On Dec. 19, a quorum of the Local Election Board, composed of Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Alderman Ann Rainey, overruled the objections filed by Evanston resident William Arndt to the nominating petitions of Gary Gaspard and Steve Hagerty for Mayor. City Attorney Grant Farrar summarized portions of the order entered, saying the petitions were in substantial compliance and clearly indicated that the candidates were seeking election in the April 4 Consolidated Election, which is the culminating election.

The objections to the nominating petitions of Mark Tendam for Mayor were withdrawn last Friday.

After a break in the proceedings. Mayor Tisdahl and Ald. Rainey decided to reject the challenges to Devon Reid’s candidacy for City Clerk.