Monday, March 25, 2013
A guide to the April 2013 District 230 school board race, pitting eight candidates for four seats.
Monday, March 25
Two incumbents on the Consolidated High School District 230 school board and six newcomers will duke it out in the upcoming April election. Carol Baker and currently serve. Ben Twietmeyer, Kathleen Murphy-Peterson, Melissa Gracias, Tony Serratore, Susan Dalton and Anthony Catalano are challenging for four open seats on the board. Early voting begins March 25. Election Day is April 9. When we get closer to the days when you can cast a ballot, we'll post links to biographical and issue-based information about the trustee candidates. THE 'MUST-READ' STORIES Interesting stories relevant to District 230: Join Patch! Create a free user account and join the discussion about the future of the area. You'll be subscribed to the free daily newsletter…
Friday, April 29, 2011
A daily video recap of the Southland's top stories
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Friday, March 25, 2011
Several candidates from local races spoke at the Tinley Park VFW on Thursday night.
The only question to come from the audience during Thursday's candidate forum at the Tinley Park VFW asked why a slate would raise $15,000 to elect three people to an unpaid board. Kathy Burke, a former school board member and Tinley Park resident, questioned how much District 230 school board candidate Richard Nogal’s slate, "Top 3 for 230," had risen for its campaign and how he planned to juggle a seat on district 230’s board with the other varying positions he holds. “I am very leery about when a candidate spends a ton of money to run for an unpaid office,” Burke said after the forum. The attorney and Northwestern University graduate is the current Palos School District 118 board president, a former chair for the Palos Community …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
The district is asking for a portion of the tax bill that will give them $2 million less than they could ask for while saving homeowners about $30.
The D230 school board voted to give taxpayers a break, but what could be the cost of their largesse? The normal math school districts use to figure their tax levy would have given District 230 a 3.2-percent increase over last year, but the district threw that out last week to give overburdened taxpayers some respite. In a special meeting Monday, the board voted 4-3 in favor of a 1-percent increase to the $94 million it got from local tax bills in 2009. This will give the district just under $95 million, but if they had asked for the full increase they originally figured, they would have gotten more than $97 million. So the district is giving up more than $2 million for a move that will save the average homeowner about $30. "A lot of what…
Friday, December 17, 2010
Following concerns about high taxes throughout the region, the board will consider asking for less than they're due of the property tax bill.
Citing the concerns of burdened taxpayers, the District 230 School Board on Thursday night rejected a previous plan to ask taxpayers for 3.2 percent more than they received this year. Instead of that increase, which would have added $35 to $45 to the tax bill of an average home, the district will look at an increase of 0.5 percent to 1 percent. A 1-percent increase would add about $15 to the average tax bill, district Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Steve Langert said Thursday. The district's portion of the tax bill on a home valued at $325,000 to $350,000 is currently about $1,400, Langert said last month. The vote against the 3.2 percent increase was unanimous, except for absent board member Frank Grabowski. If the …