Suburban elections results: February 24, 2009

April 8, 2009 11:20:09 AM PDT
There were several suburban elections being decided on Tuesday night, including Cicero town president.ELECTION RESULTS MARCH 7, 2009

Incumbent Larry Dominick has won re-election. With 64 percent of the vote, he beats Cicero police officer Roberto Garcia and Morton College trustee Ed Ledvina.

For complete election results from 2/24/09 click here.

Earlier on Tuesday, Cook County sheriff's police escorted armed security personnel out of several Cicero polling places. A Cicero town spokesman claimed the security was necessary. The Cook County Clerk's Office says it was "election day shenanigans."

Since Larry Dominick got more than half the vote on Tuesday night, there will not be a run-off race April 7.

There are also results in some of the other suburban mayoral races being decided on Tuesday night.

In the race for mayor of Berwyn, incumbent Michael O'Conner has defeated challenger John Meshek 69 percent to 31. O'Connor will face three opponents in the April general election.

In Calumet City, incumbent Democrat Michelle Markiewicz-Qualkinbush won Tuesday night's primary and goes on to the general election in April. Markiewicz-Qualkinbush won over write-in candidate Pam Cap. However, Cap says she will stage another write-in effort in April.

In Dolton, Ronnie Lewis wins the first mayoral election since the passing of the late mayor Bill Shaw. Lewis got 55 percent of the vote to beat Riley Rogers and secure a spot in the April general election.

Up in Lake County, the Waukegan mayor's race goes to Richard Hyde. His 47 percent was enough to beat Samuel Cunningham and Jose Guzman. Hyde will face two opponents in April.

And in North Chicago, Leon Rockingham Junior wins the Democratic primary over Jerry Johnson, getting 60 percent of the vote. He faces a write-in challenge in April.


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