Kegarise leaves District 54 board for Schaumburg Township

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 5/23/2019 8:43 PM
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  • Char Kegarise, right, is sworn in as newly appointed Schaumburg Township trustee by Gary Seyring as Schaumburg Township Supervisor Timothy Heneghan looks on.

    Char Kegarise, right, is sworn in as newly appointed Schaumburg Township trustee by Gary Seyring as Schaumburg Township Supervisor Timothy Heneghan looks on. Courtesy of Schaumburg Township

Char Kegarise, the senior member of the Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 school board, has resigned from that position to accept an appointment as a Schaumburg Township trustee.

Kegarise, who has served on the school board since June 1993, fills the vacancy created when former trustee Robert Vinnedge became township clerk. Vinnedge replaced Timothy Heneghan, who succeeded Mary Wroblewski as township supervisor upon her retirement last month.

Kegarise, Vinnedge and Heneghan will fill the positions through the next election in April 2021.

The District 54 school board has 45 days from Kegarise's resignation to appoint a successor, and hopes to do so at its Thursday, June 20, meeting after assessing applicants.

Kegarise unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the 56th District state House seat in 2018. Her husband, Scott, holds the elected position of highway commissioner for Schaumburg Township.

Char Kegarise said that while her position as trustee and her husband's as highway commissioner rarely will interact, she plans to recuse herself from the board's votes on the highway department's budget.

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