State’s attorney: Closed meeting was legal
16 Democratic members of county board were present
MORRISON – Whiteside County State’s Attorney Trish Joyce is defending a private meeting of the County Board’s Democratic majority, a session that some consider a violation of the Open Meetings Act.
The legality of that meeting is being investigated by the Illinois attorney general based on a complaint from Sauk Valley Media, which was denied access to the meeting. The attorney general will issue a ruling after reviewing the case.
On Nov. 28, 16 County Board members met behind closed doors in an unannounced meeting at a Rock Falls union hall. They said they planned to discuss the selection of the chairman and vice chairman of the 27-member County Board.
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