Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Tom Skinner joins two former Lake Forest mayors saying United Party may have misunderstood when using their names.
Tuesday, April 9
Editor’s Note—Yesterday Patch ran an article about the United Party’s claims it had backing from former Lake Forest Mayors Charley Clark and Jack Preschlack. Today a former Lake Bluff Village President makes the same claim. To the Editor: It has come to my attention that I am incorrectly listed on certain local campaign materials as having endorsed the Unified Party slate of candidates in the forthcoming Shields Township election. I have not endorsed either slate in the Shields election. I know and like a number of candidates from both slates, but none asked for or received my support in the election cycle. The confusion may result from the fact that I endorsed Gail Strenger Wayne in her first race four years ago. It is my hope that …
Here are the candidates for the local races on the April 9 ballot.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Outgoing Shields Township Assessor Endorses the Unified Shields Party
As the retiring Shields Township Assessor I would like to offer an enthusiastic endorsement for Gale Strenger Wayne and the entire Unified Shields Party. This endorsement puts me in good company with many other Lake County leaders from both sides of the aisle who have chosen to support the Unified Team. I suspect, like myself, these men and women see the Unified Team as the best choice for the job and appreciate the fact-based and civil approach to the election that the Unified Shields Party has adopted. Would it be so for all those involved with the April 9th Elections. I have had the privilege to work with Gale at Shields Township for the past 3 1/2 years. In that time Gale has brought a new level of professionalism to the Supervisor's…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
League of Women Voters will sponsor forum for District 115, District 67 and Shields Township slates.
Candidates for the two school boards that serve Lake Forest and those running for Shields Township offices will debate at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Lake Forest Public Library. In a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff, people seeking positions on Lake Forest High School District 115 School Board, Lake Forest School District 67 Board, Shields Township supervisor, clerk, highway commissioner, assessor and trustee will present their views and answer questions. Earlier: Voters’ April 9 Choices Become Clear 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. In …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Be sure to look at your front door Saturday for a friendly reminder from Lake Bluff Boy Scout Troop 42 about their food drive for Shields Township.
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Friday, March 1
Boy Scouts in Lake Bluff Troop 42 will join thousands of other Scouts in Lake County and northern Cook County as they visit neighborhoods on a critical mission to collect food donations needed to restock local food pantries. On Saturday, March 2, the Scouts will distribute door hangers to remind residents of the following weekend’s food drive. Residents are asked to reuse and fill their own bags/boxes with nonperishable foods and place them by their front door by 9 a.m. Saturday, March 9 for the Scouts to collect. Scouting For Food is Lake County’s largest single-day food drive. Food pantries find that they need to restock their shelves in March as the food donations they received for the holidays have been used. The Scouts will transport …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women will host Lake Forest-Lake Bluff candidate debates March 3rd and 10th.
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff candidates in the April 9 consolidated election will participate in two candidate debates sponsored by the League of Women Voters and American Association of University Women (AAUW) on March 3 and March 10. Sunday, March 3, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Lake Bluff Recreation Center, 355 W. Washington Ave., Lake Bluff Candidates: Sunday, March 10, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Lake Forest Library - Children's room, basement, 360 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest Candidates: For those who cannot attend, the debates will be videotaped and shown on LFTV channel 17 or 19, the League website www.lwv-lflb.org, and YouTube, reported the Chicago Tribune.
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…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Participants have shot at winning $1 million on July 13.
Friday, July 6, 2012
Feeling lucky? July 13 is your chance to win $1 million. Golfers and participants in the second annual Drive Fore Food golf outing will have a chance at big bucks. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon and a shotgun start at 1 p.m. at the Lake Bluff Golf Course, 355 W. Washington. The cost is $100 per person, which includes lunch by Wisma, 18 holes with cart, chance at a Hole-in-One car provided by Knauz Auto Group, a silent auction and dinner underwritten by Lake Forest Bank and Trust. Proceeds benefit the food pantry at Shields Township. The overwhelming success of last year’s event helped support and feed a record number of neighbor-recipients. Last year, more than 2,850 people utilized the pantry, a 43 percent …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Nearly 300 people line up; approximately 10,000 pounds of food passed out in 2 hours.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Within two hours, nearly 300 people and 10,000 pounds of food was handed out by the Shields Township Food Pantry on June 21. The mobile food pantry was hosted by the township’s foundation, Phoenix Rising, Naval Station Great Lakes and the Northern Illinois Food Bank. The free food giveaway was the third mobile food drive funded by private donations and hosted by these groups. The turnout was the largest the township has seen, said Shields Township Supervisor Gale Strenger Wayne. With boxes and bags in tow, people braved the hot weather and started lining up at Yeager Elementary School in North Chicago an hour before the 4 p.m. food giveaway was to begin. The line eventually snaked from its back parking lot around to the front entrance of…
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Lake Forest Post Office, Shields Township still offer service.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
The City of Lake Forest received notice from the Passport Services Section of the U. S. Department of State that its status has been re-categorized and it is no longer able to offer passport processing services, according to a press release from the city Thursday. Because services at City Hall include vital records (birth and death certificates), Lake Forest is considered to be a “dual function facility”. For public safety reasons, the federal government has enforced a physical separation of functions and a complete separation. Passport services continue to be offered at the Lake Forest Post Office, 230 N. Gate: (847) 680-5464; and at the Shields Township Office; 906 W. Muir Avenue in Lake Bluff: (847) 234-3485.