Wednesday, November 7, 2012
DuPage County voters elected eight newcomers to the county board, along with the the first Democratic forest preserve commissioner in a decade.
DuPage County voters rejected a proposition Tuesday that asked whether elected officials should be able to hold more than one office at a time. With all 748 precincts reporting, unofficial results show that a resounding 90 percent (332,657) of DuPage County voters rejected the proposal. Only 36,571 voted "yes." The question was placed on the general election ballot after Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso announced their plans to run for DuPage County Board seats in Districts 2 and 3, respectively. Both DiCianni and Grasso were declared winners Tuesday. DiCianni plans to resign his current position to serve the county board. Grasso has said he wants to hold both offices. Winner: Chris Kachiroubas (R) Republican …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Patch will keep you up to date Tuesday with all the major state and local races—from the hotly contested congressional districts to the DuPage County Board.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Day is finally here. Patch will keep you up to date Tuesday with all the major state and local races—from the hotly contested congressional districts to the DuPage County Board. Everything you need to know to make a decision about how to cast your vote can be found on Patch. The links that follow will lead you to candidate profiles and positions, news coverage and candidate blogs. Find your polling place: LOCAL RACES Because of redistricting required after the 2010 census, all 18 seats on the DuPage County Board are up for grabs this election. There are 29 candidates running in six districts, 18 of which are Republicans and 11 Democrats. Because of redistricting, winners will not immediately know the length of their terms. A …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County files civil action to recover stolen taxpayer dollars in an alleged scheme of two former employees.
Attorneys for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County filed a civil action in court today seeking to recover all taxpayer dollars possible related to alleged crimes by criminally charged ex-employees as well as an ex-vendor, according to a press release from the forest preserve. The complaint for declaratory judgment was filed in DuPage County Circuit Court as DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin on Wednesday announced charges against former Forest Preserve employees Mark McDonald and Dave Tepper, and Arif Mahmood from the computer vendor company Alamach Technologies, Inc. Authorities say the men planned to bilk the forest preserve of about $150,000. In their first plan, involving McDonald's and Tepper's company Integrated …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Free family-friendly event takes place this Saturday at St. James Forest Preserve in Warrenville from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Memorial Day weekend is a perfect time to enjoy the warm weather and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has a great opportunity for locals to do so this Saturday. St. James Forest Preserve in Warrenville will be holding Family Field Day, a celebration of the preserve’s equestrian and agrarian history on May 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free family-friendly event will provide plenty of activities including riding demonstrations held by the Equestrian Fiesta Troupe and Midwest Renegades, along with pony rides for children 12 and under. Hay-filled wagon rides as well as archery and fishing will be taking place throughout the day. Located on a working farm, St. James Forest Preserve is home to a number of historic buildings, which …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Tell us where you head with your family when you take some time off while staying in town.
Sometimes an out-of-town vacation just isn’t in the cards. But that doesn’t mean your time off work or school needs to be any less fun. There are myriad inexpensive ways in the Chicago area to entertain your family—some of which are even in your own backyard. Where’s your favorite place to go on a Darien-area staycation? Vote in our poll or click the name of the destination and leave a review. Don’t see your favorite place for a staycation in Darien? Tell us in the comments. Voting closes at noon Friday. We’ll name the local favorite that afternoon.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The DuPage forest preserve proposes spending big bucks to save it.