Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Beat the rush and vote early. Ballots will be accepted through April 5.
Voters have three more days to beat the rush and vote early. Early voting for the 2013 Consolidate Election ends Friday, April 5. Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St., will again serve as an early voting location for all registered voters in DuPage County. Early voting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the council chambers through Friday. Registered voters in DuPage County are eligible to vote early at any DuPage County early-voting location. For more information on early voting for the April Consolidated Election, visit the DuPage County Election Commission website. For biographies and information about all the candidates running in Elmhurst municipal elections, visit Elmhurst Election Central 2013.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Darlene Heslop has filed challenges to the nominating papers of School Board President Jim Collins and newcomer Emily Bastedo.
Elmhurst resident Darlene Heslop has filed objections against the nominating petitions of two Elmhurst District 205 School Board candidates. Those petition challenges will be heard by the district's Electoral Board during a special meeting at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the District 205 Administrative Building, 162 S. York Road. Heslop is objecting to the nominating papers filed by candidates Emily Bastedo and current School Board President Jim Collins. The agenda for the meeting on Friday is as follows: According to Illinois Election Code, the School District's Electoral Board would be composed of the board president (Collins), board Secretary Shannon Ebner and the longest-serving member of the board, Susan DeRonne. Since Collins is being …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Electoral Board hearing is scheduled for Monday to address a petition challenge in the 7th Ward race.
Elmhurst mayoral candidate and 7th Ward Alderman Mark Mulliner has recused himself from participating in an Electoral Board Hearing scheduled for Monday, Jan. 7. The hearing was called because Elmhurst resident Darlene Heslop is challenging the nominating petitions filed by 7th Ward incumbent candidate Pat Wagner. In accordance with Illinois state statute, the city's Electoral Board is composed of the mayor, in this case interim Mayor Scott Levin, City Clerk Patty Spencer and the longest-serving member of the City Council. The longest-serving member is 7th Ward Alderman Mark Mulliner who, on Friday morning, let the clerk's office know he would not be participating in the proceedings. "The hearing relates to a candidate that is running for …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Two incumbents seek return to park board; three newcomers vying for school board spots.
Elmhurst School Board President Jim Collins and three others fill out the April 9 ballot seeking three seats on the panel. Wednesday marked the end of the filing period for candidates in local races, including the school and park boards, as well as elected city positions. Collins, first elected in 2009, will seek a second term. Emily Bastedo, Alan J. Brinkmeier and Margaret Harrell join Collins on the ballot. Voters will choose among the four to fill three seats on the board. Current members Susan DeRonne, elected in 1993, and Maria Hirsch, elected in 2009, did not file nominating petitions, according to the school district. School board members are elected to four-year terms. There will also be competition for a pair of spots on the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Three-way contest for mayor, three incumbent aldermen face challenge.
Alderman Paula Pezza, who will not seek re-election, called her time on the City Council a "great honor" and "wonderful experience." In a statement released Thursday, Pezza said, "During my term, I managed to accomplish many of my goals and changes that will benefit the taxpayers. While it took hard work, time and dedication, it was also a rewarding experience." Pezza vowed to stay active in the city and urge other residents to be informed and involved. Pezza also threw her support behind Marti Deuter who will face MaryNic Foster for the First Ward seat in the April 9 election. Updated 1:15 p.m. Elmhurst voters will choose a new mayor and have a say in four contested aldermanic races on April 9. Headlining things will be the three-way …