9th Ward candidate was Glendale Heights planner
By Stephanie Lulay email@example.com September 28, 2012 4:24PM
Marge Linnane, Aldermanic candidate, 9th Ward
Updated: November 2, 2012 6:06AM
AURORA — A second candidate has announced plans to run for 9th Ward alderman, representing Aurora’s far southeast area.
Resident Marge Linnane said she will run for the spot after retiring from a long career with the village of Glendale Heights. Linnane spent the last 18 years as Glendale Heights assistant planning and zoning administrator. She worked for the village for a total of 28 years.
Linnane said her municipal experience qualifies her to serve as alderman.
“I look forward to listening to the residents and serving to be their voice for the 9th Ward,” she said.
An 11-year resident of the ward, Linnane has served on the 9th Ward Committee since 2003. She was appointed to Aurora’s Block Grant Working Committee in 2010.
Linnane is endorsed by former 9th Ward Alderman Leroy Keith, who served on the council from 2003 to 2010, when he moved out of the city.
“I can think of no one more qualified than Marge Linnane to continue the forward progress for the 9th Ward and the City of Aurora,” Keith wrote in a letter. “She will be the voice for the 9th Ward.”
Alderman Allan Lewandowski, who was appointed to the 9th Ward seat after Keith’s departure, said he has not decided if he will run for the post in spring 2013.
Linnane said that she supports neighborhood beautification efforts, economic development and quiet zones for passing trains. She said she would move forward the Eola Road widening project and the Canadian National Railroad grade crossing project.
Another 9th Ward resident, Matt Harrington, announced he will run for the aldermanic spot earlier this year.