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  • Daniel MacGillis

    Change of guard for mayor in Round Lake Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Newcomer Dan MacGillis toppled incumbent Round Lake Mayor Jim Dietz and his Citizens First slate swept three trustee seats and the clerk's position in a campaign that featured switched allegiances.

     
  • Paul Mulcahy

    Trustee to become Lake in the Hills mayor Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake in the Hills Trustee Paul Mulcahy will give up his seat to become the next mayor. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Mulcahy had 862 votes to challenger Bill Dustin’s 398, according to unofficial results. In the race for three trustee seats, incumbents Stephen Harlfinger, Robert Huckins and Denise Barreto breezed to re-election.

     
  • Kevin Wallace

    Wallace, 3 new trustees claim Bartlett board seatsApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    There will be four new faces on the Bartlett village board, including three trustees who are new to politics and a village president who won by a landslide. With all 31 precincts reporting — 10 in Cook County and 21 in DuPage County — Kevin Wallace received 3,873 votes to grab the 4-year village president term.

     
  • Billie D. Roth

    Roth wins another term in Streamwood Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Streamwood Village President Billie Roth claimed victory over longtime Trustee Jim Cecille in her re-election bid Tuesday night. Incumbent trustees Michael Baumer, William Carlson and William Harper also appeared win re-election, beating challenger Khaja Moinuddin, a member of the village’s zoning board of appeals. “I’m very grateful to the people of Streamwood,” Roth said. “I think people are very happy with the way the village is being run.”

     
  • Thom Koch Jr.

    Incumbents leading in Vernon Hills trustee raceApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Voters in Vernon Hills are opting for experience, re-electing three incumbent trustees who already have more than a half century of combined tenure on the village board.

     
  • Island Lake mayor-elect Charles Amrich gets a hug from supporter Debra Jenkins Tuesday night at his victory party at Sideouts.

    Amrich, allies win convincingly in Island LakeApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Island Lake voters grabbed their brooms Tuesday and swept Mayor Debbie Herrmann out of office. Herrmann, who has been regularly — and often angrily — criticized by some residents and trustees over the past four years, lost to former Mayor Charles Amrich. His allies, Mark Beeson, Keith Johns and Tony Sciarrone, won trustee seats.

     
  •  Barrington Hills Village President-elect Martin McLaughlin celebrates at his election night party with running mate Colleen Konicek Hannigan, who was elected trustee Tuesday night. McLaughlin defeated two-term Village President Robert Abboud.

    McLaughlin unseats Abboud in Barrington HillsApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Two-term Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud conceded defeat to challenger Martin McLaughlin Tuesday night. “I think the village is going to have a new village president,” Abboud said. “I think the electorate was looking for some change and I’m sure Mr. McLaughlin will bring it.” McLaughlin said he was pleased his first foray into politics had proved such a clean affair on both sides.

     
  • Michael Lowery

    Voters tap experience for North Aurora board Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    North Aurora voters on Tuesday opted to go with experience for the village board, selecting two incumbents and one newcomer to fill three open seats. According to unofficial results, Trustee Mark Gaffino finished tops with 633 votes. Newcomer Michael Lowrey and Trustee Christopher Faber garnered 563 and 532 votes, respectively, to capture the two other trustee seats.

     
  • Ronda Goldman

    Newcomer Goldman leads pack for Huntley village board Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Community activist Ronda Goldman led the field for Huntley village board, joining incumbent John Piwko and plan commission member JR Westberg in the three open board seats.

     
  • Raymond LaMarca

    Wiedmeyer ahead by one vote in Pingree Grove Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Pingree Grove residents will have to wait a little longer to know in a tight village board race. Incumbent village board member Steve Wiedmeyer appears to have edged out challenger Lon Czarnecki, 45, by an unofficial count of 123-122. Czarnecki told the Daily Herald he does not intend on conceding the election and he said he will look into what it takes to get a recount.

