DiCianni and Hart will face off for Republican county board chairman nomination; Cronin campaign donates to Hart

August 3, 2021 As the 2022 election draws closer, DuPage county candidates have already begun to actively fundraise and organize their campaigns. Committee filings (readily available on the Illinois State Board of Elections website) can provide many insights on candidates who have yet to officially announce their campaigns. Though no candidates have publicly kicked off … Continue reading DiCianni and Hart will face off for Republican county board chairman nomination; Cronin campaign donates to Hart

DiCianni campaign pays for robocall to advertise pro-Columbus event

On July 18th, numerous Elmhurst area residents (including the author) received a robocall from County Board Member Pete DiCianni’s campaign. (Listen to the robocall here.) The call was an invitation to a “Unity Day” event to celebrate Italian culture at Arrigo Park in Little Italy on July 25th (with a free bus leaving from Elmhurst). … Continue reading DiCianni campaign pays for robocall to advertise pro-Columbus event

Glendale Heights Village President removed from ballot days before municipal election

The newest development in the tumultuous Glendale Heights Village President election is truly shocking. Longtime incumbent Linda Jackson was thrown off the ballot by the Illinois Supreme Court, according to a Facebook post from her campaign published on April 2nd. Since the election takes place on April 6th, there is no way for ballots to … Continue reading Glendale Heights Village President removed from ballot days before municipal election

Winfield Dems: Electoral board in ballot objection has “conflict-of-interest”

The following is a press release from the Winfield Township Democrats regarding their legal proceedings with an ongoing dispute over their ballot access in the April 6th election for Township offices. The Winfield Democrats say it is a "conflict-of-interest" that the electoral board who previously ruled them off the ballot is comprised of some of … Continue reading Winfield Dems: Electoral board in ballot objection has “conflict-of-interest”

Some races too close to call in DuPage; county board goes Democratic for first time since mid 1930’s

Some races are still too close to call in DuPage County, so I will release a more thorough review of the results once those races are called. Results can be found here. But what I will say is that the DuPage Democrats had a solid year- especially when compared to underwhelming down ballot performances for … Continue reading Some races too close to call in DuPage; county board goes Democratic for first time since mid 1930’s

LaPlante slated as Democratic nominee in District 4

On Tuesday, August 25th, Democratic Precinct Committeemen in District 4 met in a virtual meeting to select a new candidate for county board. Hadiya Afzal, the winner of the March primary, withdrew from the race in late July after sending a Tweet seen by some to be promoting violence towards police officers. Afzal’s Tweet quickly … Continue reading LaPlante slated as Democratic nominee in District 4