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

Check back here for regular updates as election results roll in.

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.

PRECINCTS REPORTING: 18 of 18

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?


Votes
Percent
Yes
1199
44
No
1517
56
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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