Wednesday, June 6, 2012
No candidate files for Lake County District 12 race by Monday deadline; District 13 pairing remains the same.
Former Lake Forest Mayor Mike Rummel will run unopposed for the Lake County Board’s District 12 seat i the November general election after no opponent filed by Monday’s deadline. Contacted Tuesday, Rummel said he thought the cut-off was Tuesday in line with the recall election in Wisconsin; regardless, he said the news would not alter his campaign plans going forward. “I didn’t intend to change what I was going to do with or without an opponent,” Rummel said. Rummel earned the Republican nod after easily defeating fellow Lake Forest resident Scott Helton , 60 percent to 40 percent, in the March primary. The lack of an opponent in the November election may mean a shift more toward educating voters in the next few months versus comparing …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Nerheim won the Republican nomination for Lake County state's attorney. He received 43 percent or 22,012 of the 50,600 votes.
Gurnee resident Mike Nerheim won the Republican nomination for Lake County state’s attorney Tuesday, with 43 percent of the vote in the three-person primary. “This has been a tough, tough fight,” Nerheim said at his election party in Gurnee. “When I first decided to run, I knew I was not going to be party choice, I knew I wouldn’t be getting support from a lot of people in the party.” Nerheim beat Louise Hayes of Lake Bluff and Bryan Winter of Lake Barrington for the Republican nomination. The other two candidates received about 28 percent of votes each. “I had people tell me you can run if you want but you don’t have a chance and I want to thank all of those people; that didn’t dissuade me, that encouraged me,” Nerheim said during his …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Letter to the Editor.
Friday, March 16, 2012
The Illinois Republican primary should have a been a triumphant homecoming of sorts for the Santorum for President campaign. After all, the former Pennsylvania Senator briefly attended and graduated from Mundelein’s Carmel Catholic High School in north suburban Lake County. His chief Illinois backer is Al Salvi, a former state representative and failed U.S. Senate candidate who is not only a fellow Carmel graduate, but whose family’s wealthy trial lawyer fortune paid for the Carmel gymnasium that bears the Salvi name. Santorum “supporters” created a “Carmel High School for Santorum” Facebook page, (apparently moderated by Salvi family members) that touts Santorum as model Carmel graduate who “embodies everything that true practicing …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Lake Forest pair answer questions at League of Women Voters/Patch forum.
While Sunday's Candidate Forum at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center focused primarily on Lake County positions, Scott Helton and Mike Rummel had an opportunity to present themselves as the hometown boys running for the Republican nomination for the District 12 seat on the Lake County Board. District 12 represents Lake Forest, Knollwood, and portions of Highland Park and Deerfield. Rummel has lived in Lake Forest for 28 years, and served as an alderman and mayor of the city. Helton moved to Lake Forest more than a decade ago after serving on the village baord for 12 years in Glenview. The seem to agree on several issues, but perhaps different ways to get there based on their experiences. Here is a cross-section of questions the two…
Friday, March 2, 2012
State representative candidate under fire for citing a degree from Cambridge she never received.
A Republican candidate for the seat now held by retiring state Rep. Karen May (D-Highland Park) is catching flak for claiming a degree in her academic background she never received. Lauren Turelli, who is running against Dr. Mark Neerhof in the March 20 Republican primary to represent the 58th District, has listed in campaign materials, on Facebook and LinkedIn that she received an advanced degree in International Relations from England's University of Cambridge in 1994. According to a letter from Cambridge's records department obtained by Patch, Turelli (then unmarried and with the last name Grabowski) "was unsuccessful in her studies and withdrew in February 1995 without gaining any qualification from this institution." Turelli, a Lake…
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Answer questions at recent League of Women Voters forum.
Candidates for the Lake County Board may face an identity crisis, but there is no lack of issues for them to debate. Many people may not really know or understand the role of the Lake County Board, but three Democratic and two Republican candidates for District 13, which encompasses Lake Bluff, Gages Lake, Wildwood and parts of Gurnee, North Chicago and Waukegan, will be on the March 20 primary ballot. The Democratic candidates include: Robert Glueckert: A 30-year resident of Lake County. He is running for office for the first time. Is a private business owner. Lives in the furthest western part of District 13. He is looking to reduce taxes and bring in new business. Anthony Soler: He bills himself as not a career politician. he has …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Candidates answer questions at Sunday forum in Lake Bluff.
The 29th Senate District, which encompasses Deerfield, Highland Park, Glencoe, Glenview, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, Niles and Northbrook, has a choice in the March 20 primary between two Democratic candidates: the current Deerfield Township supervisor and a Lake Bluff business consultant with a business, finance and governmental background. Julie Morrison, of Deerfield, has been the West Deerfield Township supervisor for 15 years. She received the endorsement of the person currently holding the office, Susan Garrett, who announced her retirement in July. Sumption joined the race in December, but recently picked up the endorsement of U.S. Senator Tom Daschel. The Lake Bluff resident worked for Daschle as a legislative assistant, and holds …
Hear from candidates running for the 58th District State Rep seat, 29th District State Senate, and Lake County Board 13th District.
The League of Women Voters- Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Area and Lake Forest Lake Bluff Patch will co-sponsor another candidate forum at 1:30 p.m. March 4 at the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Senior Center, 100 East Old Mill Road, in Lake Forest. The candidates include the following offices:
Friday, March 18, 2011
Local congressman becomes first member of House’s freshman class to have legislation approved.
Rep. Robert Dold’s (R-Kenilworth) small business approach to legislation helped make him the first freshman member of Congress this session to pass a bill under his authorship. Anchored by his small business roots, Dold saw a problem in a law he believed created government waste and went about finding a solution. “It's not quite that simple in Congress, but I'm trying to take that approach,” Dold said in an interview with Patch. “I tried to bring those on the other side of the aisle on board by reaching out and making the case that this was the right thing to do.” Sponsored by Dold, the FHA Refinance Program Termination Act passed the House of Representatives March 10 with some bipartisan support (17 Democrats), 256-171. It now goes to …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
10th Congressional District Republican already faces partisan criticism.
One day away from joining the 112th United States Congress, Rep. Elect Robert Dold (R-Kenilworth) has already been pegged one of the top Republicans to defeat in 2012. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) met last month to strategize about regaining the Democratic majority the party lost in November. Dold, whose Tenth Congressional District runs from Wilmette north to Waukegan, and from Arlington Heights west to Libertyville, was one of five targets named. "This is a competitive district we feel can be won, and Dold is a representative whose values and record are not in tune with the area," said DCCC Regional Press Secretary Jesse Ferguson. Dold's victory: the rule or the exception? Dold, who defeated Democrat Dan Seals …