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North Aurora losing 2 executives

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  • North Aurora Village Administrator Wes Kornowske is leaving at the end of August for a job in Wisconsin.

      North Aurora Village Administrator Wes Kornowske is leaving at the end of August for a job in Wisconsin.


North Aurora is losing two senior staffers at the end of the month.

Village administrator Wes Kornowske is leaving, effective Aug. 27, for a private-sector job. He is moving back to his hometown of Green Bay, Wis., to work as director of operations for a trucking company.

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Kornowske has worked for the village since 2007; before that, he served a two-year internship, while completing his master's degree at Northern Illinois University. From May 2009 to May 2011, the village did not have an administrator, as the village board fired the administrator, at President Dale Berman's request, the night Berman was sworn in. Berman took on some of the administrator's duties, while Kornowske assisted. In May 2011, Kornowske was named administrator.

In the case of community development director Scott Buening, the village's loss is Batavia's gain. He was hired this week as the city's community development director.

Buening will join the Batavia staff Aug. 27. He replaces Jerry Swanson, who retired at the end of July after seven years with Batavia. Buening will be paid $111,244 a year.

Buening has worked for North Aurora since January 2008. Before that, he worked for Sugar Grove, and before that, Palatine.

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