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December 7, 2023

Monica Gordon Resigned From Prairie State Community College Board –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 28, 2023

Cook Co., Ill. (ECWd) –

Monica Gordon finally resigned as trustee of the Prairie State Community College board in a letter sent to board members yesterday.

Her name has been removed from the college’s website listing members of the board of trustees.

We published an article detailing her incompatible offices of community college trustee and Cook County board member about 6 months ago after we were tipped about her holding both offices (read it here) unlawfully.

She should have stepped down or resigned the day prior to assuming the office of county commissioner.

Gordon was first elected as a community college trustee, and then ran for and was elected as a Cook County Commissioner, which created the conflict in her holding of both offices. By accepting the office of county commissioner, she automatically forfeited her office of community college trustee, according to two separate appellate court cases dealing with this exact subject.

as a matter of law the acceptance of a second, incompatible office by the incumbent of another office constitutes an ipso facto resignation of the first office.”

We understand there may have been some communications between the Attorney General’s office and the college attorney but cannot confirm it as of this publication. We have requested information from the AG office related to this.

The Cook County State’s Attorney could have resolved this with a simple Quo Warranto filing however few State’s Attorneys actually pay any attention to these kinds of violations of law.

 

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5 Comments
  • Sherry Brianza
    Posted at 22:15h, 28 September

    Your organization is the best!! Hold you dear to my heart for all the good you do for the state of Illinois! & other areas you reach out too! God Bless you both🙏🏻❤️

  • Keith Price
    Posted at 05:58h, 29 September

    It would be nice if your paper wrote articles on ALL elected officials who are in violation of Incompatible offices. I guess that’s to much like right huh???

    • John Kraft & Kirk Allen
      Posted at 09:51h, 29 September

      Yes, we should do another one on Tiffany Henyard. Thanks for the advice. BTW, we write about things we receive tips on, we don’t have a magic database of all persons in incompatible offices.

  • Brian K Anderson
    Posted at 08:06h, 29 September

    If you sent a FOIA request in order to obtain information from the AG’s office, I hope you get a quicker response than I have. They utilize extensions to the max.

  • Dave
    Posted at 08:32h, 29 September

    Great work as always!

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