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Election roundup: Crestwood calls on Presta

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RESULTS (Contested races)

Alsip mayor

Patrick E. Kitching: 1,481, 62%

James T. Quinn: 913, 38%

15 of 16 precincts reporting

Alsip trustee (3 seats)

John R. Shapiro: 1,341, 20%

Kevin P. Michaels: 1,317, 19%

Lynn M. Dwyer: 1,311, 19%

Steven A. Daddona: 954, 14%

Jacquelynn Carol Becker: 949, 14%

Christopher W. Murphy: 943, 14%

15 of 16 precincts reporting

Blue Island mayor

Tommy A. Brown: 791, 23%

Domingo Vargas: 2,090, 62%

Allan J. Stevo: 502, 15%

14 of 14 precincts reporting

Blue Island City Council

(Ward 2)

Chrarissa Bilotto: 322, 63%

Bulmaro Rodriguez: 194, 37%

3 of 3 precincts reporting

(Ward 3)

Kevin T. Donahue: 218, 62%

Ricardo Moreno: 19, 5%

Cynthia Delgadillo: 113, 32%

2 of 2 precincts reporting

(Ward 4)

Candace Carr: 280, 60%

Douglas E. Hoglund: 188, 40%

4 of 4 precincts reporting

(Ward 6)

Tomas Almazan: 203, 38%

Dexter R. Johnson: 330, 62%

3 of 3 precincts reporting

Chicago Ridge trustee (3 seats)

Brad C. Grove: 627, 17%

James S. Saunoris: 646, 17%

Amanda Cardin: 649, 17%

Bruce D. Quintos: 749, 20%

Sally Durkin: 1060, 28%

8 of 8 precincts reporting

Country Club Hills alderman

(Ward 1)

Edward E. Glispie, Sr.: 138, 32%

Lillian Lee: 115, 27%

John H. Edwards: 113, 27%

Hope Kiesha Arnold: 11, 3%

Cynthia Singleton: 49, 12%

3 of 3 precincts reporting

(Ward 2)

James E. Craig, Jr.: 264, 36%

Carol David: 97, 13%

Walnette Amudoaghan: 15, 2%

Vincent E. Lockett: 352, 48%

3 of 3 precincts reporting

(Ward 3)

Lisa L. Evans: 247, 42%

Tyrone K. Hutson: 174, 30%

Thomas Melton: 153, 26%

M. Michael Williams: 6, 1%

Eleanor McGee: 4, 1%

3 of 3 precincts reporting

(Ward 4)

Steven Roderick Burris: 234, 43%

Terry Densmore: 34, 6%

James W. Ford: 271, 50%

3 of 3 precincts reporting

(Ward 5)

Robert Battie: 10, 6%

Frank B. Martin, Jr.: 21, 13%

Anthony J. Davis: 80, 49%

Willie Smith: 4, 2%

Cynthia Cunningham: 12, 7%

Ralph Jenkins: 35, 22%

1 of 2 precincts reporting

Crestwood mayor

John Z. Toscas: 875, 37%

Louis Presta: 1,045 44%

Dino Pavoni: 436, 19%

9 of 10 precincts reporting

Crestwood trustee (3 seats)

Matthew Brady: 998, 16%

Gary Carr: 799, 13%

James Jurewicz: 781, 12%

William B. Pieroth: 1,033 16%

Daniel B. Jurka: 1,074 17%

Anthony J. Benigno: 1,028 16%

Christopher G. Newhall: 651, 10%

9 of 10 precincts reporting

Crete mayor

Brent Humecki: 266, 14%

Michael S. Einhorn: 776, 42%

Don Seehausen: 609, 33%

Elbert B. Shaw: 186, 10%

8 of 8 precincts reporting

Evergreen Park mayor

James Sexton: 284, 100%

Shawn Good: NA, 0%

2 of 15 precincts reporting

Frankfort Township supervisor

Mario Carlasare 2,264, 36%

Jim Moustis 4.054, 64%

29 of 29 precincts reporting

Frankfort Township assessor

George Perros: 1,608, 25%

Joe Kral: 4,730, 75%

29 of 29 precincts reporting

Frankfort Township trustee
(4 seats)

