Des Plaines Mayor Celebrates Re-election, And Restful Night For Infant Daughter
The mayor of Des Plaines, Illinois is getting a second term.
Matthew Bogusz was re-elected with 63 percent of the vote on Tuesday, according to unofficial numbers from the Cook County clerk.
“I’m feeling excited about the win. I’m also feeling excited that my 3-month old slept through the night,” Bogusz said.
Bogusz talked to WBEZ Tuesday morning from his home - almost whispering to try not to wake his daughter, who was back asleep after a diaper change.
His challenger, Malcolm Chester, ran on a platform of cutting the budget instead of raising taxes.
Bogusz believes he was re-elected because voters don’t want to stop Des Plaines’ momentum.
“Des Plaines has a renewed interest in economic development,” he said.
Bogusz said his top priority for his second term is reopening a downtown theatre that has been vacant for years. He says he’s secured a commitment from a casino to do it.