The race for village president of Buffalo Grove has become one of the most hotly contested elections in Lake County over the past few months.
A proposal to develop the downtown area with condominiums, entertainment venues and retail and office buildings was shelved in December when the developers asked for financial assistance from village leaders.
Sussman, a village trustee since 2009, opposed the plan from the beginning because the structures would have been build on a floodplain and a supermarket would invade a quiet street, according to the Daily Herald.
Braiman, who seeks his second term in office, said the proposal might be a good idea because it could generate $5-8 million in taxes.
In addition to the race for village president, Buffalo Grove will also elect a village clerk, three trustees and three park district commissioners.