MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) –
It is obvious by the language used in the resignation (read it here) that she has learned absolutely nothing.
— First, she says she was glad to serve “my Ward” – but the reality is that she has no Ward in the City of Marshall.
— Next, she claims she was encouraged and advised that a “rushed and inadvertent execution of a homestead document” would not negate her “factual residency in my Ward“. Those statements are completely false and show her contempt of the law and of the voters of that Ward. “Homestead documents” are not “rushed and inadvertent” when used for three consecutive years (read them here and here) to obtain a real estate tax discount on her actual factual residency – not within the Ward she claims she somehow lives in.
As for her “factual residency”, she was asked by a person about using the restroom in her antique shop, and she replied that the restrooms did not work, and she had to go to the laundry-mat to use the restroom. When asked about the upstairs portion of the building, Church stated that it was under construction, soon to be open to the public, and that she was excited about opening it. So I must ask: how can you live in a place with no working restroom and under construction, soon to be open to the public? Why is her car not there at nights? I think you know the answer – I mean, even Herman Wallace and Tim Sanders know the correct answer.
— Finally, she calls it “petty strife”, when her own actions were what caused the lawsuit, and her own actions caused the other hard feelings between the aldermen. She once again refuses to acknowledge the fact that she does not live in the Ward. She will have to live with that failure, but at least a fellow Alderman, Tim Sanders, knew and let everyone else know what the truth actually was.
When a person cannot accept responsibility for their own actions, they have learned nothing while thumbing their nose at the law.