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The Joliet Electoral Board, made up of At-large City Councilman Mike Turk, Mayor Tom Giarrante and City Clerk Christa Desiderio, met Monday for the first hearing in the council restructuring referendum challenge.

The Joliet Electoral Board, made up of At-large City Councilman Mike Turk, Mayor Tom Giarrante and City Clerk Christa Desiderio, met Monday for the first hearing in the council restructuring referendum challenge.

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Giarrante, Turk won't recuse themselves on council district referendum issue

The lawyer for Concerned Citizens of Joliet say the mayor and councilman have a conflict of interest during the first hearing of the electoral board to decide whether the referendum question seeking to change the council structure to eight district should remain on the Nov. 4 ballot.