Election Results from Five Crystal Lake Precincts

Five precincts vote at the Crystal Lake Park District’s Main Beach House. 1,164 people voted on election day in Algonquin Township Precincts 7, 13, 19, 25 and 36. Here are the totals by office, Republican listed first, that I thought … Continue reading

Nancy Zettler’s Campaign for State Senator

Two years ago Nancy Zettler ran for State Representative against Republican Allen Skillicorn and lost. This year she thought she was running against State Senator Karen McConnaughay, but McConnaughay resigned to take a post in the private sector. Then Republican … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 11 – Opening and Closing Statements

Coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats concludes with a combination of opening and closing statements by the six candidates.  I was taking photos for a lot of his, so notes are … Continue reading

Low Income Energy Assistance Applications Can Be Filed October 1st

A press release from State Senator Don DeWitte: LIHEAP to accept applications from seniors, people with disabilities beginning Oct. 1 Springfield, IL… State Senator Donald P. DeWitte (R-St. Charles) says individuals will soon be able to schedule appointments and submit … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 10 – Three Highest Priorities

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of their three highest priorities. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 9 – Health Care, State-Run Health Insurance

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of health care, including whether candidates favored a state-run health insurance plan. And the candidates had a minute to … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 8 – Term Limits

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of Term Limits. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: 32nd District … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 7 – Protecting Students from Gun Violence

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of how to protect students from gun violence. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 6 – Campaign Contributions

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of campaign contributions. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question My notes are below: 32nd District … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 5 – Budget Shortfall

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats looking at answers to the question of  what to do with the State’s budget shortfall. And the candidates had a minute to answer the question … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 4 – Real Estate Taxes, Cap or Reduce, How Finance Schools & Libraries

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the question of whether property taxes should be capped or reduced and “how do you propose to help schools and libraries–two … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 3 – Abortion

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to the abortion question, whether it should be legal/criminalized. My notes are below: 32nd District Republican Craig Wilcox – “I would never … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 2 – Recreational Marijuana

Continuing coverage of the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seat looking at answers to whether the use of marijuan for recreational use should be legalized. I did not take verbatim notes, by the way. … Continue reading

State Senate Candidates’ Night – Part 1 – Taxing Retirement Income

Rather than staying up late tonight to write a comprehensive article on the League of Women Voters Candidates’ Night for those seeking State Senate seats, I think I’ll do separate articles on varioius questions. First up, whether they would tax … Continue reading