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DuPage election commission chairman resigns

Then Oberweis DuPage County Campaign Manager Rick Carney of Wheaton, left, introduces Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis, right, as he meets and greets the assembled guests at DuPage County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner in 2003. (Tribune File Photo / April 30, 2012)

Then Oberweis DuPage County Campaign Manager Rick Carney of Wheaton, left, introduces Senate hopeful Jim Oberweis, right, as he meets and greets the assembled guests at DuPage County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner in 2003. (Tribune File Photo / April 30, 2012)

The chairman of the DuPage Election Commission has resigned in the wake of a report that criticized a broad range of practices at the bipartisan agency.

J.P. “Rick” Carney of Wheaton, who had served on the election board’s three-person board of commissioners since 2005, submitted his resignation Friday, the same day that DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin and 11 County Board members sent Carney a letter urging him to step aside.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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