Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Retired Will County Sheriff's Office deputy announced his candidacy for Will County Sheriff in the March 2014 primary. Deputy Chief Paul Kaupas, of New Lenox Township, is planning a formal announcement to run later this month.
A 30-plus year veteran of the Will County Sheriff's Department, Nick Ficarello told the Will County Republican Central Committee that he believes he is the right man to lead the county's law enforcement team. The former watch commander in the patrol division, deputy chief at the Adult Detention Center and deputy chief of special operations and criminal investigations, Ficarello has a history of leadership, he said in a press release issued after his April 18 announcement. Ficarello, who retired in 2009, is running against his old boss, Will County Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas. Kaupas, the current sheriff's second cousin, told the Joliet Herald News that he, too, was at last week's committee meeting and is interested in running as a Republican…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Frankfort Patch readers were attracted this past week to the election and the ongoing case against Dr. Kishor Jain.
The top headlines in Frankfort Patch this past week attracted readers to stories about election results, and the case against Dr. Kishor Jain, a Frankfort pediatrician who is bogged down the lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct. 2013 Frankfort Elections: See Who Will Represent You Unofficial Results From the Local Contests. We've compiled the vote tallies for the area school board and Frankfort races. Frankfort Doctor Buried in Sex Lawsuits Sued by Another Woman A Frankfort pediatrician's legal woes continued to mount as a fifth lawsuit was filed against him in Will County court. Dr. Kishor Jain, 59, also faces felony sex charges and four civil suits was sued a fifth time. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
It was clear early in the evening that it was a Republican sweep for Frankfort Township officials.
Those who cast a ballot Tuesday gave incumbents for Frankfort Township a clear vote of confidence. Every office and the trustees were re-elected for another four-year term. The after-the-polls-close party at Jameson's Pub, 9545 W. St. Francis Road, where Republican incumbents gathered to watch the returns, got enthusiastic early. As each of the precincts came in, it was a clear victory for those who have been running the township for the past four years. The winners are: Kral, assessor, was the top vote-getter for Frankfort Township. He raked in a total of 5,546 compared to challenger George Perros, with 2,395. Carlson re-gained his position as highway commissioner with 5,022 votes compared to challenger Mike Benoit, who received 2,742 …
Four out of six seats on the Summit Hill School D161 Board of Education are newcomers.
With four out of seven seats filled now by newcomers to Summit Hill School Dist. 161, a fresh crop of board members will take their seats next to board members Stacey Borgens, George Perros and Sean Doyle. The newly elected members are: The biggest vote-getter was Pamela Kohlbacher, a retired principal from D161. She received 2,140 votes. David Faber was second in line with 1,794 votes, and Richard Marron got 1,716 votes. Richard Ward came in with 1,523. Candidate Mark Zilinskas lost his bid with 1,271 votes. A contentious year led up to the 2013 Election for Summit Hill School Dist. 161. After the closing of Mary Drew Elementary School, which had parents and residents of Summit Hill School District 161 up in arms, came a controversy over …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Unofficial Results From the Local Contests. We've compiled the voter tallies for the area school board and Frankfort races.
The elections are over. Now it's time to see who won and find out what they're planning. Here is a list of of some of the races that affect Frankfort. See the unofficial vote totals. See above for the unofficial polling numbers from the Will County Clerk's website. Numbers include votes cast today, as well as absentee and early ballots. Results will not be made official until April 30. Names in bold indicate winners. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Monday, April 8, 2013
There are two seats open and three candidates for the Frankfort Fire Protection District Board
The Frankfort Fire Protection District Board has two seats open. Three candidates are vying for the spots. A seat on the Frankfort Fire Protection Board is a six-year commitment. The candidates are: ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE LOCAL DEBATE: Do you have something to say about the local election? Join Patch and post a Local Voices blog. VOTER INFO: To see your sample ballot, check if you are registered and find your designated polling location, go to the Will County Clerk's website and enter your address.
Your guide to the local elections.
Early voting in the Spring 2013 Local Elections begins Monday, March 25, and ends Saturday, April 6. Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Election Central Frankfort is your guide to the ballot contests that affect Frankfort. Frankfort Village Board of Trustees Frankfort Township Summit Hill School District 161 Board of Education Frankfort School District 157-C Board of Education Frankfort Park District Board of Commissioners Frankfort Square Park District Board of Commissioners Frankfort Public Library District Board of Trustees 2013 Election: Lincoln-Way High School District 210 2013 Election: Frankfort Fire Protect District ADD YOUR VOICE TO THE LOCAL DEBATE: Do you have something to say about the local election? Join Patch and post a Local…
The Will County Clerk's website reveals the details of early votes cast for the 2013 April Consolidated Elections.
Between March 25th and the end of day on April 4, the Will County Clerk's website shows a total of 4,047 voters cast a ballot for the April 9 Consolidated Election. In the Village of Frankfort, a total of 127 votes were cast at Village Hall. In the municipal complex at Frankfort Township, 243 ballots were completed. The numbers exclude votes cast on Friday and Saturday. In addition, 507 ballots from residents throughout the county were cast in-person at the Will County Clerk's Office, and 3,371 were cast with local clerks throughout the county. To review the early voting totals county-wide, visit the Will County County Clerk's page here. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Two Candidates in two Will County townships make trustee candidacy a family affair.
A Will County daughter and her father are running for township trustee seats in two Will County townships. Colleen Hassel is running for trustee in Frankfort Township and her father, Kevin Clancy, of Plainfield, is running for trustee in Plainfield Township at the same time. The two are running as Democrats. Hassell, 34, of Frankfort Square, said she learned how to give back to the community through her father's example. Growing up on Chicago's Ashburn neighborhood, her dad volunteered to coach softball for the three girls and one boy in the family. He was very supportive of the girls' activities, she said. Years later, his entry into politics served as an example too. Clancy said he moved the family to Plainfield about 20 years ago. …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Cory Singer replaces Ed Ronkowski as the chairperson for the Frankfort Township Republicans.
Mokena's Ed Ronkowski gave up his position of chair of the Frankfort Township Republican organization on March 15. Cory Singer, 40, of Frankfort, accepted the position, beginning March 26. Ronkowski, who served as Frankfort Township Republican chair for four years, said time demands forced a decision to step away from leadership in the township. He maintains his role as chair for the Will County Republicans. A retired attorney, Ronkowski said the volunteer position in Frankfort Township was too time-consuming. He was spending between four and eight hours a day in the job. Now he has more time to dedicate to the role of chair for the Will County Republicans. Ronkowski has headed the County Republican team for the last two years. Singer, …