GALESBURG (WEEK) — A Galesburg alderwoman has resigned after reportedly being arrested thrice to this point this 12 months.
Metropolis officers introduced Tuesday afternoon Alderwoman Lindsay Hillery resigned from her place efficient instantly. Hillery was elected to the Third Ward in 2019.
“I ran for Metropolis Council to assist Galesburg, however one of the best ways I will help proper now’s to let go. The time has come for me to give attention to my well being and my household and to make the required steps to get my life again on observe,” stated Hillery in a resignation letter.
WQAD reports Hillery had been arrested for battery after reportedly putting a girl at a bar on July 15, in addition to being arrested for possession of meth in March and a DUI in 2019.
In keeping with the town’s press launch, Mayor Peter Schwartzman will appoint an individual to fill the emptiness inside 60 days.
“I recognize her contributions and want her and her household effectively. Whereas these circumstances are unlucky, the remaining members of the Council and I are very a lot targeted on shifting ahead,” stated Schwartzman within the launch.