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Clerk: Effort to block township vote rebuffed

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Evanston Township Clerk Rodney Greene says the county state's attorney's office has issued a letter rebuffing efforts by a handful of residents to block a March 20 advisory referendum on dissolving the township.

People waiting for the township meeting to get underway Wednesday evening.

Evanston Township Clerk Rodney Greene says the county state's attorney's office has issued a letter rebuffing efforts by a handful of residents to block a March 20 advisory referendum on dissolving the township.

Greene, at a township meeting Wednesday night, said the letter from Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said the referendum was legally placed on the ballot by the township board, which is composed of Evanston's mayor and aldermen, and that the only way to remove it would be for the board to vote to take it off.

Mary Baker arguing against letting the voters give their opinion about the township's future.

The Wednesday night township meeting, a continuation of one held Feb 22 that was called in response to a petition circulated by Mary Baker of 139 Ridge Ave. that drew 22 signatures, ended up "taking no real action," Greene said.

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