Wednesday, April 10, 2013
What actually happened Tuesday night?
It's time to play Wednesday-morning quarterback (or Thursday-morning quarterback of you're glancing at the daily newsletter instead of checking out Batavia Patch a couple times every day, as you're supposed to) and take a look at the various Batavia election results. We do this post-election exercise, of course, for the sake of reasoned political analysis and just for the fun of it. Some big changes are coming in Batavia city government. Three incumbents got knocked off by challengers in the April 9 election. Jeffery Schielke was unopposed, but it might have been interesting to see what would have happened if he had been challenged, based on what happened to the incumbents Tuesday. Maybe Batavians felt the mayor's return to office for …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Now that the polls have closed, follow our site for live results to learn who won and by how much in all your Batavia races. We'll be updating this post throughout the night as votes are tallied.
The results are finally rolling in. The above list gives you the results for all your local races and will be updated regularly as vote totals become available.
If you've voted, tell us how it went! If you haven't, here are some tips from someone who's recently been there, done that.
"I Voted." The sticker says it all, but never enough. Every time I vote I'm reminded of how lucky and grateful I am to live in the United States of America, in the 21st century, stoked up on my large, $1 McCafe coffee and participating in what may well be—for all its faults—the greatest democracy in the history of planet Earth. That said, I want to make your voting in this local election as easy as possible, so here are a few Batavia-centric reminders and advice as you head to your polling places, based on my recent, personal experience. (Quick confession: I live in Geneva, so if there are any quirky, Batavia-centric pieces of voting advice you'd like to share, please add them in the comments field below!) Read up before you vote. There …
Your one-stop guide to Batavia Election 2013 articles, websites and media outlets,
Welcome to Batavia Election Central 2013! This is the "hub page" that will link to additional articles, websites and other media outlets to help you get familiar with the Batavia candidates and the issues in contested races prior to the April 9 election. Please bookmark this page and refer to it often! If there's an error, omission or if you just want more information, please contact Rick Nagel at email@example.com or call 630-886-0792. (4 seats, 4-year term) 1 seat open; 4-year term 1 seat open; 4-year term 1 seat open; 4-year term all write-in candidates Related Articles: For Batavia Alderman: Daily Herald Likes Volk, Frydendall, Liva and McFadden 4 seats open; 4-year term 4 seats open; 4-year term CITY LIBRARY BOARD BATAVIA TOWNSHIP…
Before you go to the voting booth, check out this source for a list of candidates and links to other articles on Patch and other sites.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Who do you endorse in the April 9 elections for Batavia alderman? Let us know in the comments field and by participating in our Patch poll!
Who do you endorse for Batavia alderman? Let us know in our Patch polls and in the comments field below. 1 seat open; 4-year term 1 seat open; 4-year term 1 seat open; 4-year term all write-in candidates
Pick a School Board candidate in our unscientific Patch poll. You can only pick one candidate in the poll, but you can write an endorsement for any and all candidates you support.
Who do you like in the Batavia School Board race and why? Here's a chance to make an endorsement for the world to see. Please include your full name and keep the comments positive. Here are the seven candidates vying for four School Board seats:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
News Analysis: The most fiscally conservative at Tuesday's candidates forum were, in order, Karner, Stoops, Locke, Gaspar and Bleakley. Papka and Grizaffi were unable to attend.
The balancing act between School District 101 spending and quality of education was the main point of contention between the five candidates who took part in Tuesday night's candidates forum, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County. Two School Board candidates—Mike Papka and Gary Grizaffi—were unable to attend the forum, held at the Batavia Public Library. Among the rest, there appeared to be a small philosphical divide between the two trained educators and the three candidates who participate in Batavia school affairs primarily as parents and Parent-Teacher Organiziation members. All five candidates emphasized providing the best quality education at the most affordable cost, but between the lines were subtle hints of a…
If you witness electioneering, illegally placed campaign signs or denial of voting rights at any of Kane County’s 228 voting precincts, call the hotline at 630-208-5328.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, April 3
Kane County voters who observe or experience voting problems or irregularities during next week’s consolidated election should call the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office to report the problems. The Election Complaint Line will be available from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 9, 2013. Anyone who experiences or witnesses any possible illegal election activity, such as electioneering, illegally placed campaign signs or denial of voting rights at any of Kane County’s 228 voting precincts should call the hotline at (630) 208-5328. The hotline will be staffed by representatives of the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office. Assistant State’s Attorneys will take the complaints about potential violations of Illinois election laws and are prepared to …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Five of seven Batavia School District 101 Board of Education candidates offer their views on fiscal issues and education, courtesy of the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County.
The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County held a candidates forum Tuesday night at the Batavia Public Library. Seven candidates are vying for four School Board seats. Two candidates were not able to attend. The five candidates present separated themselves by their professional experience and position on fiscal and education issues. Batavia Patch will provide details about each candidate's positions in a followup article. In the meantime, please take a look at this video of the candidates' opening statements. The candidates are: Not present were: