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Rauner, Oberweiss Say Wealth Means They’ll Be Honest

Rauner, Oberweiss Say Wealth Means They’ll Be Honest

Republican candidates Bruce Rauner and James Oberweiss said Tuesday that they will be less tempted to corruption than poorer candidates would be. “Voters can be sure that if we’re elected, we won’t engage in corruption as so many other Illinois politicians have done” said Oberweiss. “Quite simply, we don’t need the money.” Rauner, who made more than $53 million in 2012, agreed. “The amount of money George Ryan or Rod Blagojevich took wouldn’t make any difference to Jim or me. I’ve made millions managing Illinois public pension funds. Why steal money when the system makes it so easy for us to make money legally?” Rauner and Obe... »

Flamm urges Democratic voters to vote in Democratic primary

Flamm urges Democratic voters to vote in Democratic primary

Matt Flamm, who is seeking to become the next Palatine Township Democratic Committeeman, Monday urged voters to participate in their own party’s primary. “Illinois law permits voters to switch from one party’s primary to another with no waiting period,” said Flamm. “This means that a Democratic voter can participate in the Republican primary, or vice-versa. But that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.” A political party represents a particular point of view, both with regard to specific issues and in its general principles. Voters who believe in the political philosophy of a party are entitled to choose their own candidate without interference by those who believe in a different set of principles... »

Preckwinkle to appear at Flamm fundraiser

Preckwinkle to appear at Flamm fundraiser

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will speak in Palatine next Tuesday, February 25th. Preckwinkle will appear at a fundraiser for Matt Flamm, candidate for Palatine Township Democratic Committeeman, between 4:30 and 7:00 at Emmett’s Brewing Company, 110 N. Brockway St., Palatine. Tickets begin at $50, or $25 for volunteers who commit to at least one phone bank or other campaign activity. Preckwinkle was elected in 2010 and is running for reelection. Since taking office, she has closed a $487 million budget gap; put the county on track to pay its bills on time for the first time in thirty years; instituted the first performance management system; begun to reduce the County’s ... »

You can now vote by mail – and you should

You can now vote by mail – and you should

Many people intend to vote, but don’t. Our elections are on a work day for most people. You have to drive to the polling place, park, wait in line, vote, and return home. If you don’t have a car, you need to find a ride. If you have young children, you may need to bring them with you. Early voting gives you more flexibility, but you still have to make time to get to a voting site during business hours. Now there’s a better way. Illinois law allows you to vote by mail. The County Clerk will mail you a ballot. You can make your choices at your convenience, seal it, and mail it anytime before Election Day. Better yet, you can apply online right now. For more information, go to... »

Forpe Endorses Flamm for Committeeman

Forpe Endorses Flamm for Committeeman

Shirley Forpe, a longtime Palatine teacher and union official, has announced her support for Matt Flamm to be the next Palatine Township Democratic Committeeman. She had had filed petitions to run for the position but withdrew from the race. A resident of Palatine for more than 40 years, Forpe is a retired District 211 teacher and continues as a substitute teacher. She was a Vice President of the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) and is President of the Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 211 Retiree Council. “Now that I have had the opportunity to speak at length with my former opponent, Matt Flamm, I have found that we have more in common than in contrast,” said Forpe i... »

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