Saturday, January 5, 2013
Before the debate, students will get to network with the candidates.
Students interested in meeting some of the 2nd District election candidates will have an opportunity at the end of January. A debate, with a preceding meet and greet, will be held at Rich Central High School on Jan. 30. It is geared at giving students interested in political science a chance to network with the candidates, according to a release from the Chicago Young & Powerful Group, who is sponsoring the event. The Young & Powerful Group is a collective, focused on "educational reform, voter education, health and wellness promotion, and social entrepreneurship issues," according to the release. Wendell Mosby, who is helping to plan and promote the event said five candidates have confirmed their participation. The mixer starts at 4:30 p…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
A quick run-down of what issues are most important to the candidates.
Monday, September 17, 2012
We've had enough of the election year run around. Post a question and we'll seek an answer. We're planning to ask the 2nd District candidates questions from their potential constituents.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
In much the same way we executed the Minutes with the Mayor series on Chicago Heights Patch and Homewood-Flossmoor Patch, we're planning to ask the candidates questions from their potential constituents.
The race for the Illinois Second District Congressional seat is arguably one of the most important races of the year for those of us who live in the district. With Election Day just two months away (sooner for you early voters) it's becoming increasingly important to know more about these candidates and their plans. Incumbent Jesse Jackson Jr. has had a rough year to say the least, and his opponents, Brian Woodworth and Marcus Lewis, are looking to unseat a man who has held the same spot for nearly 18 years. Over the past two months we've heard plenty of comments on Jackson's health, but we have not heard much about the candidates' platforms and plans. What makes these three so different from each other? Are any of them deserving of …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Homewood Area League of Women Voters held an open forum for all of the Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education candidates.
Note: This article has been modified from its original form in effort to more equally represent each candidate and their responses. The Homewood Area League of Women Voters hosted a Flossmoor School District 161 Board of Education candidate forum at the Flossmoor Public Library on Monday night at 7 p.m. All six candidates were present. Audience members submitted questions and a select few were presented in front of the candidates for all to respond. Here is an overview of a few of them: Tell us something about a school in the district that your child(ren) does not attend. Andrew Weeks: Pass. Leah Bailey Langston: Serena has a wonderful, diverse population. They have some increase in their economically disadvantaged students and their “…
Monday, March 21, 2011
Want to stay informed of the latest happenings in the local elections? Chicago Heights Patch has you covered.
With a referendum going on the ballot that will ask residents to pay a slightly higher property tax in the interest of a new athletic facility, many eyes will be on the Olympia Fields Park District. We have posted the agenda for tonight's 7 p.m. Park District Board meeting and the public is invited to attend. What do you think of the referendum? We still need more questions for the 2011 election candidates. I'm sure everyone has plenty of concerns about how the next regime will operate the city, schools and parks. This is your chance to find out what they can do for you! We will be sending out questions to all the candidates in the Chicago Heights, Olympia Fields and South Chicago Heights elections, and we want to accurately represent the …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
A list of every candidate that will appear on the Olympia Fields ballot on April 5.
Yesterday we gave you a sneak preview of what you can expect to see on the Chicago Heights election ballot April 5. Today we're providing the candidates and voting rules for residents of the other side of Western Avenue. Olympia Fields, unlike Chicago Heights, will have a referendum on the ballot. Chicago Heights Patch reported on this referendum back in December, when the Olympia Fields Park District board voted to add it. Because the language in that referendum may be difficult to sift through, we'll get right to the candidates today and post the referendum, along with a detailed explanation from park district officials separately. Olympia Fields ballots will carry three uncontested races. Olympia Fields Village Trustee (four-year term…
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
A quick look at the names you can expect to see on your election ballot.
Instead of doling out the candidates for different elections like we originally planned, we've decided to make voting preparations even easier by pushing out three articles detailing what you can expect to see on the ballot April 5. We're starting with Chicago Heights, followed by Olympia Fields (tomorrow) and South Chicago Heights (Friday). Chicago Heights doesn't have any referendums on the ballot, but there are three write-in candidates. Everything on our list will appear on your ballot with a few exceptions. Only the school district, park district or city ward you live in will appear on your ballot. Park district wards two, five and six are not up for election, therefore if you don't live in those wards, you will not be voting for a …
Monday, February 21, 2011
As we move closer to the big April election, It's time to see whose names we need to learn.
The big election is less than two months away and it's time to start taking a closer look at the candidates. All week Chicago Heights Patch will be posting the official lists of candidates for every election taking place in the Heights and Olympia Fields. In the coming weeks we will add profiles and video interviews with each candidate, just to make it easier for you to gather all the information you need to make an informed decision. We'll start the week off with a list of candidates for city offices in Chicago Heights. Take a look at this list. If there are any write-ins that we missed. Tell us in the comments or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Those are the official candidates. Is there a candidate you're supporting? …