'Fake news' issue surfaces in Naperville Township
Mirroring the national debate over fake news, a dispute over the issue of claims about tax reduction surfaced at the center of the primary races for Naperville Township supervisor and trustees.
With more than a dozen GOP candidates vying for eight open seats in the primary, the competitors took to social media in their attempts to sway voters.
One of the Republican trustee candidates, Paul Stantucci, used a recent Facebook post to call out candidate for supervisor Rachel Ossyra for alleged “unfactual” claims.
According to the post, “The Straight Talk team (led by Ossyra) has been telling the public that Naperville Township will see a tax increase with the consolidation of the two road districts.” Stantucci wrote.
An article in the Daily Herald said the proposal Stantucci referred to would allow Naperville to oversee maintenance of several miles of unincorporated roads, a measure polling shows has significant voter backing if the move would cut taxes.
Santucci, an Aurora resident and real estate broker, is a 10-year incumbent on the town council and a local GOP operative. He lauded fellow GOP candidate Walter Reilly as a candidate “who will help to bring honest government” back to the town.