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  • Bullwinkel rolls to easy victory in Villa Park Apr 9, 2013 11:12 PM
    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.

     
  • Lucassen wins Round Lake Park mayor seat Apr 9, 2013 11:16 PM
    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.

     
  • Roth wins another term in Streamwood Apr 9, 2013 10:59 PM
    Streamwood Village President Billie Roth claimed victory over longtime Trustee Jim Cecille in her re-election bid Tuesday night. Incumbent trustees Michael Baumer, William Carlson and William Harper also appeared win re-election, beating challenger Khaja Moinuddin, a member of the village’s zoning board of appeals. “I’m very grateful to the people of Streamwood,” Roth said. “I think people are very happy with the way the village is being run.”

     
  • Loffredo, incumbents return in Lake Villa Apr 9, 2013 11:20 PM
    Voters in Lake Villa on Tuesday gave the current village leadership another four years, electing incumbents for mayor and three trustee spots. With all nine precincts reporting, unofficial totals showed longtime incumbent Mayor Frank Loffredo easily defeating challenger Mona Mustafa 584 to 238 votes.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Giagnorio claims village president seat in Lombard Apr 10, 2013 12:15 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Poynton leads big changes on Lake Zurich board Apr 9, 2013 11:49 PM
    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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
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