Lake County

Race For Village President in Buffalo Grove Too Close to Call

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The race for village president of suburban Buffalo Grove was too close to call as of Wednesday morning.

The incumbent, Jeffrey Braiman, held 50.3 percent of the votes to Beverly Sussman's 49.7 percent, with all 19 precincts reporting, according to the Lake County clerk's office. The results remain unofficial as of Wednesday.

Braiman faced challenger and village trustee Beverly Sussman in the race for village president. The two sparred over plans to develop downtown Buffalo Grove, according to the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald.

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 built on a floodplain and a supermarket would invade a quiet street, according to the Daily Herald.

Braiman, who will begin his second term in office, supported the proposal because it could generate $5-8 million in taxes.

See complete election results for Lake County below.

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