Three incumbents and one newcomer for the Algonquin Village Board trustee race sounded off on issues affecting the village during a forum Wednesday.
The forum was held at the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce, 2114 West Algonquin Road in Algonquin. There are three seats up for grabs on the Algonquin Village Board in the upcoming election, which is April 9.
Newcomer Richard Flynn spoke in opposition to red-light cameras during the forum, saying he would do away with all three currently set up in the village of Algonquin, according to the Daily Herald.
The three incumbents at the forum, trustees Robert Smith, Jerry Glogowski and Brian Dianis, said they favored red-light cameras mainly because the cameras have increased safety at intersections in Algonquin, according to the Daily Herald.
Flynn also said he would like to see the Algonquin Village Board operated in a more "open" fashion, according to the Northwest Herald.
Glogowski said making sure Riverside Plaza apartment project moves forward and is completed is important in revitalizing downtown and Smith said the village has been in favor of the completion of the Longmeadow Parkway to ease traffic congestion, according to the Northwest Herald.
Next week, the Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum for those running for open seats on the Lake in the Hills village board and the open village president seat. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. on March 20.