Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The two Republicans beat out two Democratic challengers for the District 12 seats, which represent New Lenox and Mokena in Will County.
Area voters elected incumbent Tom Weigel and Frankfort Township Clerk Margo McDermed to the Will County Board on Tuesday, handily beating out two Democratic challengers. The District 12 seat represents residents in New Lenox and Mokena. Weigel, of New Lenox, and McDeremed, of Mokena, carried all 27 precincts, getting the top two vote totals at each polling place. They beat out Democratic challengers Santino Lettieri and John Sanchez Jr., who both joined the race following the March primary. In March, Weigel and McDermed defeated New Lenox Village Trustee Ray Tuminello and Lincoln-Way school board member Chris Kosel. "I worked hard and I am so happy that voters responded to what I had to say," McDermed said after her win in March. She said…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Mokena.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Mokena, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election. Make sure you know where to vote: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Featuring Candidates for Will County elected offices, the Will County Board, state representative and U.S. Congress. Not all candidates participated in the forum.
According to Debbie Hypke, executive director of the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce, offered a video program as a forum for candidates running for office could speak openly about their respective campaigns. In Video No. 1: In Video No. 2: In Video No. 3: In Video No. 4: In Video No. 5: In Video No. 6: In Video No. 7: Watch the pre-recorded videos prepared by New Lenox Community TV. The videos will also be aired repeatedly on Channel 6 through the Nov. 6 election. Candidates will appear in order as they are listed on the election ballot. To accommodate voters without access to Channel 6, the videos will be uploaded to YouTube. Loo for news, updates and events, subscribe free to: For a different take on the news like us on:
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The Chicago Democrat is the subject of two federal investigations and was diagnosed with Bipolar II disorder earlier this year.
Will County Republicans called for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Chicago) to resign Friday and quit his re-election bid amid multiple federal investigations. GOP members met outside of the Will County Courthouse on Friday and posed a united challenge to Will County Democratic candidates to withdraw their support of Jackson Jr. The congressman is reportedly under federal investigation for accusations of misusing campaign money to decorate his $1.3 million Washington D.C. home. He's on the ballot in the 2nd Congressional District, which represents parts of Chicago and suburban Cook County including Chicago Heights, Flossmoor and Homewood. In newly redrawn maps, the 2nd District extended south past Kankakee. VOTE: Should Jesse Jackson Jr…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If you have a question for the candidates, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at Patch-sponsored watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a …
Lourdes Duarte joined Patch at Flossmoor Station in Flossmoor for a Patch.com presidential debate viewing party Wednesday night. Mitt Romney impresses but voters say they want to see more.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Republicans, Democrats and independents joined Patch editors Wednesday night at presidential debate viewing parties throughout the Chicago area. WGN Ch. 9 stopped by one party in Flossmoor at the Flossmoor Station to take the pulse of voters. Patch hosted parties at St. Xavier University in Mount Greenwood, Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Cemeno's Restaurant in Joliet, the Kendall Grille in Yorkville and the Lemont Community Center in Lemont.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Blue survey issued by Patch, Democratic respondents said they thought President Obama did a great job, but loved President Clinton's speech more. They also said Republicans showed how "out of touch" they are.
Now that the Democratic and Republican national conventions are complete, Democrats in Illinois say they're more confident in President Obama's re-election campaign than they were last month. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Eighty-nine Democrats were surveyed, with 15 responding. About 87 percent of those surveyed said they're more confident now than they were before the conventions. But was it Barack Obama who energized them? Almost every Democrat that responded to the survey said President Bill Clinton was the highlight of the convention, even overshadowing the current president. Clinton showed that Democrats "stand for the working class and the seniors of this country…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Red survey issued by Patch, Republican respondents shared their opinions on the presidential election following the Republican National Convention.
Citing speeches by Sen. Marco Rubio, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and celebrity Clint Eastwood, 94 percent of Republicans surveyed by Patch said their party's National Convention provided the party with the momentum it needs to get the base to turn out for what is expected to be a close election. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans were surveyed, with 30 responding. Most Republican respondents mentioned the Rubio and Ryan speeches as highlights of the convention, while one respondent said "Mitt Romney just did OK." According to Republican respondents, 53 percent said they felt more confident about Romney's chances of winning after the …
Friday, September 14, 2012
After being taken off the ballot in July, candidates in five districts, including those serving Frankfort and Mokena, can run in November thanks to a state appellate court, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
A state appellate court Wednesday put seven Democrat candidates for Will County Board back on the November ballot, the Chicago Tribune reports. The decision reversed rulings from the Will County Electoral Board and a circuit court that Democratic party leaders did not give proper notice for a meeting where the candidates were nominated. Republican leaders will appeal the ruling to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Tribune reported. READ: Dems Booted From Will County Board Ballot Candidates who were returned to the ballot include Mario Carlasare, of Frankfort, who was running in District 2; and Santino Lettieiri and John Sanchez, both of Mokena, who were running in District 12. Republicans objected to the seven Democrats being put on the …