By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (November 2, 2022) – With the November 8 election quickly approaching, The Lansing Journal has gathered information from the Cook County Clerk’s website to give voters a preview of what races will be on their ballots on November 8, and who is running for the positions.

For those interested in early voting, a list of early voting locations and hours can be found in this October 31 article — November 8 election: early voting and voter registration.

Ballot for November 8 Gubernatorial General Election

U.S. Senator – 6-year term, vote for one

  • Tammy Duckworth – Democratic (Number on Ballot: 1)
  • Kathy Salvi – Republican (2)
  • Bill Redpath – Libertarian (3)

Illinois Governor and Lieutenant Governor – 4-year term, vote for one

  • JB Pritzker & Juliana Stratton – Democratic (4)
  • Darren Bailey & Stephanie Trussell – Republican (5)
  • Scott Schluter & John Phillips – Libertarian (6)

Illinois Attorney General – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Kwame Raoul – Democratic (7)
  • Thomas G. DeVore – Republican (8)
  • Daniel K. Robin – Libertarian (9)

Illinois Secretary of State – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Alexi Giannoulias – Democratic (10)
  • Dan Brady – Republican (11)
  • Jon Stewart – Libertarian (12)

Illinois Comptroller – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Susana A. Mendoza – Democratic (13)
  • Shannon L. Teresi – Republican (14)
  • Deirdre McCloskey – Libertarian (15)

Illinois Treasurer – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Michael W. Frerichs – Democratic (16)
  • Tom Demmer – Republican (17)
  • Preston Nelson – Libertarian (18)

U.S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District – 2-year term, vote for one

  • Robin Kelly – Democratic (21)
  • Thomas Lynch -Republican (22)

State Senator, 17th Senate District – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Elgie R. Sims, Jr. – Democratic (31)

State Representative, 33rd Representative District – 2-year term, vote for one*

  • Marcus C. Evans, Jr. – Democratic (41)
  • Quintin Barton – Republican (42)

State Representative, 34th Representative District – 2-year term, vote for one*

  • Nicholas ‘Nick’ Smith – Democratic (41)
  • Frederick L. Walls – Republican (42)

*Not all of Lansing is in the same State House district. See below:

Though the majority of Lansing is in State House District 33, some of the western part of the Village is in the 34th District. (Graphic from iecam.illinois.edu)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner – 6-year term, vote for three

  • Mariyana T. Spyropoulos – Democratic (51)
  • Patricia Theresa Flynn – Democratic (52)
  • Yumeka Brown – Democratic (53)
  • R. Cary Capparelli – Republican (54)
  • Mark E. Buettner – Green Party (55)

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner – 2-year term (unexpired term), vote for one

  • Daniel ‘Pogo’ Pogorzelski – Democratic (56)
  • Toneal M. Jackson – Green Party (57)

Cook County Board President – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Toni Preckwinkle – Democratic (61)
  • Bob Fioretti – Republican (62)
  • Thea Tsatsos – Libertarian (63)

Cook County Clerk – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Karen A. Yarbrough – Democratic (64)
  • Tony Peraica – Republican (65)
  • Joseph Schreiner – Libertarian (66)

Cook County Sheriff – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Thomas J. Dart – Democratic (67)
  • Lupe Aguirre – Republican (68)
  • Brad Sandefur – Libertarian (69)

Cook County Treasurer – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Maria Pappas – Democratic (70)
  • Peter Kopsaftis – Republican (71)
  • Michael Murphy – Libertarian (72)

Cook County Assessor – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Fritz Kaegi – Democratic (73)
  • Nico Tsatsoulis – Libertarian (74)

4th County Board District Commissioner – 4-year term, vote for one

  • Stanley S. Moore – Democratic (81)
  • Lynn Franco – Republican (82)

Board of Review 3rd District Commissioner – 2-year term, vote for one

  • Larry Rogers, Jr. – Democratic (91)

Illinois Appellate Court Judge, 1st District – Vote for one (Vacancy of Hall)

  • Debra B. Walker – Democratic (111)

Illinois Appellate Court Judge, 1st District – Vote for one (Vacancy of Harris)

  • Raymond W. Mitchell – Democratic (112)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Brennan)

  • Lisa Michelle Taylor – Democratic (113)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Cannon)

  • Diana López – Democratic (115)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Hyman)

  • Thomas E. Nowinski – Democratic (116)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Ingram)

  • Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Ryan – Democratic (117)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Leeming)

  • Rena Marie Van Tine – Democratic (118)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Lynch)

  • Michael Weaver – Democratic (119)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of McGrury)

  • Ruth Isabel Gudino – Democratic (120)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of O’Brien)

  • Araceli R. De La Cruz – Democratic (121)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Sullivan)

  • Thomas More Donnelly – Democratic (122)

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Callahan, Jr.)

  • Tracie Porter – Democratic (114)

1st Cook County Subcircuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Johnson)*

  • Maria M. Barlow – Democratic (131)

15th Cook County Subcircuit Judge – Vote for one (Vacancy of Lawler)*

  • Bernadette Barrett – Democratic (131)

*Not all of Lansing is in the same Cook County Judicial Subcircuit district. See below:

Lansing residents will vote for either Subcircuit 1 judges or Subcircuit 15 judges. (Graphic from cookcountyclerkil.gov)

Illinois Supreme Court Judge – Retention

A “retention” is a simple yes/no vote. A “yes” vote indicates, “Yes, a judge should continue to serve in their current position.” A “no” vote indicates, “No, a judge should not continue to serve in their position.”

