NAPERVILLE, IL. (ECWd) -
As a result of a lawsuit filed on Monday, and the ruling handed down today, Candidate for Illinois State Representative, Val Montgomery (D) (41st) is ineligible for office as she actually lives in (according to her petition sheets) the 49th Representative District.
At today's hearing, DuPage Circuit Court Judge Bonnie M. Wheaton ordered the DuPage County Election Commission to code the address of 1621 Country Lakes Drive, Naperville, Illinois as being located in the 49th Representative District, the 25th Legislative District, and Naperville Township Precinct #25 as had been previously established according to the election district map.
Montgomery had been erroneously issued a voter's card for the 41st District, and then sometime later the Election Commission re-coded the address of her residence from the 49th to the 41st District, and they did so without authority. This ruling fixes that problem.