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Jeanne Ives Resigns From City Council

Jeanne Ives steps down from seat on Wheaton City Council as she prepares to take office as representative in the 42nd Illinois House District.

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."

Candidates shall:

  • 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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Jim McMahon November 20, 2012 at 07:00 PM
If your a fiscally conservative Democrat or registered independent you will be better served by Jeanne Ives compared to the alternative, which could have been an Old School - Milton Township republican. These people are no better than Mike Maddigan and his "friends" who run Springfield. Its time Democrats clean house and demand new leadership within there own party and remove the "old school" thinking that has put us in the position. Don't be afraid of union pressure they have nowhere else to go anyway.
Frank Garcia December 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM
Congratulations Jeanne Ives, I voted for you and know you will to good things in our district.
I Dream of Jeanne Gone February 20, 2013 at 11:46 PM
Hey Frank. How did you vote for her if you lived in another district?

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