DuPage clerk candidates don’t want to rush election commission merger

Both candidates for DuPage County clerk in the Nov. 6 election say they support plans to eliminate the county’s election commission and return its duties to the clerk’s office. But both Republican incumbent Paul Hinds of Villa Park and Democratic challenger Jean Kaczmarek of Glen Ellyn say they’d prefer to…

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Besides Democrat Elizabeth Chaplin, DuPage County Board Agrees to Spend $260,000 on Lobbyists

DuPage County Board

DuPage County officials are defending the county’s use of lobbyists after awarding $260,000 in contracts to three firms. “We’re a county of nearly a million people,” county board Chairman Dan Cronin said. “What goes on in Springfield can either help us or hurt us. We must have somebody there watching…

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Cronin and Corruption in DuPage

The Dupage County Board is responsible for the management of the County’s funds; in other words, the board chooses how to allocate taxpayer money for projects that are intended to serve Dupage citizens. Yet, in recent years under the Chairmanship of Dan Cronin, the Republican-led County Board has focused their…

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Meet the Candidate: Jean Kaczmarek for DuPage County Clerk

The daughter of a Korean War vet, Jean Kaczmarek was raised in a blue-collar family in the Midwest. The values of hard work, common sense, fairness and justice follow her every day. She graduated from Western Illinois University and had a career in communications. Jean is a 26-year property tax…

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Democratic DuPage County Clerk Candidate, Jean Kaczmarek, Makes Public Comment Before DuPage County Board

Candidate Jean Kaczmarek demands that the DuPage Election Commissioners actually do their jobs fully, especially since they are so well paid for attending those meetings – and that County Chair Cronin exercise his oversight duties responsibly now to hold them accountable. Click the photo below to watch a video of…

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