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  • Frank Bart

    Frank Bart takes over as Wauconda’s new mayor May 3, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Kristina Kovarik

    Police probe threats sent to Gurnee mayorApr 22, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 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 12:00 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, left, Steve Lentz and Robin Meier

    Wally Frasier outspent rivals in Mundelein’s mayoral race, financial reports show Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mundelein mayoral candidate Wall Frasier vastly outraised his opponents in last week's race, state financial records show, but he still finished second.

  • Alderman Matt Bogusz serves coffee to Kristin Meinzer, Patrick McGeean and Matthew Merkle at the Choo Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines as he announces his mayoral candidacy.

    Des Plaines mayor-elect young, not inexperiencedApr 12, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Charles Amrich, left, and Debbie Herrmann

    Amrich’s team raised nearly $17,000 before big wins in Island Lake, records show Apr 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Tom Poynton

    Downtown, finances on to-do list for new mayor, trustees in Lake Zurich Apr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.”

  •  Charles Amrich, left, and Keith Johns are all smiles during their victory party Tuesday night in Island Lake.

    Amrich wants to dump law firm, police chief in Island LakeApr 10, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Denise Rodd

    Rodd elected in Des Plaines 3rd Ward Apr 10, 2013 12:00 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.

  •  Charles Amrich, left, and Keith Johns are all smiles during their victory party Tuesday night in Island Lake.

    Amrich wants to dump law firm, police chief in Island Lake Apr 10, 2013 12:00 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.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Hayes won’t appoint losing candidate to village boardApr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Lake County mayoral winners gather at the University Center in Grayslake a day after elections in area towns. Front left: Bernard Wysocki, Green Oaks; Charles Amrich, Island Lake; Lawrence Hanson, Antioch; Nandia Black, Kildeer; Linda Lucassen, Round Lake Park; Angie Underwood, Long Grove; and Tom Poynton, Lake Zurich. Back left: Kristina Kovarik, Gurnee; Joe Mancino, Hawthorn Woods; Rich Hill, Round Lake Beach; Frank Loffredo, Lake Villa; Donald Schmit, Fox Lake; and Steve Lentz, Mundelein.

    New leadership in several Lake County communities set to tackle issues Apr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels, with his wife, Val, thanks his supporters Tuesday night at the Open Range Southwest Grill in Sugar Grove.

    Michels re-elected Sugar Grove president Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Christopher Nelson, left, shakes the hand of supporter Cheryl Anderley, far right, Tuesday night at Emmett’s Tavern and Brewing Company in West Dundee. At center is Nelson’s campaign manager Don Rage. Nelson was elected as West Dundee village president.

    Political newcomer tapped for W. Dundee mayor Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Voters picked Christopher Nelson, a newcomer to politics, to lead West Dundee into the future as village president. With all precincts reporting Nelson had 434 votes while Andy Yuscka, a trustee on the village board for 14 years, had 295, according to unofficial tallies.

  • Gayle Smolinski

    Smolinski wins sixth term as Roselle village presidentApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Longtime Roselle Village President Gayle Smolinski toppled three challengers Tuesday to win another four years in office. The race ended with Smolinski capturing 1,664 votes, followed by challengers Ronald Baker with 832, James Banks with 690, and Jim Schelling with 207, according to unofficial results in all 23 precincts.

  • Paul Mulcahy

    Trustee to become Lake in the Hills mayor Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lake in the Hills Trustee Paul Mulcahy will give up his seat to become the next mayor. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Mulcahy had 862 votes to challenger Bill Dustin’s 398, according to unofficial results. In the race for three trustee seats, incumbents Stephen Harlfinger, Robert Huckins and Denise Barreto breezed to re-election.

  • Linda Jackson

    Jackson re-elected in Glendale HeightsApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Linda Jackson, longest-serving village president in Glendale Heights history, vows to keep working to improve the village’s business climate during her next term at the helm. First elected in 2001, she held off two challengers Tuesday. “We’re going to keep working with the businesses, trying to bring in new development, communicate with the residents, and do the same things we have been doing,” Jackson said.

  • Frank Bart

    Newcomer Bart unseats Knigge for Wauconda mayor Apr 9, 2013 12:00 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.

  •  Ruben Pineda, West Chicago’s first Hispanic mayor, celebrates his victory Tuesday with his supporters.

    Pineda is West Chicago’s first elected Hispanic mayorApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Ruben Pineda appears on his way to becoming West Chicago’s first elected Hispanic mayor. With 46 percent of the precincts unofficially reporting, Pineda, a former 14-year alderman, has a sizable lead over opponents Nicholas Dzierzanowski and Wayne Woodward with 543 votes to Dzierzanowski’s 267 and Woodward’s 124.

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