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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Tri-Cities residents, Patch wants to hear from you on the issues that affect you and your neighbors.
Welcome to Tri-Cities Talk—a regular feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on current issues facing Geneva, Batavia and St. Charles. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked the Tri-Cities community the week before on local Patch Facebook pages. With just days until the April 9 election and hot races underway throughout the Tri-Cities, many residents have been weighing the issues that will inform their decision and drive them to the polls on Tuesday. That brings us to this week's question: Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the comments section. Kelli Trejo: Boundary adjustments. — Geneva Patch Facebook Michelle Hohimer Poelsterl: That…
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:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The League of Women Voters hosts a District 101 School Board candidates forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Batavia Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia.
The League of Women Voters of Central Kane County will present a Candidates Forum at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Batavia Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. All of the candidates for the Batavia School Board have been invited to participate. At press time, several candidates had yet to respond to the League’s invitation. A primary goal of the League of Women Voters is to encourage educated and active participation of citizens in government. The League is a non-partisan organization that never endorses candidates for any office. Forums offer an opportunity for citizens to hear candidate opinions in an unbiased and civil setting. "It is our hope that our audience will gain knowledge and understanding of candidate capabilities and …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Here are the hours you can vote early in Batavia and near Batavia.
Early voting for the April 9 election begins Monday, March 25. Kane County residents may vote at Batavia City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave., on these days and times: All voting offices will be closed on Friday, March 29, but here are some other early-voting options near Batavia: Kane County Clerk's Office 719 S. Batavia Ave., Bldg. B, Geneva, 60134 Kane County Branch Court 530 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, 60174 Messenger Library 113 Oak St., North Aurora, 60542 City of St. Charlres 2 E. Main St., St. Charles, 60174
Monday, March 11, 2013
The Daily Herald's editorial board endorses three incumbents and one write-in candidate in the April 9 aldermanic election.
The Daily Herald came out with its April 9 endorsements for Batavia alderman on Monday, March 11. The top issues are the downtown streetscape and development efforts and the wastewater treatment plant and wastewater infrastructure. The editorial board apparently likes the direction the city is taking, because it's endorsing three incumbents in each of the three contested races where candidates' names will appear on the ballot. The board also picks a business-owner as a write-in candidate in Ward 7. Jim Volk gets the nod over Jamie Saam for 4th Ward. The Herald likes Volk's "advocacy for a crime-free housing policy." Incumbent Eldon Frydendall is endorsed over architect Historic Preservation Commission member Steve Vasilion. Robert Liva's …