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updated: 3/21/2012 12:20 AM

Peschke won't be re-elected to McHenry County Board District 5

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  • Michael Skala

      Michael Skala

  • John Jung Jr.

      John Jung Jr.

  • Tina Hill

      Tina Hill

  • Mike Rein

      Mike Rein

 
 

After 18 years on the McHenry County Board, District 5 board member Virginia Peschke lost her chance for re-election on Tuesday night.

With unofficial vote tallies, the top-vote getter in the GOP primary was Michael Skala, 40, of Huntley, who owns a design engineering and hardware distribution company and serves as board president for Huntley Unit District 158. Skala got 22.9 percent of votes.

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Board member John Jung Jr., 63, of Woodstock, who owns a small business, got 21.31 percent of votes. He served from 1994 to 2008, and was re-elected in 2010. Board member Tina Hill, 52, of Woodstock, who first was elected in 2002, got 20.41 percent of votes; Michael Rein, 47, of Woodstock, a chiropractor and former U.S. Marine, got 17.86 percent of votes. There are four seats in each county board district

Peschke, 74, of Bull Valley, who served from 1990 to 1994 and was re-elected in 1996, is an executive director for a consumer credit counseling agency. Peschke said she wasn't surprised by her loss. "Because of my husband being sick, I didn't put up signs, I didn't spend money," said Peschke, whose husband died in November.

Democrat Paula Yensen, a current board member, and Green Party candidate Frank Wedig, also will run in the general election in November.

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