Robbins recommended for vacant Wheaton City Council seat

A former Wheaton City Council candidate has emerged as the finalist for an appointment to a vacant seat representing the West District.

Council members have whittled down the list of 10 contenders to their recommended pick: Lynn Robbins, a former Illinois Park and Recreation Association board member, who ran unsuccessfully for the West District seat against incumbent Todd Scalzo in 2016.

Council members will meet to consider naming Robbins to the two-year post Sept. 3. If appointed, she will serve until May 2021.

Four council members represent Wheaton's four voting districts, while two members and the mayor are elected at-large.

The seat became vacant in July when Scalzo, an attorney, stepped down after 10 years.

The other applicants were Nancy Harding, Edward Ahern, Jeffrey Antonelli, Robert McNeily, Mark Kmiecik, Angela Blatner, David Diersen, Khizar Jafri and Krista Selvey.

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