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  • Bogusz: Des Plaines open for business May 7, 2013 1:53 PM
    New Des Plaines Mayor Matt Bogusz kicked off his first day on the job by visiting local businesses Tuesday morning, before heading to Springfield to meet with the city's lobbyists and lawmakers to talk about proposed gambling expansion legislation. "It's a top priority," he said, adding that he has been working behind the scenes to keep abreast of any new developments in proposed gambling expansion legislation.

  • St. Charles aldermanic contest headed to recount May 7, 2013 1:11 PM
    The April 9 St. Charles Second Ward contest is headed for a recount Thursday despite new Alderman Art Lemke taking the oath of office and casting votes.

  • Des Plaines seats youngest mayor, new aldermen May 7, 2013 12:33 AM
    With a room full of friends and family members cheering them on, Mayor Matt Bogusz, City Clerk Gloria Ludwig, two re-elected aldermen and two newly elected aldermen were sworn in Monday night. Face flushed with emotion, Bogusz, 26, took the helm as Des Plaines youngest mayor. He expressed gratitude for the support of voters and those who worked tirelessly on his election campaign.

  • New mayors debut in Lake Zurich, Round Lake May 6, 2013 9:22 PM
    New mayors were sworn in Monday in Lake Zurich and Round Lake. Thomas Poynton moved up from trustee to the mayor's post in Lake Zurich, replacing Suzanne Branding. Poynton said he already has been pushing for improved communications with village residents. In Round Lake, political newcomer Daniel MacGillis assumed James Dietz's seat as mayor. MacGillis said he's been busily preparing for office by acclimating himself with different organizations.

  • Argiris: The future of Wheeling is here May 6, 2013 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Dean Argiris, who will be sworn in Monday night as Wheeling's village president, is grateful for the support he has received and pledges to "do my best to lead with compassion and dedication to the community at large."

  • McLaughlin sworn in as Barrington Hills president May 6, 2013 9:44 PM
    Barrington Hills got its ninth village president Monday — and its second named McLaughlin — as newly elected Martin McLaughlin took the oath of office. He succeeded Robert Abboud, whom he defeated in the April 9 election by 647 votes to 504. according to the official canvass that the old board approved just before the swearing-in ceremony.

  • Argiris gets right down to business in Wheeling May 6, 2013 10:30 PM
    New Wheeling Village President Dean Argiris plans one meeting to explain trustees' priorities to the village plan commission and another to make peace over Chicago Executive Airport with Nick Helmer, mayor of Prospect Heights. The joint meeting between the village board and the plan commission will be May 30 and the meeting with Helmer May 13, Argiris said Monday after Cook County Clerk David Orr led him in the oath of office.

  • Election fights cost Island Lake taxpayers $44,125 May 6, 2013 5:33 AM
    Two activists' lengthy and ultimately fruitless attempts to knock Island Lake Mayor-elect Charles Amrich and Trustee-elect Tony Sciarrone off last month's ballot cost the village nearly $44,125 in legal fees, records show. The petition challenge process dragged on for three months and included two trips to Lake County circuit court.

  • New officials in Wauconda May 5, 2013 6:12 PM
    Wauconda Mayor-elect Frank Bart will take the oath of office and begin his 4-year term at Tuesday’s board meeting.

  • Editorial: A changing of the guard across the suburbs May 4, 2013 6:00 PM
    It's been a long time since the suburbs have seen so many new mayors at once. But all of the outgoing leaders have left an important mark on their towns, a Daily Herald editorial says.

  • Island Lake activists still targeting Amrich May 3, 2013 5:33 PM
    The activists who tried to get Charles Amrich knocked of the ballot in Island Lake are taking their case to the Illinois Supreme Court.

  • Frank Bart takes over as Wauconda’s new mayor May 7, 2013 8:58 PM
    The Frank Bart era has begun in Wauconda. Bart, who defeated incumbent Mayor Mark Knigge by a mere 33 votes last month, took the oath of office during Tuesday night's village board meeting.

  • New Barrington trustees ready for their close-up May 1, 2013 5:25 AM
    After running uncontested races that gave them little opportunity to air their positions in public, Barrington Trustees-elect Pete Douglas and Sue Padula spoke with the Daily Herald on Tuesday about what motivated them to run for office and what they see as the critical decisions of the next four years.

  • Coin flip decides board race in Stickney May 1, 2013 4:03 PM
    Two candidates for Stickney's board of trustees garnered exactly 573 votes in last month's election. So on Wednesday, Cook County Clerk David Orr flipped a quarter to break the tie.

  • Rosenberg retains seat in Arlington Hts. by 20 votes Apr 30, 2013 5:47 PM
    Trustee Bert Rosenberg has been re-elected to the Arlington Heights village board, beating Trustee Norm Breyer by 20 votes, according to official results certified Tuesday by the Cook County clerk's office. "I am disappointed with the results," said Breyer Tuesday, who said he'll decide in the next few days whether to ask for a recount. "I suppose it means they only love (Rosenberg) a drop more than me."

  • Island Lake trustee-elect denies making threats Apr 28, 2013 6:47 AM
    In the months after he was removed as Island Lake's interim police chief in 2010, Anthony Sciarrone was accused by three officers of earlier threatening violence against them or village officials, department records reveal. Now a trustee-elect who's set to take office May 9, Sciarrone downplayed the allegations in a conversation with the Daily Herald, saying the comments attributed to him were made without any intent to harm.

  • Kozel has mixed feelings on election outcome Apr 25, 2013 2:15 PM
    When the dust finally settled and all the results were in, Barrington village president write-in candidate Mike Kozel ended up with 627 votes — 32.9 percent of the ballots cast — in his challenge of incumbent Karen Darch on Election Day. Kozel said he's disappointed by how far he fell short, but believes he proved there were other voices in town. "Write-in candidates have won elections," Kozel said. "Is it difficult? Yes, it is difficult."

  • It’s official: Des Plaines write-in candidates fall short Apr 25, 2013 3:57 PM
    Two Des Plaines write-in candidates vying to represent the city's 5th and 7th wards didn't garner enough votes on April 9 to steal the election.

  • 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.

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