Friday, May 17, 2013
The mayor recently said he'd like to speed up the process for business licenses, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz has made big promises to the community’s business owners, the Chicago Tribune reports. During a tour of several area businesses, he said he would streamline the licensing process for those hoping to open a business in town, the newspaper reports. It currently takes six to eight weeks to get a business license in Des Plaines, but Bogusz hopes to get that time frame down to just two weeks. He also said he’d like to create a “rapid response” for would-be business owners so they don’t have to wait so long for the city to take approve things.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz spoke about what he has learned from other city council members after being sworn into office on Monday.
Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz began his four-year term after being sworn in before a standing-room-only crowd at city hall on Monday. Bogusz thanked his family, friends and supporters, and spoke about some of what he learned working with other city council members. “We all are a collection, a combination of the experiences we’ve had and the lessons we’ve learned from each other,” Bogusz said. “And I’ve learned a lot from the people I’ve worked with.” Click on the video above to see Bogusz speak about learning from Des Plaines city council members. First Ward Alderman Patricia Haugeberg, Third Ward Alderman Denise Rodd, Fifth Ward Alderman James Brookman, Seventh Ward Alderman Joanna Sojka and City Clerk Gloria Ludwig were also sworn into …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten was appointed acting mayor of Des Plaines by city council on Monday.
Des Plaines aldermen appointed Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten acting Mayor of Des Plaines at a meeting on Monday. Walsten is the fourth city council member to fill the vacancy left by former mayor and now state Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) since January. Walsten will serve in the office until Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz is sworn in on May 6. City council voted 5-1 to appoint Walsten. Seventh Ward Alderman Dan Wilson voted “present,” Third Ward Alderman and Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz arrived several minutes after the vote was taken. Second Ward Alderman John Robinson voted against Walsten’s appointment. “I feel like I was left out of the picking of the next mayor, and I don’t feel it’s right to myself and my constituents,” Robinson said. …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Fourth Ward Alderman Dick Sayad has served as acting mayor since February. Des Plaines City Council is scheduled to consider appointing a new acting mayor on Monday.
Des Plaines may have another temporary mayor after tonight’s city council meeting, according to the public agenda. Consideration of selecting an acting mayor is planned to occur before the closed session portion of the meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday. Fourth Ward Alderman Dick Sayad has served as acting mayor since February 19. Prior to that, First Ward Alderman Patricia Haugeberg and Eighth Ward Alderman Michael Charewicz served as acting mayor to fill the vacancy left by Rep. Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines) when he resigned on Dec. 31. The Des Plaines Journal reported Sixth Ward Alderman and former mayoral candidate Mark Walsten may be appointed acting mayor by city council. A message left for Walsten was not immediately returned at publication…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Matt Bogusz, 26, garnered 54.98 percent of the votes, and is set to be the youngest mayor in Des Plaines' history.
In a meteoric rise in public office, Matt Bogusz was elected Mayor of Des Plaines, the youngest to serve in the role in the city’s history, on Tuesday. Bogusz, 26,surrounded by family and friends at a small Italian restaurant downtown, stood tall atop a chair, announced the latest voting results, and thanked his supporters. “There were a number of individuals on this team that contributed hours, days, months of their lives to helping us win,” Bogusz said. “So I was maybe the mascot at best on this team.” Bogusz began as an intern for Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook), worked on the Des Plaines Special Events Commission, on the Des Plaines Public Library board, and served as Third Ward Alderman from 2009 to 2013. Bogusz will be the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
With most precincts reporting, Des Plaines Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz thanked supporters at Via Roma restaurant on April 9.
Des Plaines Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz thanked his supporters at Via Roma restaurant, 686 Lee St. in Des Plaines, on Tuesday. He said some volunteers dedicated hours, weeks and months of their lives to making sure he won. Click on the video above to see what else Bogusz said. Related:
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Vote totals, up-to-date results and more election information.
Vote totals, up-to-date results and more election information. Des Plaines residents voted for a mayor, city clerk, aldermen and other public officials on Tuesday. We’ll update this page with current election results and other information about what’s happening. Like Des Plaines Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest on the election. Here are some previous stories on the election: The following election results are from the Cook County Clerk’s website. Updated at 1:22 a.m. on April 9: Mayor of Des Plaines: First Ward Alderman of Des Plaines: Third Ward Alderman of Des Plaines: Fifth Ward Alderman of Des Plaines: Seventh Ward Alderman of Des Plaines: Updates: We'll post election updates here, on …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Candidates running for office completed questionnaires about their backgrounds, plans if elected, and more on Patch.
Des Plaines residents will vote for six city officials including a new mayor on Tuesday, as well as new board members for Maine Township High School District 207’s Board of Education. Patch asked the candidates to complete questionnaires about their backgrounds, priorities and more. Click on their names below for more information, and stay tuned into Des Plaines Patch on election night for up-to-date results and more. In addition to Des Plaines city government and D-207 board members, Maine Township officials, Community Consolidated School District 62 board members and East Maine School District 63 board members will also be elected. For more information about those candidates, visit the Cook County Board of Elections’ website. Des …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Mayoral candidate Anthony “Tony” Arredia speaks about flooding in Des Plaines.
Des Plaines mayoral candidates Anthony “Tony” Arredia, Third Ward Alderman Matt Bogusz and Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten spoke to Des Plaines residents at a debate at city hall on March 21. In this video, Arredia speaks about flooding in Des Plaines. Click on the names below to see what the other two candidates said. Mayoral Candidates Speak about Flooding in Des Plaines: Des Plaines Mayoral Election Questionnaires: For more stories, pictures, information and conversation, like Des Plaines Patch on Facebook.
Mayoral candidate Matt Bogusz speaks about flooding in Des Plaines.
Des Plaines mayoral candidates Anthony “Tony” Arredia, Third Ward Alderman Matt Bogusz and Sixth Ward Alderman Mark Walsten spoke to Des Plaines residents at a debate at city hall on March 21 . In this video, Bogusz speaks about flooding in Des Plaines. Click on the names below to see what the other two candidates said. Mayoral Candidates Speak about Flooding in Des Plaines: Des Plaines Mayoral Election Questionnaires: For more stories, pictures, information and conversation, like Des Plaines Patch on Facebook.