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Sunday, November 11, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jeanne Ives wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 42nd State Representative District.
Patch editor Charlotte Eriksen contributed to this report Republican Jeanne Ives captured the 42nd State Representative District seat and defeated Democrat William Adams on Tuesday. Adams won a projected 19,298 votes to Ives' 31,057 votes. Ives, a Wheaton City Councilwoman, said in an October candidate forum she promises to protect taxpayers from corruption that runs "rampant" in Springfield. Ives said she plans to take her experience working on Wheaton City Council down to Springfield. "[I bring] a vast understanding of how the State impacts not only buisness owners, but municipalities and their ability to actually make the decisions that they want to at the local level." Ives added that a large part of her victory was due to the …
Peter Roskam wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) won re-election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District Tuesday over Leslie Coolidge after getting 30,864 more votes than the his challenger, with all precincts reporting. Roskam said he plans to be a part of turning the economy around, and his work on the House Ways and Means Committee will be a platform to do so. "Our tax code is a disaster, and most Americans recognize that it’s a disaster," he said Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. "And most Americans are very open to trying to reform the code." He said the House will begin to put together a "very substantive" tax reform effort focused on making the U.S. tax code the most competitive in the world. "If we do that we’ll be in a much better footing …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in Wheaton tell Patch what was important to them in the 2012 election.
Why did you vote today? Voters in Wheaton said they chose who to support based on issues with the economy, jobs women’s rights, corruption and local leadership. State Constitutional Amendment Until today, Wheaton resident Jennifer Flynn has boycotted the polls since Al Gore was on the ballot. A former Hillside firefighter who retired in 2009 due to an injury she sustained in the line of duty, Flynn said she has a particular interest in the proposed amendment to the Illinois constitution that would require a three-fifths majority for any government body to change its pension system. “Obviously I don’t want them messing with my pension since I can’t work,” she said. Let Patch save you time. Get stories delivered to your inbox—sign up for our…
Kirk Dillard or A. Ghani? Peter Roskam or Leslie Coolidge? Judy Biggert or Bill Foster? A guide to the ballot choices for Congress, state senate, county board and more.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Wheaton, IL.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Wheaton, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election.
Rev. Jeannette Sutfin, P.C. (USA) of Wheaton writes in support of Congressman Peter Roskam for re-election. To send a letter to the editor, email Charlotte@patch.com.
Wheaton Patch accepts and publishes letters to the editor emailed to Local Editor Charlotte Eriksen at Charlotte@patch.com, or sent as a message through the Wheaton Patch Facebook page. Please note in subject lines the message is a Letter to the Editor. ------------ Why Roskam? Peter Roskam is presently the fourth-ranking Republican and Chief Deputy Majority Whip in Congress. He has modeled responsible citizenship and has served his community with pride during his time in Congress, earning him a stellar reputation among colleagues and constituents. Roskam is striving to address some of the biggest issues facing our nation today, such as, cutting government spending, reforming the tax code, and reducing stifling government regulations, …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Don't forget to use your voting superpower on Tuesday!
Monday, October 29, 2012
Roundup of candidate endorsements in local media before the 2012 General Election.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Students at 18 schools in DuPage County participated in mock elections earlier this month. Of the 18 schools, Wheaton North, Benet Academy and Hinsdale Central were the only schools to see Romney ahead of Obama.
Most DuPage County high school students prefer Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to mock elections conducted earlier this month. The only schools where students chose Romney over Obama was Wheaton North, where 682 students voted for Romney and 677 students voted for Obama, and Benet Academy, where 315 students voted for Romney and 173 voted for Obama, according to the DuPage Election Commission. Hinsdale Central students also chose Romney. The Wheaton League of Women Voters (LWV) and the DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners staged and coordinated the mock elections at Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South high schools The elections were staged and coordinated at 18 high schools by the League of Women Voters (LWV) and …