Morton Grove Trustee Tony Kalogerakos has left the Morton Grove village board, and trustees and Mayor DiMaria heaped praise and affection on him at his last meeting, on Sept. 9.
Kalogerakos, who had served as village clerk and was elected trustee in April, resigned because he had an opportunity to buy a larger house for his family in the neighboring town of Golf. He read a statement expressing his affection for Morton Grove, and said he would still be a regular at village events.
"Even as a clerk, he didn’t have a vote but he contributed a lot," said Trustee Shel Marcus. "We’re very blessed in our community to have individuals of the character and stature of a Tony Kalogerakos. …We’’re going to miss him."
Trustee John Pietron said, "For those people who really want to know about the real Tony Kalogerakos, he’s a man of his word, he keeps his promises, he has a strong sense of values and his dedication to his family is unbelievable."
Trustee John Thill said, "Tony, we’re going to really miss you. I learned a lot from him, even though he’s way way way younger than I am. I would like this room and board to consider annexing the village of Golf so we can get our Tony back."
Mayor Dan DiMaria, Corporation Counsel Terry Liston and Trustees Bill Grear and Maria Toth also had warm words for Kalogerakos.