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Feb. 2 Election Results

Below are the local unofficial results from the Feb. 2, 2010 primary election. Winners names are in bold.

District Representative 14th Congressional District

Democratic candidates
Bill Foster—25,071
Republican candidates
Randall M. “Randy” Hultgren—34,472
Ethan A. Hastert—28,575

State Senator 25th District

Democratic candidates
Leslie N. Juby—8,492
Republican candidates
P. Sean Michels—9,444
Chris Lauzen—22,110

State Representative 50th District

Democratic candidates
Linda Healy—4,435
Republican candidates
Keith R. Wheeler—7,344
Kay Hatcher—8,468
Bob McQuillan—2,462

Kane County Clerk

Democratic candidates
Ghafran Chishti—12,242
Republican candidates
John A. “Jack” Cunningham—30,139

Kane County Treasurer

Democratic candidates
None
Republican candidates
David J. Rickert—24,125
Bob Kovanic—7,347

Kane County Sheriff

Democratic candidates
Pat Perez—13,435
Republican candidates—too close to call, awaiting absentee count
L. Robert Russell—15,531
Donald E. Kramer—15,570

Kane County Board District 5

Democratic candidates
None
Republican candidates
Bill Wyatt—1,152
Melisa Taylor—1,332

Kane County Board District 25

Democratic candidates
None
Republican candidates
Bob Kudlicki—1,447
Thomas (T.R.) Smith—1,863

16th Judicial Circuit (Grometer Vacancy)

Democratic candidates
None
Republican candidates
Fred M. Morelli—17,910
Kevin T. Busch—28,050

16th Judicial Circuit (Kane County Vacancy)

Democratic candidates
John G. Dalton—7,584
Michael C. Funkey—5,407
Republican candidates
Thomas Patrick Rice—5,841
Robert L. Janes—4,115
D. J. Tegeler—3,065
Leonard J. Wojtecki—5,374
David R. Akemann—12,880

Referendum

Sugar Grove Library Proposition to increase the limiting rate
Yes—925
No—1,920

Letter: Vote for Heineman as a write-in candidate in SG

Over the past 10 years I have watched closely as the village of Sugar Grove has grown, and I am very proud of the elected leadership that has overseen that growth.

One village trustee with whom I have worked closely is Mary Heineman. Mary is a mother of two young children but has always found time to deliver on her promises of improving the infrastructure of the village and promoting a slow and steady pace to growth.

This summer, village residents will see construction of a safer and more efficient intersection at Bliss and Merrill roads, a project jointly funded through Kane County and the village. Mary was instrumental in moving this project forward and has been a pleasure to work with, and now she needs your help.

Mary had planned a hiatus from elected service, however, recent events have caused a change of heart. Her name will not appear on the ballot, but voters will have the option to select a “write-in” candidate and enter her name manually using the keyboard. I believe the extra time it takes to type in “Heineman” will prove to be a wise investment for the future of the village.

Bill Wyatt
Kane County Board
District 5

Work to begin soon on Bliss, Merrill intersection

by Susan O’Neill
Turning left onto Merrill Road from the Bliss Road intersection is currently hazardous, but it should be much safer by November. According to Kane County Chief of Construction Dave Boesch, work on the intersection should begin by mid-May to June with a completion target of November.

The hazardous nature of the intersection is caused by the hill leading up to the intersection, a curve in the road and a stand of trees along the road near the intersection, obscuring drivers’ vision as they approach.

The intersection improvement includes widening the road, making a five-foot cut to lower the hill and straightening out the curve.

In addition, two turn lanes will be added: One to turn left onto Merrill when traveling northeast on Bliss and the other to turn left onto Bliss when traveling south on Merrill. The stand of trees has already been removed.

The Kane County Board awarded the project to Montgomery-based Aurora Blacktop at its February meeting. Aurora Blacktop came in with the lowest bid at $835,277, approximately 30 percent lower than the county engineer’s estimate of $1.2 million.

Nobody at the county questioned the importance of improving the intersection, trustee Mary Heineman said. Heineman has been working with county officials for the past several years on getting the project approved.

The intersection, already a hazard, became an even bigger issue in 2004 when developer Ed Saloga Builders, Inc. proposed the Hannaford Homes Subdivision. The development was to be a 139-single family home subdivision on 122 acres north of Merrill Road just east of Bliss and Merrill.

The original annexation agreement required Hannaford Farms to pay approximately one-third of the amount needed to improve the intersection. The cost at the time was estimated at $345,000.

Since 2004, the scope of the project has changed, with additional improvements that officials say will make the intersection even safer. Local landowner Edward Dunteman agreed to give up more of his property on Bliss Road to the county to accommodate the additional work at the intersection.

The county will pay for the project with funds collected through the county-wide developer transportation impact fee.

Kane County Board member Bill Wyatt, who represents that area of Sugar Grove, has been working with Heineman to push the project forward. The county will work with the Kaneland School District to reroute school buses during the project. There will be local access for people living on Bliss Road.