Tom Sanders Resigns as Village President of Spring Grove

Spring Grove Village President Tom Sanders has submitted his letter of resignation and is expected to be named police chief at Tuesday night’s village board meeting.

Trustee Mark Eisenberg, a veteran trustee, seems to be the only one seeking to replace Sanders.

Police Chief Donald Regnier has been wanting to retire. Sanders, using his experience as a long time McHenry County deputy sheriff, recently has been assisting, but without official authority.

“I received President Sanders’ resignation letter yesterday,” long-time Village Clerk Sandi Rusher told McHenry County Blog on Saturday afternoon. She did not reveal any details.

Sanders ran unsuccessfully for the Republican nomination for McHenry County Sheriff in 2000 (opps, 1998) against the man who is now sheriff, Keith Nygren.

Subsequently Sanders, a village trustee, ran concurrently for Burton Township Road Commissioner and Spring Grove Village President, gaining election to the latter.

An agenda has been posted on the village web site showing the following offices are up for appointment or, presumably, re-appointment:

  • village president,
  • village trustee,
  • village engineer,
  • police chief, and
  • village attorney,

among lots of other business.

Eisenberg is supposed to have someone in mind to replace him who was not on the ballot this past spring.

In the race for three trustees, the unofficial results were

  • Ron Kopke – 449
  • Del Houghton – 434
  • Jim Anhalt – 417
  • Michael Lee – 416

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The photograph is from Spring Grove’s web site.

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