Incumbent Judy Fiske is running against challenger Edward Tivador in the race for the first ward seat on the Evanston City Council. Find their answers to our questions here.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Incumbent Mark Tendam is running against challenger Mark Sloane for the sixth ward seat on the Evanston city council. Find their answers to our questions here.
Two incumbents are running against four new candidates in the race for four spots on the District 202 Evanston Township High School board of education.
One incumbent and three new challengers are running for four spots on the Evanston-Skokie District 65 board of education. Find their answers to our questions here.
Evanston resident Kendra Morrill says voters should choose candidates who support the future of earned-honors classes at Evanston Township High School, and recommends three she knows personally.
Dear editor, The strength of our Evanston community is inextricably linked to the strength of our high school, and the strength of our high school is determined by how well it serves all of it students. Because of this, I am supporting three candidates whom I know will be excellent advocates for every single child who goes through ETHS: Casey Miller, Bill Geiger, and Pat Savage-Williams. I’ve known Casey and Bill for years, and I can personally attest to their strong intellect and work ethic, superb analytical skills, reasonableness, compassion, ability to work with diverse groups and bridge disagreements, good nature and grace under pressure – all qualities that will make them excellent District 202 board members. And both have …
Future Evanston Township High School parent Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar says the slate of District 202 candidates she supports have the most measured approach to the future of the school's "earned honors" program.
To the editor: In the April 9 election, Evanstonians will vote for four members of the District 202 School Board. One of the biggest issues in this election is the future of "honors" education. ETHS recently adopted an "earned honors" program. Previously, only kids who scored at least 95% on an 8th grade standardized test were allowed into the honors track at the high school. Now, all students reading at or above grade level are placed in earned honors for Freshman Humanities (English and History) and Freshman Biology. These students are taught at the honors level and have the opportunity to earn honors credit and be placed in future honors level classes. Honors criteria have been revamped to align with AP level expectations. The …
Friday, April 5, 2013
ETHS parent Rhonda Present says residents should vote for Gretchen Livingston for District 202 because "she does her homework, she is resourceful, she asks tough questions and she's not afraid to challenge the status quo."
Dear Editor, When I head to the polls next Tuesday to select candidates to fill the four vacancies on the D202 School Board, I will not be voting for any particular group or slate. Rather, I will do what I think all good citizens should which is to consider each candidate based on his/her individual merit. And, with that criterion in mind, I will most definitely be supporting Gretchen Livingston. I say this not only because Gretchen is a personal friend, but also because I have seen her in action during the four years she has already served on the D202 Board and during the years we both served as parent representatives on the D65 Calendar Committee. While her stellar record of volunteer service speaks for itself, here are just a few of …
Former District 65 school board member Mary Anne Wexler recommends voters choose Andy Bezaitis, Doug Holt, and Deborah Graham for the Evanston Township High School District 202 Board of Education.
Dear Editor, My children went to school in District 65. They graduated from ETHS. I served on the District 65 School Board when they were little, and I have been an attentive supporter of our schools for all of the 40+ years I have lived In Evanston. I took all of those experiences with me when I voted early in the District 202 School Board election last week. Reasonable and honorable intelligent men and women can and do disagree. When those disagreements take place around issues affecting our schools, they should give rise to vigorous and thorough public debate. As a School Board Member, I learned that vigorous, transparent discussions are important components of sound and responsible decision making, and therefore support the best …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A supporter of first ward candidate Edward Tivador criticizes the campaign tactics of the incumbent, Ald. Judy Fiske.
Dear Editor, They say that all is fair in love, war and politics. But we were also reminded during the 2012 election cycle that the voters determine if one of it’s political leaders has crossed a line or done something that does not reflect the values of the community. In our case, the citizens of the First Ward have what has become a clear opportunity to define the character of our community and the nature of political discourse in our city. Dr. Ed Tivador, who serves as Superintendent of the Northbrook/Glenview School District #30, has devoted his professional career to education. In the past few weeks, members of Judy Fiske’s campaign team, including her campaign manager, contacted school board members of the Glenbrook/Northbrook …
Ald. Judy Fiske, the incumbent candidate in Evanston’s first ward, has called on her opponent, Edward Tivador, to return a campaign contribution from a part-owner of a proposed bed and breakfast on the lakefront.
A proposed bed and breakfast on Evanston’s lakefront has generated a late-race spat between the two aldermanic candidates in the city’s first ward. Incumbent Judy Fiske recently issued a press release calling on her opponent, Ed Tivador, to return a $1,000 campaign donation from a partner in the proposed bed and breakfast at 1622 Forest Place. Fiske called it “improper” for Tivador to accept the contribution from Dawn Overend, who along with Col. James Pritzker is one of the partners in Patriot Park LLC. The company is in the process of applying for a special use permit to build a bed and breakfast in the historic Tudor home across from Patriot Park. Related: Meet First Ward City Council Candidates Fiske, Tivador “I don’t know what my …