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posted: 4/5/2013 5:00 AM

Hoffman truly fortunate to have McLeod

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I've known Bill McLeod for more than 30 years. In 1983, against all odds, both Bill and I ran as independents against entrenched political machines. My margin of victory was 83 votes, his was 50. I often remind him that my "mandate" was 60 percent greater than his.

Both Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg have come a long way since then. And I've witnessed Bill McLeod shape and hone his community to prominence among the Northwest suburbs. So much so that the Northwest Municipal Conference, a council of 53 local governments, selected Bill as their president.

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Bill's unwavering diligence and his deep love of Hoffman Estates shines through everything he does. His vision for the future of Hoffman Estates as a corporate center, while being a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family is what I saw in him when we first met, so many years ago.

So on Tuesday, April 9, take the time to re-elect Mayor Bill McLeod. A respected municipal leader, a wonderful neighbor, and a true friend.

Mayor Al Larson

Village of Schaumburg

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