If you’re unhappy with the job Evanston’s City Council is doing, the idea of launching a California-style recall campaign against your local representative may seem like a way to deal with your frustration.
But while 30 states have statutes setting out a procedure for the recall of local officials — Illinois is not one of them.
And it appears that the Village of Buffalo Grove is the the only municipality that has adopted a local ordinance creating a recall process.
Village trustees there unanimously adopted the recall ordinance in March 2010.
That appears to have been the only time the recall ordinance was used in Buffalo Grove.
And, as far as we can tell, no Evanston council member has made a referral seeking to adopt a recall ordinance here.