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  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Lentz, Abernathy, Kim, Semple win in Mundelein Apr 9, 2013 9:45 PM
    After four years as a Mundelein trustee, Steve Lentz will move to the mayor’s chair. Lentz defeated rivals Wally Frasier and Robin Meier on Tuesday for the post. Dawn Abernathy, Holly Kim and Ray Semple won trustee seats.

     
  • Change of guard for mayor in Round Lake Apr 9, 2013 9:49 PM
    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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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