The League of Women Voters urges you to vote YES on the following referendum on the ballot for the April 17 election: “Shall the offices of township treasurer and trustee of schools of Township 39 Range 13 be abolished?”
The Cicero Township School Treasurer’s Office is responsible for managing the investments of the schools in Oak Park, Cicero, and Berwyn. This antiquated political office should be abolished so that our local schools can operate more efficiently and more transparently.
Although Oak Park’s schools were recently given legislative authority to withdraw from the Township Treasurer’s office, the office will not be abolished unless all of the municipalities (Oak Park, Cicero, and Berwyn) vote to do so.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that seeks to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
Louise Gates, Denise Sacks
Co-presidents, League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest