Two of the units of government in River Forest will have contested races this April. 

Voters will have a choice of candidates for village trustee and the District 90 school board.   

The filing deadline was 5 p.m. Monday.

Six people have filed to run for the three, four-year terms open on the village board. They are: 

Trustee Susan Conti, who is running for her third term;

Trustee Carmela Corsini, who is running for her second term;

Mike Gibbs, a former trustee who lost a race for village president two years ago when he ran against fellow trustee Catherine Adduci;

Rick Gillis, member of the traffic and safety commission, who narrowly lost to Gibbs when he ran for trustee in 2009;

Richard Cooke, a political newcomer;

Patty Henek, a political newcomer, local charitable organizer and opponent of aspects of the Roosevelt Middle School exterior project. 

Lotteries will be conducted at 9 a.m. Dec. 30 to see who will be at the top and the bottom of the ballot for trustee.

Five people have stepped up to run for three four-year terms on the District 90 elementary school board. They are:

  • Incumbent Ralph Martire;
  • Lynda Holliday, a political newcomer;
  • Richard Moore, a political newcomer;
  • Barb Hickey, a political newcomer; 
  • Harley Beck, a political newcomer.

There are four candidates for the four open six-year terms on the library board. They are: Incumbents Alice Calabrese and Deborah Hill, Kevin C. Crowell and Katherine Bevin.

Two will be running for park board commissioners. Ross Roloff, who came on the board in 2013, will run for the open six-year term. Peter Kuzmich, a member of the River Forest Parks Foundation, will run for the four-year term. 

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