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Laws governing recall in Illinois

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On November 2, 2010, Illinois voters approved the Illinois Gubernatorial Recall Amendment to the Illinois Constitution.


Recall of local elected officials in Illinois is available in at least one jurisdiction: Buffalo Grove, where Lisa Stone was recalled from her position as a member of the City Council on November 2, 2010.[1],[2] The Stone recall is believed to be the first local recall in the history of Illinois.[3] It came about after city election laws were changed in 2010 in order to allow for a local recall election.[4],[5]

See also


  1. Buffalo Grove Patch, "he Verdict's In — Stone is Out", November 3, 2010
  2. BuffaloGrove-Countryside,"Buffalo Grove trustees praise recall proposal," September 21, 2009
  3. Daily Herald, "Buffalo Grove recall vote to make history", October 31, 2010
  4. Chicago Now,"Buffalo Grove Recall Ordinance violates US Constitution, IL Constitution, IL Election Code," September 29, 2009
  5. Daily Herald, "Buffalo Grove puts Stone vote to public", August 10, 2010