Community lawyer quoted in Jan. 16, 2013 Chicago Tribune Front page article: Nepotism charges roils school
From the article: Three trustees — including Doyle — and about a half-dozen audience members described the process as a secret ballot because the way each trustee voted was not announced.
"Secret ballot, closed ballot, however you want to say it," Hill-Corley said. "No names."
The process violates the law, said Maryam Judar, an open government expert and community lawyer with the Citizen Advocacy Center in Elmhurst.
"That would be in contravention of the Open Meetings Act, which requires that votes be taken in public and not in secret," Judar said. "That includes being able to ascribe the votes to particular board members."
Read the complete article below. The first file is a pdf of the front page/above the fold placement of the article in print. The second file is an online version posted the next day with a different title.
Comments are closed.