Orland Park mayor replaces former Metra chair on village board
By Mike Nolan firstname.lastname@example.org September 11, 2013 8:50PM
Former Orland Park Trustee and Metra chairman Brad O'Halloran is seen in this file photo. Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin has named Dan Calandriello to replace O'Halloran on the village board. O'Halloran resigned as trustee and Metra chairman Aug. 1. |
Updated: October 15, 2013 6:52AM
Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin is appointing a Cook County prosecutor to fill a vacancy on the village board created by last month’s resignation of Brad O’Halloran.
Dan Calandriello, 28, is a graduate of Marquette University and holds a law degree from John Marshall Law School, the village said in a news release Wednesday.
After graduating from Marquette, Calandriello served in Washington, D.C., as a staff assistant for the U.S. House, according to the village. A lifelong resident of Orland Park, he has been an assistant state’s attorney since 2011.
The village board is scheduled to vote on the appointment at its Monday meeting.
O’Halloran resigned Aug. 1 from the board, simultaneously quitting as Metra Board chairman under pressure because of the ongoing controversy over a lucrative severance package given to former Metra chief executive Alex Clifford. O’Halloran served as a village trustee since 1993 and was re-elected in April to a four-year term.
Calandriello, who was among 21 candidates for the appointment, would not serve out the rest O’Halloran’s term and would be up for election in April 2015.
“I know Dan will do a great job, and he is excited about this opportunity,” McLaughlin said. “I am very happy to find somebody younger who will bring some new ideas and enthusiasm to the village government.”