Category: Political

John Whitehead

War on Christmas, politically-correct themes over the top

To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another trigger word. The latest Christmas casualties in the campaign to create one large national safe space are none other than the beloved animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, denounced for promoting bullying and homophobia, which first aired on television December...

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DuPage County holds inauguration for officials Monday

DuPage County was host to an inauguration ceremony Monday for 17 elected officials who were sworn into office. DuPage County State’s attorney Robert Berlin presided over the event. DuPage County chairman Dan Cronin delivered his third inaugural address. Cronin was first elected to the office of County Board chairman in...

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Will County reports vote totals

Will County clerk Nancy Schultz Voots thanks Will County for voting in the November 6 general election. Below are the statistics for this Election: Total registered voters: 429,647 Total vote by mail ballots cast/returned: 24,768 Total early voting ballots cast: 48,355 Total election day ballots cast: 176,174 Total same day...

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Preparations under way for the 2019 elections

Both Aurora and Naperville, among other communities, have been accepting filing of candidates for city government. Primary elections will be February 26, 2019 and the consolidation election will be April 2, 2019. Aurora has openings for one alderman-at-large, Ward 1, Ward 3, Ward 5, Ward 6, and Ward 8. See...

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Representative seeks faster DNA testing

Concerned about the Illinois State Police’s sexual assault case backlog, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, is calling for a review of the State Police’s procedures in order to both quicken the pace of DNA testing and deliver justice for every survivor of a violent crime. “Sexual assault survivors undergo mental...

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Will County candidates file Dec. 10

Individuals running as candidates in the Will County Consolidated Election April 2, 2019 can file their petitions starting Monday, Dec. 10 at 8:30 a.m. through Monday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m.. Petitions for cities, villages, park districts, library districts, community college districts, and fire protection districts will be filed at...

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List of candidates who filed November 19, to run for aldermen in Aurora

An UPDATE to the list of candidates who filed to run for aldermen in Aurora

Recently-added candidates for office in Aurora since November 19 are in blue among those who have filed for office and asterisk indicates an incumbent: Alderman-at-Large: Sherman Jenkins* Brooke Ann Shanley Durrell Williams Ward 1 Peter Aguilera Emmanuel Llamas Caryl Riley Amanda Sperzel Valerie Budach Hugo Saltijeral Ward 3 Theodoros Mesiacos*...

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Closer to home, relations, press and elected officials, civil

By Anthony Stanford –  It’s not just members of the White House press corps who are appalled by the treatment of their colleagues by the president of the United States. More often it concerns every-day Americans that the vitriol and personal attacks referring to the media, as “enemies of the...

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November 6 election results listed for county offices

DuPage County: Sheriff: Gregory H. Whalen, 48.76% voter percentage, 167,836 votes; James Mendrick, 51.24% 176,350.   County Clerk: Jean Kaczmarek 52.16%, 179,518; Paul Hinds, 47.84%, 164,658.   County Board: Chairman: Lynn LaPlante, 48.48%, 167,923; Dan Cronin, 51.52%, 178,470.   District 1 (vote for 2): Ashley J. Selmon (D), 26.27%, 21,395;...

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Lauren Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

Underwood wins the 14th Congressional District

The projected mid-term blue wave of the Democratic Party in the U.S. held mixed results, however, it touched Illinois. Democratic Party candidate Lauren Underwood, a first-time candidate, won in the 14th District congressional race over 10-year incumbent and 20-year political representative, Randy Hultgren, Tuesday, Nov. 6. She received 52.1% of...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

This election season confirms need to be involved, to do better

Another election season has passed. With the hyperbole and nastiness given a break following the November 6 elections we can rest with the knowledge that the twin functions of candidates will return. We would like to think not too soon. It is disconcerting that negative advertising works for candidates. Sanity...

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Charles Coddintgon

Truth and civility in short supply from our politicians

What if: Politicians had to tell the truth all the time? One sure result would be that we’d have fewer politicians and more statespersons. The unwritten rule in politicking is that politicians must speak “feel-good”-ese. Telling the truth would mean a loss of campaign donations and votes, and office-seekers would...

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Vote by Mail ballot in Will County

Nancy Schultz Voots of the Will County Clerk’s office wants to make sure nothing will stop Will County residents from voting in the Gubernatorial General Election November 6. From now until November 1 at 4:30 p.m., registered voters can request a Vote by Mail ballot. Portions of Aurora and Naperville...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Voting essential, a privilege; early-voting sites listed to help

Voting for candidates, our representatives, community officials, elicit a variety of reactions. The range: On one end the diatribe is that voting is the most important thing we can do to perpetuate democracy is to vote and at the other end is disdain for voting because it makes no difference...

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Salute: 25 years of Dominican Literacy Center: Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice

Salute: 25 years of Aurora University Dominican Literacy Center:

Sister Kathleen Ryan of the Dominican Literacy Center in Aurora shows the proclamation in the Congressional Record read Sunday by congressman Bill Foster of the 11th District. The Center celebrates 25 years of service to the Aurora community at St. Therese of Jesus Catholic Church in Aurora. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Night of hope in Aurora

By Jason Crane –  Mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, Council members, City of Aurora government employees, and members of the community shared what could be deemed a night of hope at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. • Aurora mural artist Sam Cervantes was honored for his volunteer work with...

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Early voting part of process for Nov. 6 election

Kendall County voters can vote early at Oswego Village Hall beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17, for the November 6 General Election. Early voting at Oswego Village Hall is open to all registered Kendall County voters from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 1. Voting hours at Oswego Village Hall will be...

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Reader’s Voice: Hard times for political partisans?

September 29, 2018 Dear editor; Don’t you feel sorry for poor J.B. Pritzker? He lost his father when he was very young, and his mother was an alcoholic. Boohoo. My mother was 31 and two-weeks old, when my father died after surgery. My mother had two young girls to raise....

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Donna Crane

Gallup revisits society’s view of socialism in poll

Eillie Anzilotti, is assistant editor for Fast Company’s Ideas section, which covers sustainability, social good, and alternative economies. He wrote the following article, entitled: “More and more Americans believe socialism will boost equity.” “The last time the polling company Gallup asked Americans about their understanding of the word ‘socialism’ was...

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