Clarendon Hills Community Caucus to choose candidates
Updated: January 7, 2013 6:43AM
CLARENDON HILLS — Candidates chosen by the nominating committees of the Clarendon Hills Community Caucus will be presented Monday.
A meeting of the general caucus a 7:30 p.m. at Notre Dame Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., will include introduction of slated candidates for open seats on the Village, Park and Library boards
Clarendon Hills voters will make their choices for the three local boards during April 9 elections. Three seats on the Village Board and Park Board are up for election; four seats will be open on the Library Board.
Additional nominations may be made from the floor at Monday’s meeting. If necessary, a vote will be taken to determine the caucus endorsed candidates for the April election.
Six people were interviewed by the caucus for village trustee along with four each for the park and library boards, said Suzanne Austin, caucus secretary. Ed Reid and Mary Williams are Village Board incumbents who had interviews; Trustee Allan Alongi has served two terms and is not seeking re-election.
Interviews of candidates for the Park and Library Boards were to be completed during the week of Dec. 2, Austin said.
The Clarendon Hills Community Caucus was founded in 1944 and assists the village by recommending people as candidates for the open leadership positions on local governing boards.
All Clarendon Hills residents eligible to vote are automatically members of the caucus. All members can participate in the caucus process by serving on nominating committees, submitting candidate names, and voting in the public, open meetings of the caucus, Austin said.
People interested in serving on any of the government boards can circulate nominating petitions without the endorsement of the caucus. To be listed on the April 3 ballot, candidates must file their completed petitions between Dec. 17 and Dec. 26.