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Once again, North Chicago won't have a beach celebration for the 4th of July

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on June 29, 2022 at 7:55 PM



NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS) -- A stretch of beach in suburban North Chicago was supposed to be packed with families for the holiday weekend, for the first time in a 100 years.


But now it's not.


CBS 2's Sabrina Franza is digging into what's going on.


The people of North Chicago have been without a beach for nearly a century. It's been closed because the current was too dangerous.


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Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham and North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham claim victory in mayoral primaries

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on February 23, 2021 at 7:55 PM



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In his bid for reelection, Waukegan Mayor Sam Cunningham claimed victory Tuesday night in the Democratic primary over challenger Miguel Rivera.


With all votes counted except provisional and late arriving vote-by-mail ballots, Cunningham had 65.23% of 2,157 votes cast while Rivera collected 34.77%, according to unofficial results posted on the Lake County Clerk’s website. Turnout was 4.8%.


Since he was...

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Officials say weather, voter fatigue could hurt turnout for Tuesday�??s primaries in Waukegan and North Chicago

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on February 22, 2021 at 8:00 PM



Democratic voters in Waukegan and North Chicago will choose their candidates for mayor of each city, along with nominees for other offices, in Tuesday’s primary election in Lake County.


Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 54 locations in Waukegan and North Chicago, with drastically less turnout expected than the 69.37% for the Nov. 3 presidential election, when 80% of the votes were cast before Election Day.


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Hamptons Homeowners Association Endorsement

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on February 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM

City of North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham is up for re-election and is challenged in the upcoming February 23rd Municipal Primary by a former Foss Park District Commissioner. Both candidates are in the same party and seeking to appear on the ballot for the April 6th, 2021 Consolidated Election.

Vance Wyatt is running for City Treasurer. He is currently serving his second term on the Foss Park District Board of Commissioners. Mr. Wyatt has favored lowering property taxes and ha...

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North Chicago treasurer candidates both offer business, political experience

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on January 29, 2021 at 12:15 AM

Experience will not be an issue as North Chicago Democratic primary voters pick their candidate for city treasurer.


Four-term incumbent Kenneth Robinson faces a challenge from former Lake County Board member and current Foss Park District Commissioner Vance Wyatt in the Feb. 23 Democratic primary, as both candidates offer a variety of business and political experience.


Since there is no Republican primary and no independent candidates are seeking this off...

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Interview with Crazy Riot Show

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on March 28, 2019 at 12:05 PM

Quick interview with the Crazy Riot Show following the #justdoit_vote Candidate Meet and Greet.

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From the community: Foss Park District Commissioners Train at Statewide Seminar

Posted by Vance D. Wyatt on June 8, 2017 at 3:30 PM

SPRINGFIELD, IL - - Kenneth Robinson and Vance D. Wyatt, commissioners of the Foss Park District, recently attended the Illinois Association of Park Districts' (IAPD) 2017 Boot Camp in Schaumburg.


IAPD offers the seminar to elected officials and professionals in the field of parks, recreation and conservation throughout the state. Topics included understanding board member roles, making a difference through legislative advocacy, fundamentals and best practices of park...

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