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  • 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.

  • Naperville incumbents roll to council wins Apr 10, 2013 12:07 AM
    All three Naperville City Council incumbents seeking re-election rolled to victories Tuesday night, with a former Naperville Township trustee capturing the fourth available seat. According to unofficial numbers with all precincts reporting, incumbent Paul Hinterlong led all 11 council candidates with 7,727 votes. Incumbents Judith Brodhead, with 6,973 votes, and Doug Krause, with 6,789 were second and third and newcomer Dave Wentz came in fourth with 4,386.

  • Poynton leads big changes on Lake Zurich board Apr 9, 2013 11:49 PM
    Lake Zurich voters Tuesday decided it was time for a new village president as part of other changes on the village board that signal a refreshed direction on the town’s biggest issue — the stalled downtown redevelopment. Village Trustee Tom Poynton soundly defeated incumbent Village President Suzanne Branding and political newcomer Mary Black. Four trustee seats also were decided.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • State’s attorney investigating robocall targeting Island Lake candidate Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM
    The Lake County State's Attorney's office is investigating a robocall made Saturday to Island Lake residents about mayoral candidate Charles Amrich. The recording, from a man claiming to be an Island Lake police officer, has been disavowed by all four candidates running for election with Island Lake Mayor Debbie Herrmann — Amrich's opponent in Tuesday's election.

  • Buffalo Grove trustee candidates want development push Apr 5, 2013 12:27 PM
    The recent proposal for a downtown on the current Village of Buffalo Grove municipal campus has brought attention to the issue of economic development. One candidate opposes the downtown plan, while the others have concerns about it. All the candidates agree more needs to be done to improve the business climate, but have differing ideas on what.

  • Gurnee trustee candidates list their top issues Apr 5, 2013 10:54 AM
    Gurnee's trustee candidates have different opinions on what they see as the top issues in town, ranging from keeping residents safe to fiscal responsibility. Four candidate are competing for three, 4-year village board seats up in Tuesday's election. In the race are Trustee Jeanne Balmes, Don Wilson, Thomas Hood and Terry Waddell-Moenter.

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