In the battle some Niles citizens are waging to allow residents to vote on term limits for Niles elected officials, the village has made the latest move.
Through a law firm, it has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought against it by a group of residents.
The citizens' group, organized by resident Joe Makula, spent the summer asking residents to sign a petition that
After 1,018 voters signed the petition, Makula filed it with Niles Village Clerk Marlene Victorine on July 27. Victorine saying it did not meet specifications in election law.
Makula and his group r.
On Monday, Victorine emailed an announcement that the village has filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. The lawsuit explains the grounds on which she declined to certify the petition. They are that the citizens' group used an incorrect standard to determine the number of petitions needed; failed to state that the circulator of the petitions is over 18 years of age, that the signatures are genuine and were signed in the circulator's presence.
the objections are without merit, since he would have to be over the age of 18 to be a voter in Niles, and that the 1,018 signatures are more than enough to meet any applicable standards.
The case heads to trial before a Cook County judge Thursday at the Daley Center.