Even before the final votes were counted, according to Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick, his closest opponent in the three-way race had conceded Tuesday evening's election to the incumbent Democrat.
His victory over Republican Drew Muffler and Independent John T. Brooks became official a short time later, when the votes from the final precinct of the 14 in the city were counted. With all 14 precincts reporting, unofficial totals show Kopczick with 1,575 votes, Muffler with 1,040, and Brooks with 293.
In the first concluded election of the evening, Donald Hanson has defeated June Fox in Morris Ward 1. Unofficially, with all 5 precincts reporting, Donald Hanson retains his seat on the Morris City Council by a vote of 787 to 496.
In another final —Morris Ward 3 — Donald Matteson has defeated Jeff Wachowski 280 to 248. Those totals are unofficial with all three precincts reporting.
In Carbon Hill, Edward M. Pacchetti has been re-elected mayor, defeating Michael A. Cerny 52 to 44.
In Minooka, Patrick Brennan defeated Jackie McKinney in the village president's race 813 to 192. In the lone Will County precinct voting, Brennan received 223 votes to McKinney's 57. In the Kendall County precinct, Brennan won 15 to 14. The remainder of the votes were cast in Grundy County.
In Channahon, village trustee positions went to Janet Schumacher, with 767 votes; Sam Greco, with 702; and Mark Scaggs, with 667. Scaggs just edged out Lawrence Troutman for the final seat. Troutman recorded 658 votrs, while Jerald M. Papesh receivedf 625.
In Coal City, David M. Togliatti, Justin E. Wren, and Tim Bradley earned seats on the village council, defeating Irving DeWald and Caleb Counterman. Vote totals included 281 for Bradley, 271 for Wren, 232 for Togliatti, 116 for DeWald and 88 for Counterman.
In Morris District 54, the trio running under a "Take Back District 54" slogan has taken the available seats on the school board. Patrick Stevens led the way with 1,351 votes, followed by Bonnie Cap with 1,338 and Jerald White with 1,253. Not winning election were Lisa Kneller with 814 votes, Steven Kodat with 721 and G. James Ringer with 565.
In Morris Dist. 101, two incumbent board members — Karen Meucci and John Maddox — have been defeated in their bids for four-year seats. For the four available four-year terms, incumbent Stephen Stangland was the top vote-getter with 2,654 votes, followed by Denny Best with 2,235, Thomas P. Anderson with 2,048, and Delores Robinson witrh 1,985. Falling short were Maddox with 1,469, Meucci with 1,365, and Stu Hipes with 847. James Paulson defeated Demetra Turman for an unexpired two-year term 2,739 to 721.
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