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Sean Michels Sugar Grove Village President

Sean Michels, Sugar Grove Village President

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Updated: September 8, 2012 6:16AM

AURORA — Sean Michels Monday announced his intention to run in 2013 for another term as village president of Sugar Grove.

Michels has been village president since 1999.

Michels said that during his term, he has championed efforts to bring in business to diversify the tax base of the village. He said Hampstead Court Assisted Living Facility and Rush-Copley Medical Center both recently have announced plans for the village — with Hampstead Court planning a 150-bed facility on the northwest side and Rush-Copley intending to lease a site for an urgent care facility in the Landings Commercial Center.

The key to future growth, Michels said, is to bring in businesses that will compliment the companies that are already in town and constructing the full interchange at Route 47 and Interstate 88.

Michels and his wife, Valerie, have lived in Sugar Grove since 1990. Michels graduated from Kaneland High School, Waubonsee Community College, Illinois State University and Aurora University with an MBA.

He first joined the Village Board in 1995, when he was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the board. He was appointed village president in 1999, and went on to win election to the seat in 2001, 2005 and 2009.

For information on Michels and his campaign, call 630-514-9286 or e-mail

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