104-Year-Old Tax Collector Reelected

Crete, Illinois Republican, Emma Schweer, has once again been elected to the post of Tax Collector for Crete Township. The 104-year-old Mrs. Schweer ran unopposed for the seat she has held since 1965.

Mrs. Schweer's late husband held the seat from 1933 to his death in 1965, at which time Mrs. Schweer was appointed as his replacement. The job originally entailed typing tax bills, collecting real estate and personal property taxes, and taking tax revenue in the small town located just south of the city of Chicago.

The county took over the work of collecting taxes in 1970 and the position of Tax Collector has been largely ceremonial since that time, but "they keep putting me back on the ballot," according to Mrs. Schweer.

Democrats in the township have not run an opposition candidate for years, "out of respect for this wonderful, admirable woman," said Norenna Schumacker, Democratic Committee chairwoman for Crete Township.

Mrs. Schweer will be up for reelection again in four years.

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