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Fundraiser Hopes to Keep Waukegan Kicking

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on January 3, 2018 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Winter's days are shorter, the air is cooler, and snow is all-around. It's also an important fundraising time for local soccer teams. Heart of the City will host their first fundraiser at Robert Abbott Middle School in Waukegan on January 20th.

 

Adrienne Wright, Director of Development for the nonprofit and organizer of the event, said she hopes the community will support its mission to keep kids kicking by helping sustain its life-changing soccer programs.

In soccer, a penalty kick is a type of free kick awarded if a foul occurs inside the offending player's penalty box. Players can take a shot on the goal while only the opposing team's goalkeeper defends it.

 

This inaugural fundraising event offers local youth ages 10 and under the chance to take penalty kick shots against a local community leader.

 

Waukegan's Mayor Sam Cunningham, Lake County Board Member Vance Wyatt, and 4th Ward Alderman David Villalobos will generously donate time to serve as goalies alongside other community leaders during the day's festivities.

 

Generous sponsorships from Family Chiropractic Sports & Rehab, Soccer Paradise, Mano a Mano Family Resource Center, and the Landa Insurance Group help to underwrite the family-friendly event.

 

"Fundraisers like this one are important events for our teams, particularly for our recreation league, because our families rely on our program's continued affordability," shared Wright.

 

The event is open to the community. Participants registration will start January 2nd at Heartofthecitysports.org. There will be a $5 entry fee (6 penalty kicks) for participants ages 10 and under. Older youth can also enter to participate in a soccer ball juggling contest at noon for $5.

 

Opportunities to try to score a goal will also be sold at the door for $1 per kick.

 

Vendors from businesses and organizations around Lake County will also be on-site to share information with families. Businesses interested in becoming sponsors or vendors can contact [email protected] for more information.

 

About Heart of the City

Heart of the City changes the trajectory of young lives in Lake County, IL by ensuring affordable access to organized soccer experiences. The charitable nonprofit inspires its players to become competitive on the field, successful in the classroom, and productive in the community. For more information visit Heartofthecitysports.org or email [email protected]


2 candidates gone after challenges in Lake County Board races

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on December 18, 2017 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A challenge to the nominating petitions of a Lake County Board candidate was upheld and another overruled Friday, and a candidate in a third county board race withdrew.

The Lake County Election Commission completed two hearings Friday.

An objection to the nominating petition of Sharon Allen, Democratic candidate for District 3, was sustained due to an insufficient number of valid signatures. Her name will not appear on the ballot for the March 20 primary, according to Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff.

District 3 includes portions of Lindenhurst and Round Lake Heights and portions of Round Lake Beach and Lake Villa.

The objection to the nominating petition of Vance Wyatt, Democratic candidate in District 14, was overruled and his name will appear on the primary ballot.

Wyatt was appointed to the seat in June following the death of longtime board member Audrey Nixon. District 14 includes Park City and portions of North Chicago, Waukegan and Gurnee.

A hearing to consider an objection to the petition of David Spada, Republican candidate for District 10, was to have been held Monday. Spada said in a Facebook post Friday he was withdrawing.

He said if he stayed he would have to "expend a large amount of time and money appealing through the courts" and he didn't want to take time away from his law practice, family and friends.

District 10 includes portions of Mundelein, Hawthorn Woods, Round Lake Park, Wauconda and Long Grove.

Fourteen of the county board's 21 seats -- all carrying four-year terms -- are up for election in 2018. Visit akecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13059 for a list of the candidates.

Three candidates for other offices also were eliminated during the challenge process.

Wyckoff said judicial candidates Matt Stanton and Joe McKeown have withdrawn. Both had objections pending Monday and Tuesday but those have been withdrawn, she added.

The objection to the petition of Tai Ming Chu, candidate for Democratic Precinct 312 Committeeman, was sustained for legal insufficiencies.

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Commissioner Vance Wyatt Hosts Facebook Live Town Hall

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on December 6, 2017 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (0)

On Dec 6th, Commissioner Wyatt hosted his first Facebook Town Hall. It is important that public officials stay connected with the community in all ways. He will be hosting another one on March 6th, 2018 at 5 pm. His Facebook is @vancedwyatt


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Lake County Board races shape up for March primary

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on December 5, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

The contest for the Lake County Board's 14th District seat looks to be the most crowded county-level race on the March primary ballot, with four candidates after the Democratic Party nomination.

Incumbent Vance D. Wyatt of North Chicago is being challenged by former county board member Angelo Kyle of Waukegan, North Chicago Alderman Bonny Mayfield and newcomer Richard Otero-Cintron, whose hometown wasn't immediately available.

