Monday, March 28, 2011
Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch is running a series of questionnaires with candidates running in contested races for Spring 2011 elections.
Mike Basil has served as a Village Trustee since 2007, and chairs Wilmette's Judiciary Committee. Basil, who possesses an MBA from Loyola University, was a key proponent of the Master Plan. "I want to continue to advance the Master Plan process over the next four years and make Wilmette the most attractive opportunity for developers when the economy turns around," Basil said. Board members serve four-year terms. Three seats are open this year, and six candidates are running—Basil, Mike G. Bailey, Bob Bielinski, Dan Kaplan, Doug Rathe and Julie Wolf. Check out what Basil has to say about pensions and the village's budget below. How would you assess the state of the village’s budget? Mike Basil: The Wilmette Village budget is presently in an…
Monday, March 7, 2011
The League of Women Voters hosted another candidate forum Sunday featuring the six Wilmette Village Board hopefuls.
Village board candidates responded to residents' questions on affordable housing, development and pension issues amongst other topics during Sunday's forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. All six trustee hopefuls were in attendence, including current board member Mike Basil, library board official Douglas Rathe, Bob Bielinski, Julie Wolf, Dan Kaplan and Michael Bailey. Every candidate touted how his or her background could serve the financial needs and development of Wilmette. While several topics were discussed, including how to best share service delivery with neighboring municipalities, as well as how to make the village a healthier place, below is a breakdown of forum highlights. Economic Development, Cutting Costs One of the key…
Friday, February 4, 2011
Forums in February and March will feature contested race hopefuls.
Friday, February 4, 2011
From the Village of Wilmette: The League of Women Voters of Wilmette is sponsoring candidate forums for the contested elections that will be on the ballot on election day - April 5, 2011. Sunday, Feb. 27 Sunday, March 6 All forums will be broadcast live and rebroadcast on Channel 6.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Bielinski told Patch he began preparing for the upcoming spring elections over a year ago.
Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch kicks off its April 2011 Election coverage with an introductory profile piece on village trustee candidate Bob Bielinski. With three open seats and six people running, it could shape up to be a tight race. You can check the entire list of all candidates here. Stay tuned for more election coverage from Patch. How long have you lived in Wilmette? My connection to Wilmette goes back 30 years from when I was a student at Loyola Academy. When my wife and I had our first child we moved back to Wilmette, in 2004. What makes you the right candidate for the job? I'm taking this very seriously, and I've been preparing for well over a year in case I decided to run, by attending meetings beyond just the village …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The amendment will go before the Village Board in January for potential adoption into its Comprehensive Plan.
Following approval from the Plan Commission, the Wilmette Village board will decide in January whether or not to amend its Comprehensive Plan to include the Village Center Master Plan. The commission voted unanimously Tuesday night for the Master Plan, a long-term retail development and mass transit guide, to be considered during the board's meeting on Jan. 11. Their decision follows a series of public workshops and forums, as well as community surveying from the Lakota Group, a suburban planning organization held since March. Despite the commission's consent, the plan received some negative feedback from library officials and local business owners during the public comment portion of the evening's meeting. "The library board is still …