Will County voters will be selecting a number of countywide leaders when they head to the polls Nov. 6.
In addition to county executive and state's attorney, voters will elect a coroner, recorder of deeds, circuit clerk and auditor. All six countywide races are contested and some even feature rematches between candidates who squared off four years ago.
Will County Coroner Patrick O'Neil is running for his fifth term in office against former deputy coroner Charles Lyons. O'Neil faced Lyons as a challenger four years ago as well.
Categories: Local Issues
Tags: Will County, Duffy Blackburn, Pam Mcguire, Pat Oneil
It’s not every year (or even every two years) that you see two candidates with congressional experience running in a district that has no incumbent.
But that’s the case in the 11th Congressional District, where longtime U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert is facing former U.S. Rep. Bill Foster.
Foster, a Democrat, represented the 14th District from 2008 until 2011, when he lost a re-election bid to U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren. Foster moved from Batavia to Naperville to run in the 11th District, which covers most of Aurora, Naperville, Joliet, Montgomery and Oswego.
Categories: Local Issues, National Issues, 11th Congressional Dist.
Tags: Wheatland, Bill Foster, 11th Congressional, Plainfield, Aurora, Joliet
The Monee Township Democrats are making their final push to get Democratic voters out to vote. Please consider joining their efforts and help all our Democratic candidates win!
Categories: Local Issues, Events
As Will County Regional Superintendent of Schools, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant has always valued education. And that won’t change if she’s elected to the state Senate seat in the newly drawn 49th District, she said.
Bertino-Tarrant is facing off against Republican candidate Garrett Peck, a Plainfield village trustee.
Categories: Local Issues, State Issues
Tags: Wheatland, Plainfield, Joliet, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
The race for Will County executive features two veteran politicians who have different takes on how things are going in county government.
Incumbent Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, who is finishing his second term in office and is a former state senator, believes he has done a good job because the county’s budget is balanced, taxes haven’t risen in several years and a Regional Transportation Authority tax is paying for millions of dollars in “Build Will” roadwork.
Categories: Local Issues, Larry Walsh
Tags: Will County, Larry Walsh