Mundelein Village Clerk Katy Timmerman resigns

  • Katy Timmerman, candidate for Mundelein village clerk

    Katy Timmerman, candidate for Mundelein village clerk

  • Sol Cabachuela, Mundelein's acting village clerk

    Sol Cabachuela, Mundelein's acting village clerk

Updated 2/27/2018 8:53 AM

Mundelein Village Clerk Katy Timmerman has resigned after nearly five years on the job.

Timmerman is stepping down effective Wednesday because her family is moving outside the village.


Village Administrator John Lobaito called Timmerman a great clerk and an "even better person."

Timmerman first was elected clerk in 2013, and was re-elected to a second 4-year term last year.

Mundelein resident Sol Cabachuela was appointed acting clerk by the village board Monday night. A senior merchandising analyst with Walgreens, Cabachuela has been active with Mundelein's Latino citizens police academy program and other efforts in the area.

Mayor Steve Lentz said Cabachuela was the first person he thought of to replace Timmerman.

"Her professional background and long history of community volunteerism make her a top choice," Lentz said. "Mundelein is lucky to have her as a village clerk."

Trustee Robin Meier cast the only vote against the appointment, objecting to the nomination because residents weren't first told about the opening or given opportunity to apply for the job.

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Mundelein's clerk is a part-time elected official. The job pays $9,336 a year.

Lentz honored Timmerman with a formal mayoral proclamation Monday night. He praised Timmerman's "meticulous attention to detail, dedication and willingness to make the Mundelein community a priority."

Lentz also gave Timmerman a Mundelein street sign bearing the inscription "Timmerman Trail."

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