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Lansing election results – reported April 4, 2023

LANSING, Ill. (April 4, 2023) – The Cook County Clerk has released unofficial tallies of the April 4, 2023, Municipal Election results. Results came in throughout Tuesday night, with Lansing’s final precincts reporting around 9:30 p.m.

Voter turnout inches up

According to election results on the Cook County Clerk’s website, Lansing’s voter turnout increased slightly overall, inching up to an election night total of 2,146 ballots, higher than 2021’s count of 2,003. The combination of mail-in voting, early voting, Election Day voting, and a slight decrease in the number of registered Lansing voters pushed the turnout percentage from 9% in 2021 to 10% this year.

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Election results in contested races

In the Village of Lansing Trustee race, Saad Abbasy and Jerry Zeldenrust, both of the Village Voice Party, were top vote-getters, followed by Maureen Grady-Perovich, sole member of the Lansing First Party. Rob Collins, the third member of the Village Voice Party, fell less than 150 votes short of Grady-Perovich. Abbasy, Zeldenrust, and Grady-Perovich will sit on the Lansing Village Board of Trustees — a position each has held before — as Abbasy and Zeldenrust retain their incumbent seats. Grady-Perovich returns to the Board after a two-year hiatus to succeed Trustee Mike Fish.

In the Sunnybrook District 171 race, Tammara Hill, Timothy Terrell, and Desiree Ambrose earned top votes, edging out Derrick Burks.

In the crowded South Suburban College Trustee race, Sherelene Harris, Anthony Williams, and Terry Wells rose to the top in the race for six-year terms, besting Ronnell Tatum, Tanjnique Miller, Venise Haynes, Vince Lockett, and Kisha McCaskill. In the four-year term race, Kevin Daly beat Max Solomon.

Thornton Township residents narrowly voted against a referendum that would add a tax to fund community mental health facilities and services.

Election results for April 4, 2023

The results below are current as of 10:30 p.m. on April 4, 2023, and are taken directly from the Cook County Clerk’s website. Each candidate’s name below is preceded by the number of votes they received.

Trustee, Village of Lansing

4-year term, vote for three.

  • (1,428) Jerry L. Zeldenrust – Village Voice Party
  • (1,435) Saad Abbasy – Village Voice Party
  • (1,158) Robert M. Collins, Jr. – Village Voice Party
  • (1,290) Maureen C. Grady-Perovich – Lansing First Party

Library Trustee, Village of Lansing

4-year term, vote for three.

  • (1,606) Steven P. Carr – Nonpartisan
  • (1,449) Mozella Brown – Nonpartisan
  • (1,467) Yvette Farmer – Nonpartisan

Commissioner, Lan Oak Park District

6-year term, vote for one.

  • (1,760) Robert Tropp – Nonpartisan

Commissioner, Lan Oak Park District (Unexpired term)

4-year term, vote for one.

  • (1,766) Gina M. Aguilar – Nonpartisan

Commissioner, Lan Oak Park District (Unexpired term)

2-year term, vote for two.

  • (1,663) Llona Lewis – Nonpartisan
  • No candidate*

Board Member, Lansing School District 158 (Unexpired term)

2-year term, vote for one.

  • (1,263) Abimael Duran – Nonpartisan

Board Member, Lansing School District 158

4-year term, vote for three.

  • (1,236) Mary Kelly – Nonpartisan
  • (1,061) Monica Terry (Myvett) – Nonpartisan
  • (1,102) Denise Jones-Williams – Nonpartisan

Note: Lansing residents living north of 186th Street and east of Stony Island Avenue are in School District 158.

Board Member, Sunnybrook School District 171

4-year term, vote for three.

  • (543) Tammara Hill – Nonpartisan
  • (496) Timothy Terrell – Nonpartisan
  • (489) Desiree Ambrose – Nonpartisan
  • (432) Derrick Burks – Nonpartisan

Note: Lansing residents living south of 186th Street and east of Stony Island Avenue are in School District 171.

Board Member, Thornton School District 154

4-year term, vote for four.

  • (250) Amy L. Pelke – Nonpartisan
  • (202) Patricia Briseño – Nonpartisan
  • (188) Olga L Lira-Delfin – Nonpartisan
  • No Candidate*

Board Member, Thornton School District 154

2-year term, vote for one.

  • No Candidate*

Note: Lansing residents living north of 186th Street and west of Stony Island Avenue are in School District 154.

Board Member, Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215

4-year term, vote for three.

  • (2,919) Jacqueline Terrazas – Nonpartisan
  • (2,920) Dominique Newman – Nonpartisan
  • (2,916) Patricia Stepp – Nonpartisan

Note: Lansing residents living east of Stony Island Avenue are in High School District 215.

Board Member, Thornton Township High School District 205

4-year term, vote for three.

  • (4,323) Stafford C. Owens – Nonpartisan
  • (3,219) Annette Whittington – Nonpartisan
  • (3,751) Kara Ellen Davis – Nonpartisan
  • (3,778) Nina Graham – Nonpartisan
  • (1,910) Donkor W. Parker Sr. – Nonpartisan
  • (2,557) Samir Vohra – Nonpartisan
  • (3,760) Sherry Jackson – Nonpartisan

Note: Lansing residents living north of 186th Street and west of Stony Island are in High School District 205.

Trustee, South Suburban Community College District 510

6-year term, vote for three.

  • (9,458) Sherelene A. Harris – Nonpartisan
  • (7,614) Anthony W. Williams – Nonpartisan
  • (3,707) Ronnell ‘Art’ Tatum – Nonpartisan
  • (4,180) Tanjnique D. Miller – Nonpartisan
  • (3,078) Venise Haynes – Nonpartisan
  • (6,603) Vincent E. Lockett – Nonpartisan
  • (7,850) Terry R. Wells – Nonpartisan
  • (6,214) Kisha E. McCaskill – Nonpartisan

Trustee, South Suburban Community College District 510 (Unexpired Term)

4-year term, vote for one.

  • (11,752) Kevin L. Daly – Nonpartisan
  • (5,692) Max Solomon – Nonpartisan

Trustee, Thornton Fractional Trustee of Schools, Township 36N, Range 15E

6-year term, vote for one.

  • No candidate*

Trustee, Bloom Township Trustee of Schools, Township 35N, Range 14E

6-year term, vote for one.

  • (11,319) Thomas Planera II – Nonpartisan

Referendum, Thornton Township residents

Shall Thornton Township levy an annual tax not to exceed 0.15% for purposes of providing community mental health facilities and services, including facilities and services for the person with a developmental disability or substance use disorder, which levy will have a single additional tax of a maximum of 0.15% of the equalized assessed value of the taxable property therein extended for such purposes?

  • (6,508) Yes
  • (6,802) No

Forest View neighborhood election results

Fewer than 30 households on Forest View Lane — which is located south of 186th Street, and west of Stony Island Avenue/Volbrecht Road — voted in many different races than most of Lansing. Though Village, library, and park district representation is the same, residents in this area find themselves in Brookwood School District 167, Bloom Township High School District 206, and Prairie State Community College District 515. For results on these races, visit the Cook County Clerk’s Election Results page.


*Note: Results for write-in candidates for any of the above positions were not included in the Cook County Clerk’s tallies on Tuesday night.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.

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