Thursday, November 8, 2012
Regardless of referendum results that show DuPage residents strongly opposed to dual elected duty, Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso is pushing ahead with his intention to hold two positions.
At one time, Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni and Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso had more in common than just being leaders of their communities: They both planned to keep their mayoral jobs if elected to DuPage County Board. Grasso now stands alone in that regard. He said he does not plan on stepping down as mayor of Burr Ridge if his DuPage County Board victory Tuesday night becomes official, even after DuPage voters showed via an advisory referendum they overwhelmingly oppose the idea of politicians holding multiple elected offices at the same time. Results of a similar but binding referendum on the city of Elmhurst ballot showed residents here also strongly oppose dual elected duty. Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni appears to have won his …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
After months and months of political campaigning the races are over and all that remains is for the votes to be tabulated. Results for Congress, state and local races will be shared here once final vote totals are announced.
The presidential campaign is over now. Local races have grown increasingly contentious in the days leading up to Nov. 6. Now, the endless campaigning comes to an end and the attack ads will cease. All that remains is for the ballots to be tabulated and the winners announced. We will be updating the results for Congress, state and local races of interest to residents in Elmhurst once the ballots are tabulated. Participate in a live blog tonight and share your thoughts with others in DuPage County.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Mayor's announcement, expert opinion weigh on need for ballot question.
Residents will likely see a referendum within the year on the question of elected officials holding two offices simultaneously. Whether this question is on the November or the April ballot has yet to be decided. A legal opinion and an announcement from Mayor Pete DiCianni both preceded Monday night's Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee discussion of dual elected duty. It's been a contentious issue for DiCianni, who is running for a position on the DuPage County Board in District 2. Prior to Monday, he has maintained that he would continue to serve as mayor if elected to the County Board in November. However, an hour before the Finance Committee meeting, DiCianni said he would give up his mayoral position if …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Question is, what can the city do to limit elected officials to one office?
Elmhurst's Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee on Monday asked city staff to get a legal opinion on if and how the City Council can limit the number of elected offices an official can hold at one time. Aldermen never mentioned Mayor Pete DiCianni's name during the discussion, saying that the issue would be the same no matter who had prompted the question. But 7th Ward Alderman Mark Mulliner asked the committee to examine the dual-duty issue following DiCianni's repeated statements that he will retain his position as mayor if he is successful in his bid for the DuPage County Board in November. Last January, DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin issued a legal opinion that said DuPage board members cannot …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Alderman Mark Mulliner breaking council's silence on whether Mayor DiCianni should be allowed to simultaneously serve as mayor and DuPage County Board member.
City Council members are taking the first step in the process to prohibit all elected Elmhurst officials from holding more than one elected office. The proposal, put forth by 7th Ward Alderman Mark Mulliner, is expected to be referred Monday, May 7, to the city's Finance, Council Affairs and Administrative Services Committee for review. The issue has come to the forefront since Elmhurst Mayor Pete DiCianni has said he will retain his position as mayor if elected to the DuPage County Board in November. DiCianni won the March Primary for DuPage District 2, along with Elaine Zannis and Sean Noonan. DiCianni received 7,033 votes (15.71 percent) in the eight-candidate pool. Mulliner's request reads as follows: "To Mayor DiCianni and the …