Newcomer joins race for Algonquin Village Board

Final day for candidates to file was Monday

Algonquin officials are battling with leaders of a community of condo homes in the village in McHenry County Court about how much the village government should pay to acquire almost 3 acres of land meant for storm water drainage, across the street from Algonquin's police department.

Five candidates, including three incumbents, have filed for the upcoming Algonquin Village Board elections, village officials said Monday.

One additional candidate, George Nwogu of Algonquin, filed on Monday, the last day candidates could submit petitions, Algonquin Village Clerk Michelle Weber said.

Nwogu is currently on the McHenry County Community Development and Housing Grant Commission, representing District 1.

Over the past week, incumbent board trustee John Spella filed his candidacy petition, joining current trustees Brian Dianis and Maggie Auger in running for reelection.

The other candidate for next year’s board election in Algonquin is Deniz Namik, a graduate student studying dentistry at University of Illinois Chicago.

Namik told the Northwest Herald last week that was running to potentially bring a younger, new perspective to the board if elected.