Districts Reversed

During the April election, voters raised their voices about the way we elect city council members.

Out of about 14,000 votes, 66.9% said they want to keep the at-large electoral system.

The decision reversed the 2010 referendum changing to district representation.

A group of residents known as Yes at Large spearheaded the most recent referendum and it wasn’t without a fight.

Naperville resident Paul Sjordal took a case all the way to the Illinois Appellate Court to try and kick the question off the ballot.

The mayor, plus all eight council seats will be up for re-election in 2015, with the top four serving four-year terms and the bottom four serving two.

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