     
  • Steve Lentz

    Lentz, Abernathy, Kim, Semple win in Mundelein Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    After four years as a Mundelein trustee, Steve Lentz will move to the mayor’s chair. Lentz defeated rivals Wally Frasier and Robin Meier on Tuesday for the post. Dawn Abernathy, Holly Kim and Ray Semple won trustee seats.

     
  • Ryan Weihofen

    Weihofen returns as Lakemoor mayor; Lonigro, Aguilar, McIntyre, win as trusteesApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Ryan “Todd” Weihofen gets four more years on the Lakemoor village board, according to unofficial results Tuesday. With combined ballots from Lake County and McHenry County precincts, Weihofen garnered 323 votes to outdistance political newcomer Tina Asmus with 74 votes. In the race for three trustee seats incumbent Phil Lonigro, newcomer Alexis Aguilar and incumbent Colin McIntyre were elected.

     
  • Gayle Vandenbergh

    Two newcomers elected to Hoffman Estates village board Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    A pair of newcomers will join an incumbent on the next Hoffman Estates village board. According to unofficial totals, longtime trustee Karen Mills will take on a sixth term after taking in 2,782 votes. Newcomers Michael Gaeta and Gayle Vandenbergh came in second and third in the race for three seats, with 2,520 votes and 2,387 votes, respectively.

     
  • Frank Bart

    Newcomer Bart unseats Knigge for Wauconda mayor Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Challenger Frank Bart, making his first bid for public office, defeated Wauconda Mayor Mark Knigge in a tight race Tuesday. Unofficial results showed Bart, a consultant and Army Reserve officer, leading Knigge 887-856, with ballots in all 11 precincts counted.

     
  • Donny Schmit

    Schmit ousts Bender in Fox Lake Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Trustee Donald “Donny” Schmit upended incumbent Ed Bender for Fox Lake mayor, unofficial vote totals show. With ballots in all 13 precincts counted, Schmit defeated Bender 1,099 to 610 votes. Jeff Jensen, Ron Stochl and Bernice Kowent won trustee seats.

     
  • Steven Polit

    Incumbents win new terms on Mt. Prospect boardApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect voters gave their tacit endorsement Tuesday to the work their local government is doing, re-electing three incumbents to the village board. With 34 of 34 precincts reporting, trustees John Matuszak, Steven Polit and Michael Zadel were the top vote-getters in Tuesday’s consolidated election, earning 2,128, 1,868 and 1,630 votes, respectively, according to unofficial totals.

     
  • Races abound at all levels of government that actually may affect our lives the most.

    464 candidates who could run the Northwest suburbs Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    What’s at stake today in the Northwest suburbs? In all, 464 candidates competing, or not, for 369 seats in local government. “If you are looking at the quality of your life, local elections are more important than state elections and even national elections,” said Paul Green, director of the Institute of Politics at Roosevelt University.

     
  • Kevin Rehberg

    Carpentersville returns two incumbents, accepts a newcomerApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Carpentersville voters returned two incumbents to office as well as a political newcomer who said she was running because she wanted to be part of what was going on in the village. With all precincts reporting, Trustee Pat Schultz won a second term with 356 votes. Trustee Kevin Rehberg, who was appointed to the board last fall, also won a seat with 356 votes, as did political newcomer Virginia “Ginger” Stephens, who had 312 votes.

     
  •  Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels, with his wife, Val, thanks his supporters Tuesday night at the Open Range Southwest Grill in Sugar Grove.

    Michels re-elected Sugar Grove president Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Sugar Grove voters gave Sean Michels another four years as village president on Tuesday, choosing him over Trustee Kevin Geary. Meanwhile, incumbent Trustees Robert Bohler and Rick Montalto were re-elected, and joining them on the board will be Sean Herron.

     
  • Lael Miller

    Bartels out as president in East Dundee Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    It’s the end of an era in East Dundee politics. Village President Jerald Bartels lost to Trustee Lael Miller by 19 votes, according to unofficial results.

     
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