No Republicans filed to run for the 14th District seat.

Candidate filing for the March 20 primary ended Monday afternoon.

Fourteen of the county board's 21 seats are up for election in 2018. All 14 seats carry 4-year terms.

Two primary races for seats on the county board will feature three candidates.

In the 10th District Republican primary, first-term incumbent Chuck Bartels is facing challenges from Fremont Township Trustee Jeri Atleson and David M. Spada. All live in the Mundelein area.

Democrat Jessica Vealitzek of Hawthorn Woods is running unopposed in her party's primary.

And in the Republican primary for the 17th District seat, incumbent Michael Danforth of Fox River Grove is being challenged by Wauconda Trustee Linda Starkey and North Barrington resident Eleanor Sweet McDonnell.

The lone Democrat running for the 17th District seat is Maria Peterson of North Barrington.

In addition to the 14 county board seats, voters also will elect a county clerk, sheriff, regional schools superintendent and treasurer in 2018.

Of those races, only the Democratic primary for county clerk features more than one candidate.

Democrats Adam R. Broad of Buffalo Grove and Robin M. O'Connor of Libertyville filed nominating petitions Monday to run for clerk. The winner will face Republican incumbent Carla N. Wyckoff in November's general election.

Some county races drew only one candidate. A few didn't attract any.

Primary winners move on to the Nov. 6 general election.

But those running unopposed in March still could face opposition in November. That's because leaders of both political parties can nominate candidates for the general election if no one runs in the primary.

A full list of the candidates for county board and the other county offices can be found online at lakecountyil.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13059.

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20171204/lake-county-board-races-shape-up-for-march-primary

Incumbents make up more than half of Lake County candidates to file Monday for 2018 elections

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on November 28, 2017 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

More than half of the 42 candidates who filed Monday seeking a spot on the Lake County Board, a countywide office or a local statehouse seat are incumbents, state and Lake County records show.

 

Monday marked the first day candidates could file the paperwork and signatures necessary to appear on their party's March primary ballot. They have until Dec. 4 to do so.

 

 

Independent candidates and those seeking to represent newly established parties don't file paperwork until the spring.

 

Every Illinois House seat, including the nine that represent parts of Lake County, will be up for grabs in 2018.

 

Four incumbent state representatives have already announced they're not running, and the remaining six filed their paperwork Monday.

 

The incumbents who will be seeking re-election include Republicans Nick Sauer of Lake Barrington, David McSweeney of Barrington Hills and Sheri Jesiel of Winthrop Harbor, as well as Democrats Rita Mayfield of Waukegan and Sam Yingling of Grayslake.

 

None face challengers from within their own parties as of the close of business Monday.

 

Jesiel, however, could face Woodland District 50 school board member Joyce Mason in the fall, and two Republicans, Ken Idstein and Adam Solano, have both filed in District 62, which is currently represented by Yingling.

 

The Illinois House districts with no incumbent include Elaine Nekritz's 57th, where Democrat Jonathan Carroll has filed; Scott Drury's 58th, where both Republican Cindy Masover and Democrat Bob Morgan have filed; Carol Sente's 59th, where Republican Marko Sukovic and Daniel Didech have filed; and Barbara Wheeler's 64th, where Republican Tom Weber has filed.

 

On the state Senate side, four of the five seats in Lake County will be up next year.

 

The three incumbents who filed Monday include Democrat Terry Link in the 30th District; Republican Dan McConchie in the 26th; and Democrat Julie Morrison in the 29th.

 

Republican Barrett Davie has filed in the district currently represented by Morrison, and another Republican, Craig Wilcox, has filed in the 32nd District, currently represented by Pamela Althoff.

 

Also on the 2018 ballot in Lake County are county clerk, treasurer, sheriff, regional superintendent of schools, 14 County Board seats and North Shore Water Reclamation District trustees.

 

So far, incumbent Treasurer David Stolman has filed along with incumbent Sheriff Mark Curran, both Republicans, according to county records. Democrat John Idleburg has also filed as a candidate for Lake County sheriff.

 

Incumbent North Shore Water Reclamation District Trustee Beverly Sugar Young has also filed.

 

Four incumbents who filed seeking re-election to their seats on the Lake County Board will face challengers from within their own parties this March, county records show.

 

On the Republican side, they include Jeff Werfel, who represents Grayslake's 6th District, and Charles "Chuck" Bartels, who currently represents Mundelein's 10th.

 

Werfel will face Bob Bednar in March, while Bartels will square off against Jeralyn "Jeri" Atleson.

