While Niles Township District 219 originally saw four candidates run for three seats, Skokie resident Virginia Camacho dropped out effective March 22. This ensured that incumbent Joseph Novick, Skokie resident Naema Abraham and Richard Evonitz, who currently serves as the East Prairie School District 73 Board of Education president, won the election by default.
In Maine Township High School District 207, incumbents Jin Lee and Carla Owen competed with three new candidates for four seats. Owen got the second-highest vote total with 11,045 votes, while Lee got third place with 8,785. Linda Coyle, an attorney for Canadian National Railway Company, got 11,408, the highest number of votes in the race. Fellow attorney Aurora Austriaco came in fourth with 8,402 votes. This left Dan Gott, who unsuccessfully ran against incumbent State Representative Marty Moylan (D-55th) in 2016, with another loss under his belt, as he only got 7,949 votes.
Park Ridge-Niles District 64 saw an unusual situation where no incumbents ran to keep their seats, and seven new candidates fought for four seats. Larry Ryles, who ran for Park Ridge mayor in the 2013 election, got the highest number of votes, getting 4,340. Park Ridge Park District commissioner Richard Biagi came in close second, earning 4,277 votes. Resident Alfred Sanchez came in third with 3,782 votes, while Eastman Tiu, a teacher at Villa Park’s Willowbrook High School, came in fourth with 3,093 votes.
Out of the candidates that didn’t earn enough votes to get on the board, Park Ridge resident Norman Dziedzic Jr. got 2,763, while Gregory Bublitz, the Director of Special Services at East Maine District 63, got 2,561, and Park Ridge resident Michael Schaab got 2,476.