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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Suess easy winner in Wheaton’s North District Apr 9, 2013 11:47 PM
    The incumbent in Wheaton’s only contested race for a seat on the city council handily won re-election Tuesday. According to final unofficial totals, Phil Suess garnered 884 votes to defeat a field of three challengers. J.T. Del Alcazar finished second with 587 votes, followed by Ted Rodgers with 434 and Alberta Adamson with 325.

  • Voters tap experience for North Aurora board Apr 9, 2013 11:46 PM
    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.

  • Newcomer is tops, but two Elburn trustees also retain seats Apr 9, 2013 11:47 PM
    Elburn's Patricia Schuberg finished with 240 votes, topping a field of four people seeking three trustee seats. Incumbents Jeff Walter and Ken Anderson Jr. also won re-election with 237 and 203 votes, respectively, according to unofficial results.

  • Michels re-elected Sugar Grove president Apr 9, 2013 11:39 PM
    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.

  • Three win narrow victories on Hampshire board of trustees Apr 9, 2013 11:39 PM
    In an unofficial tally during Tuesday night elections, Martin F. Ebert, Michael John Reid, Jr. and George E. Brust won four-year terms on the Hampshire Board of Trustees. Incumbents Brust and Ebert have served on the board since 2005.

  • Newcomer Goldman leads pack for Huntley village board Apr 9, 2013 11:48 PM
    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.

  • St. Charles voters return two former aldermen in close contests Apr 9, 2013 11:33 PM
    St. Charles voters returned a pair of former alderman and trio of incumbents back to the city council Tuesday in a series of mostly close races, some of them rematches of tight races from prior elections.

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