Tuesday, April 9, 2013
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The first batch of results are in for the Lincolnwood's mayoral, trustee and School District 74 results are in. UPDATE: 9:22 p.m. Ten of the 11 precincts have reported. One voting machine is currently down, leaving just 200 votes to be counted. Mayoral candidate Gerald Turry, who is in the lead, is currently camped out at Lincolnwood's Lou Malnati's, 6649 N. Lincoln Ave. About 100 supporters - half in green support Turry hats - are gathered with him, ready to celebrate if he pulls off a victory. But Turry isn't celebrating yet. "I'm not calling it until the whistle blows," Turry said. The trustee race is still too close to call. For more info on this race, click here. For the mayoral race: For the trustee race: For the school board: For…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Lincolnwood has some very interesting elections this April 9, 2013. See who is running for what here.
Despite its small population, the Village of Lincolnwood is anything but boring. There are several races happening with big implications on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. To kick things off, here is who is running for mayor: Village Trustee: There are three open seats and nine candidates: Lincolnwood School District 74: There are four seats and one uncontested two-year term: Village Clerk: -- Skokie Patch on Facebook
Thursday, April 4, 2013
In this Local Voices piece, Lincolnwood resident John Gordon gives his perspective on the trustee debate, TIFs, the state of the village and more.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
In this Local Voices piece Jennifer Schack, music director of the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra, writes about Mayor Turry's support toward the arts.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Three mayoral candidates squared off at a packed house in Lincolnwood's Village Chambers on Thursday night.
Questions about TIFs, Shore Galleries and the future of the Purple Hotel led to some spirited exchanges Thursday night among the three candidates vying to become the mayor of Lincolnwood. In a debate sponsored and moderated by Skokie Patch, editor George Slefo hosted a packed Lincolnwood Village Hall. Incumbent Mayor Gerald “Jerry” Turry, former Mayor Peter Moy and former Village Clerk and Library Board President Georgia Talaganis rarely held back in a discussion that lasted just over an hour. A main issue of contention was whether to designate the Lincoln and Devon Avenue intersection as the fourth TIF district in the village. Turry was strongly in favor of designating the area as a TIF. “What would you rather happen on Lincoln Avenue if …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Skokie Patch will be moderating a debate for candidates running for Lincolnwood's school board tonight, Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m.
First thing's first: Lincolnwood School District 74's debate will be at Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 Lincoln Ave., tonight, Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. The debate will be aired live on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99.The debates will also rerun several times leading up to the April 9 elections. Who is running? There are a total of seven candidates running for four seats. It should be noted, however, that one of the seats is an uncontested two-year term. The following are running for school board: Why these debates are important - On Jan. 12, 2012, Lincolnwood residents braced poor weather conditions to attend a school board meeting. That day, it was a standing-room-only crowd and residents grilled the school board about …
Monday, March 25, 2013
We're looking for questions from the community for both Lincolnwood's mayoral and School District 74's debates. Both debates are slated for this week.
First thing's first: Lincolnwood School District 74's debate will be at Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 Lincoln Ave., on Wednesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. The mayoral debate will be on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Same location. Both events will be aired live on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99. The debates will also rerun several times leading up to the April 9 elections. Only one candidate, John Vranas, said he cannot make the debate. Why these debates are important - On Jan. 12, 2012, Lincolnwood residents braced poor weather conditions to attend a school board meeting. That day, it was a standing-room-only crowd and residents grilled the school board about reckless spending. Since that day, there have been four different board …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The intersection of Touhy Avenue and McCormick Boulevard could mean a bustling intersection located just outside Chicago, Lincolnwood.
If you haven't heard, or live under a rock (we joke), Mariano's Fresh Market is coming to Skokie, the village announced yesterday. Klein Tools, 7200 McCormick Boulevard, will be demolished to make room for the grocery chain. As of late, Skokie's been busy with strategic developments near the edge of its borders. In February, the village board passed several measures that allowed a Walgreens to develop at 9956 Crawford Ave., or the soon-to-be former UBBA Tap building. Just across the street is Evanston. Many area residents, however, were opposed to the construction of "another Walgreens." The Skokie Park District is also in the mix of building a massive sports park with three lighted baseball diamonds, a soccer field and even a place to …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Skokie Patch has changed the date of the mayoral debate so more participants can come. Read our reasoning on why we moved the debate here.
To start things off, Lincolnwood’s mayoral debate has now moved from March 26 to March 28. Last week, Skokie Patch hosted a trustee debate where nine candidates argued why they should be elected. The open forum was televised via closed circuit TV, and you can still watch it on Comcast channel 6 and AT&T channel 99. Prior to hosting the trustee debate, Skokie Patch had just five days to prepare, as the idea of holding such an event came very late during the process. Finding dates, where all candidates could attend, and securing the village hall’s chambers, along with a camera technician to manage the cameras, was difficult on such short notice. Once word got out that the mayoral debate – which is considered by many to be the hottest race in…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Thursday's open forum allowed candidates to cover a variety of topics - from TIFs, to the Purple Hotel, property taxes and economic development.
Economic development – specifically what to do with the Purple Hotel and how to proceed with TIF districts – was the centerpiece issue of the Lincolnwood trustee debate Thursday night. The unusually high number of nine candidates - who are battling for three open seats - for Lincolnwood trustee clashed sporadically at a community sponsored debate by Skokie Patch. All candidates want to see economic development, but how to achieve it was the question. In the approximate 100 minute debate moderated by Skokie Patch editor George Slefo, the question of how to proceed with the Purple Hotel at Touhy and Lincoln avenues drew mixed viewpoints. The hotel, which was once a destination location throughout the Chicagoland area for decades, fell into…