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Judge throws out case

"It seems to be in every major newspaper and I am receiving lots of emails and phone calls from supporters," Baum said. "I appreciate the people who supported me in the campaign, and I believe it goes to show that every vote really does count."

Baum said he also believes it's time to consider consolidation as only 15 percent of registered voters went to the polls.

"It would take 311 signatures on a petition to force the village to go to a public vote on whether or not to dissolve the village. I am surprised that in a hotly contested race such as this, there [weren't] more people who came out to vote."

As for the outcome, he said his opponent Hopkinson has served the community well for over 52 years and is certain he will continue to do so.

Mayor Mark-Paul Serafin said he's just glad everything is resolved.

"The three trustees can be sworn in [April 4]," he said. "And we can keep moving forward with village business."

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