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updated: 1/27/2011 10:50 AM

Donovan: Political season heating up in Prospect Hts.

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It promises to be a hot political season in Prospect Heights.

Numerous ballot objections resulted in a mayoral candidate and a veteran alderman being removed, and court challenges still are possible.

Kurt U. Giehler, who filed as a mayoral candidate along with Mayor Dolores "Dolly" Vole and Nicholas "Nick" Helmer, said he will sue to get back on the ballot. The city election board ruled he did not have enough valid voters' signatures.

Alderman Gerald Anderson is considering either a lawsuit or a write-in run for re-election after being dismissed from the ballot for failing to number his petition sheets.

Anderson was once elected mayor in a write-in campaign, only to have that overturned in court.

In the meantime, charges and countercharges fly during city council meetings over such issues as layoffs in the police department and the management of Chicago Executive Airport, which the city co-owns with Wheeling.