Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Village Board approved a recapture agreement to pay back Silver Cross Hospital for funding the total cost of south approach intersection improvements at the Route 6 entrance.
Trustees David Smith, Annette Bowden and Ray Tuminello were sworn in for another four-year term at the regular meeting of the New Lenox Village Board Monday. The three incumbents faced no challengers in the April 2013 election. Mayor Tim Baldermann thanked them for their years of commitment to the village and their willingness to continue toward that end. "We have six dedicated individuals that serve up here. They do a tremendous job. There's a wealth of experience up here. They do a wonderful job." In other business, the board approved three recapture agreements to benefit Silver Cross Hospital, 1900 Silver Cross Boulevard. Because the hospital, after the economy tanked, was stuck paying the total cost of the south approach …
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…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A product of New Lenox School District 122, Rhonda Starklauf plans to keep the students at the forefront of her decisions on the NLSD122 Board of Education.
Rhonda Starklauf, a 36-year-old biology teacher at Lincoln-Way Central High School, is one of two newcomers to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. It was a hotly contested race—10 candidates for five seats. She and newly elected member Phil Adair will officially take their seats by May. Reflecting on her narrow win over incumbents Deborah Kedzior and Bill Pender and the contentious state of the NLSD122 Board, Starklauf said she's approaching her four-year term of office with a focus on the issues that relate to the operations of the district. Aware that many voters looked at the election as an opportunity to oust anyone affiliated with the current board, Starklauf said she's not planning to adopt a difficult-to-work-…
Monday, April 15, 2013
A retired salesman, Adair intends to utilize his people skills to bring the board together.
Phil Adair, a 67-year-old retired salesman who currently drives a bus part-time for Trinity Services, is one of two newcomers to the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. It was a hotly contested race—10 candidates for five seats. He and newly elected member Rhonda Starklauf will officially take their seats by May. In light of the contentious atmosphere that dominated the board for the past several months, especially in regard to the multi-layered issues surrounding Member Kathy Miller's temporary ouster from the ballot and the current federal lawsuit she has since filed against Member Maureen Broderick, there was strong out-with-the-old and in-with-the-new sentiment in the community. Ultimately, the election was divided …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The top headlines in New Lenox Patch this past week concerned a woman who ran over an Oak Lawn cop and the election of a new board of education in New Lenox School District 122.
New Lenox residents this past week were attracted to headlines about a woman fleeing an arrest for possession of cocaine and ran over a police officer in the process, as well as the election for the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education. New Lenox Woman Fleeing Coke Arrest Runs Over Oak Lawn Cop Woman refused to unlock her doors, ran over cop and got away during drug arrest, police said. 2013 Election NLSD122: Martino, Smith, Adair, Starklauf and Miller Patrick Martino was the top vote-getter in the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education race. Ten candidates were vying for five seats. Readers might like: Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Patch sites:
Saturday, April 13, 2013
2013 Elections in New Lenox: Unofficial Results from Some Local Contests. Vote totals become official on April 30.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Patrick Martino was the top vote-getter in the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education race. Ten candidates were vying for five seats.
The race for the New Lenox School District 122 Board of Education by far was the most contentious in the town of Proud Americans. Ten candidates were running for five seats. Four seats were for four-year terms and one was a two-year term. The top vote-getters for the four-year term were: incumbents Patrick Martino with 20.8 percent of the vote; Sue Smith, who garnered 14.20 percent, along with newcomers Phil Adair, who got 12.23 percent, and Rhonda Starklauf with 11.86 percent. Incumbents Deborah Kedzior and William Pender lost their bid for re-election, as did candidates Thomas Hottinger and Gregory Look. Kathy Miller topped write-in candidate Todd Hyatt for a two-year term. Miller got 1,613 votes or 65.52 percent, compared to Hyatt's …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
2013 Elections in New Lenox: Unofficial Results from Some Local Contests
The elections are over. Now it's time to see who won and find out what they're planning. Here is the the list of the bigger races that affect New Lenox. 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. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Monday, April 8, 2013
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 New Lenox, a total of 95 votes were cast at Village Hall, and 24 residents voted at the New Lenox Township Office. 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
Mary Susan Zekich is running for a 6-year term on the New Lenox Public Library District Board.
Running as a candidate for the New Lenox Public Library District Board of Trustees is Mary Susan Zekich. Library trustees serve a 6-year term of office. Get to know Zekich: As a teacher and a reader, I think the public library is one of our most important resources. I would like to be a part of maintaining and enhancing the resources the library has to offer to the community. The library offers quite a bit of things that the many residents do not know about yet. I would make it a priority to make sure the word gets out on the new hours, the ability to download ebooks from home, and the various educational programs offered at the library. I would like to offer my experience in various technologies to the library, while also working to make…