Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Results for the April 9 Consolidated Election for seats on the District 15 and District 211 school boards, Palatine Park District board and Palatine Township board.
You can see suburban Cook County unofficial results for this election as they come in by clicking on the links below. Official precinct results will be available April 10. The District 15 school board race has been a contentious one. Issues relating to the school district considering outsourcing bus services, and deciding whether to instate late start or early release have polarized District 15 residents and resulted in hundreds of comments on Palatine Patch. The race for District 211 school board also has provoked intense conversation on Palatine Patch. Hefty pensions and teacher salaries, and communication with District 211 residents have been brought to the forefront in more than 220 comments. Comments about the Palatine Park …
With 76 of 76 precincts reporting, candidates Peggy Babcock, Richard Bokor, David Seiffert and James Ekeberg won the four seats on the District 15 school board.
It was a contentious election with many issues debated here on Palatine Patch, including the ongoing issue of outsourcing bus services at District 15, and the looming choice between Late Start/Early Release to allow for teacher development time. In order: Peggy Babcock was the top vote getter, followed by David Seiffert, also an incumbent, and James Ekeberg, who previously served on the D15 school board. Incumbent Richard Bokor was able to pull out a win and came in fourth place. It is notable that newcomer Matthew Lyons was a mere 160 votes behind Bokor. Lyons ran on the 1-2-3 ticket with Jennifer Zold and Donna Johnson. Each school board member will be elected to a four year term. For more information visit our Palatine General …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The candidate forum will feature the nine candidates running for four open board seats for the April 9 election. It will be held at Sundling Junior High School from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
Monday, April 1
The Northwest Suburban Council of PTA/PTSA will present a Community Consolidated School District 15 Board of Education Candidates’ Forum on Tuesday, April 2, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Walter R. Sundling Junior High School, 1100 N. Smith Street, Palatine. Election Day is Tuesday, April 9, and nine candidates are running for four positions. During the forum, each candidate will offer a two-minute opening statement. That introduction will then be followed by a question-and-answer session. Written questions will be submitted from the audience. Following the question-and-answer session, each candidate will offer a one-minute closing statement to end the forum. Barb Quinn, Illinois PTA Northwest Cook Region legislative assistant, will serve as the …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Resident Joe Heater discusses voting records and their importance in determining who to choose amongst the candidates vying for the District 15 school board.
Tuesday, March 19
With four seats up for grabs at Community Consolidated School District 15 on April 9th and nine member of the community vying for the seats, how are voters supposed to determine which of the candidates will best serve the District and its students. With three incumbents and a former Board member in the chase, we would be wise to review their record on critical issues they faced over the past three years. After all it is actions and not words or good intentions that are the measure of success. Two of the current Board members and one former Board member say they subscribe to a policy of fiscal responsibility, yet three years ago Peggy Babcock, Rich Bokor and Jim Ekeberg voted to approve a labor contract that that could only result in …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
NIne candidates are running for four open seats on the District 15 school board. Three are incumbents whose terms are up. The final seat is being vacated by board president Tim Millar, who is running unopposed for District 1 councilman.
Get to know the candidates you will choose from for District 15 school board in the upcoming election on Tuesday, April 9. Early voting begins March 25 and ends on April 6. For information on early voting locations, and mail voting, visit the Cook County Clerk website.
Monday, March 11, 2013
If you want to vote in elections that affect you as a Palatine or Palatine Township resident, the last day you can register through the Palatine Village Clerk’s office is tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12.
The April 9 Consolidated Election is less than a month away, and if you want to register with the Palatine Village Clerk’s office, you have until tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12 to do it. Local elections include the District 15 School Board, District 211 School Board, Palatine Park District, Palatine Township and Village of Palatine. Four candidates are running for two open seats on the Palatine Park District Board. The District 15 School Board has a total of nine candidates running for four open seats. Palatine Patch will be publishing candidate questionnaire answers from the candidates on Wednesday, March 13. There are five candidates vying for four open seats on the District 211 School Board. Palatine Patch will be publishing candidate …
Friday, March 1, 2013
There are nine candidates vying for four open seats on the District 15 school board for the April 9 consolidated election. Meet candidate Ramnath Cidambi.
Name Ramnath Cidambi How long have you been a resident of District 15? 6 years. Biographical Information (optional) family, profession, background, etc. Family - Married, 2 Kids - 13 & 9 in CCSD15 Schools Background Education - MBA - DePaul University; M.Sc (Tech) Engineering Technology Profession - IT Leader at an organization managing various aspects of education across Illinois. Why are you running for the District 15 board? I want to ensure that District 15 students get the best possible education for the tax payer money spent. I have worked for employers who have had education as their core business in the last 5 years. This has provided a macro level view of education at both State and Federal level. I am hopeful I can bring my …
There are nine candidates vying for four open seats on the District 15 school board for the April 9 consolidated election. Meet candidate Richard Bokor.
Name Richard L. Bokor How long have you been a resident of District 15? 39 years Biographical Information (optional) family, profession, background, etc. Why are you running for the District 15 board? I have always believed that public education is one of the cornerstones of our great nation. If public education fails, so will our country. District 15 is making great progress in reshaping its image. With a new Classroom Teachers' contract in place, a new Superintendent under contract, and the Common Core Standards soon to be implemented, I would like to continue to make sure that District 15 keeps moving forward in a positive direction. What is your opinion on the Early Start/Late Release issue? Late-Start/Early Release was a concept …
There are nine candidates vying for four open seats on the District 15 school board for the April 9 consolidated election. Meet candidate Margaret (Peggy) Babcock.
Name Margaret (Peggy) Babcock How long have you been a resident of District 15? 30+ years. Biographical Information (optional) family, profession, background, etc. Married to husband John for 32 years. Son Jake a graduate of Districts 15 and 211 and currently a successful college freshman. Decades of experience in community service working in many capacities with cancer patients and their families, through Northwest Community Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Why are you running for the District 15 board? I believe that each of us has the choice to be part of the problem or work together towards a common goal and be part of the solution. Our current board has made strides moving forward addressing administrative stability, fiscal…
There are nine candidates vying for four open seats on the District 15 school board for the April 9 consolidated election. Meet candidate James Ekeberg.
Name James Ekeberg How long have you been a resident of District 15? 60 years. Biographical Information (optional) family, profession, background, etc. Married to Kathy, 4 grown children, everyone a Dist. 15 & 211 grad. I've worked as a family physician in Arlington Heights for more than 35 years. I've volunteered with Palatine High Football for 35 years. In 2009 I was recognized with an award from the Illinois State Board of Education for my work with Palatine High. over the years I was able to volunteer as a park district and Little League coach. I currently serve on the Bridge Board. Why are you running for the District 15 board? I am a life-long District 15 resident who is committed to public education. Serving the community as a …