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Darlene Yoder ran for the D100 school board in 2015 and lost. She would be a good person to have on the school board. I think she has been involved in the referendum campaign as well as has attended most of the school board meetings over the last 2 years.
I also know Julia McAleer-Forte has been heavily involved in the district and in the referendum campaign.
Both Julia and Darlene support the passage of the referendum.
I believe Julia and Darlene are running as a team - at least they are sharing the same Facebook page for their campaign.
I know Deanna as well and she has been heavily involved in both D100 and D201. Deanna was supported by Lovero in 2013 in her first run.
I do not know much about the other two D100 candidates. It was posted on Facebook that they were recruited by D100 school board member Jennifer Mitchell Brendel, who was a big DCOB supporter in the primary and who received in-kind contributions in her 2015 run for the school board from a dummy corporation set up by Michael DelGaldo, who is the school board's lawyer.
As for the Berwyn Park District race, I do not know much about the two candidates, although it seems like a lot of independents are supporting Brian Brock.
In the 6th ward race, it is a battle between the DCOB (Alicia Ruiz) and Berwyn United (Erika Rosado) as a write-in candidate.
All of the other races are uncontested unless Al Kveton gets on the ballot for Township Assessor
For school board, I am voting for Darlene Yoder, Julia McAleer-Forte and Deanna Durica.
For park district, I am voting for Brian Brock.
If Al Kveton gets on the ballot for Township Assessor, I am voting for him.
And, I am voting yes on the D100 referendum to increase the tax rate. For most Berwyn residents, the cost will be between $150 to $225 per year and the additional $2.2 million it will bring in is needed to make up for the $1.5 million to $2.5 million that the district has lost in the last 4 years due to the financial problems in Springfield.