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Will County Executive
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Will County Board member Cory Singer had hoped to oust Larry Walsh, who's held the job for eight years, but lost by nearly 7 percent.
Will County Executive Larry Walsh was victorious in his bid for a third term, defeating county board member Cory Singer by more than 17,200 votes. Although there were points in the evening in which it appeared the end result might be tighter, Democrat Walsh ultimately secured 53.6 percent of the vote to Republican Singer's 46.3, with all 303 precincts counted by 10:10 p.m. And it was a double victory for the Walsh family. Walsh's son, Larry Walsh Jr., handily won his first term representing District 86 in the Illinois House. Walsh Jr. had been appointed to the seat earlier in the year, and faced Republican Ryan Martin Alm in his bid to keep the job. Walsh could not be reached for comment, but earlier in the evening he was swarmed by …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Don Peloquin or Bobby Rush? Michael Hastings or Edgar Montalvo? James Glasgow or Dave Carlson? A guide to the ballot choices for Congress, state senate, state's attorney and more.
Lincoln-Way residents will be choosing a congressman, Will County offices, including chief executive and state's attorney, and representation on the county board in contested races on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Frankfort and Frankfort Square residents also will be voting on new state senators in the 19th and 40th districts. Notable among the contests is the clash over the 1st District Congressional seat, which extends through Lincoln-Way and into rural Will County for the first time thanks to redistricting. Don Peloquin, a New Lenox businessman and mayor of Blue Island, is challenging incumbent Bobby Rush for his U.S. House seat. Peloquin, whose campaign has blogged on Patch as People for Peloquin, is running a grassroots effort and hopes the Will …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Will County Board member and Forest Preserve District President Cory Singer announced his candidacy for county executive, vowing to bring businesses to the area and stop Chicago political influence.
With promises of bringing economic development to Will County and eliminating the influence of Chicago politicians, Will County Board member and Forest Preserve District President Cory Singer began his campaign for county executive Thursday at a public event at Gattos Restaurant and Bar in New Lenox. "This campaign is about leadership," Singer (R-Frankfort) said in an interview before his announcement. "We're facing a lot of challenges in Will County. ... It's a critical time for us to move forward. It's about priorities and planning for the future." Singer is the first Republican to announce his candidacy for the county executive post. If he wins in next year's primary, he will face current County Executive Larry Walsh, who has held the …