Three of the four candidates running for Long Grove village board generally share a vision for the town's future that squares with the directions the current board has pursued -- strong interest and support for downtown development and a likely referendum to seek a sunsetted, first-ever property tax to address serious roadwork needs. It's a reasonable vision, and all three candidates -- John Marshall, Lori Lyman and George Yaeger -- are experienced, knowledgeable, articulate and dedicated to the community. But the decision for voters is not as easy as it may look. Christopher Borawski, a park board member and former village trustee and planning commissioner, enters the fray with an easy manner, equal dedication and experience and a hold-on-a-minute skepticism that deserves serious attention. Ultimately, we're confident that Borawski could be just as effective a cautionary voice from outside the board as from inside, and we're impressed by the credentials and open-minded confidence of Marshall, the lone incumbent, Lyman, a former Stevenson High School trustee with an architectural design background, and Yaeger, a former homeowners association president who has been attending village board meetings for two years. They get our endorsement, though we hope Borawski's voice remains a factor in board decisions.
Endorsements: Lyman, Marshall, Yaeger for Long Grove board
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