The spring election season is here with contested races in some village government and school board races. Election Day is April 4 and early voting starts in just five weeks.

Wednesday Journal is gearing up for the election with candidate profiles underway, a digital candidate guide underway, questionnaires out to all the candidates, an extensive Voter Guide being prepped for print on March 15 and, we’re glad to say, the return of in-person candidate forums as COVID eases.

The Journal will sponsor two forums in Oak Park and River Forest. One will be for candidates running for the Oak Park and River Forest High School board. The other will be for candidates running for the Oak Park Village Board.

Here are the details:


Four candidates for three seats
Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
Dominican University, 7900 W. Division St., River Forest
Martin Recital Hall
Moderated by Charlie Meyerson of Chicago Public Square

Oak Park Village Board

Five candidates for three seats
Date/Time/Location TBA
Moderated by Doris Davenport of “The Doris Davenport Show” on WPNA

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