Thursday, April 4, 2013
As the April elections draw near, we felt it would be informative to the community to rerun our previous candidate profiles. Look for more as April 9 draws near.
Editor's note: This is a rerun on a profile we did on trustee candidate Michele Bromberg, which ran on March 13, 2013. You can read the original article and comments here. And you can see all of our profiles to date here. Trustee Candidate Bromberg: 'Crime Hasn't Changed in Skokie' Caucus Party candidate Michele Bromberg told Skokie Patch that crime in Skokie has not changed, citing recent statistics showing that crime is down in the village. Original story - If elected, Caucus Party candidate Michele Bromberg will be the most tenured trustee along with trustee Randy Roberts. Bromberg, the nursing coordinator for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, also serves on the Commission of Family Services, Board of …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Caucus Party introduced their team at Kaufman's Deli in Skokie recently.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Since moving to Skokie in 1987, Caucus Party candidate Randy Roberts has been involved with the village. He's been serving as a trustee since 2001 and is seeking re-election come April 9.
Randy Roberts has been serving the village in a multitude of ways since moving from Evanston to Skokie in 1987. Besides being a trustee since 2001, he’s a liaison to the public safety commission, a member of the environmental commission and has served on the beautification commission in the past. Prior to that, he worked as a Cook County prosecutor for 30 years. He’s also Skokie’s delegate to the Northwest Municipal Conference, which meets with neighboring villages once a month to discuss common problems or get lower rates on high-ticket items such as fire trucks or salt, for example, in bulk with neighboring towns. Indeed, Roberts is a busy man, and he’ll be even busier as the April 9 elections draw near. The trustee shared a variety of …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Twenty or 30 years ago, a candidate like Ilonka Ulrich likely would have never been able to run for village trustee, she said. But time has changed things, and the Skokie resident is excited to run this April.
Spend a few minutes with Ilonka Ulrich and you'll realize she's juggling a dozen things at once. Ulrich, who is a single mom, lawyer and of Latin-American descent, said the political world would have "never considered a person of my status running for village trustee 20 or 30 years ago." Ulrich is one of six Caucus Party candidates running for village trustee on April 9. All in all, there are nine contenders, with the other three running as Independents. "You have four women running and that just shows the progression of the Caucus Party," Ulrich said. "I think the mayor is very progressive and conscientious in who is choosing to run with him." Ulrich moved to Skokie from West Rogers Park about 11 years ago, when her son was only two. She …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Karen Gray-Keeler is one of nine candidates vying for a trustee position this April. See what Gray-Keeler has to say about crime, economic development and the village in our interview.
Karen Gray-Keeler is in a unique position. The former Caucus Party president is seeking her first term as a Skokie trustee. However, Gray-Keeler is already filling in as an interim trustee for Michael Lorge, who recently became the village’s corporate counsel. Gray-Keeler will be serving the community until the April elections. After that, nine candidates will be seeking one of the six seats available. Gray-Keeler, a Skokie resident for more than 25 years, is hoping she can continue to serve the village beyond her interim. “I am very, very new as a trustee,” Gray-Keeler said. “So far, I've had one meeting and I've been meeting with a lot of different people.” The mother of three also served on the plan commission and added that the …