Sunday, November 11, 2012
Taking a glance at this week's Naperville headlines.
Top stories Naperville Woman Charged in Stabbing Deaths Could Undergo Psychological Evaluation Naperville babysitter Elzbieta Plackowska is set to return to court Tuesday and may possibly undergo a psychological evaluation. Family of Slain Naperville Girl Grieves, Thanks Community for Support Family of 5-year-old Olivia Dworakowski issues first public statement regarding the girl's death. Aurora Teen Charged in Fatal Crash That Killed Metea Student A 15-year-old Aurora teen was charged with reckless homicide in connection to a car accident that killed Metea Valley sophomore Devin Meadows. Memorial Fund Set Up for Slain 5-Year-Old Girl Fund set up at Naperville Bank & Trust for the family of Olivia Dworakowski, who was tragically killed …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Jeanne Ives wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 42nd State Representative District.
Patch editor Charlotte Eriksen contributed to this report Republican Jeanne Ives captured the 42nd State Representative District seat and defeated Democrat William Adams on Tuesday. Adams won a projected 19,298 votes to Ives' 31,057 votes. Ives, a Wheaton City Councilwoman, said in an October candidate forum she promises to protect taxpayers from corruption that runs "rampant" in Springfield. Ives said she plans to take her experience working on Wheaton City Council down to Springfield. "[I bring] a vast understanding of how the State impacts not only buisness owners, but municipalities and their ability to actually make the decisions that they want to at the local level." Ives added that a large part of her victory was due to the …
Peter Roskam wins the 2012 General Election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District.
U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL) won re-election in Illinois' 6th Congressional District Tuesday over Leslie Coolidge after getting 30,864 more votes than the his challenger, with all precincts reporting. Roskam said he plans to be a part of turning the economy around, and his work on the House Ways and Means Committee will be a platform to do so. "Our tax code is a disaster, and most Americans recognize that it’s a disaster," he said Tuesday at Arrowhead Golf Club in Wheaton. "And most Americans are very open to trying to reform the code." He said the House will begin to put together a "very substantive" tax reform effort focused on making the U.S. tax code the most competitive in the world. "If we do that we’ll be in a much better footing …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Don't forget to vote! Find your poll location and ballot summary in Naperville, IL.
Do you know where to go to vote on Election Day 2012? If not, you can use the handy Google Voter Info embed above to find the location of your designated polling place. Simply enter the address where you're registered to vote. This tool's data has been updated to reflect changes that may have been caused by Hurricane Sandy. For details and articles about every candidate in Naperville, check out Patch's Election Guide here: Your Vote: A Guide to the Nov. 6 Election. Join the conversation: Tonight: Join Patch's Live Blog As Election Results Roll In
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Students at 18 schools in DuPage County, including NNHS, NCHS and WVHS participated in mock elections earlier this month.
Most DuPage County high school students prefer Barack Obama over Mitt Romney, according to mock elections conducted earlier this month. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. The only schools where students chose Romney over Obama were Wheaton North, Benet Academy and Hinsdale Central, according to the DuPage Election Commission. The Wheaton League of Women Voters (LWV) and the DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners staged and coordinated the mock elections at Naperville North, Naperville Central and Waubonsie Valley high schools. The elections were staged and coordinated at 18 high schools by the League of Women Voters (LWV) and the DuPage County Board of Election Commissioners…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Here are details on the second debate between incumbent Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, including places to watch in DuPage County.
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. central on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The debate will be run in a town meeting format, with topics including domestic and foreign policy. Check below for more information on the debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV channels broadcasting live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live streaming online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Debate watch parties: Leslie Coolidge and the DuPage Democrats will host a debate watching party at the Ramada Inn, 780 North Avenue in Glendale Heights. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the…
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for their first debate. We surveyed influential Illinois politicians and guests at Patch watch parties, who say the president whiffed.
Illinois Republicans said Mitt Romney "hit a home run" in the Oct. 3 presidential debate and some Democrats said President Barack Obama "looked unprepared," even if they still agree with what he said. Patch conducted a quick, unscientific poll among politically involved citizens following the debate and also surveyed residents at Patch-sponsored watch parties throughout the suburbs. Of the 19 Republicans who responded to the online survey, 16 said Romney won by a wide margin and one said he defeated Obama by a slim margin. Two Republican respondents said Obama won the debate. "I expected Obama to lecture Romney. I never expected Romney to lecture Obama," one Republican said. "Obama spent more time looking at his belly button like a …
Lourdes Duarte joined Patch at Flossmoor Station in Flossmoor for a Patch.com presidential debate viewing party Wednesday night. Mitt Romney impresses but voters say they want to see more.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Republicans, Democrats and independents joined Patch editors Wednesday night at presidential debate viewing parties throughout the Chicago area. WGN Ch. 9 stopped by one party in Flossmoor at the Flossmoor Station to take the pulse of voters. Patch hosted parties at St. Xavier University in Mount Greenwood, Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Cemeno's Restaurant in Joliet, the Kendall Grille in Yorkville and the Lemont Community Center in Lemont.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Blue survey issued by Patch, Democratic respondents said they thought President Obama did a great job, but loved President Clinton's speech more. They also said Republicans showed how "out of touch" they are.
Now that the Democratic and Republican national conventions are complete, Democrats in Illinois say they're more confident in President Obama's re-election campaign than they were last month. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Eighty-nine Democrats were surveyed, with 15 responding. About 87 percent of those surveyed said they're more confident now than they were before the conventions. But was it Barack Obama who energized them? Almost every Democrat that responded to the survey said President Bill Clinton was the highlight of the convention, even overshadowing the current president. Clinton showed that Democrats "stand for the working class and the seniors of this country…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
In the latest Land of Lincoln Red survey issued by Patch, Republican respondents shared their opinions on the presidential election following the Republican National Convention.
Citing speeches by Sen. Marco Rubio, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan and celebrity Clint Eastwood, 94 percent of Republicans surveyed by Patch said their party's National Convention provided the party with the momentum it needs to get the base to turn out for what is expected to be a close election. That's part of the results from a recent Land of Lincoln survey issued by Patch in the Chicago area. Ninety-three Republicans were surveyed, with 30 responding. Most Republican respondents mentioned the Rubio and Ryan speeches as highlights of the convention, while one respondent said "Mitt Romney just did OK." According to Republican respondents, 53 percent said they felt more confident about Romney's chances of winning after the …