Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Two incumbents are running unopposed for Darien Park District Board in 2013.
Two candidates are running unopposed for two open seats on the Darien Park District Board in 2013. Both Rob Saracco and Ray Joblonski are sitting commissioners. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of Darien. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts. Got a news tip? Email Patch editor Joe O'Donnell.
Rob Saracco is one of two candidates running for Darien Park District Board of Commissioners in 2013.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? To give back to the community. What do you think are the top 3 goals for the park district? Making the most of the tax dollars we receive. Giving our residents the programs and services they want and need. Keeping our records and policies transparent. Are there more services or programs you would like to see offered? As of right now I feel we are offering the services and programs people want. But that is an ever evolving process.
Ray Joblonski is one of two candidates running for the Darien Park District Board of Commissioners in 2013.
What is the primary reason you are running for this office? I want to continue to be involved in the community and to help guide the Darien Park District. Previously I have been President of Darien Youth Club and coached various youth soccer and baseball teams. That experience as well as my business background gives me a solid perspective. What do you think are the top 3 goals for the park district? 1. Short term and long range business and operations plans for the Darien Park District including Sportsplex and the Community Center (formerly Fairview School) with a focus on continued financial health. 2. Expanded programs and services for residents of all ages when financially feasible. 3. Even greater cooperation between the park district…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Find out who filed for the open seats on local governing boards for the April 9, 2013 election.
The filing period for municipal elections ended Dec. 26 for the April 9, 2013 election. Here’s who’s filed. Are you a candidate? Blog on Patch to share news, photos and opinions as you prepare for the election. Get started here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Open Seats: 4 (wards 1, 3, 5 and 7) Term Length: 4 years Who's Filed: Ward 1: Ted V. Schauer; Ward 3: Joseph A. Kenny; Ward 5: Joseph A. Marchese (incumbent), Marianne Batryn and James ‘Jim’ Minardi; Ward 7: Halil Avci (incumbent) and Thomas J. Belczak. Open Seats: 4 Term Length: 4 years Who's Filed: Victor Casini of Burr Ridge, Claudia Manley of Darien, Dennis Brennan of Hinsdale (incumbent), Deirdre “DeeDee” Gorgol of Willowbrook (incumbent), Kay Gallo of …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Current District 86 board members Dennis Brennan, Kay Gallo and DeeDee Gorgol have teamed with Roseanne Rosenthal to form a so-far-unnamed slate.
Friday, February 15
By Joe O'Donnell Three current District 86 board members running for re-election have joined with one would-be newcomer to form a four-candidate slate for this spring's municipal election. Dennis Brennan, Kay Gallo, DeeDee Gorgol and Roseanne Rosenthal all confirmed that they will pool their efforts to run together for the four seats on the District 86 Board of Education up for grabs on the April 9 ballot. Their competition includes the three-candidate "Friends for District 86" slate made up of challengers Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran and Claudia Manley, and Roger Kempa, a candidate who has to this point not joined a slate. Brennan (who lives in Hinsdale), Gallo (Clarendon Hills) and Gorgol (Willowbrook) are all current board members. …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Darien District 61 school board member Claudia Manley withdrew her petition for re-election, but will remain on the ballot in District 86.
Darien school board member Claudia Manley has withdrawn her petition for re-election in the April election. According to District 61 official Mary Lang, Manley filed the papers with the district office. She has been a board members since 2009, and currently serves as the board representative for the Illinois Association of School Boards and the Legislative Education Network of DuPage County. Read more: See who's running for all of the local races in Darien. However, Manley remains on the ballot for the Hinsdale High School District 86 Board of Education race. Earlier this year, Darien resident Jennifer Babbington withdrew her petition for the District 86 board and said she would instead support the trio of Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran and…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Darien resident Jennifer Babbington said Thursday that she has decided to withdraw from the District 86 Board of Education race because she's not sure how long she'll be living in the district.
Friday, February 1
By Joe O'Donnell Darien resident Jennifer Babbington has withdrawn from this spring's District 86 Board of Education race. The former candidate said in an emailed statement that she filed her withdrawal Thursday after she and her husband accepted an offer on their home. "Short-term, we intend to re-locate within the district, but our longer-term situation is less certain," Babbington's statement reads. "In the totality of my personal circumstances, I believe it is more prudent not to make a commitment I may not be able to honor." She said she's "very disappointed" about having to withdraw, and will support the trio of Victor Casini, Ed Corcoran and Claudia Manley in April. Meredith Lannert, executive assistant to Superintendent Nick Wahl, …
Monday, December 31, 2012
In this part of our Year in Review, we focus on how locals voted in the 2012 general election, electric aggregation that was approved in March and which candidates have filed for the 2013 elections.
The year in 2012 elections will be remembered nationally as the year Barack Obama was elected to his second term as our nation's president. But locally, there was a lot of intrigue as well. Although there wasn't a consolidated municipal elections (those are held in odd years) there was a major initiative on the March ballot: electric aggregation. Electrical Aggregation Passes: What to Expect Next Woodridge Voters Vote 'Yes' for Electrical Aggregation Both Darien and Woodridge voters approved the electrical aggregation measure in March, paving the way to savings on their electricity bills. In Darien, 63 percent of voters approved it, while 54 percent did so in Woodridge. They joined a growing number of Illinois communities able to group …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Five candidates—including incumbents Terry Pavesich and Julia Beckman—submitted nomination petitions Wednesday, the final day to file for the April 9, 2013 consolidated election.
Seven candidates will vie for four positions on the Community High School District 99 School Board next April. The District 99 race now comprises four incumbents and three newcomers after five candidates submitted nominating papers Wednesday—the final day to file for the April 9, 2013 election. The latest candidates are newcomers Martin Gorski and Henry P. Jakobsze, incumbents Teresa "Terry" K. Pavesich and Julia Kennedy Beckman, and newcomer Rick Pavinato. They join incumbents Deobrah "Debbie" Boyle and Bill White, who will appear at the top of the ballot after filing Dec. 17. Voters now have five business days to file objections to candidates' nominating petitions. Per election code, a business day is designated as any day an office is …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
White filed for re-election to the school board on Monday.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Patch accepts letters to the editor, which will be posted on the site weekly. The following was submitted by Community High School District 99 Board President Bill White, who filed paperwork for the April 9, 2013 consolidated election Monday morning. You can also share news and opinions in our Local Voices section. To do that, get started on Darien Patch or Woodridge Patch. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - To the editor: On Monday, I filed for re-election to the Community High School District 99 Board of Education. I am running for re-election because I believe strong, locally controlled public schools are a vital cornerstone of our community. I believe I have provided calm, steady leadership while promoting the idea that all District 99 …