Mayor Scott Raes announced that Janet Bender submitted her resignation as 3rd Ward Alderman effective immediately for personal reasons. Mayor Raes expressed his appreciation for the time and commitment made by Alderman Bender. Mayor Raes will likely delay his decision to appoint someone to fill this vacancy until after the filing period has expired. Filing for the positions of Alderman for the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th Wards is between November 17, 2014, and November 24, 2014. Residents may contact the Alderman At-Large, Stephanie Acri, at the link below.