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  • Breyer, Rosenberg fighting it out for final Arlington Hts. board seat Apr 10, 2013 1:39 AM
    Twenty-two votes are all that separate Bert Rosenberg and Norman Breyer for the last seat on the Arlington Heights Village Board, and it could take weeks to know who the winner will be. Tom Glasgow, Jim Tinaglia and Joe Farwell were elected to the board fairly easily Tuesday night, but the final seat remains in limbo.

  • No board turnover in Volo Apr 9, 2013 11:08 PM
    Three members of the Volo village board kept their seats Tuesday night. Bruce Buschick, a 58 year-old business manager, Carol Porter, a Realtor who refused to release her age, and Stephen Henley, a 63-year-old banker, won the three contested seats.

  • Barconi leads in South Elgin Apr 9, 2013 11:48 PM
    Two newcomers were elected and one incumbent was unseated in South Elgin, according to unofficial vote tallies Tuesday night. Newcomer Jennifer Barconi led the race for seats on the South Elgin village board with 544 votes and all precincts reporting in Kane County, followed by newcomer Robert Sauceda with 508 votes and incumbent John Sweet with 502 in the race for three open seats.

  • Two newcomers elected to Hoffman Estates village board Apr 10, 2013 12:08 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.

  • Lucassen wins Round Lake Park mayor seat Apr 9, 2013 11:16 PM
    Linda M. Lucassen defeated challenger Kathleen B. Pender for Round Lake Park mayor, unofficial election results show. Robert P. Cerretti, Donna G. Wagner and Raeann McCarty-Robles won village trustee seats.

  • Roth wins another term in Streamwood Apr 9, 2013 10:59 PM
    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.”

  • Loffredo, incumbents return in Lake Villa Apr 9, 2013 11:20 PM
    Voters in Lake Villa on Tuesday gave the current village leadership another four years, electing incumbents for mayor and three trustee spots. With all nine precincts reporting, unofficial totals showed longtime incumbent Mayor Frank Loffredo easily defeating challenger Mona Mustafa 584 to 238 votes.

  • Incumbents declare victory in Buffalo Grove Apr 9, 2013 10:50 PM
    The ultimate result of the race for Buffalo Grove village board will depend on how many votes write-in candidate Jeffrey Battinus received, and that number was unclear Tuesday night as those votes won’t be reported for a few days. But each of the three incumbents said in interviews they were confident they had won.

  • Argiris wins in Wheeling Apr 10, 2013 12:15 AM
    Wheeling elected a new village president Tuesday, choosing Dean Argiris over the incumbent Judy Abruscato and Patrick Horcher, a former member of the village board. With all precincts reporting unofficial results, Argiris had 1,050 votes, Horcher 778 votes and Abruscato 676.

  • Gilliam concedes seat on Elgin City Council Apr 10, 2013 12:01 AM
    Forty-year incumbent Robert Gilliam was most likely ousted from the Elgin City Council, according to unofficial vote results late Tuesday night. Gilliam, 67, a retired educator who was first elected in 1973, trailed incumbent Richard Dunne by 62 votes for the fourth and final seat with all precincts reporting in Kane County and 11 of 13 precincts reporting in Cook County. Gilliam’s campaign manager, Traci Ellis, said Gilliam conceded the race.

  • Hanson clinches re-election as Antioch mayor, says he’ll watch the budget Apr 9, 2013 9:53 PM
    Antioch Mayor Larry Hanson trumped challenger Mary Gaborek by a vote of 1,166 to 873 to win re-election, unofficial results showed. Winning three village board seats are incumbent trustees Scott Pierce and Ted Poulos and newcomer Jerry Johnson.

  • Amrich, allies win convincingly in Island Lake Apr 10, 2013 2:53 PM
    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.

  • Kovarik back for third term as Gurnee mayor Apr 10, 2013 2:55 PM
    Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik will return for a third term, defeating Trustee Kirk Morris in Tuesday’s election. With all 30 precincts counted, unofficial results show Kovarik with 2,033 votes to Morris’ 1,216. “It’s my biggest margin ever,” an ecstatic Kovarik said after the final results.

  • Wallace, 3 new trustees claim Bartlett board seats Apr 10, 2013 12:37 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.

  • Newcomer Bart unseats Knigge for Wauconda mayor Apr 10, 2013 10:38 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.

  • Schmit ousts Bender in Fox Lake Apr 10, 2013 12:29 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.

  • Incumbents win new terms on Mt. Prospect board Apr 10, 2013 12:56 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.

  • 464 candidates who could run the Northwest suburbs Apr 9, 2013 5:30 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.

  • McLaughlin unseats Abboud in Barrington Hills Apr 9, 2013 11:50 PM
    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.

  • Carpentersville returns two incumbents, accepts a newcomer Apr 9, 2013 11:57 PM
    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.

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