Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Pete DiCianni, Sean Noonan and Liz Chaplin elected to DuPage District 2.
Editor's Note: All results are unofficial. It was a tight race in DuPage County District 2, but with all 159 precincts reporting, three winners have emerged. Elizabeth Chaplin, a Democrat from Downers Grove, received the most votes, with 34,625 (25.6 percent). "I am so grateful to all those that supported me and I am excited to get to work on the DuPage County Board," Chaplin said. In second place is Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni, a Republican, with 34,044 votes (25.17 percent). The other two Republicans were in a fight to the very end. Elmhurst resident and Bloomingdale police officer Sean Noonan's 33,348 votes edged out Oak Brook resident Elaine Zannis by just 90 votes. It was back and forth all night. "It's too close to call between …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The top three vote-getters will advance to the November election.
Elaine Zannis, Peter DiCianni and Sean Noonan beat out five other candidates Tuesday night to become the Republican candidates in the November DuPage County Board District 2 race. They were the top vote-getters in the primary. Zannis won the most votes with a final total of 7,581. She held the lead the entire evening. DiCianni and Noonan switched from second to third place until all votes were counted, making DiCianni the second top vote-getter with 7,033. Noonan received 6,642 votes. Democratic candidate Elizabeth Chaplin ran unopposed, and will be on the November ballot. Republican candidates met at two forums, one sponsored by the League of Women Voters and one by the Lisle Chamber of Commerce, in February. See Patch's full coverage on …
Thursday, March 15, 2012
A Lisle Library District trustee supports Lisle resident Mike Loftus for DuPage County Board District 2.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Mike Loftus has lived in Lisle and DuPage County since 1974, when he graduated from the University of Illinois. He met his wife, Judy, in Lisle, married her in 1976 and raised two daughters, Kate and Sarah in our community. However, more than just living here, he has always been involved. He coached soccer for more that 5 years, served as youth leader in his church for 10 years, served on the Lisle School Board for 11 years, (8 as president) and has been on the DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals for the last 9 years. DuPage County needs a person like Mike Loftus on its board. He is a doer, a listener, and most importantly and active listener. He cares, he serves and he reacts to his constituents needs. He is a good conservative with a…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Some Patch readers wanted to know why the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce, a nonpartisan group, is sponsoring candidate forums for Republican candidates at Lisle Village Hall.
Republican candidates vying for spots on the DuPage County Board District 5 are scheduled to appear at a candidate forum sponsored by the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce on March 7 at Lisle Village Hall. This is the second Chamber-sponsored forum that excludes Democratic candidates, which raised the eyebrows of some Lisle Patch readers. When District 2 candidates met at last week’s Chamber-sponsored event, a couple Patch commenters asked why a Chamber of Commerce was hosting an event for Republican candidates only. Uncontested Democratic candidate Liz Chaplin confirmed on Patch she was not invited to last week's Chamber event. Tom Althoff, president/CEO of the Lisle Chamber of Commerce, acknowledged that both events, which have been …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Candidates recapped their views on spending and the role of government, but delved into ways DuPage can draw new business and new jobs.
Republicans vying to serve DuPage County Board’s District 2 met in Lisle Wednesday evening to field audience questions on how they define government’s role, and their ideas on attracting business to the area. Five of the candidates were present, including Michael Loftus of Lisle, Zachary Wilson of Lombard, Elaine Zannis of Oak Brook, and Pete DiCianni and Rafael Rivadeneira of Elmhurst. Jim Long of Downers Grove, and Charles Mueller and Sean Noonan of Elmhurst were not in attendance. Early voting is underway for the primary election on March 20. District 2 affects the north and east portions of the village. The Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event. Candidates echoed their sentiments from a February forum at Elmhurst College …