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Low early-voting totals could mean ‘dismal’ primary

Early voting in Lake County has been “very, very low” and points to a potentially “dismal” voter turnout for the March 18 Primary Election, according to County Clerk Willard Helander.

Sullivan wins Republican primary for 51st House seat

With all 82 precincts reporting in the Republican primary for the 51st state House race, incumbent state Rep. Ed Sullivan, Jr. has retained his seat with 58 percent of 8,633 votes cast.

No funds for Round Lake High School expansion

With all precincts reporting, it looks as if the Round Lake High School will not get the funds for expanding the building to accommodate the increase in students.

Fox Lake residents vote down road repair tax

Residents in Fox Lake voted down a referendum that would have raised taxes to fix more roads in the village. With early voting and mail-in votes still not counted, the referendum to issue $6 million in bonds to repair 23 miles of roads did not get approval.

Stolman takes Republican primary for treasurer


Well-known Republican county board member and Buffalo Grove attorney David Stolman took an early lead and looks like he will hold onto it in his race against Jeralyn “Jeri” Atleson.

Bartels outruns two candidates for District 10 primary

The Lake County Board race for District 10 was unusual for having three candidates this election. Front-runner Charles “Chuck” Bartels was able to pull away from the pack.

Incumbent Curran to face Patt in November election


Incumbent Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran drew his opponent in the November general election on Tuesday, March 18, when Lake County Coroner’s office investigator Jason Patt won a convincing victory over former sheriff’s deputy John T. Krempotic in the Democratic primary.

Werfel emerges victorious in Dist. 6 Republican primary

The race to succeed the departing Pat Carey in the Lake County Board’s District 6 began in earnest on Tuesday, March 18, with Grayslake Village Board Trustee Jeff Werfel emerging victorious in the Republican primary over Grayslake Area Public Library Board Trustee Timothy Powell.

Long Grove voters reject property tax referendum

With all eight precincts reporting in Long Grove, voters have overwhelmingly denied the village’s request to levy its first municipal property tax.

Lake Bluff village board sees caucus sweep


LAKE BLUFF — It was a cakewalk for Lake Bluff Caucus-endorsed candidates in the Village Trustee race with incumbent John Josephitis, Bill Meyer and Eric Grenier seizing an easy victory.

Josephitis, elected to his second four-year term as trustee, was the top vote getter with …

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Don Wilson of Gurnee, a Republican candidate for the Illinois State Senate, has launched his campaign for the 30th District.

Obstetrician to challenge Drury for Illinois 58th Dist. in November


State Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) has no primary challenger in his bid to retain the 58th District Illinois House seat. But he’ll face a Republican opponent in the general election in November.

Lake County races take shape for primary

The field of hopefuls for the March 18 primary election was set this week with the close of filing for major-party candidates, although write-in candidates could still emerge and petition challenges are likely. According to information posted by the Lake County Clerk, the 356 individuals meeting the Dec. 2 deadline to bid for county offices and precinct committeeman posts are listed here.

Dold, Hickory fille to challenge Schneider for Illinois 10th District

Three candidates filed for the 10th District Congressional seat by Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, with former Congressman Bob Dold hoping to reclaim in November 2014 the seat he lost to U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10th) two years earlier.

Judge rules against state law mandating creation of elections commission


A Kane County judge on Friday overturned a new state law that would have mandated creation of an elections commission in Lake County and usurped the duties of the Lake County Clerk’s Office to run local elections.

Retired deupty Krempotic announces run for sheriff


Now there are two Democratic candidates running to unseat Republican Sheriff Mark Curran, the latest being retired Lake County Sheriff Deputy John Krempotic.

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