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Pacino Sanguinetti out, Gresk and Prendiville in as Wheaton readies for 2015 council race

Published: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 6:18 p.m. CDT
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Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti (from left), John Prendiville and Mike Gresk

WHEATON – At least one seat on the Wheaton City Council will be filled by a fresh face after next year's election.

Current council member and lieutenant governor candidate Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti confirmed Monday her name would not be on the municipal ballot next April.

The first-term, at-large council member is runningmate to Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner.

"You know why I'm not running, right?" she said. "Because we will win."

Wheaton Mayor Mike Gresk said via email Tuesday he would seek another term.

Council member John Prendiville also confirmed he would run for re-election Monday. Prendiville served as council member at-large from 2007 to 2011 before losing his seat in a failed bid to dislodge Gresk. He ran again in 2013 to reclaim the position.

All three terms appearing on the April ballot are four years in length. The city will begin distributing and accepting petitions for candidacy Tuesday, according to a city news release. The forms can be found at the Office of the City Clerk at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St.

Candidates must be registered Wheaton voters, reside in the city at least one year preceding the election and file primary petitions for nomination signed by at least 81 registered Wheaton voters. The filing period is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 17 to 24 at the clerk's desk, excluding weekends and holidays.

A consolidated primary election will be held Feb. 24 if more than four candidates file for mayor and more than eight file for council members at-large. The general election will be April 7.

For more information, contact the clerk's office at 630-260-2012.

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