Election Day 2021: Breaking down Illinois mayor, trustee races

Several suburbs are holding elections Tuesday, choosing mayors, trustees and council members.

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- Several suburbs are holding elections today, choosing mayors, trustees, and council members. In Aurora incumbent Mayor Richard Irvan is being challenged by Alderman Judd Lofchie and John Laesch. Irvin was elected in 2017 and is Aurora's first African-American mayor.

It's an historic election in Flossmoor. Voters there will elect a woman as mayor for the first time Dr. Lakshmi Emory and Michelle Nelson are running to replace Mayor Paul Braun who is retiring.

And in Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson is being challenged by Sherman Jones. Thompson is the village's first African-American mayor.

The polls are open from 6:00 this morning until 7 o'clock tonight.