Tuesday, March 12, 2013
The deal still has to be approved by the Kane County Board, but the Kane County Sheriff's Office and the Policeman's Benevolent Labor Committee have struck a tentative agreement that would stop a proposed walkout of court security guards.
The deal still has to be approved by the Kane County Board, but the court security-guard strike that once seemed imminent now appears to be settled—at least for awhile. The Kane County Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday that the Policeman's Benevolent Labor Committee has agreed to a new five-year deal. "The topic of a potential strike by Kane County Court security officers has gotten media attention over the past few months," Lt. Pat Gengler said in a Tuesday e-mail that included a statement from Kane County Sheriff Pat Perez. On March 8, the PBLC voted 21 to 7 in favor of the latest proposal, which had been "suggested by the union's legal advisors," the statement said. "Terms of the proposal aren't being released at this time as the …
Monday, November 5, 2012
In probably the most interesting and contentious Kane County race, Democrat Tao Martinez makes a late run at Republican Robert Russell—with an endorsement from a conservative group.
In a slate of Kane County Board races, it turns out that the coroner's race is, ironically, the most lively. The Kane County Conservative Coalition—the same group that has pushed hard for Chris Lauzen's campaign for County Board chairman—is backing Democrat Tao Martinez in the coroner's race over Republican Robert Russell. A press release issued Thursday by Jon Zahm said the KCCC is endorsing a Democrat for the first time since 2002, when the group favored Pat Perez for sheriff. In the same e-mail, Zahm does disclose that his wife works as a paid political consultant for Martinez. "Most of our endorsements are of people we have been supporting for months, even years in some cases," Zahm said in the press release. "However, in one of the 20…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The deadline is Oct. 15 to nominate someone for the 2012 Roscoe Ebey award.
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Saturday, October 6, 2012
The Kane County sheriff wants your nominations for the 2012 Roscoe Ebey Citizen of the Year award. Sheriff Pat Perez encourages members of the community to recognize those among them who demonstrate the spirit of selfless giving. Perez created this award in 2007 to honor Roscoe Ebey, who was murdered in his Aurora Township home. Ebey was a selfless member of the community and a military veteran. It is through this award that Perez and the Ebey family can keep his memory alive by recognizing other selfless citizens who are always there to help their neighbors. Anyone wishing to nominate someone should send their nominations via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, 37W755 Rt. 38 Suite A, St. …