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  • Bartlett’s new village president, new trustees sworn in May 8, 2013 12:01 AM
    Four new Bartlett village board members were greeted with loud rounds of applause from more than 80 residents who came to witness their swearing-in ceremony Tuesday. Kevin Wallace was sworn in as village president, replacing Michael Airdo, who had held the position since late 2011. Vince Carbonaro, Michael Camerer and Aaron Reinke were sworn in as the new village trustees and Village Clerk Lorna Giless began her second term in the position.

     
  • Naperville councilman pledges 2015 mayoral bid May 8, 2013 6:14 PM
    The next municipal election is still two years away, but Steve Chirico already has launched his campaign for Naperville mayor. The first-term city council member officially announced his candidacy Wednesday for what is likely to be a crowded 2015 mayoral race to replace the iconic George Pradel.

     
  • Bogusz: Des Plaines open for business May 7, 2013 1:53 PM
    New Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz kicked off his first day on the job by visiting local businesses Tuesday morning, before heading to Springfield to meet with the city's lobbyists and lawmakers to talk about proposed gambling expansion legislation. "It's a top priority," he said, adding that he has been working behind the scenes to keep abreast of any new developments in proposed gambling expansion legislation.

     
  • Hayes takes over for Mulder in Arlington Heights May 7, 2013 5:24 AM
    For the first time in more than 20 years in Arlington Heights, the newly sworn in village president was introduced with the words "Congratulations Mr. Mayor." Longtime Trustee Thomas Hayes was sworn in a village president in Arlington Heights on Monday, succeeding retiring Mayor Arlene Mulder, who has held the job since 1993.

     
  • Des Plaines seats youngest mayor, new aldermen May 7, 2013 12:33 AM
    With a room full of friends and family members cheering them on, Mayor Matt Bogusz, City Clerk Gloria Ludwig, two re-elected aldermen and two newly elected aldermen were sworn in Monday night. Face flushed with emotion, Bogusz, 26, took the helm as Des Plaines youngest mayor. He expressed gratitude for the support of voters and those who worked tirelessly on his election campaign.

     
  • Argiris gets right down to business in Wheeling May 6, 2013 10:30 PM
    New Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris plans one meeting to explain trustees' priorities to the village plan commission and another to make peace over Chicago Executive Airport with Nick Helmer, mayor of Prospect Heights. The joint meeting between the village board and the plan commission will be May 30 and the meeting with Helmer May 13, Argiris said Monday after Cook County Clerk David Orr led him in the oath of office.

     
  • New mayors debut in Lake Zurich, Round Lake May 6, 2013 9:22 PM
    New mayors were sworn in Monday in Lake Zurich and Round Lake. Thomas Poynton moved up from trustee to the mayor's post in Lake Zurich, replacing Suzanne Branding. Poynton said he already has been pushing for improved communications with village residents. In Round Lake, political newcomer Daniel MacGillis assumed James Dietz's seat as mayor. MacGillis said he's been busily preparing for office by acclimating himself with different organizations.

     
  • Argiris: The future of Wheeling is here May 6, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Dean Argiris, who will be sworn in Monday night as Wheeling's village president, is grateful for the support he has received and pledges to "do my best to lead with compassion and dedication to the community at large."

     
  • McLaughlin sworn in as Barrington Hills president May 6, 2013 9:44 PM
    Barrington Hills got its ninth village president Monday — and its second named McLaughlin — as newly elected Martin McLaughlin took the oath of office. He succeeded Robert Abboud, whom he defeated in the April 9 election by 647 votes to 504. according to the official canvass that the old board approved just before the swearing-in ceremony.

     
  • Election fights cost Island Lake taxpayers $44,125 May 6, 2013 5:33 AM
    Two activists' lengthy and ultimately fruitless attempts to knock Island Lake Mayor-elect Charles Amrich and Trustee-elect Tony Sciarrone off last month's ballot cost the village nearly $44,125 in legal fees, records show. The petition challenge process dragged on for three months and included two trips to Lake County circuit court.

     
  • New officials in Wauconda May 5, 2013 6:12 PM
    Wauconda Mayor-elect Frank Bart will take the oath of office and begin his 4-year term at Tuesday’s board meeting.

     
  • Editorial: A changing of the guard across the suburbs May 4, 2013 6:00 PM
    It's been a long time since the suburbs have seen so many new mayors at once. But all of the outgoing leaders have left an important mark on their towns, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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