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Mary Krueger seeks spot as Wheeling trustee

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Daily Herald report

Mary Krueger, an outspoken opponent of a proposed apartment building in Wheeling for people with mental disabilities, is running for village trustee.

Krueger's main issue is flooding in her neighborhood, which she attributes to previous developments in the area and is the primary reason for her opposition to the proposed PhilHaven development. She proposes a moratorium on the 3.2-acre site on Hintz road between Buffalo Grove and Schoenbeck roads until remedies to the flooding are found.

Krueger, an executive assistant at Underwriters Laboratory in Northbrook, expressed general support for actions of the current village board, and said after her experience with the PhilHaven issue she would like to "try it out on the other side of the fence and represent the whole village."

The house she has lived in most of her life was annexed into the village 10 years ago, but before that she considered herself an "unofficial" resident.

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