It could be weeks until Arlington Heights write-ins find out if they won

Write-in totals not yet available

 
 
Updated 4/5/2017 7:11 PM
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  • Richard Baldino, front, and Mark Walker were write-in candidates for Arlington Heights village board after Joe Favia withdrew his candidacy.

      Richard Baldino, front, and Mark Walker were write-in candidates for Arlington Heights village board after Joe Favia withdrew his candidacy. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer, February 2017

  • Upper from left, Bill Grossi, Eleni Hatzis and A. John Korn and, lower from left, Walter Szymczak and Michael Zadel are candidates for Mount Prospect village board.

    Upper from left, Bill Grossi, Eleni Hatzis and A. John Korn and, lower from left, Walter Szymczak and Michael Zadel are candidates for Mount Prospect village board.

  • From left, Rezwanul Haque and Lawrence Schmidt are write-in candidates for Streamwood village board.

    From left, Rezwanul Haque and Lawrence Schmidt are write-in candidates for Streamwood village board.

It could be three weeks until write-in candidates in Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect and Streamwood find out if they got enough votes to earn positions on their respective village boards.

Unofficial election results reported at the close of polls Tuesday night reflected ballots cast on Election Day, early votes and mail ballots.

Votes for write-in candidates won't be available until after the canvass, which will begin in about a week, and election authorities have until April 25 to certify results, according to the Cook County clerk's office.

In Arlington Heights, three village board incumbents were on the ballot seeking four available 4-year seats.

According to unofficial totals, Jim Tinaglia tallied 4,707 votes, Bert Rosenberg had 4,192 and Thomas Glasgow had 4,162.

Richard Baldino and Mark Walker filed as write-ins in February amid controversy surrounding a social media post by then-trustee candidate Joe Favia, who later withdrew from the race in face of public pressure.

Mayor Tom Hayes ran unopposed for re-election, tallying 4,913 votes.

In Mount Prospect, only two names were on the ballot for village board, even though there are three available 4-year spots. Incumbent Michael Zadel had 2,342 votes, and newcomer Bill Grossi had 2,139, according to unofficial results.

The write-in candidates are former longtime board member A. John Korn and newcomers Eleni Hatzis and Walter Szymczak.

Mayor Arlene Juracek, unopposed in her bid for a second term, tallied 2,549 votes.

In Streamwood, write-in candidates Rezwanul Haque and Lawrence Schmidt are competing for a 2-year term on the village board.

Incumbents Michael Baumer, William Harper and William Carlson were unopposed in the race for three 4-year seats on the board.

Mayor Billie Roth, first elected in 1989, was unopposed.

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