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 …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
League of Women Voters and York's Social Studies Department sponsor mock election.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
As the United States prepares to elect a president and other public officials on Tuesday, Nov. 6, students and teachers in 18 high schools in DuPage County, including York High School, participated in mock elections during the first week of October. Thanks to a grant from the DuPage Election Commission, students were able to vote on the actual voting machines, ballots and vote tabulators used in polling places. A total of 1,679 York students from 63 social studies classes participated in the mock election Oct. 3, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the York Social Studies Department. According to official results, President Barack Obama won re-election with 896 votes. Mitt Romney garnered 544 votes, Gary Johnson got 67, Jill Stein…
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 …
Monday, February 14, 2011
Eight candidates for Elmhurst District 205 School Board are vying for four seats.
All eight candidates for the Elmhurst Unit District 205 School Board turned out at City Hall Sunday for a candidate forum sponsored by the Elmhurst League of Women Voters. After City Council candidates fielded questions from the League and residents, candidates for School Board took to the dais to discuss their vision for the future of the district, student instructional time compared to other districts, budget priorities and use of the administration building at 162 S. York, among other things. The eight candidates for Elmhurst Unit District 205 Board are: Following are some of the questions they addressed and their responses in the order they were given: How do You See Elmhurst District 205 in 20 years, and what action will you take to …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Forum held by Elmhurst League of Women Voters explains how state's budget crisis affects local programs.
Molly Shellhorn, a research analyst with Nuveen Investments, painted a bleak picture of Illinois’ financial situation during a League of Women Voters panel in Elmhurst Wednesday night. The League hosted the panel to explain how Illinois’ state budget shortfalls directly impact the Elmhurst community. Echoing financial figures presented during an Elmhurst College forum earlier in the day, Shellhorn said that for more than 10 years Illinois’ legislature has passed a “structurally unbalanced budget.” Shellhorn said the state faces a $15 billion budget shortfall, with more than half, about $8 billion, in the form of unpaid bills. She said revenues have not been sufficient to support state expenditures, and the legislature has used many one-…