Election of Local School Council Member
An unsuccessful school board candidate filed an election contest and prevailed in the circuit court of Will County. Upon the school board member’s motion, the circuit court awarded costs against the county clerk. The clerk appealed. The Appellate Court reversed. It held that no statutory authority exists to award costs to a candidate challenging an election. The section of the Election Code providing that an election contest be tried in a like manner as "other civil cases" incorporates only the provisions contained in the Civil Practice Law, and not the other provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure governing an award of costs.