Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss has announced the schedule for naming a replacement for Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd).

Braithwaite last month announced his plans to resign. Monday he was honored by the City Council for his more than a decade of service, and his last day in office is Friday.

Biss says applications for the position are now available online. The application deadline is Aug. 12.

The mayor has tentatively scheduled a public meeting at which candidates will make presentations on Aug. 31, and he expects the candidate he chooses to be confirmed by the City Council on Sept. 12.

Under state law, ILCS 65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-50 (f), because Braithwaite’s resignation occurred more than 28 months before his term was scheduled to end and more than 130 days before the April 2023 general municipal election, the person appointed to fill the position will have to run in that election to keep the job until April 2025 when all the city council seats will be up for a vote.

Ald. Juan Geracaris (9th) appointed earlier this year to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Cicely Fleming, also will have to face the voters in 2023.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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