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Mayor Claar running unopposed in April elections

BOLINGBROOK — Mayor Bolingbrook Roger Claar looks headed for re-election, as there weren’t any challengers to file petitions to run for mayor before the deadline Dec. 26, according to the office of the village clerk of Bolingbrook.

Any write-in candidates must file declaration of intent to run through the county clerk no later than Feb. 7.

Claar seeks his eighth term in office and adding to his record 26 years as mayor of Bolingbrook.

Joining him in re-election bids are Village Clerk Carol Penning, who seeks her seventh-consecutive term, and trustees Joseph Morelli and Michael Lawler.

Newcomer Maria Zarate joins the First Party in a bid for a trustee seat after Sandra Swinkunas announced she will not run for re-election.

Challenging Morelli, Lawler and Zarate for the three trustee seats will be newcomer Tim Dombrow.

Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story indicated that the First Party candidates running for trustee would be unopposed. In fact, a challenger — Tim Dombrow — filed his petition for candidacy for trustee before the Dec. 26 deadline.

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