Here are the candidates for the local races on the April 9 ballot.
Lake Bluff Village Board
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
League of Women Voters will sponsor a forum for contested races in Lake Bluff Sunday and in Lake Forest March 10.
Candidates seeking spots on the Lake Bluff Village Board, Lake Bluff Library Board and the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education in the April 9 general election will debate at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Bluff Recreation Center. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, voters will hear from the candidates and have the opportunity to ask questions. Participants can write their questions on a card and a moderator will pose the inquiry. Earlier: Voters April 9 Choices Become Clear Four people—Bill Meyer, John Josephitis, Krikor “Greg” Tchamitchain and Eric Grenier—are hoping for the three seats open on the Lake Bluff Village Board while Carole Stroh, Scot Butler, Timothy Kregor, Romain Wojda, Stanley Hickory…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Contested elections emerge for some school board, municipal and township races.
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff voters will make choices in the April 9 election in contested elections for three school boards as well as some municipal offices and all Shields Township offices. Five people—Todd Burgener, Dave Schreiber, John Powers, Steve Reimer and Robert “Ted” Moorman—are running for four open seats on the Lake Forest Community High School District 115 Board of Education. Want more Lake Forest-Lake Bluff business news? Sign up for our free newsletter. In Lake Forest School District 67, Beth Clemmensen, Jeff Folker, Robert Lemke, Patrick Patt and Mike Borkowski are seeking the four seats available for that board. In Lake Bluff, seven people are running for four seats on the Lake Bluff District 65 Board of Education. They are…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Bannockburn holds first annual barbeque as Deerfield, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Riverwoods compete with their host for best food prizes.
Bannockburn decided to throw a party and its neighbors arrived to help celebrate a barbeque contest Saturday at the Bannockburn Green shopping Center. A quorum of the Deerfield Village Board—Mayor Harriet Rosenthal along with Trustees Robert Benton, Mary Oppenheim and Barbara Struthers—was there competing for cooking honors along with representatives from Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Riverwoods. Earlier: Bannockburn Hosts Barbeque Cook Off Saturday Judging was even bipartisan. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) and West Deerfield Supervisor Julie Morrison, a Democrat, were two of the four judges along with Trinity International University official Ryan Finnelly and Lake County Board Member Ann Maine. While the judges picked Lake Forest’s chefs…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Traffic circles believed to be safer and more efficient may be on the way
In the days before the GPS, MapQuest or Google Maps, it was really easy to start driving in circles in a figurative sense. It might become literally true in Lake Bluff one day. The tricky intersection of Routes 41 and 176 has been under review since 1998 and the Village is considering changing what is now a fairly conventional traffic diagram into a “roundabout,” which is a very large traffic circle. This is being done as there is a new wave of thinking that that type of design is faster and safer. At Monday’s Village Board meeting, trustees were briefed by a local engineering firm hired by Lake Bluff on the two remaining options for giving intersection of Highways 41 and 176 a facelift. Several other alternatives have been eliminated for …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Village Pays Tennessee Firm for Ways to Spike Up Business
One of the more popular phrases in recent years is “building your brand.” That phrase and the sentiment behind it have come to Lake Bluff. At Monday’s meeting, Lake Bluff's Village Board formally entered into a $65,000 contract with a Tennessee company which will have the responsibility of developing a “brand strategy” for the community. “We haven’t had a consistent brand, image or marketing plan and now the Village is looking to cross functionally market Lake Bluff to drive business, sales tax revenue, relocation for both residential and commercial businesses and generally (improve) consumers perceptions,” Village Administrator Drew Irvin said. This move is part of the village’s overall 2016 strategic plan. “The vision statement was to …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Trustees to limit access to beer vendors at LB block parties
Everybody seems to be having fun at the beer parties being held in Lake Bluff and the Village Board does not want to be a wet blanket. But trustees do want to make a small change in the way the beer is being served. The owners of the Lake Bluff Brewing Company have been staging outdoor events this summer to promote their establishment as well as the community at large. But while the events have gone on with little trouble, one small change is near at hand. Specifically, it appears the servers will be cordoned off from the public if the ordinance that was initially passed Monday is formally agreed to on August 27. The heart of the issue is the beer was being served to customers over a table at the block parties being held in the village’s …
Friday, April 29, 2011
Village Board approves resolutions to move Stonebridge deal ahead.
The 47-acre Stonebridge property will be in the hands of the development company, SunCal, by early next week, according to Chris Rintz, managing partner of Stonebridge Lake Bluff, LLC. The Lake Bluff Village Board approved two resolutions and the second reading of an ordinance Monday night (April 25) that allowed the Stonebridge deal to move forward. In November 2006, the Village placed an age restriction on the Stonebridge property and approved a development agreement between Stonebridge and the Village. On Monday, the Board approved the amendment of the development agreement and the removal of the age restriction. The Board also passed a resolution on Monday approving a transferee assumption agreement to allow SunCal to replace …
Friday, April 15, 2011
Recommend the Village Board install a blinking crosswalk at Scranton Avenue and Sheridan Road to protect pedestrians.
An accident that injured a classmate’s brother two years ago inspired a group of Lake Bluff Middle School students to recommend that the Lake Bluff Village Board install a blinking crosswalk at Scranton Avenue and Sheridan Road. Three students, representing their eighth grade social studies class, presented their recommendation to the village board Monday night, explaining the research that went into their project and even offering a possible cost to install a blinking crosswalk. “There’s not many like this in the area, except at Lake Forest College, so the drivers wouldn’t just ignore it,” said student Helen Burkhardt of Lake Bluff. For the second year, Lake Bluff Middle School eighth-graders have participated in Project Citizen, which is…
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Deal with Sun Cal takes important step toward finalization.
The Lake Bluff Village Board approved the removal of an age restriction on the Stonebridge property by a 6-1 vote at its Monday night meeting. Trustee Rick Lesser cast the only "no" vote. After receiving recommendations from both the Zoning Board of Appeals and Plan Commission, the Board passed an ordinance amending the existing ordinance that included the age restriction. Before voting, each trustee voiced their opinion on removing the age restriction and had the chance to have their concerns addressed by both Chris Rentz of Stonebridge Lake Bluff, LLC and SunCal representative Stan Brown, the company's senior vice president of real estate development. Each trustee gave their own opinions on the amendment and raised issues including …