  • Mary Jane Theis – Nonpartisan

Illinois Appellate Court Judge – Retention

  • James Fitzgerald Smith – Nonpartisan
  • Terrence J. Lavin – Nonpartisan
  • Maureen E. Connors – Nonpartisan
  • Mathias William Delort – Nonpartisan
  • Nathaniel Roosevelt Howse, Jr. – Nonpartisan
  • Jesse G. Reyes – Nonpartisan

Cook County Judicial Circuit Judge – Retention

  • Sophia H. Hall – Nonpartisan
  • Timothy C. Evans – Nonpartisan
  • Charles Patrick Burns – Nonpartisan
  • John Patrick Kirby – Nonpartisan
  • Leroy K. Martin, Jr. – Nonpartisan
  • Robert ‘Bob’ Balanoff – Nonpartisan
  • Kathleen Marie Burke – Nonpartisan
  • Thomas J. Kelley – Nonpartisan
  • Clare Elizabeth McWilliams – Nonpartisan
  • Mary Lane Mikva – Nonpartisan
  • Patrick T. Murphy – Nonpartisan
  • Jim Ryan – Nonpartisan
  • Thaddeus L. Wilson – Nonpartisan
  • Daniel James Pierce – Nonpartisan
  • William H. Hooks – Nonpartisan
  • Thomas V. Lyons – Nonpartisan
  • Daniel Malone – Nonpartisan
  • Geary W. Kull – Nonpartisan
  • Steven James Bernstein – Nonpartisan
  • Bonita Coleman – Nonpartisan
  • Ann Finley Collins – Nonpartisan
  • Daniel J. Gallagher – Nonpartisan
  • Linzey D. Jones – Nonpartisan
  • Susan Kennedy Sullivan – Nonpartisan
  • Terry MacCarthy – Nonpartisan
  • Sandra Gisela Ramos – Nonpartisan
  • Daniel Patrick Duffy – Nonpartisan
  • Anna Maria Loftus – Nonpartisan
  • Aleksandra ‘Alex’ Gillespie – Nonpartisan
  • Eve Marie Reilly – Nonpartisan
  • Freddrenna M. Lyle – Nonpartisan
  • Jerry A. Esrig – Nonpartisan
  • Alison C. Conlon – Nonpartisan
  • Rossana P. Fernandez – Nonpartisan
  • William B. Sullivan – Nonpartisan
  • John Fitzgerald Lyke, Jr. – Nonpartisan
  • Carrie E. Hamilton – Nonpartisan
  • Patricia ‘Pat’ Spratt – Nonpartisan
  • James L. Allegretti – Nonpartisan
  • Eulalia ‘Evie’ De La Rosa – Nonpartisan
  • Carolyn J. Gallagher – Nonpartisan
  • Maureen O’Donoghue Hannon – Nonpartisan
  • D. Renee Jackson – Nonpartisan
  • Daryl Jones – Nonpartisan
  • Steven A. Kozicki – Nonpartisan
  • Matthew Link – Nonpartisan
  • Mary Kathleen McHugh – Nonpartisan
  • Leonard Murray – Nonpartisan
  • Brendan A. O’Brien – Nonpartisan
  • Kevin M. O’Donnell – Nonpartisan
  • Susana L. Ortiz – Nonpartisan
  • Jesse Outlaw – Nonpartisan
  • Patrick Joseph Powers – Nonpartisan
  • Marguerite Ann Quinn – Nonpartisan
  • Catherine Ann Schneider – Nonpartisan

Injustice Watch, a Chicago-based nonprofit news organization focused on issues of equity and justice in the courts, has compiled a “Check your Judges” guide where voters can view a judge’s past decisions, positive and negative ratings, notable reversals, and past controversies. The resource is available at injusticewatch.org.

Referenda Questions

Proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution

The proposed amendment would add a new section to the Bill of Rights Article of the Illinois Constitution that would guarantee workers the fundamental right to organize and to bargain collectively and to negotiate wages, hours, and working conditions, and to promote their economic welfare and safety at work. The new amendment would also prohibit from being passed any new law that interferes with, negates, or diminishes the right of employees to organize and bargain collectively over their wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment and workplace safety. At the general election to be held on November 8, 2022, you will be called upon to decide whether the proposed amendment should become part of the Illinois Constitution. For the proposed addition of Section 25 to Article I of the Illinois Constitution.

Forest preserve district, increase limiting rate

Shall the limiting rate under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law for the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Illinois, be increased by an additional amount equal to 0.025% above the limiting rate for levy year 2020 for the purposes of conserving and restoring land to good health, protecting the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams, providing natural flood water storage, protecting wildlife habitat, protecting forests to improve air quality, improving and maintaining existing forest preserves and trails of said District, and other lawful purposes of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, with public disclosure of expenditures, and be equal to 0.076% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein for levy year 2022? (1) The approximate amount of taxes extendable at the most recently extended limiting rate is $88,665,270 and the approximate amount of taxes extendable if the proposition is approved is $132,128,637. (2) For the 2022 levy year the approximate amount of the additional tax extendable against property containing a single-family residence and having a fair market value at the time of the referendum of $100,000 is estimated to be $8.06. (3) If the proposition is approved, the aggregate extension for 2022 will be determined by the limiting rate set forth in the proposition, rather than the otherwise applicable limiting rate calculated under the provisions of the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (commonly known as the Property Tax Cap Law).

Thornton Township, rename Wausau Avenue*

Should a portion of Wausau Avenue next to the Township Building be renamed to the Honorable Frank Zuccarelli Drive?

Thornton Township, Township holiday*

Shall October 29, Frank Zuccarelli?s birthday, be declared a Thornton Township holiday?

Thornton Township, Township logo*

Should the Thornton Township logo be changed to include more purple, in honor of Frank Zuccarelli?s work with the Gift of Hope?

*Only residents living in Thornton Township will receive these questions on their ballots. All Lansing residents living north of 186th Street are in Thornton Township. Those south of 186th are in Bloom Township.

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