Cantore holds slight edge for DuPage Forest Preserve president
Joseph Cantore holds a razor-thin lead in his race to win a second term as president of the Forest Preserve District of DuPage, according to early results Tuesday night.
The Oak Brook Republican, who served on the commission for 12 years before being elected president in 2014, has 170,420 votes, around 50.5 percent of the total. Democratic challenger Daniel Hebreard has 166,905 votes, around 49.5 percent.
The unofficial total includes results from 915 of 930 precincts. Provisional ballots have not been counted yet.
Hebreard, who is from Woodridge, is a senior ranger with the Forest Preserve District.
During Cantore's tenure, he said the district expanded its land holdings by 12 percent while cutting its operating budget by 15 percent.
-- Doug T. Graham