Chirico wins second term as Naperville mayor

  • Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico is all smiles after winning his second term Tuesday night.

      Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico is all smiles after winning his second term Tuesday night. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 4/2/2019 10:37 PM

Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico held off a determined challenge from Richard "Rocky" Caylor Tuesday to win a second term.

With all precincts reporting in Will and DuPage counties, Chirico had a more than 600 -vote lead over Caylor, 9,412 to 8,792, according to unofficial tallies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

After being elected successor to the late George Pradel four years ago, Chirico, a businessman with deep roots in the city, spent his first term advancing his pro-development agenda and aiming to reduce the city's debt burden. He said he intends to carry out his goals by maintaining an active role in the office.

Caylor, a Marine veteran and president and CEO of a Joliet logistics company, said he views the mayoral duties as more of a "position of support and service," following a leadership style reflective of the Pradel era.

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