After a historic election, the votes have been tallied, and a new Naperville Mayor has been chosen for the first time in 20 years.
Steve Chirico brought in just over 60% of the votes in the four-way race on Election Day, taking home the victory as Naperville’s next Mayor.
“I’m just very excited, I’m overwhelmed and I’m very happy to be given this opportunity, I really am and I’m going to do my best. I’m going to work hard I’m going to try my best to make the community proud of me and do everything I can to make Naperville a prosperous city in the future,” said Chirico.
The Naperville native has served four years on City Council and will be replacing Mayor A. George Pradel who will retire after serving since 1995.
Chirico will take office on May 3.
In other races, two incumbents held onto their seats on the Naperville Park District board. Rich Janor and Marie Todd will serve another term, joined by newcomer Jim Ensign.
Over in Indian Prairie School District 204, incumbents Lori Price, Mark Rising and Justin Karubas also retained their seats and will continue leading the third largest school district in Illinois.
District 203 school board was unopposed.
And in Naperville’s unprecedented City Council race, two incumbents and six newcomers have won the eight seats up for election. Paul Hinterlong, Patty Gustin, Rebecca Boyd-Obarski, and Becky Anderson will be serving four year terms and Judith Brodhead, Kevin Coyne, John Krummen and Kevin Gallaher will serve for two years.
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