Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Village of Grayslake passes a resolution that calls for a public hearing on whether the zoning code should be amended to include medicinal cannabis dispensaries as a special use.
Grayslake Mayor Rhett Taylor prefaced a vote on a resolution on Tuesday's village board agenda by calling it "an unusual item," but one that needed to be addressed for the sake of being proactive. In January, the Illinois House of Representatives is expected to vote on HB30, which, if passed, would create the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. The act would make make the possession of up to six cannabis plants and 2 ounces of dried usable cannabis legal for patients suffering from a debilitating medical condition, as diagnosed by a doctor. If HB30 passes—it's failed twice already, but House sponsor Lou Lang (D-Skokie) claims he's close to securing the minimum 60 votes needed for a victory according to the Marijuana …
Learn who has filed to run in the April 9, 2013, consolidated election for various boards in the Grayslake area.
Village of Grayslake The village board election will be uncontested. Incumbent Mayor Rhett Taylor and trustees Bruce Bassett, Amy Edwards and Shawn Vogel, along with village clerk Cynthia Lee, have all filed to run for re-election. Village of Hainesville The village board election will be uncontested. Incumbent Mayor Linda Soto and trustees Gerry Daley, John Derenoski and Georgeann Duberstein have all filed to run for re-election. District 46 Five candidates have filed to run for four District 46 School Board seats, including one slate. The Focus on Education slate includes candidates James Weidman, Steven Strack, Robert Roop, Jr. and Jill N. Alfrejd. Resident Paul J. Sprenger is running as an independent candidate. The terms of Michael …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Monday is the first day candidates for the April 2013 election can file nominating petitions. The deadline has been extended to Dec. 26.
Are you planning on running for Grayslake office in the April 9, 2013 elections? Candidates can begin filing their nominating petitions beginning Monday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 26, the day after Christmas. The new filing deadline was changed per Senate Bill 3338 and recently signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn. Village of Grayslake Mayor Rhett Taylor's term expires in 2013 along with the terms of trustees Bruce Bassett, Amy Edwards and Shawn Vogel. Candidate petitions will be accepted Dec. 17-Dec. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the village hall at 10 S. Seymour Ave. Petitions will also be accepted Dec. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon and Dec. 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The village is closed weekends and Dec. 25. The last day to file an …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday's Grayslake Village Board agenda included the recognition of three police officers for their service.
The long-standing service of two Grayslake police sergeants and a police officer was recognized by the Grayslake Village Board on Sept. 18 as proud family members looked on. "Our town is stronger and safer because of officers like these who've been here 15, 20 years or more," said Mayor Rhett Taylor. New Grayslake Police Chief Phillip Perlini handed out service awards to Sgt. Guy Fiasche, for his 20 years; Sgt. Charles Foy, for his15 years; and Officer Stuart Crowley, for his 15 years. "Thanks for keeping me around," joked Fiasche, who joined the Grayslake Police Department in 1992 and was promoted to sergeant in 2000. Throughout his career, said Perlini, Fiasche has received many letters of appreciation from the community. Some of Fiasche…
Monday, September 17, 2012
Here are five events and meetings coming up this week in Grayslake.
The Grayslake Patch gives readers a look at the week ahead:
Thursday, September 6, 2012
From discussion of solar energy to a proposal for a microbrewery, here are agenda highlights from the Sept. 3 Grayslake Village Board meeting.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Here are five of the notable meetings and events coming up in Grayslake this week.
Patch gives you a look at the week ahead:
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Village of Grayslake remains in a very stable financial condition with zero debt.
The Grayslake Village Board maintained its solid position with another balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2012/2013. They voted to approved the budget during their last meeting April 17 for operating and capital budgets. The new fiscal year begins May 1, 2012. Total operating expenses for the new fiscal year are up just 1.25 percent from last year. “The FY 12/13 Village budget continues cost containment measures used for a number of years," said Mayor Rhett Taylor in a statement. "Despite the national economic situation, the Village remains in a stable financial condition. Our lower spending limits the need for the Village to increase taxes and fees on residents and businesses." Highlights from the Operating Budget include:
Friday, April 6, 2012
Grayslake Trustees met Thursday night in executive session on unspecified personnel matters, but took no action afterwards on the fate of the Grayslake Police Chief who was arrested last week for driving under the influence.
The Grayslake Village Board met in executive session Thursday night on a personnel matter. They are not required to say which personnel or on what matter. And after a 45-minute closed door session, they didn't. The meeting was scheduled this week on Tuesday. Last Friday, Graysake's Chief of Police Matt McCutcheon was arrested in Kenosha County for driving under the influence of alcohol and for being armed under the influence. He was off duty at the time, turning south at the intersection of Route C and Highway 45. McCutcheon took the turn too wide and crashed head-on into another car. There were no injuries reported. McCutcheon refused sobriety tests at the scene, and was transported to a hospital where he again refused blood tests. He …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Trustees approve various ordinances related to recycling and political signs and more.
At the Feb.7 Grayslake Village Board meeting, trustees: