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Did Marks Try To "Circumvent" Ballot Process?

Former village president Eugene Marks is trying to earn a sport in Northbrook's April election in an unusual way.

Former village president Eugene Marks might not appear on Northbrook's April 9 ballot after all. 

Marks did not submit the necessary petition to appear on the April ballot, so he tried to maneuver the county clerk to conduct a primary election in Northbrook on Feb. 26 so he can earn a place on the ballot by getting votes, according to the Northbrook Star.

“It seems that while our office is very supportive of ballot access and giving candidates opportunities to be on the ballot, there is a filing process in place that Marks attempted to circumvent,” Cook County clerk spokesperson Courtney Greve told the Northbrook Star

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Steve Huberty February 20, 2013 at 06:47 PM
The more of this dribble that I read, the more I think that Frank Lopez is really Gene Marks afraid of using his real name for fear he will get trampled even more. If not, maybe someone should tell Gene to read this forum. I am sure that it would tell him that he is only going to get one vote. That vote would be from Frank Lopez. That is of course, assuming that Frank Lopez lives in Northbrook and not Mundelein, where he secretly hopes for a Dollar Tree store to open.
Marc Lonoff February 21, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Nonsense!
D February 21, 2013 at 05:16 AM
..... that's funny Steve, you're probably right..... :)
Silvio Dante February 21, 2013 at 05:31 AM
That is hilarious. For all we know Steve Huberty is Sandy Frum. Why is it so hard to believe that people can disagree on such issues. I think we have had a lively debate. It seems like there are only 10 people on here who post regularly. I hope we cannot come to the conclusion that only 10 people out of 38,000 residents care enough to share their opinions. Even if others find strong disagreements. The bottom line that should worry us all is the fact that no one seems to really care anymore in general. People have pretty much lost faith in their leaders. Past and present. Perhaps it is just the environment we live in. If all we can get is 10 people to banter and argue back and forth, that is not an illustration of an involved community. Even if all people can add is their opinions on here I find it better for the town. I just have always believed that elections should be contested and all leaders shoudl defend their records. I think it is a waste of money to have an election with no choice or contested races. Again, I think that goes back to the fact that most residents do ont care. And, I think most residents are unhappy. That is my opinion and we know everyone in this town has an opinion. Heck, we know that for sure. Now, I will give everyone a moment to call me an idiot because I said NBK has 38,000 residents and that number could be incorrect. I am too tired to google it. lol
Dr. Dave Simone February 22, 2013 at 06:18 PM
Drive for 35 ,000 came up just short. Why not a Republican primary. According to 2009, Candidate Marks needs all of the Republican Damisch voters and 15% of Frum voters to win. Township elections are the contested races you seek. It is simple....do you believe the Township should tax more to expand for new social services while it is in need of more money to provide its essential current services? The reason for the Northbrook Caucus, as any of the five I have done, is to reasonably grill all applicants. Contentious candidates can stack the public meeting. But passing motions , well...lends to another pro/con discussion.

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