Election Night Results: Mayoral Race and Referendums Updated 8:49 p.m.

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Some 10,435 people are registered to vote in Yorkville city elections, which include two referenda. The mayoral race pits incumbent against Ward 2 Alderman . Political newcomer Robert Gryder dropped out of the race too late to have his name removed from the ballot, so he may get a few votes, too.

Yorkville Patch will update the election results as they roll in. Check the Election Night Blog for updates on the alderman races.


Mayoral race

Candidates Votes Percent 1841 68 % Robert Gryder 155 6 % 708 26 %

Sales Tax Referendum

Shall the city increase its sales tax by 1 percentage point?

Votes Percent Yes 1455 55 No 1201 45


Bike Trails Referendum

Shall the city issue up to $1 million in bonds for the purpose of acquiring land and constructing bike trails?

I live in Yorkville April 06, 2011 at 02:32 AM
This is a sad day for Yorkville when a guy who wants the city to default on a bond that will leave the city with no option but to raise taxes gets elected. It looks like Illinois politics has hit our city!
CJ April 06, 2011 at 02:41 AM
Good for Yorkville! Positive changes will come now that the current administration has been voted out. Now Mayor Golinski can focus on taking care of things Yorkville needs instead of making a wish-list that the taxpayers would be stuck paying for.
D. Smith April 06, 2011 at 03:20 AM
There has been a deficit these past four years. The only ways to eliminate a deficit are by generating more revenues (difficult during these economic times), reduce expenditures (cutting of services and excess), and/or raising taxes.
I live in Yorkville April 06, 2011 at 03:21 AM
Golinski has no vision. He is short sighted and his lack of memory in council meetings is frightning. If we are not, as a town with vision, looking 3, 5 and 10 years down the line, we will start playing catchup with shopping, housing constructions and schools. If that happens, prices double, triple and the city will be forced to raise taxes even more for those people that are still here. It really makes me wonder who side he is really on...It does not appear to be for the city of Yorkville!
Dorian April 06, 2011 at 06:10 AM
Gary Golinski (Yorkville Mayoral candidate) is rumored to have promiced things to people all over town. He has made no secret of is dislike for the current Plan Commission Chairman. Word on the street is that he is going to reappoint former longstanding chairman, Tom Lindbloom. Favors for votes. Then there is the mysterious change of heart of Mayoral Candidate, Robert Gryder. Not only did he drop out of the race, but he through his full support behind Golinski. Could it be that Robert was informed that he couldn't, if elected mayor, reappoint his mother to the Library Board? I am sure that Mr. Golinski didn't have a problem promising to appoint her if he wins. Favors for votes Then there is the case of current Alderman Werdrich. He came out in support of Golinski in the local paper. What could he possibly have promised to him? Maybe the adjudication attorney for the City of Yorkville? Favors for votes. Of course his pet team, The Reds, may all of a sudden get more fields than Yorkville Youth Baseball. Time will tell if these will come to fruition. This is not out of line considering how Yorkville has seen Goliniski wheel and deal in the past. Sounds like "Cicero Gary" has gone back to his roots.
I live in Yorkville April 06, 2011 at 11:25 AM
This is really sad for Yorkville...People with no vision of the future, who have no interest in promoting the city, cannot even remember what they voted for in the last council meeting are now running our city. I hope the Yorkville legal council is watching very closely...this is starting to look like Oswego cheaters...
Momof3 April 06, 2011 at 01:24 PM
What is wrong with the voters of Yorkville? Do they not have children? Grandchildren? Neices? Nephews? Neighbors with children? I can't believe I live in a city where they don't care enough about the children or the community to put in sidwalks or bike paths. How many people have to die before this becomes a priority? Shame on Yorkville.
All Eyes On Me April 06, 2011 at 01:33 PM
The tone people are using now is the same tone the people you wanted to win had and this is the reason they lost. Very mean spirited. I am glad the people of Yorkville have spoken. People saw through the current admins bs. And let not talk about promises made by Gary. Burd made lots of promises to lots of people ( Hmm... I wonder if she has to give back the union the $2,500.00 back?) The same way Burd and her minions were held accountable for their actions is the same way this administration will be.
Robert J. Gryder April 06, 2011 at 01:38 PM
Actually, I would have been more than allowed to appoint my mother to the Library Board. As Library Board is a non-compensated body, nepotism is not an issue. I've stated in other places several times my motivations for stepping aside for Gary. And from the looks of it, many of my would-be supporters seemed to agree with me. I know it's tempting to think that all of us who had our names on the ballots are selfish ego maniacs but that's just not true. My goal the whole time was to see Yorkville better off. Yorkville is, in my opinion, now better off.
Scratch on Patch April 06, 2011 at 01:45 PM
26% is sad, but I believe more than usual.
Scratch on Patch April 06, 2011 at 01:47 PM
The $2,500 may have been spent already? Gryder for Mayor signs?
Katy K April 06, 2011 at 02:02 PM
Yorkville cannot afford a bike path...do you want to pay for it? I'm sure the children of Yorkville don't! Shame on you!
Mike April 06, 2011 at 02:37 PM
I hold no ill will towards those who voted against the trails, if anything I'm ashamed at the laziness/lack of attention by those who didn't even vote. But let's stop playing this "We can't afford it" game. That's the off-the-shelf position of the ignorant and uninformed. This thing would've cost each homeowner roughly $1 a month for 10 years. You can't afford that? You're a liar.
Yville mom April 06, 2011 at 02:41 PM
I couldn't agree with you more, "All Eyes On me". "Momof3"...of course I care about the children of Yorkville. I am also a mom of kids and have been living in this community for over 20 years. I would love to have bike paths, however, my first priority is taking care of my own family, and we cannot personally afford to pay more annually to support bike paths when we are struggling to get through each day. Let's not forget that the city has a deficit and has had to eliminate jobs and other very important things. Do you really think that the unemployed in our community has bike paths at the top of their priority list? Please be careful before you judge the motivations of others and how they voted. Where would the money come from to maintain these bike paths through the years? Let's put all the negativity and judging of others behind us now that this election is over. Let's move forward and have faith in the new administration and do our part by staying informed, and if the new administration is not following through or you are disappointed with the choices they are making, then use your voice and get involved.
Yville mom April 06, 2011 at 02:55 PM
Mike, anyone who has personal debt and owes more than they make cannot afford $1 a month (our city for one). This is exactly the kind of thinking that has caused our country to be in a recession....if you don't have the money, don't spend it! Trying to be fiscally conservative does NOT a liar make!
Tired of Taxes April 06, 2011 at 11:12 PM
Yville Mom, I am not sure which of your two blogs I agree with more; the 1st or the 2nd. I concur (Catch me if you can) My hubby & I both agree with you.


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