The La Grange Citizens' Council Dec. 8 will interview only two candidates seeking endorsement for three open seats on the village board, after a third deadline extension failed to attract additional candidates, Council Chairperson Katie Justak said today.
The latest deadline expired at 5 p.m. Sunday, Justak said.
Council members at its Nov. 10 meeting voted to extend the deadline in hopes of being able to slate a candidate for each of the three board vacancies that will be filled by voters in a consolidated election to be held April 5.
The two village board candidates who have submitted applications to the council are incumbent trustee Mark Kuchler and Jeff Nowak, a member of the village plan commission.
Jim Palermo, also an incumbent trustee, said he will seek re-election, but declined to seek endorsement from the council.
Palermo said a policy adopted in September by his employer would restrict his ability to participate as a member of a political slate.
This Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, the council will interview three candidates seeking election to the Park District of La Grange board of commissioners: Incumbents Mary Ellen Penicook and Brad Belcaster, and newcomer Lynn Lacey.
Wednesday's session begins at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall auditorium. The public is invited to attend.