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Huntley Mayor Running for Reelection

Charles Sass seeking another term as mayor, a seat he's held since 2001.

Huntley Mayor Running for Reelection

Huntley Mayor Chuck Sass sat in the back of Drendel Ballroom Monday listening to Illinois Tollway officials discuss the Route 47 interchange project, which has helped define Sass’s tenure as mayor.

Tollway officials credited Huntley’s leadership in making the project a reality.

Instead of basking in the glory, Sass is focused on what else needs to be done in Huntley.

“There are still some things I want to accomplish,” Sass said Monday. “I’d like to see what we can do about the downtown.”

So he'll be pulling a candidate packet today at village hall to have his name listed on the April 2013 ballot.

Candidates who want to run for positions on the village board _ the mayor’s seat along with three trustee seats are up for reelection_ can begin picking up petitions for candidacy beginning today, Village Clerk Rita McMahon said in an email. Village hall is located at 10987 Main St.

Each candidate needs between 113 and 181 signatures, which must be turned in between 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. The dates may change pending legislation in Springfield since many municipalities are closed on Christmas Eve.

Trustees John Piwko and Pam Fender are up for reelection. Fender is running for Grafton Township Supervisor and will not run for Huntley trustee. Trustee Ron Hahn was appointed last year to fill a seat vacated by former Trustee Paul Mercer. The term ends in May so Hahn must run for election.

The village board seats are four year terms.

Sass said he does the job because "it's giving something back to the people. It's been good for me and the people."

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