The ballot objection filed by William Sullivan, candidate for the board of the Cicero Township Trustees of Schools, against his opponent, Berwyn resident Isaura Yanez, was overruled by the Cook County Electoral Board last week.
In an Amended Decision dated Feb. 18, the reason given for the board's decision was explained as "for reasons set forth in the record."
Sullivan said he, an attorney who represented himself in the matter, was puzzled by what exactly the reason was for the overruling. He said that during the Feb. 8 hearing of the objection, the board ruled that Yanez did indeed live and was registered at the address she listed on her candidacy forms.
Sullivan said he would not appeal the decision, but would begin campaigning and fundraising.
The open seat on the three-person board has traditionally been filled by an Oak Parker, as the Trustees of Schools controls investments of funds for schools in Cicero, Berwyn and Oak Park.
League to host D97 forum at Irving
The League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest and the District 97 PTO Council will jointly sponsor a candidate forum for the contested race for the Dist. 97 Board of Education.
The forum will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 10, at Irving Elementary School, 1125 S. Cuyler Ave., in the auditorium.
Five are running for three seats: Peter Barber, Julie Blankemeier, Victor Guarino, Carolyn Newberry Schwartz and Kathryn Tortorice. A neutral moderator from a sister League of Women Voters chapter will ask the candidates questions, and written questions will be accepted from the audience after appropriate sorting by the League.
The PTO Council will provide babysitting services during the forum.
For more information, please contact the league at 802-0697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pope to appear at the Buzz
The Buzz Café's series of election forums will continue on Thursday, Feb. 24 with David Pope, trustee and independent village board presidential candidate.
Upcoming forums will feature District 200 board candidates on March 3, and park district referendum information and park board candidates on March 10.
The forums run from 7 to 9 p.m.
Fore more information, please call Laura Maychruk at 660-0894.
NLP hosts Lake Room fundraiser
The New Leadership Party (NLP) will host a fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the Lake Room, 728 Lake St. There will be a complimentary appetizer buffet with Greek specialties from PapaSpiros Greek Taverna, a cash bar and a silent auction.
Tickets are $40 at the door. You can RSVP at campaign headquarters at 660 -VOTE.