Concerned Citizens for Joliet chairperson Maria Aracelia Rosas-Urbano turned in the ballot signatures to the city clerk's office this week.
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McFarland said he would amend his resignation letter to be effective Monday. Meanwhile, a member of the 8-district referendum group Concerned Citizens for Joliet has submitted her name to be considered for the seat.
An initiative to change the make up of Joliet's City Council and its districts will not be on the November ballot following a judge's ruling this week.
A Will County circuit court judge has delayed a decision until later this month on the validity of a ballot question that seeks to eliminate Joliet's at-large council seats.
A group calling themselves Concerned Citizens of Joliet hope they have enough signatures and the votes to changed the makeup of the city council in November.