The period in which to file candidate petitions officially ended at 5 p.m., Monday, but one person who previously announced their River Forest village trustee candidacy will not appear on the April ballot.

Fenwick High School alumnus, Mike Santoro, did not file a petition for River Forest village trustee. All three incumbent candidates did, however meaning, Erika Bachner, Katie Brennan and Bob O’Connell are running for reelection unopposed. Wednesday Journal has reached out to Santoro for comment.

There were no surprises when it came to Oak Park village trustee candidates, however. Newcomer Brian Straw and former village trustee Simone Boutet filed their petitions simultaneously on Dec. 12. All three current village trustees – Susan Buchanan, Jim Taglia and Cory Wesley – also filed their petitions.


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