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New Lake Forest Mayor Appointed

Alderman Don Schoenheider is replacing former Lake Forest Mayor James J. Cowhey Jr., who resigned last week. He is running unopposed in the April 9 mayoral election.

Third Ward Alderman Don Schoenheider was appointed the acting mayor of Lake Forest at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

An Alderman since 2010, Schoenheider is replacing former  Cowhey has been hired as CEO of WCA Waste Corporation in Houston, Texas. 

Schoenheider, a professional real estate investor, is running unopposed for the April 9 mayoral election. He has a BA from Valparaiso University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Illinois/Springfield, according to the City of Lake Forest website.

A Lake Forest resident for nearly a decade, and the vice president and manager of Liberty Property Trust, Schoenheider told Patch in 2010 that he has always wanted to become involved in city management.

"It's my passion for the community," Schoenheider said when he was first sworn in as an alderman. "Lake Forest is truly home. It's really such a special place."

Stay tuned for more a more in-depth look at Lake Forest's new mayor.

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RSG January 23, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Elections in Lake Forest are a joke? In Lake Forest you do not have a say in city government. Someone is just appointed and then there is no opposition when there is an election. The "good old boys" network is alive and well.
Mosober January 23, 2013 at 09:51 PM
More hot air and bad ideas. What makes him qualified? Certainly cant be from the ethical side of Real Estate. I hope he doesn't get his control strings tangled.
Vicky Kujawa January 24, 2013 at 02:13 AM
No one is stopping anyone from tossing their hat in the ring.............!

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