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Coin Flip to Break Election Day Tie

David DeLeshe and Lea Torres tied with 573 votes for third seat on Stickney Village Board

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    Nearly a month after the general election, there's still one race to be decided in south suburban Stickney.

    And after all the money and energy candidates David DeLeshe and Lea Torres have spent campaigning for a seat on the Village Board of Trustees, the race on Wednesday will come down to a coin flip.

    Cook County Clerk David Orr says the coin flip is legal under Illinois law when two candidates are tied. Both DeLeshe and Torres received 573 votes in the race that's already elected Sam Savopoulos and James Lazansky.

    The deciding coin flip was scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Orr's office on the fifth floor of 69 W. Washington St.

    Orr's office reminded that election ties were also broken with a coin flip in a 2007 Bedford Park village trustee race and a 2011 Broadview village trustee race.