Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Springfield mayor Davlin found dead in his home -


Davlin reportedly died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, but authorities would not confirm that at a news conference this morning. Officials also wouldn’t say who made the 911 call.

Click on the following for more details:   Springfield mayor Davlin found dead in his home - Freeport, IL - The Journal-Standard

The assignments and communications at Boone County Board may change

See below Chairman Walberg”s December 7 letter to the Board.

The assignments were completed by the 10th; on  Fridays the Chairman will email planned meetings for the next two weeks; request the use of county email addresses and use electronics more and paper less.

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Chairman Walberg announces committee assignments for new county board


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FOIA in McHenry County raises many interesting questions

The following is taken for Cal Skinner’s McHenry County Blog.  I suggest that any reader interested in the issues go to his blog by click at the bottom.

It appears that failure to properly respond to a Freedom on Information Request could jeopardize millions of dollars of bonds for McHenry County SportsPlex in Lakewood.  At least the questions are beginning to be made.

FOIA Request for Review and the second part an OMA Request for Review

December 6th email to Lisa Madigan’s Public Counselor. It contains complaints about

  • the timeliness and content (or lack thereof) of information requested by Pleasant Valley Road’s Larry Larson, and
  • whether the meeting was proceeded by the appropriate legal notice


My [Larry Larson’s] question is

  • is all the information I asked for at the URIVDA[Upper Illinois River Valley Development Authority] hearing and meeting public or private?
  • Does the public not have a right to obtain copies of the information that is being discussed at a public meeting?
  • Also, after the board votes upon resolutions, does that information become public or remain private forever?

Click on the following to read more of this story:  http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2010/12/14/sportsplex-opponents-appeal-to-attorney-generals-public-access-counselor/