Sparland Mayor and Clerk resign

By WEEK Reporter

September 21, 2012 Updated Sep 23, 2012 at 2:40 PM CDT

SPARLAND, Ill. -- The Mayor and City Clerk of Sparland have resigned their posts.

Mayor Bob Lockhart and Clerk Margaret Murry resigned Friday, leaving their resignations with another member of the town council.

Earlier this month, a petition with 197 signatures had called for the pair to quit.

Trustee Dave Smith said he believed that precipitated the resignations.

Trustee Ron Kingsley said he was "very surprised" by the resignations.

Smith said trustees would meet to start planning what to do next.

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