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Posted on: January 12, 2015

Non-Partisan Committee's Candidate Forums begin Jan. 25

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It began 60 years ago, when the young Village of Park Forest made a bold step by eliminating party politics from all local elections as then Village President Henry Dietch declared “there is no Democratic way of picking up garbage. There is no Republican way of cleaning the streets.”

Since then Park Forest has maintained a gold standard in all local elections, allowing candidates for office to run on their merits and are voted upon by all residents of the community. In order to insure this process the all-volunteer Park Forest Non-Partisan Local Government Committee was established in 1955.

The Committee’s task is to make it convenient for any qualified resident to run for office at little expense and regardless of race, creed, sex, age, or political party. To this, the Committee gives voters numerous opportunities to hear all candidates and ask them questions in open meetings and forums.

Three Village Trustee positions as well as the Village Mayor and candidates for three Library Board Trustees will be on the April 7, 2015 ballot.

The Non-Partisan Local Government Committee is here to help you learn more about the candidates so that you are well-prepared to make important decisions on who to give your vote to on April 17.

Hear from the candidates running for office at forums taking place at Village Hall on the following dates:

Sunday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 at 1 p.m.

More information on the Committee can be found at www.parkforestnonpartisancommittee.com and www.facebook.com/ParkForestNonpartisanCommittee

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