ELECTION 2013: New leaders chosen in Woodridge, Berwyn, Elmhurst, La Grange

Published: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 8:55 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 5:48 p.m. CDT

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On Tuesday, voters across the western suburbs did their civic duty and cast their ballot.

Election Day brings about change, including the potential for new faces on local school boards and municipalities, as well as referenda related to property purchases and electric aggregation.

The following is a list of links to our coverage of the final results of the local elections, broken down by town in DuPageCook and Will counties.

ADDISON

Mayor: Rich Veenstra is ready to become Addison's next mayor after running unopposed.

BERWYN

City Council: In Berwyn, all races were uncontested. Robert J. Lovero was re-elected as mayor, Thomas J. Pavlik was elected as city clerk and Joseph M. Kroc was elected as city treasurer. 

District 201: Elected to the school board were Margaret A. Kelly, Joseph E. Keating, Jessica Jaramillo-Flores and Kasumba "Kal" Lwanga. 

BOLINGBROOK

Valley View School District: With all 39 precincts reporting, three of the four open seats on the Valley View School School District Board of Education appear to be settled, but the fourth may come down to absentee ballots.

BROOKFIELD

Village Board: In Brookfield, PEP Party candidate Kit P. Ketchmark won the president's seat with 54 percent of the vote. PEP Party candidates for trustee Michael J. Garvey, Nicole M. Gilhooley and Brian S. Oberhauser were elected. 

District 208: Elected to the school board were Edward C. Jepson, Michael J. Welch and Matthew Sinde Jr.

BURR RIDGE

Village president: Mickey Straub won the Burr Ridge village president seat in a close race Tuesday night.

DOWNERS GROVE

Village Council: Five-time incumbent Marilyn Schnell fell in her latest bid for Downers Grove Village Council, while fellow incumbent Bob Barnett was re-elected. Newcomers Greg Hosé and David Olsen were elected as well.

District 99: The two candidates who withdrew late from the Downers Grove/Woodridge District 99 race still garnered about 8,000 votes, but weren't elected Tuesday night.

ELMHURST

Mayor: Steve Morley is Elmhurst's next mayor after beating Diane Gutenkauf and Mark Mulliner for the top seat. All three were city aldermen.

City Council: The Elmhurst City Council will see at least one new face in its contested Ward races, but the 7th Ward is too close to call and may come down to absentee ballots.

GLEN ELLYN

District 87/College of DuPage: Voters elected an even mix of incumbents and challengers on the Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education. On the College of DuPage Board of Trustees, one incumbent as well as a challenger accused of inappropriate behavior were defeated in this election.

HINSDALE

District 86: The "Friends for District 86" slate largely beat "Building on Excellence" in District 86, including ousting school board President Dennis Brennan from his seat.

District 181: Jill Vorobiev, Gary Clarin and Mridu Garg will now look to ensure District 181 makes a smooth transition into the future after being elected to its school board Tuesday.

LA GRANGE

Village Board: In La Grange, Tom Livingston was elected village president. Trustees Mark Langan and Bill Holder were re-elected and newcomer David McCarty won the third trustee seat.

LA GRANGE PARK

Village president: In La Grange Park, voters re-elected Village President James Discipio, who took nearly 77 percent of the vote.

LEMONT

District 113A: Several newcomers will join the Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A Board of Education. They hope to heal some divisions that have plagued past boards.

LYONS

Village Board: In Lyons, President Christopher Getty was re-elected with 70.80 percent of the vote. Other United Citizens candidates fared well, too.

LOMBARD

Village president: Keith Giagnorio has been elected as Lombard's next village president.

OAK BROOK

Sports Core referenda: Voters shot down building a new school in Butler District 53 Tuesday night by about a 3-to-1 margin.

ROMEOVILLE

Mayor: Former Bear Steve McMichael couldn't sack the incumbent in the Romeoville mayor's race.

VILLA PARK

Village president: Deborah Bullwinkel has won over John Heidelmeier in the race for Villa Park village president.

Electricity aggregation referendum: After a second chance, Villa Park residents will now have the opportunity to choose electric aggregation and the possibility of lower electric bills in the near future after an approved referendum Tuesday night.

WESTERN SPRINGS

Village Board: In Western Springs, all races were uncontested. William T. Rodeghier was elected as village president.

WHEATON

Jefferson Early Childhood Center referendum: Nearly 60 percent of voters in Community Unit School District 200 turned down a referendum measure to construct a new Jefferson Early Childhood Center in Wheaton.

WOODRIDGE

Mayor: Woodridge voters have tabbed Gina Cunningham-Picek as their next mayor. Cunningham-Picek was endorsed by longtime Mayor Bill Murphy, who is retiring.

District 99: The two candidates who withdrew late from the Downers Grove/Woodridge District 99 race still garnered about 8,000 votes, but weren't elected Tuesday night.

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