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Hill wins close Kaneville race; Peck’s plans unknown

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

KANEVILLE – Newly elected Kaneville village President Pat Hill on Wednesday said she still was surprised by her narrow victory in Tuesday’s election.

Unofficial results show that Hill received 85 votes, and her opponent, Rick Peck, received 82 votes.

It is unknown whether Peck will contest the results. Because the vote was so close, Peck would have the right to ask for discovery five days after the votes are certified. Kane County election results will be certified in two weeks, Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham said.

“We still have 129 absentee ballots out,” he said.

Peck, who is the village’s interim president, could not be reached for comment Wednesday about his plans.

Hill had said one of the first orders of business will include stopping the closure of Kaneville’s post office and returning the office to regular postal hours. Her goals include finishing road projects that have begun on several streets and finding funds to replace sidewalks on Main Street without imposing any taxes.

Peck has said new sidewalks were among his priorities. He has said he wants to make sure the center of town is easily accessible by sidewalk, which he said in turn would create a better sense of community. Peck’s other priority included operating the village in a financially responsible manner.

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