Thursday, March 29, 2012
Don Peloquin may have taken in more votes in the suburbs--especially in Frankfort Township--during last week’s primary election, but that number didn’t come close to what Bobby Rush pulled within Chicago city limits.
The 1st Congressional District covers an almost comically diverse landscape. Starting on the north end at 26th Street and Michigan Avenue, down Martin Luther King Drive to the Dan Ryan at the Skyway and further south, including neighborhoods just east and west of the highway. But the new district then continues down I-57, stretching past Harlem Avenue to LaGrange Road, continuing south and west to Highway 53, all the way to the 2,300-population town of Elwood. READ: Find out Where Bobby Rush and Don Peloquin Stand on the Issues That Matter to You All residents in this area will have their interests represented in Congress by either Democrat Incumbent 1st District Rep. Bobby Rush or Republican Blue Island Mayor Don Peloquin. Rush handily …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tinley Park Trustee Greg Hannon only captured two of 47 precincts in Tuesday's Democratic primary, which included outpolling Michael Hastings at Frankfort's Precinct 23.
- Bob Bong
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tinley Park Trustee Greg Hannon lost Tuesday’s state Senate primary to Michael Hastings in part because his 24 years of service as a village trustee simply didn’t translate into big numbers on Election Day in the village or anywhere. Hastings, 32, son of Orland Hills Mayor Kyle Hastings, easily defeated Hannon, 59, by a ratio of about 3-1 in the 19th Senate District Democratic primary. The district includes portions of Tinley Park, Orland Park, Orland Hills, Oak Forest, Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox. They were running to replace state Sen. Maggie Crotty, a Democrat, who retired. There is no Republican candidate, as yet. READ: Hastings Trumps Hannon for State Senate Bid Hastings swamped Hannon across the board including the trustee’s home…
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Confusion was the order of the day at some precincts as voters ended up at the wrong polling places after the county's decision to consolidate sites.
Barry Weinstein walked into the polling place at Grand Prairie Elementary School, ready to vote in Tuesday's primary election. Less than five minutes later, he was back outside, not having voted. Thanks to Will County consolidating voting precincts, Frankfort lost 13 polling places. The Will County Clerk's Office sent out new voter registration cards with the new polling places on them at the beginning of the year. "I probably got it in the mail," said Weinstein, who was headed to his correct precinct at Hickory Creek Middle School. "I just didn't notice." READ: Check Out the Results From Tuesday's Election Weinstein's predicament wasn't an unusual sight Tuesday. Voters who were in the right place to vote said they didn't know their …
Electricity aggregation passes in Frankfort but is shot down in Will County. Plus, the totals from the county and state races.
Find out election results throughout the day as Patch keeps you updated polling numbers, which we'll refresh when more precincts are reported. You also can check all voting results in Will County on the county clerk's website. Go to Patch's March 2012 Primary Election Central page for more information about the candidates and issues on the ballot. Village Ballot: “Shall the Village of Frankfort have the authority to arrange for the supply of electricity for its residential and small commercial retail customers who have not opted out of such program?” (14/14 precincts reporting) County Ballot (for Frankfort Square, Frankfort Township and unincorporated residents): "Shall the County of Will have the authority to arrange for the supply of …
Despite informational meetings and videos by the village and county, some voters said they weren't aware of the referendum.
Frankfort residents passed a referendum Tuesday that will allow the village to negotiate better electricity prices for them. But voters living in unincorporated Will County--which includes Frankfort Square--shot down their ballot measure on the same issue. The village's electricity aggregation referendum passed by a 61.13 percent margin (1,752 votes), while the county ballot item was defeated by a 59.49 percent margin (8,707 votes). READ: Full Election Results From All the Races Affecting Frankfort Residents "From the very beginning the choice was up to the voters," Will County Board spokesman Nate Brown said Tuesday night. "We respect their decision for the board to work on other issues besides electrical aggregation. The board will …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Updates and live chatter on Patch's Illinois Primary blog, with info on the presidential hopefuls and key Chicago-area contests.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Patch Network in suburban Chicago is live blogging the March 20 primary from 7 p.m. through the evening. Return to this page on Frankfort Patch and join the Chicago area's political conversation today. And don't forget to check back througout the evening for live, updated results for all the races. Election Central Races Live Chat Transcript of Mayor Jim Holland Answering Questions on Electricity Aggregation Election Results for All the Races on the Ballot
Frankfort Patch held a live online chat with Mayor Jim Holland on Monday, March 19, a day before residents go to the polls to vote on an electricity aggregation referendum. Read the transcript from the chat.
Still wondering what electricity aggregation is? Wondering how the referendum on the March 20 ballot will affect you? You're in luck. It's not too late to get your questions answered. Mayor Jim Holland participated in a live online chat Monday, March 19, with Frankfort Patch editor Joe Vince to discuss electricity aggregation and what it could mean for village residents. You can read the transcript from the chat above. For a quick refresher on aggregation and the referendum, check out Patch's topic page on the issue. And for more on the Tuesday, March 20, primary, take a look at Frankfort Patch's Election Central.
Monday, March 19, 2012
From the Will County Board and the 1st Congressional District to the electricity aggregation referenda and the presidential primaries, brush up on the candidates and issues before going to the polls, Tuesday, March 20.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Frankfort Patch will be holding at live online chat with Mayor Jim Holland on Monday, the day before residents go to the polls to vote on an electricity aggregation referendum.
Still wondering what electricity aggregation is? Wondering how the referendum on the March 20 ballot will affect you? You're in luck. It's not too late to get your questions answered. Mayor Jim Holland will be holding a live online chat with Frankfort Patch editor Joe Vince to discuss electricity aggregation and what it could mean for village residents. The chat will start on the Frankfort Patch site at 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, right before the Village Board's meeting. Won't be able to get to a computer or web connection then? You can leave your questions here in the comments section, and Joe will ask them for you. For a quick refresher on aggregation and the referendum, check out Patch's topic page on the issue. And for more on the March …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Hopefuls looking to nail down the Democrat or Republican slot for the U.S. House of Representatives weigh on the polarizing Affordable Health Care Act.
Federal government’s role in health care is also among top issues that divide U.S. citizens. READ: What the 1st Congressional District Candidates Say About Creating Jobs Some call the Affordable Health Care Act a boon for medical access, while other paint doomsday scenarios. READ: How the 1st Congressional District Candidates Would Reduce the Federal Deficit We therefore asked 1st Congressional District candidates if they think some, or all, of the health care bill should be repealed? And what can the government do to provide more access and affordability to health care? Answers are listed in the order we received them. Donald E. Peloquin (R) Yes. Jordan Sims (D) The goal is to cut spending and promote the efficient use of medical devices…