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Ballot battle in Country Club Hills continued

Dwight Welch

Dwight Welch

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Updated: March 4, 2013 6:38AM



A hearing that could result in two incumbent Country Club Hills aldermen being removed from the ballot for the April 9 election has been continued until 2 p.m. Thursday.

The fates of Ald. Vincent Lockett (2nd) — who ran against Mayor Dwight Welch in the last election — and Anthony Davis (5th) hang in the balance. They are accused of failing to provide the city with aldermanic expense account reports, which would mean they owe the city money and thus would be ineligible to run for office.

Lockett’s attorney, Tiffany Nelson-Jaworski, said she didn’t think the city had a valid policy in place regarding expense reports, and that if there is one, it has not been enforced.

Welch, who chairs the three-person electoral board that will rule on the case, said there was about five hours of testimony Friday at city hall. He expressed frustration over “redundancy” of testimony by witnesses, and said he hopes the case can be resolved Thursday.

Steve Metsch



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