Tuesday, November 22, 2016 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
The Cook County Chronicle reported today that the Illinois Supreme Court has allowed the results of a mayoral term-limit referendum to stand.
The results, the Chronicle notes, were released on Nov. 16 by the Cook County Clerk’s office. They show that Broadview residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of the ballot measure, with more than 65 percent voting in favor of the term limits and 43 percent voting against the measure.
Voters in Calumet City, Harvey and Crestwood also voted in favor of mayoral term-limits during the Nov. 8 election.
The results of the vote mean that Broadview’s current two-term mayor, Sherman Jones, pictured above left, will not be allowed to run for a third term.
The Chronicle reported that at least two Broadview people, District 92 Lindop School District Board President Princess Dempsey and Village Clerk Maxine Johnson, have announced their intentions to run for mayor in the April 4, 2017 election.
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