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posted: 3/12/2013 5:00 AM

Endorsement: O'Connell, Wesseler, Janowiak for Bensenville board

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Four years ago, Bensenville was in financial disarray after its long battle against O'Hare expansion, its image was that of a dying community and political strife seemed to be everywhere. The community still faces its share of challenges, but its financial house appears to be in much better order and its image is on the upswing. Differences remain, as evidenced by the six candidates seeking three village board seats, but Bensenville appears headed in the right direction and this is not the time to get sidetracked by political squabbles. The two village board incumbents seeking re-election, Martin O'Connell and Henry Wesseler, have played key roles in bringing the budget under control, improving previously strained relations with other government bodies and generally steering the community toward a resurgence and should be returned to office. The third member of their team, Susan Janowiak, has done a solid job as village clerk and deserves the chance to show what she can do on the village board. The others seeking village board seats in Bensenville are Frank De Simone, Rayleen Panicola and John Tornabene.

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