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A week after suffering statewide losses at the ballot box, Illinois Republicans already are facing another potentially daunting prospect looming two years from now: former President Donald Trump’s third bid for the White House.
Democrat Lauren Underwood of Naperville has won reelection to U.S. House in Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, according to The Associated Press.
Asked if he would support Kendall County joining the RTA as a condition to obtain Metra commuter rail service for the county, candidate Todd Milliron said: "Only if there is an RTA tax referendum vote and the majority votes for Metra train service to Kendall County."
Asked if there is fat in the Kendall County budget, Marta Keane, a candidate for a county board seat in District 1 said, "While there is some fat in the County budget, the vast majority of the funds are dedicated to provided services our residents and businesses need."
Kendall County Young Republicans Chairman Gabriella Shanahan of Joliet edged out Oswego Township Truste Diane Selmer for the final nomination slot.
Kendall County Board member Brian DeBolt of Plano was the top vote-getter in the GOP primary for a seat on the Kendall County Board from District 1.
Asked about property taxes, Kendall County Board candidate Jason Peterson wrote, "First, I would go over the budget with a fine tooth comb to better understand our deficits. I’d promote a more common sense approach to spending." Read the full questionnaire here.
The candidates also expressed a variety of opinions when asked by the Record Newspapers in a questionnaire if they believe there is fat in the county budget
The candidates in the June 28 party primary election, also voiced differing opinions when asked if they would support the county joining the Regional Transportation Authority as a condition for obtaining Metra service.
Kendall County Board candidate Matt Kellogg on property taxes: "I would continue to work on alternate revenue sources so that we can lower our portion of real estate taxes." Read Kellogg's full election questionnaire here.
Asked about property taxes, Kendall County Board candidate Brooke Shanley wrote in her election questionnaire, "When I’m knocking doors, one of the most important issues to residents is the property tax burden." Read Shanley's full election questionnaire here.
Kendall County Board candidate Donna Sawicki on bringing Metra commuter rail service to Kendall County: "Based on the studies already done, I would consider bringing Metra as far as Yorkville." Read Sawicki's full election questionnaire here.
Kendall County Board candidate Gabriella Shanahan said "I am committed to not increasing the property tax levy on existing houses" in an election questionnaire. Read the full questionnaire here.
Kendall County Board, District 2 candidate Dan Koukol answered Shaw Local's election questionnaire for the Kendall County Board primary election
Kendall County Board candidate Ruben Rodriguez wrote in his election questionnaire that, "One of biggest priorities was the Eldamain Bridge project and it’s close to coming to fruition." Read the full election questionnaire here.