Endorsements: Bogdanowski, Ruzanski, Covone for Lake in the Hills board
Economic growth is a key issue in the future of Lake in the Hills according to the six candidates running for three 4-year term seats on the village board.
All six candidates share a passion for the town and have solid ideas about how to best help it grow.
Incumbents Ray Bogdanowski, Russ Ruzanski, and Frank Covone have served the village well in their time on the board. They have new ideas about how best to grow the town.
Exploring the idea of an upscale off-track betting facility and new auto dealerships as sources of new revenue are topics they agree on,
The candidates also agree on the need to build the village's sales tax base.
The challengers, newcomer Tyna Zarecky, current planning and zoning commissioner Bill Dustin and former village board member Paula Yensen, would all bring valuable perspective to the board.
Yensen stresses working closely with the McHenry County Economic Development Corp. to develop the Randall Road corridor.
Dustin stresses the need to fill vacant stores and to focus on the development of routes 31 and 47.
Zarecky, who emphasizes that she is not a politician, has some good ideas but would benefit from working on some village committees before being elected to the village board.
The Daily Herald endorses incumbents Ray Bogdanowski, Russ Ruzanski and Frank Covone for the three 4-year seats on the Lake in the Hills village board.