Election day for many Chicago suburbs; Bolingbrook race gains national attention

 

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Several suburbs have elections on Tuesday, including a tough, mayoral race in Bolingbrook.

Longtime, Republican incumbent Roger Claar is trying to fend-off Will County board member Jackie Traynere.

She has attacked Claar’s fundraiser in the fall for President Donald Trump.

In Orland Park, the mayor for more than 20 years is in a battle to keep his job. He’s been under fire after the village board raised the mayor’s salary from $40,000 to $150,000 a year.

There are also mayoral races in Aurora and Evanston, where the city’s first openly gay alderman is running for mayor.

In Palatine, District 211 is also selecting a new school board. It’s first election since a major controversy over access to a girl’s locker room by a transgender student

Polls are open and close at 7 p.m. tonight.