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Morton Grove is going to have its first primary election in the Village's 128 year history on Feburary 26. What is the cost to the taxpayer? I have worked alongside Mayor Staackmann for the past six years and I have a few observations that I would like to share.
The Mayor has always put the welfare of the people and the village first above any other consideration.
There have been many tough decisions over the past four years. Some of these decisions were not popular at the time. But I doubt that anyone can argue with the results.
Some are: a more vibrant senior center, expanded and improved social services, balanced budget without property tax increases, electric bills lowered by 40% and more businesses coming to town than ever before.
Let's keep our village on the right track. Why would we even consider changing the leadership of Morton Grove when we are already headed in the right direction. Personality can only go so far. Hard work, integrity and proven leadership should be the hallmark by which you should use to guide your vote.
On February 26, please come out to vote and retain Mayor Staackmann.
By John Thill,
Morton Grove Trustee