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  •  Des Plaines mayoral candidate Matthew Bogusz is greeted by supporters at Via Roma in Des Plaines on Election Night.

    Des Plaines mayor-elect youngest in Northwest suburbs Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Des Plaines will have the youngest mayor in the Northwest suburbs with Tuesday's election of 26-year-old Matt Bogusz. “This race isn’t about age,” said Bogusz, who handily beat former mayor Tony Arredia, 75. “It was about the politics of the past and the progress that people want to make.”

  • Kristina Kovarik, left, defeated Trustee Kirk Morris for Gurnee mayor.

    Kovarik back for third term as Gurnee mayor Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  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.

  • Larry Hanson

    Hanson clinches re-election as Antioch mayor, says he’ll watch the budgetApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Tom Hayes thanks his supporters Tuesday night, and in particular, Village President Arlene Mulder.

    Hayes wants to lead 'next phase' in Arlington Heights Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Village President elect Tom Hayes says he wants to lead Arlington Heights into its next phase. “I've always trusted the voters of the Arlington Heights and I think they made a good decision again,” said Village President Arlene Mulder, who endorsed Hayes.

  •  Newly elected Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio and his wife, Angela, prepare to cast their votes Tuesday at Sunset Knoll Recreation Center.

    Giagnorio claims village president seat in Lombard Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lombard voters have chosen their new village president: a sitting trustee, former park board member and local pizza shop owner, Keith Giagnorio. Giagnorio tallied 3,733 votes in unofficial results from Tuesday’s election, defeating opposing candidates John Lotus Novak and Moon Khan, who received 2,984 and 929 votes respectively.

  • Frank Soto

    Soto wins second term as Bensenville village presidentApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Bensenville Village President Frank Soto says he’s been able to change his community for the better over the past four years, and he wants to continue that progress in the next four. Soto was elected to a second term Tuesday, defeating one-time political ally Oronzo Peconio and park board member Rich Johnson. Soto tallied 1,176 votes, with Peconio receiving 789 and Johnson garnering 514, according to unofficial results.

  • Daniel MacGillis

    Change of guard for mayor in Round Lake Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Erik Spande

    Spande victorious in WinfieldApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Deborah Bullwinkel

    Bullwinkel rolls to easy victory in Villa ParkApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Villa Park Trustee Deborah Bullwinkel defeated the village’s former police chief to become the next village president, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. Bullwinkel received 2,421 votes Tuesday, while opponent John Heidelmeier received 755.

  • Linda Lucassen

    Lucassen wins Round Lake Park mayor seatApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Linda M. Lucassen defeated challenger Kathleen B. Pender for Round Lake Park mayor, unofficial election results show. Robert P. Cerretti, Donna G. Wagner and Raeann McCarty-Robles won village trustee seats.

  • Franco Coladipietro

    Coladipietro unseats Iden in Bloomindgale Apr 9, 2013 12:00 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.

  •  Lake Zurich village president candidate Tom Poynton, right, is congratulated by trustee candidate Jeff Halen as they watch election results come in during his election party Tuesday at Beelow’s Steakhouse. Poynton and Halen both won.

    Poynton leads big changes on Lake Zurich board Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  From his home, Hoffman Estates Mayor William McLeod watches election results showing him leading over challenger Ray Kincaid.

    Hoffman Estates voters give McLeod a 4th term Apr 9, 2013 12:00 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.

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