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Glenbard District 87 incumbents win re-election

The Glenbard Township High School District 87 Board of Education will continue to see some familiar faces on it, after four incumbents won re-election April 4.

Incumbents Jennifer M. Jendras, Richard Heim, Judith Weinstock and Robert (Bob) Friend ran against challengers Paul Chirchirillo, Bonniejean Alford Hinde and Timothy Goodcase for the four open seats on the board.

Weinstock led the pack with about 18 percent of the vote, followed by Jendras with about 16.7 percent, Friend with about 15.8 percent and Heim with about 15.5 percent, according to unofficial results from the DuPage County Election Commission.

The three challengers' vote totals hovered between 11 and 12 percent each, with Chirchirillo at about 11.5 percent, Goodcase with about 11.4 percent and Alford Hinde with about 11.2 percent, preliminary numbers show.

Top vote-getter Weinstock, a retired Glenbard West High School teacher, said in a Suburban Life Media questionnaire that her students are the reason she loved teaching and the reason she ran again for the Board of Education.

"I care deeply about our children’s education, their lives, their dreams and their future," she said.

In the questionnaire, both Weinstock and Heim said the district has done a good job of balancing student needs with those of taxpayers.

Friend said it was important to include taxpayers in the district's decisions.

"It is important to communicate with the taxpayers so they are aware of needs and have input into the decision-making process," he said in the questionnaire.

Jendras said the district needs to continue to be vocal with the state regarding education funding.

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