‘Caucus’ was clearly illegal
Whiteside County Board Democrats constitute a majority of a quorum of a public body. When they met behind closed doors to discuss their choice for board chairman, they broke the law. We await the Illinois Attorney General’s opinion.
The Whiteside County Board’s Democratic majority clearly broke the law Wednesday when party members met in private at a Rock Falls union hall to discuss their choice for county board chairman.
That’s not just us saying it.
The Illinois Open Meetings Act states that when a majority of a quorum of a public body meets to discuss public business, that constitutes an official meeting. The public must be notified of such meetings as prescribed by law, and the meetings must be open to the public.
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