by Eric Peterson, Daily Herald
Tom Dailly will be sworn in as the sixth mayor of Schaumburg, succeeding Al Larson's 32-year tenure, during a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30.
The meeting and ceremony at the village hall, 101 Schaumburg Court, will be streamed live on the village's YouTube channel.
Larson has been mayor for just over half the 63-year-old village's history, which has seen it become an economic powerhouse in the Northwest suburbs. His last action in office will be to call the special meeting to order.
Dailly, who's spent a combined 25 years as a trustee, received 5,886 votes -- 71.6 percent of the total -- to best first-time candidates Nafees Rahman and Matthew Steward on Election Day, April 2. Rahman finished with 1,166 votes and Steward with five more at 1,171, according to the Cook County Clerk's office.
Current zoning board member Brian Bieschke also will be sworn in as Dailly's elected successor on the board of trustees, while Village Clerk Marilyn Karr and current trustees George Dunham and Mark Madej also will take the oath to begin new terms.
The new board will then be seated during a second brief meeting that will be followed by a reception to mark the changing of eras.
Though Schaumburg historically has sworn in recently elected village board members at the first regular meeting in May, Dailly said having the special meeting April 30 allows him to begin representing Schaumburg as mayor at regional meetings that begin May 1.