Find out what you need to know about the outcome of Tuesday's races that affect Oak Forest residents.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Voters elected Nancy Hullinger to the Forest Ridge board along with the three members up for re-election. Gregory Jackson and Elaine Walker won their re-election bids, but the race for the final seat was still too close to call.
It was a good night for the incumbents running for re-election to the boards of education for Forest Ridge Elementary School District 142 and Prairie-Hills School District 144. Current Board Vice President John Doolin and board members Joseph Bittner and Gerard Curran retained their seats on the D142 board Tuesday. They will be joined by Nancy Hullinger, who was the second leading vote-getter. FOREST RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT 142 RESULTS x = winner SOURCE: Cook County Clerk's Office In the D144 race, board members Gregory Jackson and Elaine Walker retained their seats Tuesday. But the third open seat remains uncertain, with the vote count too close to call between incumbent Sharron Davis and Yvette Harris-Black. All vote totals Tuesday, April …
Patch has the unofficial results from the Cook County Clerk's office for all the races that affect the city. Find out who will be holding what office after Tuesday night.
These are the unofficial Election Day results provided by the Cook County Clerk's Office. Results will not be official until they've been validated by the clerk's office later in the month. FOREST RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 142 x = winner SOURCE: Cook County Clerk's Office PRAIRIE-HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT 144 x = winner; y = waiting for final vote count SOURCE: Cook County Clerk's Office 2013 ELECTION COVERAGE Two Ways to Stay Connected to Oak Forest Patch:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
With all 28 precincts reporting, Amy Connolly, Julie Jackson, Denis Ryan and John J. Carey have been re-elected to the Community Consolidated School District 146 Board of Education.
While two slates, both including newcomers, ran for the D146 board, the incumbents all won re-election. As of Wednesday morning, all 28 precincts are showing vote totals that place Amy Connolly, Julie Jackson, Denis Ryan and John J. Carey as trustees on the Community Consolidated School District 146 Board of Education. Connolly described the win as bittersweet since it didn’t include her slate partner Tim Frederickson. “The incumbents are all returning, which is surprising, but it says to me that the people are happy with the job we are doing,” Connolly said. Ryan said he was pleased with the election results, and looks forward to pursuing further technological advances in the school district. “One of the goals is to have the grade schools…
Small business owner Larry Canning made an impressive showing Tuesday, winning a seat on the Bremen school board. While trustees Evelyn Gleason and Deborah Stearns were re-elected, incumbent Marc Turner couldn't earn enough votes.
CORRECTION (10:39 a.m. Friday, April 12): An earlier version of this story had incorrect information on where and when Larry Canning went to high school. The story has been corrected. Two of the three incumbents running for re-election to the Bremen High School District 228 Board of Education were able to retain their seats Tuesday. But Marc Turner, who has been a trustee since 2005, was ousted thanks to the impressive showing by Tinley Park resident Larry Canning. TINLEY PARK: Check the 2013 Election Outcomes for the Races That Matter to the Village The area small business owner's vote total was second among D228 board candidates, only behind current Board President Deborah Stearns by 60 votes. Evelyn Gleason, who has been on the board …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
With 286 of 286 precincts reporting, Tom Cunningham grabs the 2-year seat while Eileen O'Sullivan and Sandra Wagner win full-term seats on the Moraine Valley board, according to unofficial results. A third full-term seat was too close to call Tuesday.
Editor's Note: The vote difference between two candidates vying for the third full-term seat was updated below. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are now separated by 13 votes. At least one incumbent will keep her seat on the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees. With 281 of 286 precincts reporting, Eileen O'Sullivan, Sandra Wagner and Tom Cunningham were elected Tuesday night to the Moraine Valley Board of Trustees, according to unofficial results. Read more: Moraine Valley: BOT Candidates Square Off in April O'Sullivan and Wagner were elected to two full terms lasting six years. Joseph Murphy and John Brosnan Donahue are separated by 13 votes for a third full-term seat. Wagner and Murphy were board incumbents. They faced John Schiera, …
Oak Forest City Clerk Scott Burkhardt will serve four more years, after beating newcomer Carl Stegner.
Longtime Oak Forest City Clerk Scott Burkhardt will serve another term. Burkhardt unofficially beat opponent and newcomer Carl Stegner, according to vote totals late Tuesday night. With all precincts reporting, Burkhardt has unofficially beaten challenger Carl Stegner, 1,823 votes to 514. Of its 19,310 registered voters, 2,424 people voted, for a roughly 12 percent turnout. "I'm very humbled, honored that the citizens chose me for another term," Burkhardt told Patch. "I'm grateful. I have wonderful friends, and family. Oak Forest is a wonderful city, full of great people." Burkhardt has served as Oak Forest City Clerk since 1997. More 2013 Election Stories Affecting Oak Forest Two Ways to Stay Connected to Oak Forest Patch:
Newcomer James Hortsman will represent Oak Forest's 6th Ward.
Oak Forest's 6th Ward will have a new face representing it. Newcomer James Hortsman beat out fellow newbie Ken Barry, with 267 of the 415 total votes and all precincts reporting. Hortsman and Barry were the only two on the ballot, after Hortsman in January filed challenges to both candidates' paperwork, noting the missing numbers and alleged invalid signatures, in addition to Simos' failure to submit an economic statement to the county—a legal requirement for candidacy. Hortsman has been an active volunteer in Oak Forest for 15 years. He has a wife Donna, and three children: Stephanie, Samantha and James. More 2013 Election Stories Affecting Oak Forest Two Ways to Stay Connected to Oak Forest Patch:
Alderman Chuck Toland will continue to serve the 4th Ward.
Alderman Chuck Toland (4th Ward) will keep his seat on the Oak Forest City Council, after beating newcomer John "Jack" Janozik. Toland racked up 269 votes to Janozik's 211. Of its 2,427 registered voters, the ward saw roughly 20 percent turnout. "I wanted to thank the people who went out and voted," Toland told Patch. "I'd like to thank my opponent for keeping a clean, productive campaign. "He brought up good points that need to be addressed. Hopefully, we can keep moving Oak Forest forward. We need to find other ways to produce revenue, keep our services for the people top notch. "I'm going to do the best for my constituents." Toland has served as alderman since 2007. More 2013 Election Stories Affecting Oak Forest Two Ways to Stay …
It's Election Day! Check out who's on the ballot, how to find your local polling place and, starting at 7 p.m., updates on all the key city and school board races.
Election Day is Tuesday, April 9. Oak Forest Patch's 2013 Election Central is your guide to the ballot contests that affect city residents. Patch will be out at the polls throughout the day. Check the site for updates. Is your local polling place having trouble with the voting machines? Is a race missing from your ballot? Did someone go into labor while you voted? Pass along your tips at by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leave it here in the comments section or at Oak Forest Patch's Facebook page. Starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday night, check back with our live blog for live updates as results are tallied. We'll be reporting live from polling places and where some of the candidates are as they watch the votes come in. 2013 ELECTION COVERAGE On the …