District 10 of Will County will see completely new leadership on the County Board for the first time in more than a decade.
Provisional and grace period votes were added to county voting totals Tuesday. All election results stayed the same.
Categories: Local Issues
Will County's new budget of $569 million sailed through with a unanimous vote and a reduced tax rate during Thursday's board meeting.
County board members also bid adieu to their outgoing officials and will reorganize and swear in new members Dec. 5.
The new budget, for the new fiscal year that begins Dec. 1, is up from last year's budget of $480 million, but includes funds for new building projects for which the county sold bonds.
"This has been one of the easiest budgets to get through the board in my 18 years on the board," said Steve Wilhelmi, D-Joliet, who previously chaired the finance committee. Wilhelmi, who did not seek re-election, was one of five honored at the meeting.
Tags: County Board, Budget, County Executive
There were four countywide seats up for grabs in this election in Will County and the votes were extremely close.
Ultimately, three incumbent Democrats held on for another term while a fourth Democrat won a first term.
County executive will serve unprecedented fourth term
Categories: Local Issues, Larry Walsh, Duffy Blackburn, Karen Stukel, Pat ONeil, Jim Glasgow
Tags: County Board, County Executive, Circuit Clerk
With the surrender of House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) to the Trump crusade, it is fair to wonder what the Republican Party stands for.
Ryan’s endorsement of Trump, which appeared in an op-ed the speaker wrote for his hometown paper — rather than before a gaggle of reporters and newscasters with his arm draped around Trump’s shoulders — was a white flag from the establishment opposition.
In his op-ed, Ryan explained that though he doesn’t support all of Trump’s ideas (brave!), he’s confident that a President Trump would support the House agenda. Moreover, Ryan felt that his endorsement was needed to maintain a Republican majority in the House.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues, National Issues
Starting Sept. 1, candidates can pick up nominating petitions and start circulating them for signatures for the March 15 primary election.
Signature requirements for established political parties are listed at www.thewillcountyclerk.com. The first day to file petitions is Nov. 23, and the last opportunity to file is 5 p.m. Nov. 30, according to a news release from Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots.
Tags: 2016 Elections
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