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Local Election

Morris, Coal City voters choose their board representation

MORRIS - Only one ward in Morris had opposition as incumbent Republican Donald Matteson faced off against Democrat Derrick Wren.

Unofficial results showed Wren the winner with 182 votes and incumbent Matteson with a vote of 145.

Morris Mayor Richard Kopczick, Democrat, ran unopposed while Republican Clerk Carol Adair and Treasurer Marybeth O'Brien also ran unopposed. One seat was open for Wards 1, 3 and 4, while two seats were open for Ward 2, one for four years and one for two years because of board resignations.

Republican Herb Wyeth of Ward 1 and Republican William Martin in Ward 4 ran unopposed. In Ward 2, Julian Houston ran unopposed for the four-year term while Republican Sid Nelson ran unopposed for the two-year term.

Coal City

Five candidates were seeking one of three seats on the Coal City Village Board as a trustee serving a four-year term. Trustees David M. Togliatti, Timothy Bradley and Justin Wren were seeking re-election, while Georgette Vota and Sara Beach were challenging the incumbents.

Unofficial results show the new trustees are Wren with 522 votes, Bradley with 490, and Beach with 424.

Togliatti came in a very close fourth with 422 votes while Vota finished with 390.

Once official results are in, there could be an upset for the third seat between Beach and Togliatti. Late arriving mail-in votes still need to be counted before votes are finalized on April 25.

With infrastructure and the revitalization of downtown as some of the key areas candidates showed concern it will be up to this new board to see those things through.

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