Appealing Board’s Decision

Paul Sjordal isn’t taking no for an answer. The Naperville resident is appealing the Naperville Electoral Board’s decision to allow a binding referendum question on the April ballot.

After a number of meetings last month, the board approved Yes at Large’s petition to allow voters to once again decide if they want to keep the way we elect city council members at large instead of changing to districts in 2015.

“At the lower level the electoral board really wasn’t interested in the law and this, but we’re confident now we’re in a DuPage Circuit court and we’re going to get a serious review here and I really think justice will be served here finally,” said Doug Ibendahl, Sjordal’s attorney.

Ibendahl, Yes at Large attorney Kevin McQuillan, and an attorney for the City of Naperville recently appeared before DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Bonnie Wheaton. She gave both sides time to prepare responses to the transcripts and documents the city presented from the board’s hearings.

“We’re still within the time frame as I understand it, I don’t have the exact dates as to when the ballots would go out to the servicemen, so there’s enough time for the judge to rule on this and work it in that schedule,” said McQuillan.

The next court date is February 22nd.


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