Tim Gaffney 1,929, 8%

Colleen Marie Hassell 2,041, 9%

Michael A. Jarigese 1,651, 7%

Denise A. Lenz 2,080, 9%

Nick George 3,683, 16%

David J. Smith 3,769, 17%

Gregory Griffin 3,716, 16%

Bruce E. Ebert 3,945, 17%

29 of 29 precincts reporting

Hazel Crest mayor

Robert B. Donaldson: 1,270, 48%

Vernard L. Alsberry Jr.: 1,374, 52%

13 of 13 precincts reporting

Homer Glen trustee (3 seats)

Michael Costa: 1,016, 24%

George Yukich: 982, 23%

Bill Thompson: 682, 16%

Thomas G. Bernicky: 575, 14%

Sharon Sweas: 959, 23%

16 of 16 precincts reporting

Lockport mayor

Steven Streit: 2,774, 76%

Kelly Turner: 885, 24%

15 of 15 precincts reporting

Lockport city council

(Ward 1)

Richard J. “Dick” Van Dyke, 305, 34%

Krisopher A. Capadona 586, 66%

7 of 7 precincts reporting

(Ward 2)

Brian L. Smith 735, 67%

Michelle Heintzelman 362, 33%

6 of 6 precincts reporting

(Ward 3, 4-year term)

Thomas J. Kelly: 242, 34%

Darren A. Deskin: 469, 66%

7 of 7 precincts reporting

(Ward 3, unexpired 2-year term)

Samantha Neitzke: 236, 34%

Jason Vandermeer: 381, 55%

Patrick Doyle: 82, 12%

7 of 7 precincts reporting

Manhattan mayor

William Borgo 390, 27%

James M. Doyle 668, 46%

Mike Adrieansen 360, 25%

Donald R. Hunt 22, 2%

4 of 4 precincts reporting

Matteson trustee (3 seats)

Sheila Chalmers-Currin: 1,314, 25%

Bridget A. Dancy: 1,042, 20%

Veloid Cotton Sr.: 990, 19%

Andre C. Satchell: 809, 15%

Sondra N. Denmark: 569, 11%

Judson C. Mitchell: 496, 10%

11 of 12 precincts reporting

Midlothian mayor

Terry Stephens: 854, 43%

Sharon L. Rybak: 1,111, 57%

12 of 12 precincts reporting

Mokena trustee (3 seats)

Joseph M. Siwinski 1,605, 19%

John J. Mazzorana 1,526, 18%

George J. Metanias 1,459, 17%

Mary Beth Windberg 1,430, 17%

Vincent L. DiFiore 1,345, 16%

Tony Bruozas 1,258, 15%

13 of 13 precincts reporting

Monee mayor

Jay Farquhar: 548, 49%

Daniel P. Tovo, Sr.: 274, 24%

Nanci Barfoot: 43, 4%

William Bailey: 265, 23%

4 of 4 precincts reporting

Oak Forest clerk

Scott Burkhardt: 1,480, 78%

Carl J. Stegner: 422, 22%

19 of 24 precincts reporting

Oak Forest city council

(Ward 4)

Charles P. Toland: 269, 56%

John “Jack” Janozik: 211, 44%

4 of 4 precincts reporting

(Ward 6)

Kenneth Barry: 141, 35%

James A. Hortsman: 267, 65%

4 of 4 precincts reporting

Olympia Fields mayor

Willis Pennington, Jr.: 350, 27%

Debbie Meyers-Martin: 641, 50%

Kelvin M. Oliver: 293, 23%

5 of 5 precincts reporting

Orland Fire District (2 seats)

John Brudnak: 2,177, 24%

Jayne Schirmacher: 2,509, 28%

Marty McGill: 1,475, 16%

Glenn Michalek: 1,592, 18%

Larry Moran: 1,321, 15%

50 of 53 precincts reporting

Orland Park trustee (3 seats)

