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Patch Wants Your Questions for Candidates

Democracy isn't a spectator sport. Tell us the questions you'd like us to put to the candidates—and we'll do it.

With the March 20 Illinois primary approaching, news consumers will soon be inundated with updates on what candidates are saying and where they’ll be saying it next.

Patch wants to cut through the rhetoric and get to the heart of the issues you care about. And, we think you know best what those issues are.

Your questions are important to us. Patch will be on the forefront of every election that matters to you. We’ll be asking the tough questions—your questions—and getting the important information back to you.

What You Can Look Forward To

Voters in Wheaton have some hotly contested races coming up on March 20. Here are the contested primary races Patch will be closely following, and the candidates who have filed:

County Board District 4

Democratic candidate listing Republican candidate listing Dan Bailey (Wheaton) Grant Eckhoff (Wheaton) Charles Ditchman (Wheaton) Amy Grant (Wheaton) Jerry "JR" McBride (Glen Ellyn)

Forest Preserve District 4

Republican candidate listing Michael Formento (Glen Ellyn) Tim Whelan (Wheaton)

Congress District 6

Democratic candidate listing Leslie Coolidge (Barrington Hills) Geoffrey Petzel (Lake Zurich) Tim Ritter (Obj. pending) (Cary) Maureen Yates (Barrington)

House District 42

Republican candidate listing Dave Carlin (Naperville) Chris Hage (Wheaton) Jeanne Ives (Wheaton) Laura Pollastrini (Carol Stream)

What You Can Do

Leave a question in the comments below for the candidates. Be sure to mention if the question is for a specific candidate.

George P January 21, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Q. Should the DuPage Forest Preserve use thousands of taxpayers dollars to hire "political strategists" in the months before an election?

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