Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Lincolnwood trustee candidate Ronald Cope lost to John Swanson by seven votes yesterday. Now, the Cook County Clerk's website is showing that Cope is leading - by one vote.
Independent candidate Ron Cope has been on a rollercoaster ride since yesterday's elections. At roughly 8 p.m., he was up 17 votes over John Swanson, who was running under the newly formed Independent Party of Lincolnwood (IPOL). But there was a problem: 10 of the 11 precincts had reported and word was that one of the machines was down. At that point, Cope had 677 votes while Swanson had 660. A little after 9 p.m., the final precinct was called and Swanson was named the victor, winning by a total of seven votes. Now, the tables have turned, and according to the Cook County Clerk's website, Cope is now leading Swanson by one vote. One. Cope has 756 votes while Swanson received 755. There are still mail in votes that need to be counted so …
The Caucus Party won all six trustee seats on election night.
At roughly 9:40 p.m., it was all celebrations at a small vacant storefront the Caucus Party rented out months ago. All 44 precincts have reported and the party has swept the race and won out all six trustee seats in Skokie. Independents Lisa Lipin, Brian Novak and Vincent Romano were the first candidates to run against the Caucus Party since 2001. Lipin had the most votes of the independents with 2,434 votes, but placed seventh in the race behind Caucus Party candidate Ilonka Ulrich who had 2,856 votes. All in all, there are more than 38,000 registered voters in Skokie. Of those, 5,055 voted for their next trustees. New to the board are Ulrich, Karen Gray-Keeler and Ralph Klein. Incumbents Randy Roberts, Edie Sue Sutker and Michele …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
There are six seats and nine candidates. We'll be updating election results live for Skokie's trustee seats today, April 9, 2013.
The results of Skokie's trustee races are rolling in. There are six seats and nine candidates. The results are as follows: UPDATE 10:29 p.m. - The trustee results are in. 41 of the 44 precincts have reported. The results are as follows:
We'll be visiting candidates, talking to voters and updating results in real time. Don't know where to vote for local elections on Tuesday, April 9, 2013? Don't worry, we have you covered.
The Cook County Clerk's website is a great tool for finding out a variety of information - from statistics to voting guidelines. Today, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, is Election Day. Skokie Patch will be updating results of all races in real time today. Be sure to check back later this afternoon for results as they come in. Where am I supposed to vote? Registered voters are assigned to a specificprecinct to vote based on where they live in the village. Voting hours are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. In many cases, your precinct is within walking distance from your home. How do I find out where I'm supposed to vote? To find out your voting precinct, visit the Cook Count Clerk's website by clicking here. You can also copy and paste this URL into your …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Trustee candidate Lisa Lipin said she believe it is imperative to have an open dialogue and real communication between residents and locally elected officials.
My name is Lisa Lipin and I am running for trustee for the Village of Skokie. I have a proven record of public service that has been motivated by the importance of community, communication and cooperation. I have listened to, and advocated for, people on the local level serving as president of PTAs, chairing nominating committees and serving as a Skokie Commissioner for Consumer Affairs. I have gained experience on the state level working with legislators, state officials, and consumer protection groups, and I have lobbied and worked to write legislation to protect our children against dangerous products. I have worked at the national level to initiate new product safety standards to further protect the health and welfare of all children…
Monday, March 18, 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 Caucus Party trustee candidate Ilonka Ulrich, which ran on Jan. 22, 2013. You can read the original article here. And you can see all of our profiles to date here. Trustee Candidate Ulrich 'Represents' Skokie 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. Original story - 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…
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…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
There are three seats open for trustee in Lincolnwood and nine candidates. Come to an open forum tonight at village hall to hear what the candidates have to say.
Residents of Lincolnwood have a unique opportunity before them: Tonight will be an open trustee debate, with all nine candidates attending. The event is open to the public and will be broadcast on TV. Skokie Patch and the Lincolnwood Review will also be covering the event. Each candidate will have one minute to give an opening statement. They will also have two minutes to answer questions posed by the moderator, Skokie Patch. If appropriate, a one minute rebuttal will be allowed. There will be no closing statements due to number of candidates running and time constraints. (Skokie Patch will have a separate reporter covering the event) Where and when is the debate? How many questions were submitted? For reporters and candidates running for …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Skokie Patch is sponsoring and moderating several Lincolnwood election debates this March. Residents will have a chance to attend and ask questions. The debates include the mayoral, trustee and school board elections.
Skokie Patch will be hosting election debates for Lincolnwood’s upcoming mayoral, trustee and school board races. Voters in Lincolnwood have a very unusual election season with many contested races. Your vote is important and will affect future decisions made in Lincolnwood. The debates will be a great opportunity to see, hear and question the candidates. What sets these elections apart is the high number of candidates running for office. At the debates, each candidate will address the audience and community (via closed circuit tv) and answer questions posed by the moderator. The Chicago Sun-Times will also be covering the event. When And Where Are The Debates? All forums will take place at Lincolnwood Village Hall, 6900 Lincoln Ave. The …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Independent trustee candidate Brian Novak outlines his economic development plan for Skokie. Novak will be running for trustee this April.