Sunday, March 17, 2013
Registered voters can begin casting their ballots in St. Charles City Hall.
For those who already have decided, can’t wait, just want to get it over with or simply don’t want to risk having to stand in line during the April 9 Consolidated Election, early voting begins March 25. Kane County residents of St. Charles who are registered to vote can stop in at the St. Charles Municipal Building, 2 E. Main St., to cast their ballots beginning March 25, according to a release issued by the city. Early voting will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 25, through Thursday, March 28, and Monday, April 1, through Thursday, April 4. St. Charles residents in DuPage County can vote early at the DuPage County Election Commission, 421 N. County Farm Road, Room 1-500B, Wheaton. Hours, times and additional voting …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce is host to the 6 p.m. event.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce is host to the 6 p.m. event.
The St. Charles Chamber of Commerce will host a forum for the city’s four mayoral candidates at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St. The event is public and there is no admission. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Candidates Jake Wyatt, Jotham S. Stein, Alderman Raymond Rogina, and John Rabchuk will be present to answer questions from Susan Parker, chairwoman of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee. Questions will be asked that are relevant to the economic climate of St. Charles, the chamber’s member businesses, and to the general public. “We are excited to put together this type of venue to give candidates an opportunity to express their positions on key topics,” Parker said, “ but furthermost, a forum in which…
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Candidates to have time to introduce themselves, respond to questions during session at the Baker Community Center.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Alderman and mayoral candidate notes St. Charles residents were shocked by sudden Lexington Club approval less than a month after aldermen voted to recommend rejection of a TIF district for the project.
Alderman Ray Rogina of St. Charles’ 3rd Ward on Thursday called for a city policy to ensure the public gets at least seven days notice prior to any controversial votes on proposed developments. In a release issued Thursday, Rogina vowed he would implement the policy if elected mayor of St. Charles on April 9. His call for the policy follows the City Council’s divided vote nearly two weeks ago to approve the development, which has faced vocal opposition from neighbors of the project, as well as from critics of the city’s use of tax-increment financing districts. Just a month prior, aldermen voted to reject the TIF for the project, effectively killing the plan. But the developer came back with a revised TIF, reducing the amount sought as …
John Rabchuk wants to launch STC Corps to organize, encourage volunteerism in St. Charles.
Thursday, January 17
St. Charles mayoral candidate John Rabchuk this week said that he wants to form an volunteer organization that would match resources with needs in the community. Calling community volunteers as “a critical component” that earned St. Charles the title “No. 1 place for families” by Family Circle, Rabchuk said the STC Corps he would establish if elected would help match volunteer skills and availability with the respective needs. “It is often difficult for someone interested in contributing to our volunteer infrastructure to find a place where their particular skills and available time are matched to a community need,” he wrote in a release. “This can include Eagle Scouts attempting to identify the community project required for their …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Weekly sessions to be held on Saturday beginning Jan. 25.
Monday, January 14
St. Charles mayoral candidate Jake Wyatt announced Monday he will hold weekly “Coffee with Jake” sessions to give residents and opportunity to get to know Jake Wyatt. The sessions will be from 9:30 to noon on Saturday, from Jan. 25 through March 30 at American Legion Post 342, 1150 N. 5th Ave, Suite C, where Wyatt will visit with St Charles residents, answer questions and offer his views on issues that affect the the community. Light refreshments will be available. For more information go to www.jakewyattformayor.com or call 630-347-8685. SOURCE: Jake Wyatt for Mayor campaign
Saturday, January 12, 2013
St. Charles mayoral candidate's website was launched earlier this month
Saturday, January 12
St. Charles Mayoral Candidate Jotham S. Stein and the Stein For Mayor campaign announced Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, the launching of the campaign’s new website at www.SteinForMayor.com. Mr. Stein said: “I am excited that my campaign’s website, www.SteinForMayor.com, is now live. It is really important to communicate with voters in every way possible, and having a great campaign website is one way. I would be honored to be mayor of St. Charles and hope that the voters learn more about me and my candidacy on the website. I hope that voters check back often to receive updates on my campaign and to let me know what is important to them so that we can work together to make St. Charles a better place for all of us!” Stein continued: “I am very …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Volatile issue likely to have high profile in St. Charles City Council races.
Monday’s St. Charles City Council votes that gave Lexington Club’s developer the green light to proceed no doubt prompted a sigh of relief for some even as it sparked anger among others. Perhaps 3rd Ward Alderman Raymond Rogina summed it up best Monday night when he said, “Democracy at times can be messy.” Rogina, one of five aldermen voting against the Lexington Club project, predicted the vote outcome moments before the vote was recorded, saying it would take yes votes by at least five aldermen and the mayor to push through the development. Referring to an email that he said influenced him and several of his colleagues, Rogina said, “We can do better. … “Reasonable people working together support why we have national recognition as a …
Monday, January 7, 2013
2013 Consolidated Election is April 9.
Monday, January 7
City officials on Monday announced the list of candidates has been finalized for the April 9, 2013, Consolidated Election. The list is in the order candidates will appear on the April ballot, and includes: Jotham S.Stein, 1333 S. 5th St. John E. Rabchuk, 914 Ash St. Alderman Raymond P. Rogina, 1003 Crestwood Circle. Jake W. Wyatt, 1022 Stonehedge Road. Warren J. Drewes, 1336 Geneva Road. Ward 1 Ronald Silkaitis, 1608 Larson Ave. Alderman Jon E. Monken, 1930 Division St. Justin D. Osborne, 1013 Banbury Court. Ward 2 Arthur J. Lemke, 3214 Blackhawk Trail. Alderman Clifford X. Carrignan, 1925 Forest Ridge Road. Ward 3 Mario J. VanDerHeyden, 115 N. 7th St. Alderman William J. Turner, 3132 Raphael Court. Ward 4 Jo K. Krieger, 515 Jackson Ave. …