Monday, February 25, 2013
Candidates answered questions on Hahn Street, TIF, sustainability and getting along.
The three Elmhurst aldermen vying to be Elmhurst's next mayor participated in the League of Women Voters candidate forum Sunday afternoon. Questions posed to them from both the League and from audience members focused on tax increment financing, how they would work to bring the council together and development of Hahn Street, among other things. One of the first questions asked by the audience was, "Do you have aspirations for higher office?" Elmhurst's former mayor, Pete DiCianni, was elected to the DuPage County Board before finishing his term as mayor. All three candidates answered, without hesitation, that they are not seeking higher office and would serve out their full term if elected. Related: City Council Candidates Tackle Finances…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
League of Women Voters candidate forum will begin at 1 p.m. at City Hall.
Saturday, February 23
Candidates running in the April 9 Consolidated Election will participate in a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St. Candidates in contested elections are scheduled to discuss various issues at the following times: 1 p.m.: Opening statements and Elmhurst Park Board candidates: 1:45 p.m. Candidates for City Council in Wards 1, 4, 5 and 7 (Incumbents in Wards 2, 3 and 6 are unopposed and will not participate): 3 p.m. Candidates for mayor 4 p.m. Candidates for Elmhurst District 205 Each segment will be moderated by a League of Woman Voters volunteer. The forum will be broadcast on local cable TV, and an online voters guide with the candidates' written …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Six of the 10 candidates in Districts 1 and 2 came to Community Bank of Elmhurst Wednesday night to share their views.
About a dozen voters braved the rain Wednesday night to learn a little more about DuPage County Board candidates in Districts 1 and 2. Candidates shared their ideas on such things as the environment, flood control, the DuPage Airport Authority and county consolidation—at least as much as their one-minute-per-question time limit would allow. The forum, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Elmhurst, also offered an opportunity for a few subtle jabs between candidates. Only two out of the six candidates running in DuPage District 1, Republicans Paul Fichtner of Elmhurst (incumbent) and Sam Tornatore of Roselle, attended the forum at Community Bank of Elmhurst. Absent were Republican Donald Puchalski of Elmhurst (incumbent) and Democrats…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Early voting begins next week.
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Elmhurst League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum for candidates running for DuPage County Board in Districts 1 and 2 at Community Bank of Elmhurst, 330 W. Butterfield Road. The candidates will present their views on a variety of county issues, including stormwater management, consolidation of services and the status of the DuPage Airport Authority. Written questions from the audience also will be put to the candidates by the League of Women Voters moderator. The League will also provide information on the various referenda on the ballot. Illinois voters will be asked to consider an amendment to the state Constitution regarding public pensions. Locally, voters will be asked to consider whether …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Candidates recapped their views on spending and the role of government, but delved into ways DuPage can draw new business and new jobs.
Republicans vying to serve DuPage County Board’s District 2 met in Lisle Wednesday evening to field audience questions on how they define government’s role, and their ideas on attracting business to the area. Five of the candidates were present, including Michael Loftus of Lisle, Zachary Wilson of Lombard, Elaine Zannis of Oak Brook, and Pete DiCianni and Rafael Rivadeneira of Elmhurst. Jim Long of Downers Grove, and Charles Mueller and Sean Noonan of Elmhurst were not in attendance. Early voting is underway for the primary election on March 20. District 2 affects the north and east portions of the village. The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. Candidates echoed their sentiments from a February forum at Elmhurst College …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Chairman Dan Cronin has the ultimate say on who will take Brien Sheahan's seat until the November election, but he wants taxpayers to see an open process.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Primary election will be March 20; early voting starts Feb. 27.
Republicans vying for a seat in DuPage County Board District 2 had a chance last weekend to set themselves apart from one another in the crowded Primary race. At the Elmhurst League of Women Voters candidate forum at Elmhurst College Sunday, the audience heard from Michael Loftus of Lisle, Elaine Zannis of Oak Brook, Zachary Wilson of Lombard, and Pete DiCianni, Charles Mueller, Sean Noonan and Rafael Rivadeneira, all of Elmhurst. Candidate Jim Long of Downers Grove did not attend. They answered questions posed by the League on transportation, affordable housing and attracting green businesses in DuPage County. But it was the audience questions, like "Will you sign up for a pension from DuPage County if elected?," that perhaps most …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
An information session on the electric aggregation referendum also will be held that day.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Elmhurst League of Women Voters and Elmhurst College are hosting two candidate forums and an information session on Elmhurst's electric aggregation referendum to help voters prepare for the primary elections March 20. The sessions will all take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Frick Center at Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Ave. The schedule is as follows: The League will moderate and supervise the forums. For the Senate race, a diverse panel of community representatives have been invited to participate in the questioning. The audiences for both forums will also be able to suggest questions for the candidates. All sessions are free and open to the public. The Illinois primary election is March 20. Because the Illinois election districts …
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Forum will be held at City Hall Sunday, Feb. 13.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Elmhurst League of Women Voters will hold its candidate forum from 1 to 5 p.m. today, Sunday, Feb. 13, at Elmhurst City Hall, 209 N. York St. Candidates for alderman, District 205 School Board and Park Board have been invited to attend. The public event gives all candidates vying for the same office equal time to express their positions on the issues. The League decides which questions will be asked of all candidates in each race. Also, in past years, LWV has been able to take a handful of written questions from the audience, and it hopes to continue the practice. Candidates will also have the opportunity to greet the public informally in the City Hall lobby afterward. Only candidates participating in the forum will be able to distribute …