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Updated: November 22, 2012 6:20AM

Support Rebecca Gillam for Kane County Board

I have known Rebecca Gillam as an elected official representing the residents of West Dundee. During her tenure on the village board, she has demonstrated that she is willing to take the time to understand all sides of each issue that is presented to her.

This desire to understand issues takes considerable personal time. Gillam has demonstrated that she is willing to spend the time necessary to pursue the best response for all concerned relative to each issue before her. In order to aid understanding, she already has attended more than 90 Kane County Board and subcommittee meetings in order to more completely grasp the issues currently before the county board. This background will allow her to hit the ground running as a county board member.

For this and additional positive community assistance rendered as a village board member, I would urge you to join me and vote for Gillam to serve as District 21 representative to the Kane County Board.

Larry Keller

Village President, West Dundee

Many reasons to support Hartwell for Kane clerk

Why vote for Tom Hartwell in the November election for Kane County circuit clerk? Tom stands out as the clear choice. The reasons are simple:

Tom is successful in many areas of his life that fit the job requirements.

Tom is effective and efficient in business, in community service, and as a parent.

Tom understands that we can’t spend more money than we have, employing a solid budget and looking for sound ways to generate a higher level of efficiency.

Tom listens and leads through positive teamwork.

Tom is fiscally conservative, with enough experience to implement and maintain a balanced budget while improving the attention to detail so important in an office that maintains county court records.

I want him on the team that will lead Kane County. Let’s elect Tom Nov. 6 to help restore faith in our local government.

George E. Faber

Attorney at law, West Dundee

Judicial fairness requires experience and intelligence

Fairness — that quality that we all look for in judges — can only come from jurists who are both experienced in the intricacies of the law and intelligent enough to apply their knowledge to the specifics of a given case.

The sustained attentive excellence of John Dalton’s career so far has persuaded me that he is the best choice for Kane County resident judge, 2nd Subcircuit.

Having graduated with high honors from Augustana College, John attended the University of Illinois College of Law, where he served as associate editor of the Law Review.

John has been a trial attorney for 25 years, handling all types of cases for all types of clients. He has worked at prestigious law firms as well as in the law departments of multinational corporations. In Cook County, he served for 10 years as an arbitration chairman, managing a courtroom, ruling on objections and rendering decisions in hundreds of cases. At present, he owns his own practice here in Elgin, advising clients about wills and trusts, and pleading their cases in family court and criminal actions, often pro bono.

John’s extensive experience and subtle intelligence are the qualities that will enable him to be fair. He knows the law and he can handle the facts. Further, as his friend and neighbor, I know he will treat every single person who comes before him with dignity and respect. I urge you to vote for John on Nov. 6.

Patricia Harkin


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