Referendum is advisory; DuPage Chairman Dan Cronin says County Board duties require "undivided focus."
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by DuPage County officials. DuPage County voters will be asked this November whether one elected official should be permitted to hold more than one elected office at the same time. The DuPage County Board Tuesday approved an advisory referendum question that will appear on the November general election ballot asking voters: “Should Illinois law permit an individual to hold two or more public elected offices simultaneously?” DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin sought the referendum question in order to gauge the public’s sentiment on the issue. Two sitting DuPage mayors are running for election to the DuPage County Board this fall, Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor …
Cronin will bring the issue to the board for approval on Tuesday.
Monday, June 25, 2012
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin has announced he will introduce a referendum question on the November ballot regarding dual office holders. According to a press release from the county, if the County Board approves an advisory referendum, it would ask voters if Illinois law should permit an individual to hold two or more local elected offices simultaneously. Cronin will introduce the measure at the County Board meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the County Board room at 421 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. The issue of dual elected duty is pertinent to two DuPage County mayors who are running for County Board, Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso. Both have said they would like to retain their …