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McMichael Loses Romeoville Mayoral Contest

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Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Steve McMichael (Credit: CBS)

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Steve McMichael (Credit: CBS)

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ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — Former Chicago Bears lineman Steve McMichael lost to incumbent John Noak in Romeoville’s mayoral election.

Noak collected 60.72 percent of the votes to McMichaels 39.28 percent with all 16 precincts reporting.

In a press release, Noak said, “I am honored that the people of Romeoville have placed their trust in me and our entire Romeoville United team for another four years. The progress we’ve made the last four years has been a true team effort, and it’s resulted in 4,000 new jobs, hundreds of new businesses and balanced budgets and property tax relief.”

Noak has served as mayor since being appointed in 2008 and subsequently won a full term in 2009.

McMichael says he lost for two reasons: Low voter turnout and his recent move to Romeoville. He has only been a resident for a year.

He says he intends to hold Mayor John Noak to his campaign promises and says if he is not happy with Noak’s leadership by 2017, he will run again.

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