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  • Elections should be won by majorities Apr 22, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Kristina Kovarik

    Police probe threats sent to Gurnee mayorApr 22, 2013 12:00 AM
    Local law enforcement and U.S. Postal Service officials are investigating mailed and hand-delivered anonymous threats to Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik during her re-election campaign. The threats stated Kovarik needed to quit the April 9 race or risk a public release of what she and police have said is false information about sexual affairs.

     
  • Wally Frasier, left, Steve Lentz and Robin Meier

    Wally Frasier outspent rivals in Mundelein’s mayoral race, financial reports show Apr 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mundelein mayoral candidate Wall Frasier vastly outraised his opponents in last week's race, state financial records show, but he still finished second.

     
  • Alderman Matt Bogusz serves coffee to Kristin Meinzer, Patrick McGeean and Matthew Merkle at the Choo Choo Restaurant in Des Plaines as he announces his mayoral candidacy.

    Des Plaines mayor-elect young, not inexperiencedApr 12, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Charles Amrich, left, and Debbie Herrmann

    Amrich’s team raised nearly $17,000 before big wins in Island Lake, records show Apr 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  • Tom Poynton

    Downtown, finances on to-do list for new mayor, trustees in Lake Zurich Apr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.”

     
  •  Charles Amrich, left, and Keith Johns are all smiles during their victory party Tuesday night in Island Lake.

    Amrich wants to dump law firm, police chief in Island Lake Apr 10, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Thomas Hayes

    Hayes won’t appoint losing candidate to village boardApr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  Lake County mayoral winners gather at the University Center in Grayslake a day after elections in area towns. Front left: Bernard Wysocki, Green Oaks; Charles Amrich, Island Lake; Lawrence Hanson, Antioch; Nandia Black, Kildeer; Linda Lucassen, Round Lake Park; Angie Underwood, Long Grove; and Tom Poynton, Lake Zurich. Back left: Kristina Kovarik, Gurnee; Joe Mancino, Hawthorn Woods; Rich Hill, Round Lake Beach; Frank Loffredo, Lake Villa; Donald Schmit, Fox Lake; and Steve Lentz, Mundelein.

    New leadership in several Lake County communities set to tackle issues Apr 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  Charles Amrich, left, and Keith Johns are all smiles during their victory party Tuesday night in Island Lake.

    Amrich wants to dump law firm, police chief in Island LakeApr 10, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Denise Rodd

    Rodd elected in Des Plaines 3rd Ward Apr 10, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  •  New Cary Village President Mark Kownick celebrates at his election night party in downtown Cary.

    Kownick captures Cary village president raceApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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).

     
  • David Brummel

    Brummel cruises to victory in Warrenville Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.”

     
  • Ryan Weihofen

    Weihofen returns as Lakemoor mayor; Lonigro, Aguilar, McIntyre, win as trusteesApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.

     
  •  Ray Rogina gets a hug from his wife, Diane Cullen, after learning that he won his race for mayor of St. Charles Tuesday.

    Rogina coasts to win in St. Charles mayoral contestApr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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."

     
  • Kevin Wallace

    Wallace, 3 new trustees claim Bartlett board seatsApr 9, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  • Billie D. Roth

    Roth wins another term in Streamwood Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    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.”

     
  • Donny Schmit

    Schmit ousts Bender in Fox Lake Apr 9, 2013 12:00 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.

     
  •  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.

     
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