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County Judge Rules Against Gene Marks

Northbrook will not hold a February primary prior to the scheduled, April election.

Candidate Gene Marks and his running mates filed a lawsuit Tuesday with the Cook County Circuit Court to pressure the County Clerk's Office to schedule a February primary that could have helped Marks earn a spot on the village's April ballot without submitting a ballot application, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The next day, the judge ruled against Marks and said the clerk's office doesn't need to schedule a primary, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

“It seems that while our office is very supportive of ballot access and giving candidates opportunities to be on the ballot, there is a filing process in place that Marks attempted to circumvent,” Cook County clerk spokesperson Courtney Greve recently told the Northbrook Star

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Steve Huberty February 22, 2013 at 02:53 PM
Chicago style politics and bullying is finally over in Northbrook. Good riddance. Gene can still run as a write-in candidate. Not sure if he can win with only a handful of votes. I wish him luck.
Deb February 22, 2013 at 03:37 PM
If he wins I'm moving.
D February 22, 2013 at 05:08 PM
Thank God!

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