EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (CBS) — Days after the mayor of Lombard died of the West Nile virus, it turns out that the mayor of Evergreen Park is also now suffering from the disease.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton has been suffering from the mosquito-borne illness in recent days. Village clerk Cathy Aparo says Sexton missed the first Village Board meeting ever on Monday night since he was elected in 2001.READ MORE: High Ranking Cook County Sheriff's Office Official Resigns Amid Complaints Of Inappropriate, Unsolicited Sexual Comments To Colleague
Mayor Sexton released a statement saying that he would return to work as soon as he can, and that people should guard against the West Nile virus, which is carried by mosquitoes.READ MORE: Another Delay For Bid To Create Database For CPD Misconduct Files As Aldermen Question Cost, Frustrating City's Top Watchdog
Aparo says Sexton, 60, expects a full recovery.
Last weekend, Lombard Mayor Bill Mueller, 76, died of the West Nile virus. Mueller had been mayor of the western suburb for 19 years, and previously had battled cancer several times.MORE NEWS: Expert Breaks Down The Seconds Before Adam Toledo Was Shot In Body Camera Video
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports