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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Police probe threats sent to Gurnee mayor Apr 22, 2013 5:18 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 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Des Plaines mayor-elect youngest in Northwest suburbs Apr 9, 2013 11:54 PM
    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.”

     
  • 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.

     
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