Candidates Share Views at Forum

Residents got a good look at candidates running for village trustee, library board, and school board at a wide-ranging forum hosted by the Libertyville Township Democratic Organization.

Each candidate made a brief introductory statement, then answered a question posed by moderator Matthew Hickey, treasurer and second vice chair of LTDO.

About 50 people attended the forum, held March 7 at the Libertyville Civic Center. The April 2 election is nonpartisan, and all candidates were invited to participate. These candidates spoke at the forum:

Cook Memorial Public Library Board
Jennifer Banek
Karen Singer

Green Oaks Trustees
Richard Glogovsky
John Wagener

Libertyville Trustee
Jeanine Chyna

Mundelein Trustees
Kara Lambert
Erich Schwenk

Vernon Hills Trustee
Karimar Brown
Michael Marquardt
David Oppenheimer
Stacey Pristas

Hawthorn D73 School Board
Robin Cleek
George Fievet
Sonali Patil

The March 7 forum was the second this winter for candidates in the April 3 election. The earlier forum focused on school board candidates.

Forum moderator Matthew Hickey of the LTDO, is at the lectern in the center. The first candidates to speak at the forum were, from left, Jennifer Banek and Karen Singer, who are running for the Cook Memorial Public Library Board; Richard Glogovsky and John Wagener, for Green Oaks trustees; and Kara Lambert and Erich Schwenk, for Mundelein trustees.

Forum moderator Matthew Hickey of the LTDO, is at the lectern in the center. The first candidates to speak at the forum were, from left, Jennifer Banek and Karen Singer, who are running for the Cook Memorial Public Library Board; Richard Glogovsky and John Wagener, for Green Oaks trustees; and Kara Lambert and Erich Schwenk, for Mundelein trustees.

From left, Vernon Hills trustee candidates David Oppenheim, Michael Marquardt, Karimar Brown, and Stacey Pristas spoke in the second round of the forum.

From left, Vernon Hills trustee candidates David Oppenheim, Michael Marquardt, Karimar Brown, and Stacey Pristas spoke in the second round of the forum.

Hawthorn District 73 school board candidates at the forum were, from left, Robin Cleek, George Fievet, and Sonali Patil.

Hawthorn District 73 school board candidates at the forum were, from left, Robin Cleek, George Fievet, and Sonali Patil.

About 50 people attended the forum. LTDO chair Sarah Grover is at the left of the sign. Loubna Kiliouine, a candidate for Community High School District 128, who spoke at the first LTDO forum, is at the right.

About 50 people attended the forum. LTDO chair Sarah Grover is at the left of the sign. Loubna Kiliouine, a candidate for Community High School District 128, who spoke at the first LTDO forum, is at the right.