Brian Sherburne: On Thursday, July 31, 2014, the Cook County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to remove Tim Scannell as County Attorney as of July 25, 2014, the day Scannell was found guilty on two felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct.
With his termination, Scannell will no longer be a burden on the tax payers as he will no longer be receiving an income from Cook County. When this petition was first authored, it was not known that the county board didn’t have the authority to remove an elected official from office.
However, state statute considers an elected office to be vacated if the official is convicted of a felony.
Once the case was settled and Scannell was found guilty on both counts, the county commissioners scheduled a special meeting with advice from attorney Dyan Ebert.
To the Cook County Board of Commissioners and their unanimous decision to remove Scannell, the public protests held outside the county courthouse, the numerous letters to the editor, the Facebook page and all of you who have signed this petition, Thank You! Your support has made a difference and is very much appreciated by the victim and her family!
Sentencing is scheduled for September 26, 2014. May a just punishment be served.
Thank you once again for your continued support!