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Endorsement: Sugar Grove village president – Michels

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:04 a.m. CDT

Sean Michels has skillfully guided the village of Sugar Grove through what often has been a challenging economic time during his three terms as village president. He has demonstrated an ability to attract businesses – such as the Rush-Copley Convenient Care facility and Jimmy John’s – to the town, and he has more goals, including completing the interchange at Route 47 and Interstate 88. He understands and would prioritize Sugar Grove signing on to an impact fee agreement with Kaneland School District 302, something other Kaneland communities already have done. His opponent in the race for Sugar Grove village president, Kevin Geary, certainly has played a key role in the village’s success. Geary has been a trustee for about 13 years and has been an involved and engaged community member, working on such key projects as the Corn Boil festival and Holiday in the Grove. Geary was instrumental in getting an advisory referendum on the April 9 ballot to address the village’s recent lifting of its video gambling ban. Michels said he would consider reinstating the ban if the vote results show residents don’t support video gambling. Geary has said the same. Michels has been a strong leader during a difficult economy. We endorse him for a fourth term.

– By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

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