Unofficial results show incumbents swept in Hoffman Estates
With all precincts counted, it appears all Hoffman Estates village board incumbents up for election Tuesday will retain their seats.
But while unofficial results indicate clear victories for Mayor Bill McLeod and trustees Karen Arnet and Karen Mills, it took until the last precinct was counted to push Trustee Michael Gaeta from 23 votes behind challenger Renee Robinson to 28 votes ahead of her.
Knowing the outstanding precinct was the one in which he lives, in the Haverford Place senior community, gave Gaeta confidence he would make up the deficit.
"We look after each other, not at each other," Gaeta said, citing the community's informal motto.
And as promised, Gaeta said he picked up all 77 of his signs Wednesday morning from throughout the subdivision.
Robinson could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday. She attained significantly more votes than her running mates Gaurav Patel and Jim Murre on the "Hoffman Estates Forward" slate led by mayoral candidate and recently retired police lieutenant Mark Mueller.
The unofficial tally Wednesday morning showed Mills with 2,687 votes, Arnet with 2,547, Gaeta with 2,192, Robinson with 2,164, Patel with 1,919 and Murre with 1,722.