Evanston Township Supervisor Gary Gaspard, who has been under fire from aldermen for recent expenditures and turmoil in the office, announced his resignation Friday.
In a brief statement, Gaspard cited time commitments.
“The job of Township Supervisor requires more time than I anticipated,” said Gaspard, who was elected in April. “Because of the time commitments, I regret to tell you that I can no longer serve.”
His resignation takes effect immediately.
Gaspard’s resignation came after aldermen pressed him at a recent meeting about spending $17,500 on a newspaper advertisement for a caseworker position not approved by aldermen.
Gaspard had fired several longtime employees in the office, including the township’s office manager on Thursday.
Township government is a separate entity in Evanston that administers general assistance and job training programs.