Vincent McCabe keeps Malta president seat
MALTA – Vincent McCabe maintained his position as village president of Malta on Tuesday, defeating challenger Sean Conlon by 59 votes, according to unofficial vote totals. McCabe, who is in his 12th year as village president, secured 67 percent of the vote. Conlon received 33 percent of the vote.
Sales tax plan soundly rejected in Hinckley
HINCKLEY – A proposal to levy a 1 percent sales tax in the village of Hinckley was soundly rejected Tuesday, with 75 percent of voters opposing the tax. There were 254 votes against the referendum to supplement the village budget, and 84 votes in favor. Village Trustee James Roderick won the race for village president with 67 percent of the vote. His 227 votes were more than twice the 110 ballots cast for his opponent, Richard Snedeker Jr., according to unofficial vote totals.
Olson unseats longtime mayor in Sandwich
SANDWICH – Tom Thomas’ 24-year tenure as mayor of Sandwich ended Tuesday, as former police chief Richard Olson walked away with 1,318 votes to Thomas’ 557, according to preliminary totals. The city crosses county lines; Olson received 70 percent of the vote in DeKalb County and 58 percent of the vote in Kendall County. He was police chief in Sandwich for 16 years before his retirement in 2010.
Bellah hangs on to his seat in Kirkland
KIRKLAND – Incumbent Les Bellah held on to his seat as village president in Kirkland, defeating challenger Tony Parker by 109 votes, according to unofficial vote totals. Bellah, who was village president from 1996 to 2004 and was elected again in 2009, received 64 percent of the vote to Parker’s 36 percent.
In the board of trustees race, incumbents Wanda McMurray and Colleen Ford kept their seats, with 19 and 17 percent of the vote, respectively. They will be joined by new trustee Sarah Ziegler, who received 22 percent of the vote.
Peerboom wins DeKalb city clerk by big margin
DeKALB – Liz Peerboom won the election for DeKalb city clerk handily, walking away with 75 percent of the vote. Peerboom was one of four write-in candidates for the office, which had no candidates file to appear on the ballot.
Peerboom, a former assistant city clerk in DeKalb who is village clerk in Maple Park, received 1,194 write-in votes, according to the unofficial tally. Lynn Fazekas was a distant second with 214 votes; Steve Kapitan received 123 votes and Leonard LeGrand received 57 votes.
Spears, Watkins win seats on Kish College board
MALTA – Incumbent Kathleen Spears kept her seat on the Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees after receiving 47 percent of the vote Tuesday, according to preliminary totals. She and the other trustees will be joined by trustee-elect Kathleen Watkins, who received 35 percent of the vote to Ferald Bryan’s 18 percent.
– Dana Herra