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  • Island Lake activists still targeting Amrich May 3, 2013 5:33 PM
    The activists who tried to get Charles Amrich knocked of the ballot in Island Lake are taking their case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

     
  • Frank Bart takes over as Wauconda’s new mayor May 7, 2013 8:58 PM
    The Frank Bart era has begun in Wauconda. Bart, who defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Knigge by a mere 33 votes last month, took the oath of office during Tuesday night's village board meeting.

     
  • Hayes doesn’t have a mandate to govern Apr 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: A reality check is in order," writes Keith Moens of Arlington Hts. "Mr. (Tom) Hayes won the election with about 10 percent of all registered voters. Therefore, 90 percent of registered voters either did not vote or voted against Mr. Hayes."

     
  • Elections should be won by majorities Apr 22, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Raymond Koltys thinks elections, like the just-finished one for Arlington Hts. village president, should be decided by a majority, not a plurality.

     
  • Police probe threats sent to Gurnee mayor Apr 22, 2013 5:18 AM
    Local law enforcement and U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating mailed and hand-delivered anonymous threats to Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik during her re-election campaign. The threats stated Kovarik needed to quit the April 9 race or risk a public release of what she and police have said is false information about sexual affairs.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Des Plaines mayor-elect young, not inexperienced Apr 12, 2013 5:30 AM
    At 26, Des Plaines Mayor-elect Matt Bogusz already has earned many distinctions — among them youngest mayor in the Northwest suburbs, and perhaps the youngest city leader in recent Illinois history. “What he lacks in institutional knowledge, he makes up for in enthusiasm and really a go-getter attitude,” Northwest Municipal Conference Executive Director Mark Fowler said.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Rodd elected in Des Plaines 3rd Ward Apr 10, 2013 10:51 AM
    With votes counted from the last outstanding Des Plaines precinct, what had been a close contest turned into a clear victory Wednesday for newcomer candidate Denise Rodd, who was elected to represent Des Plaines’ 3rd Ward over former 1st Ward Alderwoman Patricia Beauvais.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • New leadership in several Lake County communities set to tackle issues Apr 10, 2013 5:05 PM
    Lake County's newest crop of mayors and village presidents gathered Wednesday, one day after voters in several communities decided their leadership for the next four-year term. Openness in government was a common thread among members of the new class. Some veterans, such as Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik, offered some words of wisdom for new mayors. Respect and trust your staff. Be accessible to the public. Don’t cover up. “They know you make mistakes. But when you hide from them, it only gets worse,” Kovarik 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.

     
  • Urlacher’s brother is the new Mettawa mayor Apr 9, 2013 10:21 PM
    Casey Urlacher has what his famous brother, Brian, is seeking: a new job. Casey Urlacher won Tuesday’s mayoral election in Mettawa, a rustic Lake County town with a population of about 550.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Kownick captures Cary village president race Apr 9, 2013 11:25 PM
    Cary voters chose a new village Tuesday, electing former trustee Mark Kownick over incumbent trustee Bruce Kaplan. Kownick won with 52.6 percent of the vote (1,450 votes) to Kaplan’s 47.3 percent (1,305 votes).

     
  • Bartels out as president in East Dundee Apr 9, 2013 11:23 PM
    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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