Burr Ridge Mayor Stepping Down

Mayor Gary Grasso giving in “to the court of public opinion"

By Dick Johnson
|  Monday, Dec 10, 2012  |  Updated 8:36 AM CDT
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Burr Ridge Mayor Stepping Down

AP

In a Nov. 6 referendum, DuPage County residents overwhelmingly voted against dual elected duty.

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The mayor of southwest suburban Burr Ridge is calling it quits.

Mayor Gary Grasso plans to formally resign Monday night at the Burr Ridge Village Board meeting after narrowly winning a seat last month on the DuPage County Board. Though Grasso wanted to keep both jobs, he said he's giving in “to the court of public opinion."

Grasso previously vowed to stay mayor and even allied with Elmhurst Mayor Peter DiCianni, who also promised to stay on as mayor if he won a seat on the county board.

DuPage County residents overwhelmingly voting against dual elected duty, though, in a Nov. 6 referendum, and Grasso is reacting in kind.

DiCianni, who won the county seat, said goodbye last week to Elmhurst Village Hall. 
 

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