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Weihofen focuses on business strategy in his second term

LAKEMOOR – Bringing businesses to Lakemoor is at the top of Village President Todd Weihofen’s agenda.

Weihofen, who won his second term Tuesday, plans on taking an “aggressive approach to business,” developing a marketing strategy to reach out to business and perhaps hiring an additional staff member to specifically handle planning and development, he said.

“We’ve learned a lot [over the past four years],” he said. “We’ve got a good plan. We’ve got a very cohesive approach, especially now.”

Weihofen received 78 percent of the 424 votes cast, defeating challenger Tina Asmus and Trustee Kimberly Beach.

Beach threw her hat into the ring as a write-in candidate after she was kicked off the ballot as a trustee candidate for not having enough valid signatures on her nominating petitions.

Trustee candidate Joseph Enright also was removed from the ballot by the Lakemoor Electoral Board, leaving four candidates vying for three seats.

Incumbent Trustees Phil Lonigro and Colin McIntyre will be joined by newcomer Alexis Aguilar.

Aguilar got involved with the village as a member of a Rockwell development citizens group, Weihofen said.

Bringing new businesses to Lakemoor and promoting the growth that goes with it are also her top concerns, according to a questionnaire response submitted to the Northwest Herald. She also wants to encourage resident involvement.

Aguilar didn’t return a call for comment Wednesday.

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