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October 2008 Archives

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 6th District Kane County Board. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 1st District Kendall County Board. Find their answers after the jump.

BY DAN CAMPANA

Early voting the other day, my fingers paused when the electronic voting machine asked me whether I wanted a state constitutional convention.

Say it out loud -- CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION . Wow. Sure sounds like a big deal. And for us, the responsbile voting public, to decide what to do with this sacred state document? Wow, again.

With the pressure mounting, thoughts of what it all means racing through my head, I ...

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 2nd District Kendall County Board. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 50th Representative District. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: Kane County auditor. Find their answers after the jump.

BY DAN CAMPANA

Man, things are buzzing around Beacon Election Central with just 11 days until non-early voters cast their ballots.

With so much happening -- campaign ads flying, finance reports filing, candidates stumping -- it's hard to keep up on all the good stuff floating around.

Here's a quick round up of the recent fun.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: Kane County circuit court clerk. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: Kane County Board District 2. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 4th District Kane County Board. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: Kane County recorder. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 83rd State Representative District. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: Kane County Board chairman. Find their answers after the jump.

BY DAN CAMPANA

It's been a year since this reporter traded in his editor's hat and came down river from Geneva.

Wouldn't you know, the thing most-missed from my days up north is something that might not be around much longer -- the Village of Campton Hills.

Still as old as a toddler, "The Hills" has had enough drama for a reality series set in what can only be described as the unhappiest place in Kane County.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 14th Congressional District. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 16th Judicial subcircuit. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: 42nd State Senate District. Find their answers after the jump.

BY MIKE CETERA

Leading up to the election, we'll post candidate questionnaires returned to us for contested Fox Valley elections. The candidates were instructed to respond to a series of questions regarding their race.

Up now: Kane County coroner. Find their answers after the jump.

Into the great wide open

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BY DAN CAMPANA

Forty minutes.

Originally, this post was going to be about the 40-minute phone conversation between Alderman Rick Lawrence and myself on Friday. The topic: The Mayoral Race.

Originally, this post took issue with not mentioning in a chat about Aurora's contenders for mayor that Lawrence, a contender for mayor in Aurora, was about to pull out.

Originally, this post planned to bring up how Lawrence mentioned to me a handful of times in recent months how he had no plans to drop his mayoral aspiration in lieu of a chance to hold onto his Fourth Ward seat.

Nope, this post isn't about any of that.

BY DAN CAMPANA

Depending on the day of the week, phase of the moon or who is talking to the U.S. Attorney's Office, campaign cash is either a huge factor in who gets elected to office or it's a non factor.

It's clearly hard to run a strong campaign without much money, but that's easy for someone who's never been on a ballot to say.

Among local of-interest state and county races on the Nov. 4 ballot who's got what in their coffers? Here's a look:

Don't tease me, bro

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BY DAN CAMPANA

Who doesn't like instant gratification? Yeah, that's what I thought.

You waited months for the blog to come back. So, instead of teasing you for a day or so, we thought we'd share right now some of the whos-its and whats-its floating around Beacon Election Central.

Let's start in the 14th Congressional District.

BY DAN CAMPANA

The blog is back.

With four weeks until we elect a new president (not mention only six months until Aurora's mayoral election) what better time for the Beacon Blog to be reborn?

Sure, those are the big-ticket contests coming up, but plenty of state and county races will provide plenty of conversation fodder. But, this won't just be about candidates.

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