MOUNT PROSPECT (AP) — A suburban mayor is resigning after serving in different roles for more than a quarter century.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (http://bit.ly/Z2dQy1 ) reports Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks is leaving this spring. She told the newspaper she believes in "making room for new leaders."
The 67-year-old has been mayor since 2005 and was a village trustee starting in 1991. Her other positions have included a seat on the village's development commission.
Wilks moved to Mount Prospect in 1969 when her husband took a job in the area.
A longtime writer and member of the Barrington Women's Writers Club, she says she has several writing projects she wants to get to, including a novel.
Village trustee Arlene Juracek is running unopposed for the mayor's seat in the April 9 election.