December 7, 2016 ... the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, lest we forget the perils of unpreparedness
A hearty thank-you to each of you who filled the hall at Atlantis Banquets last night to nominate our township slate for the April election. It was a spirited evening, and when the votes were cast, I was heartened to see the decision of our township Republican caucus-goers to nominate the slate I had recommended. Your confidence in me and my township colleagues means so much to me. I am thankful!
Our slate for April will be headed by current township supervisor Kathy Penner. Joining her on the slate will be Joanne Schultz and I as returning trustees, plus ROWT precinct captains Jeff Battinus and Brian Medley MD, who are new to the slate. Running for re-election will be your Republican Assessor Jerry Sadler and GOP Clerk Joanna Gauza.
On to victory in April! We will need your support and involvement in this spring's election, but more about that later!
I was pleased, too, to see so many friends at our annual holiday party last Sunday at the Old Orchard Country Club. Along with so many of our volunteers and our township slate, we were happy to welcome State Rep. David Harris, State Sen. Tom Rooney, County Commr. Gregg Goslin, Arlington Heights Mayor Tom Hayes, 10th Dist. State Central Committeeman Mark Shaw, Judge Jim Pieczonka, our newly elected Judges Steve Kozicki & Jim Allegretti, our almost-won judicial nominee David Studenroth, and our outstanding 9th District Congressional nominee Joan Lasonde.
A big thank-you to Christine Dolgopol and Michelle Harris for pulling together the holiday event.
As we go into this season, expect our hours to be somewhat erratic, but know that you have my warmest wishes for a blessed holiday.
November 23, 2016
First, my heartfelt greetings for a blessed Thanksgiving celebration. We have much to be thankful for, starting with our great country.
Pull out your calendar! I have a couple of dates to share with you.
Our annual holiday party is next on the agenda ... Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Old Orchard Country Club, 700 W. Rand Road, north of Euclid off Schoenbeck Road. As is our custom, we'll be collecting winter hats, gloves & scarves for needy children in the township. We'll be pleased to see you and thankful for whatever you can contribute to our annual drive.
Then mark your calendar for that Tuesday night, Dec. 6, and plan now to attend our township GOP nominating caucus. Support your Republican Township Team! At Atlantis Banquets, 1273 N. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, in the Prospect Crossing Shopping Center across from Hersey High School just south of Thomas Street. The caucus begins at 7 p.m., but I hope you will plan to come at 6:30 for check-in. Registered Republican voters in Wheeling Township are eligible to participate. I hope to see you there.
November 9, 2016
It was a late night, wasn't it? And a historic one. Thank you for all you did for the victories.
Our re-elected State Rep. David Harris (53rd) is preparing to return to Springfield next Tuesday, when the legislative session is scheduled to resume. He's inviting us all to a "Return to Springfield Town Hall" meeting this Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunton, Arlington Heights. If you need information in advance, call 224/764-2440.
Congratulations to Dan Patlak, our Commissioner on the County Board of (Tax) Review, on his solid re-election. And to newly elected Judges James Allegretti of Park Ridge and Steve Kozicki of Prospect Heights.
Our thanks to Sen. Mark Kirk, Comptroller Leslie Munger, Rep. Bob Dold, Pete DiCianni, Joan Lasonde, David Studenroth and others who offered themselves for public office and did not achieve victory.
And a big thank you to the volunteers who helped our candidates and who delivered the facts to Wheeling Township voters which led them to vote overwhelmingly in favor of the abolition of the township road district.
Now comes the time to show our neighbors we care about our environment. If you have a sign or two you want to dispose of -- or if you see one in a parkway or other public location -- please bring it to HQ. If we're not open, leave it at the back door.
Enjoy the victories and get some rest. I look forward to seeing you at our holiday party shortly after Thanksgiving.
And again, thanks for all you've done to show the red, white & blue here in Wheeling Township.