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  • Spande victorious in Winfield Apr 10, 2013 2:54 PM
    Erik Spande will be making the transition from Winfield trustee to village president. He captured about 57 percent of the vote, defeating newcomer Rob Hanlon in a race that will change which political faction controls the village board. Spande said he and his running mates were successful at the polls because residents are unhappy with the behavior of the existing village board.

     
  • Rogina coasts to win in St. Charles mayoral contest Apr 9, 2013 11:53 PM
    The race for St. Charles mayor had one repeated theme: building the city’s tax base and realizing a vision of a future rooted in growth. Alderman Ray Rogina proved to be the candidate with the vision voters believed in the most. “I think the current businesses in town know that I’ll be a shepherd,” Rogina said. “I’ll be out there asking them what are we doing well for the city and what can we improve."

     
  • Burns wins fourth term in Geneva Apr 9, 2013 11:48 PM
    Saying he was looking forward to continuing the work he started, Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns handily won a fourth term Tuesday against challenger Bob McQuillan. “I’m very honored that the electorate took the time to examine the issues beyond just campaign slogans, rhetoric, etc.,” Burns said.

     
  • Jackson re-elected in Glendale Heights Apr 9, 2013 10:57 PM
    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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Coladipietro unseats Iden in Bloomindgale Apr 10, 2013 12:16 AM
    Former state Rep. Franco Coladipietro on Tuesday unseated 20-year incumbent Bob Iden in the race for Bloomingdale village president. “It’s humbling to have the vote of the people to lead the village,” Coladipietro said. Coladipietro, who retired from the state House last year, captured 1,584 votes to Iden’s 1,410, according to unofficial results.

     
  • Pineda is West Chicago’s first elected Hispanic mayor Apr 9, 2013 10:27 PM
    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.

     
  • Darch leads write-in Kozel in Barrington Apr 10, 2013 12:11 AM
    Barrington Village President Karen Darch appears to have prevailed over write-in challenger Mike Kozel Tuesday in her bid for a third term. Darch received 627 votes of the 1,064 ballots cast in Cook County and an additional 644 votes in Lake County. Both she and Kozel agreed that her votes represented the majority of the ballots cast, though the number of write-in votes the challenger received may not be known for certain until Friday.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Hoffman Estates voters give McLeod a 4th term Apr 10, 2013 12:39 AM
    William McLeod will be serving a fourth term as mayor after beating Ray Kincaid by 356 votes. According to unofficial results, McLeod won with 2,249 votes, compared to Kincaid’s 1,893 votes. “I’m grateful to the people of Hoffman Estates for allowing me to continue to serve,” McLeod said.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Smolinski wins sixth term as Roselle village president Apr 10, 2013 12:23 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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).

     
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