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A bittersweet farewell as Mt. Prospect mayor retires

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Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring.

Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer

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Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from the post after the upcoming election, ending a career of more than 25 years of service to the village. Wilks said she's confident the village has a bright future ahead of it, and she looks forward to devoting more time to her creative writing projects. "I think we've come really far, and during some extremely difficult economic times," she said.
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    • Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.
    • Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.
    • Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.
    • Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring, bringing an end to more than 25 years of service to the village.
    • Mount Prospect Mayor Irvana Wilks will step down from her post later this spring.
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