John Fotopoulos: 2,475, 21%

Kathleen M. Fenton: 3,167, 26%

James V. Dodge: 3,199, 27%

Brad S. O’Halloran: 3,084, 26%

45 of 51 precincts

Richton Park mayor

Richard P. Reinbold: 903, 57%

Cynthia A. Butler: 680, 43%

11 of 11 precincts reporting

Robbins mayor

Shantiel Simon: 473, 32%

Tyrone Ward: 733, 49%

Derrick B. Reese: 54, 4%

Pamela M. Bradley: 230, 15%

6 of 6 precincts reporting

South Chicago Heights mayor

David L. Owen: 449, NA

Kimberly O’Neill-Palmer: NA

4 of 4 precincts reporting

Steger mayor

Kenneth A. Peterson Jr.: 742

William J. Joyce: 422

7 of 7 precincts

Worth mayor

Randy J. Keller: 584, 47%

Mary Werner: 659, 53%

5 of 7 precincts reporting

REFERENDA

Alsip electrical aggregation

Yes: 1.003, 44%

No: 1,260, 55%

15 of 16 precincts reporting

Blue Island

Participation in JAWA

Yes: 1,743, 57%

No: 1,306, 43%

14 of 14 precincts reporting

Country Club Hills

Continue home rule

Yes: 1,299, 54%

No: 1,107, 46%

13 of 14 precincts reporting

Lynwood electrical aggregation

Yes: 355, 48%

No: 367, 52%

7 of 7 precincts reporting

Matteson electrical aggregation

Yes: 848, 46%

No: 991, 54%

11 of 12 precincts reporting

Midlothian

Tax levy limitation

Yes: 1,248, 65%

No: 664, 35%

12 of 12 precincts reporting

South Chicago Heights

Home rule

Yes: 180, 47%

No: 200, 53%

3 of 4 precincts reporting

Richton Park library tax rate

Yes: 708, 49%

No: 751, 51%

11 of 11 precincts reporting

Updated: May 11, 2013 6:22AM



Crestwood voters picked as their new mayor a longtime ally of the family who led the town for the past 40 years, according to early vote totals.

“I’m going to be my own man,” Trustee Louis Presta said Tuesday night. “I have a whole new slate and they’ll be running the show. We will all be moving together and we’ll move the town forward.”

With nine of 10 precincts reporting, Presta led the mayoral candidates with 44 percent of the vote, while Trustee John Toscas had 37 percent, and local pizzeria owner Dino Pavoni 19 percent.

Toscas blamed the loss on “trickery” and claimed Presta’s plan to use Pavoni to funnel votes away from him worked.

“Nothing is going to change,” Toscas said. “The town is not going to change. He is a clone of the government that was there.”

Current Mayor Robert Stranczek created the mayoral opening, deciding not to run for re-election. Stranczek succeeded his father, Chester Stranczek, who was the mayor for 38 years, in 2007.

In Blue Island, voters picked Domingo Vargas to be the new mayor. With 13 of 14 precincts reporting, Vargas had 62 percent of the vote, to 23 percent for Tommy A. Brown and 15 percent for Allan J. Stevo.

The mayoral opening was created when Mayor Don Peloquin, who has been in office for 27 years, decided against seeking re-election and unsuccessfully ran as a Republican against U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1st) in November.

Voters split their referendum decisions throughout the Southland on topics ranging from home rule to paying for Lake Michigan water to electrical service.

Mayor Dwight Welch was “really excited” about Tuesday’s outcome in which voters retained home-rule powers for his city and gave the mayor at least two aldermen, guaranteeing the board cannot override anything he may veto.

Welch said it was “important” to continue home-rule authority, which the city of 16,000 has had since 1992.

“We need that to govern, to do business deals with malls and casinos — everything that will make our town better,” he said.

On the other hand, in a very close vote, South Chicago Heights voters denied a request to become a home-rule municipality with an unofficial total of 298 yes votes to 319 no votes.

Most voters also turned down a chance to lower their electric bills by allowing their towns to buy electricity in bulk on their behalf. Voters in Orland Township and Lansing, however, agreed to electrical aggregation.

Blue Island voters reaffirmed its city’s decision to continue to pursue a cheaper source for Lake Michigan water with the South Suburban Joint Area Water Agency.

In an advisory referendum, Midlothian voters reinforced the village’s plan to cap its tax levy at 5 percent or the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less. When the voters gave the village home-rule powers in 2010, village officials agreed to hold the line on its taxes.

Richton Park Public Library’s request for additional funding to expand technology and services appeared headed toward defeat in a very close vote. With 9 of 11 precincts reporting, 633 had voted yes, and 651 voted no.



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