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Sandberg prevails in court

Judge Brandt ruled in favor of Gary Sandberg today, ordering that Sandberg be placed on the primary ballot for the first district City Council race. You can read the ruling here (PDF file):

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Sandberg appeals for judicial review

At-large councilman Gary Sandberg, who was removed from the first district ballot last week by the Peoria Election Commission, has petitioned the Tenth Judicial Circuit Court for a review of that ruling.

Sandberg argues in his petition that a requirement that “aldermen” reside in their “ward” for one year prior to the next election […]

Sandberg to appeal ruling (UPDATED)

Just minutes before Peoria’s Board of Election Commissioners voted to remove Gary Sandberg’s name from the first district ballot, Sandberg told the Peoria Chronicle, “If I am disallowed I will appeal to circuit court.”

Published reports so far have not detailed which part of the municipal code was cited by the Election Commission in […]

The challenge to Sandberg’s eligibility: an analysis

First district city council candidates Denise Moore and Randall Emert have filed formal objections to Gary Sandberg’s bid to run for the same office. They both claim that Sandberg does not meet the residency requirement per the state’s election code.

Emert’s Challenge

Emert’s challenge is simple: he says, “It is my understanding, that under […]

Sandberg running for first district rep

PEORIA — At-large city councilman Gary Sandberg filed petitions today to run for the first district council seat. He turned in his petitions at 4:59 p.m., just seconds before the deadline.

That means there will be three candidates vying for the first district seat being vacated by incumbent Clyde Gulley: Denise Moore, Randall Emert, […]

Temporary is a long time in Peoria

Since April 9, 2008, the Heartland Partnership has been conducting business in the former Damon’s restaurant at Riverfront Village with only a “temporary” Certificate of Occupancy. Councilman Gary Sandberg was tipped off that the building may be occupied without a Certificate, so he sent a FOIA inquiry to the Inspections department and discovered there […]

So far, five people are definitely running, and two definitely aren’t

City Council hopefuls have six days to file petitions to be placed on the ballot. Today, five candidates filed:

Ryan Spain (incumbent) Eric Turner (incumbent) Chuck Grayeb (former councilman) Chuck Weaver (Zoning Board of Appeals chairman) Jim Stowell (District 150 School Board member)

Two incumbents are definitely not running:

Jim Montelongo wants to […]

Start spreadin’ the news . . .

The New York Yankees are leaving the postseason today. The Rangers are moving on to the World Series. I only know of one person who will be sad about that.

Peoria's priority problem

“The city doesn’t have a budget problem,” Gary Sandberg told me after the city council voted to spend taxpayer money for a walking trail and a private hotel. “It has a priority problem.”

That was the same observation made by Dr. Heywood Sanders of the University of Texas-San Antonio. Sanders is a well-known critic […]

Council Roundup 3/9/2010

I started to drive to Peoria City Hall Tuesday night for the council meeting, but before I even got there, they were finished! The agenda was short, and council members Spain and Sandberg were both absent. The consent agenda passed unanimously, and no one removed any items from it. The one regular business item […]