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Objections Filed against First Party of Bolingbrook and Hearing Scheduled for January 3rd, 2019

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Please take notice that the municipal officers electoral board for the Village of Bolingbrook (“Board”), for the hearing and passing upon of Objections to the Nomination Papers of the First Party for Bolingbrook, as a new political party in the Village of Bolingbrook, Counties of Will and DuPage, State of Illinois, and its candidates, Mary Sabri Alexander-Basta as a candidate for Village Trustee, Sheldon L. Watts as a candidate for Village Trustee, and Michael J. Carpanzano as a candidate for Village Trustee, will hold a meeting of the Board, which is required by law to meet and pass upon objections to nomination papers of candidates in the Village of Bolingbrook to be voted for at the Consolidated Election to be held on April 2, 2019.

The Board shall meet on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the Village Board Room, Village of Bolingbrook, located at 375 W. Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, Illinois, 60440, for the purpose of hearing and passing upon Objections to the Nomination Papers of of the First Party for Bolingbrook, as a new political party in the Village of Bolingbrook, Counties of Will and DuPage, State of Illinois, and its candidates, Mary Sabri Alexander-Basta as a candidate for Village Trustee, Sheldon L. Watts as a candidate for Village Trustee, and Michael J. Carpanzano as a candidate for Village Trustee, for the April 2, 2019, Consolidate Election.

AGENDA

1. Call to Order
2. Introduction of the Board
3. Roll Call
4. Adoption of Rules of Procedure
5. Proceedings on Objections, Porter v. First Party for Bolingbrook, et al., 2019-CPMOEB-01 and Proceedings on Objections, Oliver v. First Party for Bolingbrook, et al., 2019-CPMOEB-02
6. Recess to another date specified

Above statement was shared from: bolingbrook.com

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Candidate Maripat Oliver Files Objections Against First Party for Bolingbrook Candidates

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On December 24th, 2018 petition objections were filed against the First Party for Bolingbrook candidates Sheldon Watts, Mary Sabri Alexander Basta and Michael Carpanzano  for the consolidated municipal elections to be held on April 2, 2019. Maripat Oliver a candidate for Village Trustee and respected military veteran Mr. Cory Porter, filed separate objections against the First Party for Bolingbrook candidates. A hearing date to review the objections has been set for Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the Village Board Room at the Village of Bolingbrook. The following press release was issued by Maripat Oliver, who is a candidate for the Bolingbrook First Party.

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On December 24th, I filed an objection against Michael Carpanzano, Mary Sabri Alexander Basta and Sheldon Watts for failing to file their petitions within the allowed nomination time period, November 19-23. Instead those candidates have now intentionally attempted to confuse the voters by filing a purposely similar name to the established Bolingbrook First Parties name. 

According to the Candidates Handbook (section C, Paragraph 4 on page 4) no party can take even part of an established parties name. Nor according to established case law can any new party have more than five similar words as an established party. (see Norman v. Reed (1992) 502 U.S. 279, 112 S. Ct. 698 in the US Supreme Court and Reed v. Kusper (1992) 154 III.2d 77, 607 N. E. 2d 1198, 180 III.Dec.685 in the Illinois Supreme Court. (10 ILCS 5/10, 10-5(2))

While history proves that Sheldon Watts and other members had run previously as Bolingbrook First Party candidates. It is my belief that Michael Carpanzano, Mary Sabri Alexander Basta and Sheldon Watts had intentionally attempted to inappropriately and in violation of the State of Illinois Candidate’s Guide and Election rules attempted to prevent a primary challenge and run unopposed. It is my belief this is why they had deliberately missed the filing period to run and created a similar party name

Do we really want candidates running for the Village of Bolingbrook who will play fast and loose with election laws. Shouldn’t we expect candidates to have more integrity in how they present themselves. A candidate should be held accountable to the citizens and also the rule of law. They need to do the right thing and step down from this election.

I, Maripat Oliver, am running as a candidate for Trustee as a member of the Bolingbrook First Party. I will be asking for your vote and I assure you I will be running my campaign with integrity. 

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Mayor Roger Inaugurates Bolingbrook Road In Sialkot

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By Fahad Shabbir

Mayor of Bolingbrook-USA, Roger C Claar inaugurated a road in the city which was named after Bolingbrook Road.

Sialkot Mayor, Ch Tauheed Akhtar, President SialkotChamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) Khawaja Masud Akhtar, SCCI SVP Waqas Akram Awan and VO Aamir Hameed Bhatti were also present.

In 2017, the local governments had declared official status of ‘Sister Cities’ for Sialkot and Bolingbrook.

On this occasion, he said that the status of ‘sister cities’ would help a lot to promote social and industrial activities besides establishing strong business-to-business and people-to-people contacts between Sialkot and Bolingbrook.

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After DUI conviction, Bolingbrook trustee (Michael Lawler) gets supervision, community service order

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Bolingbrook Village Trustee Michael Lawler says he has begun serving 100 hours of community service that was part of his sentencing following a guilty plea to drunken driving charges.

Lawler, 60, who was charged in December, pleaded guilty to one count of DUI last month. He was given 12 months of court supervision and ordered to do the community service and pay a $1,500 fine, according to Will County court records.

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