum.
A Tinley Park Village Board committee has approved creation of a commission to study mandatory term limits for all elected village officials. The Budget, Audit and Administration Committee approved the recommendation of village Clerk Pat Rea to form a seven-person commission in response to overwhelming voter approval of the notion of term limits at the Nov. 6 advisory referendum. Voters favored the idea of term limits 16,808 to 6,635. “The commission would be appointed by the mayor and approved by trustees,” Rea said. “Commissioners would then have 180 days to study the pros and cons of term limits,” Rea said, adding information would be gleaned from university research and communities that have or had term limits. “The commission will …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki and lawyer Steve Eberhardt both turned in their nominating petitions Monday for the village's mayoral race. Find out who else threw their hats in the ring for other races.
- Joe Vince
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Nine candidates—including five incumbents—filed their nominating petitions for village offices up for election in April, according to the Tinley Park Village Clerk's Office. The village races on the April 9 ballot include those for mayor, clerk and three trustee seats. As expected, Mayor Ed Zabrocki, who is running for his ninth term, will be facing at least one challenger in Tinley Park lawyer Steve Eberhardt, who announced his candidacy in October. Earlier this year, Eberhardt petitioned to have an advisory referendum on village term limits added to the November ballot. Voters passed the non-binding referendum. Both candidates are running as part of larger slates. Zabrocki and the incumbents in the other races are running under the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Candidates have until Dec. 26 to turn in their petitions if they want to be on the April 9 ballot.
- Joe Vince
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Candidates wanting to run for offices up for election in April election have a little more time to turn in their petitions thanks to the Illinois General Assembly. The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, Dec. 26, and petitions to run in the April 9 election must be turned in by 5 p.m. that day to the Tinley Park Village Clerk's office, according to a village press release. READ: Tinley Attorney Announces Mayoral Candidacy The original deadline—Monday, Dec. 24—was changed because many clerk's offices throughout the state are closed or open limited hours on that day, which is Christmas Eve, the release stated. Candidates can begin turning in petitions Some of the local offices up for election include: Mayor Ed Zabrocki has announced …