Public invited to Candidate’s Night March 19

By on March 5, 2009

Sugar Grove Candidates Night will take place on Thursday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at 141 Main St. at the Community House in Sugar Grove.

Incumbent Village President Sean Michels is challenged by Perry Clark, former director of the Sugar Grove Economic Development Corporation.

There are three open village trustee positions. The five candidates are Robert E. Bohler, Rick Montalto, David Paluch, Thomas Renk and Joseph Wolf.

There are two open two-year library trustee positions. The three candidates are Christina Cella, Julie Wilson and William Wulff. There is one four-year term available. The two candidates are Sabrina Malano and Joan Roth.

There are three Kaneland School District Board open positions. The five candidates are Jonathan H. Berg, Kenneth L. Carter, Elmer Gramley, Cheryl Krauspe and Pedro Rivas.

There are three Sugar Grove Township Community House Board open positions. The four candidates are Lillie Adams, Dan Long, Stam Schumacher and Tim Wilson.

Each candidate in attendance will be introduced. Contested race candidates will provide a two-minute statement. Candidates for village president and village trustee will take part in a forum in which they will be asked a variety of questions.

Citizens may submit questions for the candidates in advance by sending an e-mail to Shari Baum, Executive Director, Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry at sbaum@


  1. Perry "PC" Clark

    March 10, 2009 at 6:18 AM

    I encourage all residents of Sugar Grove to attend this event. There are very important issues that face Sugar Grove in the next 24 months and being well informed about these issues are crucial when casting your vote. Plus you will have a chance to meet and network with other village residents and share your thoughts and concerns. The Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce and Industry has done an excellent job of facilitating this event in the past and I expect nothing less this year. Please bring your neighbors when coming to this event…

  2. Tim Wilson

    March 18, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    This should be a great oppertunity to question the people who will make decisions on our future. Its is easy to complain after the fact. Lets see what the canidates have to offer. I would also like to invite any canidates and residents to post questions and platforms on my community forum