Village candidates clash over debt amid tense political climate
The village of Bolingbrook is in the middle of another hotly contested election.
Two years ago, the longtime mayor, Roger Claar, the village clerk and two of the sitting trustees narrowly won reelection against a new party, called Bolingbrook United, which argued for change. Will County Board member Jackie Traynere lost to Claar by 151 votes. Turnout and interest in the race, including national media coverage, significantly increased.