Slate of Fox Lake candidates to meet residents

FOX LAKE – The challenger to Fox Lake’s village president and his slate of candidates will be available for residents’ questions at a meet-and-greet Thursday.

Trustee Donny Schmit is running at the top of the Common Sense Party slate against incumbent Village President Ed Bender.

Bernice Konwent, Ron Stochl and Jeff Jensen are vying against three Focused on Fox Lake Party candidates and one independent for the three openings on the Village Board.

Niki Warden also is running on the slate for village clerk against incumbent Kimberly Mate.

The event will run from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Hello Folks, 78 E. Grand Ave. in Fox Lake. Admission is free and food is complimentary.

Raffles will serve as a fundraiser for the campaign.

Residents will likely have another chance to meet the candidates in early March, Schmit said.