2014 election guide

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  • 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).

  • Bartels out as president in East Dundee Apr 9, 2013 11:23 PM
    It’s the end of an era in East Dundee politics. Village President Jerald Bartels lost to Trustee Lael Miller by 19 votes, according to unofficial results.

  • Soto wins second term as Bensenville village president Apr 9, 2013 11:32 PM
    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.

  • Political newcomer tapped for W. Dundee mayor Apr 10, 2013 12:13 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.

  • Brummel cruises to victory in Warrenville Apr 9, 2013 11:15 PM
    David Brummel won a third term as Warrenville’s mayor, almost doubling the vote total over challenger Michael Hoffmann. “I’m feeling good,” said Brummel, who has served as mayor since 2005. “I get another four years to try to accomplish stuff.”

  • 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.

  • Weihofen returns as Lakemoor mayor; Lonigro, Aguilar, McIntyre, win as trustees Apr 9, 2013 11:25 PM
    Ryan “Todd” Weihofen gets four more years on the Lakemoor village board, according to unofficial results Tuesday. With combined ballots from Lake County and McHenry County precincts, Weihofen garnered 323 votes to outdistance political newcomer Tina Asmus with 74 votes. In the race for three trustee seats incumbent Phil Lonigro, newcomer Alexis Aguilar and incumbent Colin McIntyre were elected.

  • Trustee to become Lake in the Hills mayor Apr 9, 2013 11:49 PM
    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.

  • 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.

  • Hayes wants to lead 'next phase' in Arlington Heights Apr 10, 2013 11:25 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.

  • New mayor for sure in St. Charles; maybe in Geneva, Sugar Grove Apr 8, 2013 8:17 PM
    St. Charles will have a new mayor after Tuesday's election. Geneva and Sugar Grove, maybe. The current leaders in Batavia, North Aurora and Elburn have no opposition.

  • How will turnover of suburban mayors affect regional cooperation? Apr 7, 2013 11:48 PM
    Change is in the air in the Northwest suburbs as voters in several communities - including Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, South Barrington and Bartlett - will select a new mayor on Tuesday. What the infusion of new blood mean for the suburbs' ability to present a unified voice on regional issues?

  • State’s attorney investigating robocall targeting Island Lake candidate Apr 8, 2013 1:01 PM
    The Lake County State's Attorney's office is investigating a robocall made Saturday to Island Lake residents about mayoral candidate Charles Amrich. The recording, from a man claiming to be an Island Lake police officer, has been disavowed by all four candidates running for election with Island Lake Mayor Debbie Herrmann — Amrich's opponent in Tuesday's election.

  • Geneva mayoral candidates take last swings for office at forum Apr 5, 2013 8:53 AM
    Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns and challenger Bob McQuillan talked taxes, employee oversight, vision for the town and more at a League of Women Voters forum Thursday night.

  • Argiris the best of the three candidates Apr 5, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Kaufman considers Dean Argiris a dynamic and tireless public servant, and "I support him in the upcoming election because of his vision of the future for Wheeling."

  • Argiris is the best choice for Wheeling Apr 5, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Robert Hahn Jr. has know Dean Argiris for 30 years, and says he has always been easy to talk to about any concerns that may come up. "His true passion is to help Wheeling remain a great place to live and work," he writes.

  • Time for a younger mayor in Wheeling Apr 5, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Sue Allen says it's time for a younger mayor in Wheeling and likes Dean Argiris. "He cares about the seniors as well as the village," she writes.

  • Stengren advocates Hayes as next mayor Apr 5, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Tom Stengren served with Tom Hayes on the Arlington Heights village board for 20 years, and says it was clear early on that Hayes was thoughtful, articulate and convincing in expressing his ideas. "I know I want a mayor with innate leadership skills," he writes. "Tom Hayes possesses the qualities I'd like in our next mayor."

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