Lincolnwood Mayor Jerry Turry has announced that he will not be seeking reelection.
“After careful consideration and introspection, I have decided not to seek reelection as mayor of the Village of Lincolnwood," Turry said. "I have served to the best of my ability, first as a trustee for 10 years, and then as mayor for the past eight. It has been my great honor to serve.
"I was fortunate to have thoughtful and hard working Village boards, a bright professional staff committed to excellence, and a community of reasonable and savvy people," he added.
Turry steps down as former Lincolnwood mayor and trustee Peter Moy announces that he will be running for mayor this April.
"I think it's his decision, I do not know the circumstances behind it," Moy told Patch. "I'm not surprised by it. I think he's done a fine job the last eight years. I think the community should show their appreciation for a job that's very difficult.
"You have to commend him for serving two terms in a very difficult position," Moy added. "Regardless, if you disagree or agree with his actions you have to commend him for serving the village for two terms."
Moy will be running against former village clerk and library board member Georgia Talanganis. Talanganis will also be seeking election in Turry's place and is currently on the board of fire and police for the Village of Lincolnwood.