Coin toss decides two suburban elections

April 21, 2011 3:48:54 AM PDT
Coin flips decided the winners of seats on the Island Lake and Green Oaks village boards.

The Daily Herald reports Wednesday that one coin flip send Charles Cermak to a place on the Island Lake village board. Cermak was tied with Allen Murvine. The term is for four years.

Another coin flip determined that Patricia Thomas would have a seat on the Green Oaks village board. She was tied with Richard Glagovsky after the April 5 election.

According to Illinois law a coin flip decides who gets the job when the candidates have the same total votes.


Information from: Daily Herald,