Werner cited a need to focus on his family, his plumbing business and his full-time position as water department superintendent and plumbing inspector for the city of Blue Island, according to the report.
Werner called the move "the toughest decision I’ve ever had to make," but also "logical and practical for my family."
Werner's challenger, Frank Fleischer, will be the only mayoral candidate on the ballot in April's election.
Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.
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