Jeanne Ives Monday resigned from her at-large position on Wheaton City Council, opening the seat for re-election in the April 2013 consolidated election.
Ives was elected Nov. 6 to the vacant 42nd Illinois House District seat and will take office next year.
Petitions for Ives' two-year position are available at City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., Wheaton, according to a release from the city of Wheaton.
The last day Ives could resign would have been Nov. 30 to allow time for an election to the seat.
She said last month, "If elected as a state representative, I intend to resign in time so that the voters can decided who will fill the rest of my term on Wheaton City Council—that is the right thing to do in my opinion. I have made such remarks to everyone who has asked about this potential vacancy."
- Be registered voters of the City of Wheaton and candidates must reside within the corporate limits of the city at least one year preceding the election; and
- File Nonpartisan Primary Petitions for Nomination signed by at least 81 registered City of Wheaton voters residing within the corporate limits of the City of Wheaton together with a Statement of Candidacy, Loyalty Oath (optional), and a receipt indicating the candidate has filed a Statement of Economic Interest with the DuPage County Clerk.
Petitions for nomination are filed with the Wheaton City Clerk at City Hall. The filing period is Monday, Dec. 17 until Monday, Dec. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding weekend days, and Dec. 24, when City Hall is open 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.).
A Consolidated Primary election will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 if more than four (4) candidates file for the Councilman At-Large position, according to the release.
The Consolidated Election will be Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
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