Lawrence v. Williams

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 130757
Decision Date: 
April 9, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 3rd Div.
Justice: 
HYMAN
Holding: 
Dismissed.
Requirements of Election Code are jurisdictional and must be followed. By failing to timely file the complete record of proceedings with the clerk of court, Electoral Board failed to satisfy requirement of Sections 10-10 and 10-10.1 of Election Code. Board violated Open Meetings Act by failing to issue signed written decisions in an open meeting with a quorum present. Due to violations of Open Meetings Act and Election Code, no final decision on objections to nomination papers was issued by the Electoral Board, and thus circuit court and appellate courts were without jurisdiction to review Board's actions. (NEVILLE and STERBA, concurring.)