Thursday, April 11, 2013
County officials said that the amount of traffic caught them by surprise and hampered the ability of the public to access election results.
Officials for DuPage County are saying that the influx of traffic to their election results website, which crashed the page between 8 and 10 p.m. on Tuesday night, has been a wake-up call to necessary improvements, the Chicago Tribune reports. According to the paper, the problem was caused when the available bandwidth was exceeded; page views peaked at 15,000 within a few minutes, 5,000 more than the peak in the 2012 elections. "If you asked me 72 hours ago if the site would peak out 50 percent higher than a presidential election, I would've laughed," Robert Saar, the election commission's executive director, told the paper. "Everybody here had their eyes opened. We're disappointed that it happened, but I'm extremely confident that going …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Now that the polls have closed, follow our site for live results to learn who won and by how much in all your Lisle races. We'll be updating this post throughout the night as votes are tallied.
Tuesday, April 9
The results are finally rolling in. The above list gives you the results for all your local races and will be updated regularly as vote totals become available.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Frank Flores, Jr. was terminated from the College of DuPage for a disorderly conduct incident; he claims the investigation was “cursory” and the charges “malicious and unsubstantiated.”
A candidate in the contested election for College of DuPage Board of Trustees was previously fired from the college’s aquatics department after multiple people alleged incidents of verbal and/or physical sexual harassment, the Daily Herald reports. According to the paper, Frank Flores Jr. was employed as a temporary assistant aquatics manager in fall 2010 until a female lifeguard reported verbal sexual harassment, a claim corroborated by another female student, and a male student who also alleged physical harassment. A patron filed a separate complaint that Flores had made comments to her like, “I want to taste you” and “I peed in the pool,” the paper said. No criminal charges were filed, but after an investigation, Flores was fired on …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Friends for Education COD Faculty Association PAC is endorsing challengers over two incumbents; the incumbents warn of the danger of a faculty-endorsed Board.
A College of DuPage faculty political-action committee has endorsed challengers Ed Agustin and Frank Flores Jr. for the COD Board over incumbents Dave Carlin and Joe Wozniak (and other candidates Kathy Hamilton and Mike Lanners). The endorsement has become a bone of contention between the candidates, the Daily Herald reports. According to the paper, the endorsements made by Friends for Education COD Faculty Association PAC are notable, contentious and perhaps a double-edged sword in an election coming after 16 months of negotiations that led to a teachers' contract imposed on faculty without union approval last May. Both sides worked out a new deal that was unanimously approved in June. "The board is elected by the community. It's not …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle has tentatively rescheduled the forum for March 14.
With heavy snow and hazardous driving conditions gripping the Chicago area Tuesday, officials opted to postpone the public forum for Downers Grove school board candidates. The Community High School District 99 candidate forum—hosted by the League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle—was scheduled for Tuesday night at Village Hall, but was canceled around 5 p.m. due to the snowstorm. "We've heard from two of the candidates and know they can't make it, so we're going to wait until everyone can be there and we can have a better crowd," said Hilary Denk, co-president of the League of Women Voters in Downers Grove. Denk said they are hoping to reschedule the forum for 7 p.m. March 14 at Village Hall. Six candidates are running …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle will host the forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Downers Grove Village Hall.
Written by Amanda Luevano The League of Women Voters of Downers Grove, Woodridge and Lisle will host a forum Tuesday for candidates in the Community High School District 99 school board race. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 801 Burlington Ave. Six candidates are running for four open seats on the District 99 school board—incumbents Debbie Boyle, Terry Pavesich and Julia Beckman, and newcomers Rick Pavinato, Henry Jakobsze and Martin Gorski. The consolidated election will be held April 9. Related Stories: There are plenty of ways to keep up on Lisle news:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Mayor Joe Broda is up for reelection in just one of more than a dozen races for open seats on local governing boards in the April 9 election. Learn more about the people who filed to run for positions as elected officials in Lisle.
The filing period for municipal elections ended Dec. 26 for the April 9 election. Here's who filed for open elected positions on local governing boards, according to DuPage County Election Commission documents. Are you a candidate, current elected official or other community leader? Blog on Patch to share news, photos and opinions as you prepare for the election. Get started here or email email@example.com for more information. Five candidates will be elected. The mayor, village clerk and three Lisle trustee seats are up for election this year. Incumbents Joseph J. Broda and Timothy J. Seeden are both running unopposed for the Lisle mayor and village clerk positions, respectively. Three people filed to run for three trustee seats on the …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Take the Patch Poll: Does Pat Quinn deserve re-election or would you put another Democrat on the ballot in 2014?
Pat Quinn is so unpopular, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, that Lisa Madigan and Bill Daley would easily beat him in a Democratic primary while Kirk Dillard and Dan Rutherford would topple him in the general election. Quinn says he's going to run for re-election in 2014, but as 2012 comes to an end only 25 percent of Illinois voters approve of the job he's doing as governor. Public Policy Polling says 64 percent of voters disapprove of Quinn's performance — "making him the most unpopular governor PPP has polled on anywhere in the country this year." And there seems to be good reason for that. Last week, 24/7 Wall St. published a ranking of all 50 states, and Illinois emerges as the third-worst-run state in America, …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
DuPage County—once a Republican stronghold—saw several Democratic victories on Election Day, leaving the GOP to question the impact of redistricting.
While Democrats across DuPage County celebrate several Election Day victories—including the re-election of President Barack Obama—the DuPage GOP is heading back to the drawing board. The votes in DuPage County, once known as a Republican stronghold, closely mirrored those of the nation Nov. 6, with 49.57 percent voting for President Barack Obama and 48.54 percent voting for Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to unofficial results. In 2008, 54.72 percent of DuPage County voters supported Obama, while 43.93 percent cast their vote for Sen. John McCain. "I think this year's DuPage County numbers show that Obama's popularity in 2008 wasn't a fluke," said Bob Peickert, chairman of the DuPage County Democrats. "The president may not …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
A columnist who's covered Jackson since his first days in public office suggests Obama's rise sent Jackson to his downfall.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.— who came into Congress bearing the heavy weight of his family name and lofty ambitions — counted Chicago's third airport as a signature issue for the better part of his time in office. And there's been no stauncher advocate for that project than Southtown columnist Phil Kadner. Construction of such an airport would bring much-needed jobs to an area plagued by chronic unemployment, and the airport itself, once realized, would serve as an economic engine for decades to come. So went the mantra. Targeted for a rural area outside the 2nd District until the latest congressional remap put the land into his district, Jackson's pursuit of the airport irritated Democrats and Republicans alike, from Chicago to Will …