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  • New Barrington trustees ready for their close-up May 1, 2013 5:25 AM
    After running uncontested races that gave them little opportunity to air their positions in public, Barrington Trustees-elect Pete Douglas and Sue Padula spoke with the Daily Herald on Tuesday about what motivated them to run for office and what they see as the critical decisions of the next four years.

  • Rosenberg retains seat in Arlington Hts. by 20 votes Apr 30, 2013 5:47 PM
    Trustee Bert Rosenberg has been re-elected to the Arlington Heights village board, beating Trustee Norm Breyer by 20 votes, according to official results certified Tuesday by the Cook County clerk's office. "I am disappointed with the results," said Breyer Tuesday, who said he'll decide in the next few days whether to ask for a recount. "I suppose it means they only love (Rosenberg) a drop more than me."

  • Island Lake trustee-elect denies making threats Apr 28, 2013 6:47 AM
    In the months after he was removed as Island Lake's interim police chief in 2010, Anthony Sciarrone was accused by three officers of earlier threatening violence against them or village officials, department records reveal. Now a trustee-elect who's set to take office May 9, Sciarrone downplayed the allegations in a conversation with the Daily Herald, saying the comments attributed to him were made without any intent to harm.

  • Wally Frasier outspent rivals in Mundelein’s mayoral race, financial reports show Apr 18, 2013 3:47 PM
    Mundelein mayoral candidate Wall Frasier vastly outraised his opponents in last week's race, state financial records show, but he still finished second.

  • Amrich’s team raised nearly $17,000 before big wins in Island Lake, records show Apr 12, 2013 3:32 PM
    Charles Amrich's successful campaign for mayor in Island Lake was well funded by supporters, newly released state disclosure records show. Amrich's slate collected nearly $17,000 in cash donations during the first quarter of 2013, nearly four times what incumbent Debbie Herrman's team reportedly raised.

  • Downtown, finances on to-do list for new mayor, trustees in Lake Zurich Apr 10, 2013 5:40 PM
    Finances and downtown redevelopment are expected to top the agenda for Lake Zurich village president-elect Tom Poynton and trustees when they officially take over next month. Fresh off his election night victory, Poynton said he plans to urge village officials to redefine strategies for the long-stalled downtown redevelopment. “People want more action,” he said. “They’re tired of inaction.”

  • Ruminski, Anastasio, Tigges come out on top in Wayne Apr 10, 2013 1:06 PM
    The five-way race for three 4-year trustee positions on the Wayne village board was exceedingly tight, but in the end a newcomer and two incumbents prevailed, according to unofficial results Wednesday.

  • Hayes won’t appoint losing candidate to village board Apr 11, 2013 5:25 PM
    Arlington Heights Mayor-elect Tom Hayes said Wednesday he will not appoint any losing candidate from Tuesday's election to his own unfinished term on the village board -- which rules out Ron Drake, Mark Hellner and either Bert Rosenberg or Norm Breyer, whoever loses the squeaker of a race for the last seat. "I think that’s a bad precedent to set because at that point the voters have spoken,” Hayes said.

  • Amrich wants to dump law firm, police chief in Island Lake Apr 11, 2013 11:11 AM
    Replacing Island Lake’s law firm and police chief are high on mayor-elect Charles Amrich’s to-do list. So is increasing communication avenues between village hall and the community, Amrich told the Daily Herald a day after his landslide win over incumbent Mayor Debbie Herrmann.

  • Amrich wants to dump law firm, police chief in Island Lake Apr 10, 2013 3:15 PM
    Replacing Island Lake’s law firm and police chief are high on mayor-elect Charles Amrich’s to-do list. So is increasing communication avenues between village hall and the community, Amrich told the Daily Herald a day after his landslide win over incumbent Mayor Debbie Herrmann.

  • Two challengers, one incumbent to take Fox River Grove board seats Apr 9, 2013 10:48 PM
    Voters in Fox River Grove gave trustee seats to Tom Anderson, Suzanne Blohm and Andrew Migdal in Tuesday's election.

  • Lentz, Abernathy, Kim, Semple win in Mundelein Apr 9, 2013 9:45 PM
    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.

  • Change of guard for mayor in Round Lake Apr 9, 2013 9:49 PM
    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.

  • Campton Hills voters oust trustee who supported Kiva plan Apr 9, 2013 10:13 PM
    A Campton Hills trustee who supported the Kiva center earlier this year was bounced from office Tuesday. According to unofficial results, incumbents Al Lenkaitis Jr. and Mike Millette tallied 658 and 651 votes. Newcomer Harry Blecker garnered 591 votes — twice the 295 votes for John Strauss.

  • Three incumbents leading in Algonquin Apr 9, 2013 9:46 PM
    Algonquin village board race

  • Incumbents leading in Vernon Hills trustee race Apr 9, 2013 9:19 PM
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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