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Monday, March 19, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Even though the referendum has yet to pass, the city is prepared to begin working with a consultant prior to March 20.
The city of Darien is forging ahead with plans for negotiating residents’ power rates in the event a referendum on the March 20 ballot passes. City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to secure the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Collaborative (NIMEC) as a broker and begin consulting with them prior to the election. A question on the Illinois primary ballot will ask Darien voters if they want the city to bid for electric rates on behalf of residents and small businesses. People will have the option to opt out of the program, should the referendum pass. The city plans to move quickly if it does pass in order for the rate change to be reflected on July bills, Darien’s target date, Assistant City Administrator Scott Coren said at the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Palatine Area League of Women Voters sponsored a forum for the three Democratic primary opponents vying to take on incumbent Republican Congressman Peter Roskam.
Three Democratic candidates seeking to replace incumbent 6th District Congressman Republican Peter Roskam attended a forum at the Palatine Village Hall Saturday. Barrington resident Maureen Yates, Leslie Coolidge of Barrington Hills and Geoffrey Petzel of Lake Zurich are running in the March 20 primary. The winner will take on Roskam, who has held the 6th District seat since 2007, in the November general election. Questions posed to the candidates ranged from what their stance is on the budget and tax reform, military policy and spending, and where their beliefs lie regarding universal health care. The first topic related to the single-payer health insurance system, where delivery of care remains largely private and all Americans are …