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West Chicago Appoints First Hispanic Mayor

Ruben Pineda. (Credit: West Chicago)

Ruben Pineda. (Credit: West Chicago)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — For the first time in its history, West Chicago now has a Hispanic mayor.

The City Council appointed Alderman Ruben Pineda as acting mayor following the death of Michael Kwasman, who suffered a heart attack at a restaurant.

Pineda, 52, has lived in the village, which has a significant Hispanic population, since he was very young.

He has not said if he will run for a full term.

His temporary term expires next April.

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