 

On the Democrat side, incumbents facing primary opponents include Bill Durkin, who represents Waukegan's 8th District, and Vance Wyatt, who represents Park City's 14th.

 

Durkin will face Juan Martinez, and Wyatt will face Angelo Kyle in the in the March Democratic primary.

 

The other County Board districts up for re-election include:

 

•Lindenhurst and Round Lake Heights' 3rd, where Democrat Sharon Allen and Republican Dick Barr, neither an incumbent, have filed.

 

•Fox Lake's 5th, where incumbent Republican Judy Martini has filed.

 

•Waukegan's 9th, where incumbent Mary Ross Cunningham has filed.

 

•Highland Park's 11th, where incumbent Democrat Paul Frank has filed.

 

•Libertyville's 15th, where incumbent Republican Carol Calabresa has filed.

 

•Island Lake's 17th, where Republicans Eleanor Sweet McDonnell and Linda Starkey, neither incumbents, have both filed.

 

•Vernon Hills' 18th, where Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor, a Republican, has filed.

 

•Lake Zurich and Barrington's 19th, where incumbent Republican Craig Taylor has filed.

 

•Buffalo Grove's 20th, where incumbent Republican Sidney Mathias has filed.

 

•Lincolnshire's 21st, where incumbent Republican Ann Maine has filed.

 

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Most Lake County Board seats, countywide offices will have competitive races next fall

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt | Lake County Board Member - District 14 on November 28, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Four of the 14 Lake County Board members and one of the four countywide incumbents up for election in 2018 remained without challengers Monday, which was the last day established-party candidates could file the paperwork and signatures necessary to appear on their party's March primary ballot.

Independent candidates and those seeking to represent newly established parties don't file paperwork until the spring.

Incumbent county board members who faced no challengers as of Monday are District 5's Judy Martini, District 9's Mary Ross Cunningham, District 15's Carol Calabresa and District 21's Ann Maine, according to Lake County Clerk records.

The sole countywide official up next year in the same position is Regional Superintendent of Schools Roycealee Wood, according to the Lake County Clerk. She is a Republican.

The other three countywide races will have competition.

In the Lake County Clerk's race, two Democrats, Adam Broad of Buffalo Grove and Robin O'Connor of Libertyville, are vying to face incumbent Republican Carla Wyckoff in the fall, filing records show.

The races for Lake County treasurer and sheriff will not have primary challenges but include candidates from both the Republican and Democratic parties.

Incumbent Treasurer David Stolman, a Buffalo Grove Republican, will face Democrat Holly Kim of Mundelein in the fall, while incumbent Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran will face Democrat John Idleburg, filings show.

The competitive County Board districts include one where the incumbent will not be seeking another term.

District 3's Tom Weber of Lake Villa is running as a Republican for the Illinois House of Representatives seat currently held by Barbara Wheeler, R-Crystal Lake, who is not seeking another term. Weber was the only candidate to have filed by the end of the day Monday for that district, according to records.

Two Democrats and two Republicans are running to replace Weber, whose district covers Lindenhurst and Round Lake Heights. They include Democrats Anthony McConnell and Sharon Allen and Republicans Dick Barr and James Creighton Mitchell, filings show.

The other County Board districts up for re-election include:

•Grayslake's 6th, where incumbent Republican Jeff Werfel will face a challenge from fellow Republican Bob Bednar, and Democrat John Wasik has also filed.

•Waukegan's 8th, where incumbent Democrat Bill Durkin will face a challenge from fellow Democrat Juan Martinez.

•Mundelein's 10th, where Democrat Jessica Vealitzek has filed and incumbent Republican Chuck Bartels will face two challengers in the March primary — Jeri Atleson and David Spada.

•Highland Park's 11th, where incumbent Democrat Paul Frank and Republican Becky Zeidman have filed.

•Park City and North Chicago's 14th, where incumbent Democrat Vance Wyatt will face three challengers from within his party —Angelo Kyle, Bonny Mayfield and Richard Otero-Cintron.

•Island Lake's 17th, where Democrat Maria Peterson has filed and incumbent Republican Michael Danforth will face two challengers from within his party — Eleanor Sweet McDonnell and Linda Starkey.

•Vernon Hills' 18th, where Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor, a Republican, and Democrat Julie Simpson have filed.

•Lake Zurich and Barrington's 19th, where incumbent Republican Craig Taylor and Democrat Geoffrey Petzel have filed.

•Buffalo Grove's 20th, where incumbent Republican Sidney Mathias and Democrat Adam Didech have filed.

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