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They are appealing the ruling that was upheld in the 19th District Appellate court in which three justices ruled to uphold the lower Lake County court decision to keep Amrich on the ballot.
What these men, and the folks fueling them in the back ground do not seem to understand is that the state of Illinois favors access to the ballot, and given two lower courts already ruled Amrich to remain on the ballot, it is highly unlikely the Supreme Court will even hear the case (they are not obligated to preside over any case presented to them). And, if they do hear the case, then Fields and Sharp will forever be in election law case laws in future arguments because they will lose.
Fields, Sharp, who is the sour grape? Way to let this town heal and get back on to a positive track. That's all your side screamed for years "positive" and now that you are wearing the other shoe, it doesn't fit so well does it?
Trustee Rabattini submitted this article to me and asked me to post it. I have obliged.
EXCITING NEWS! SB1689, an amendment to the Illinois electoral code which calls for the elimination of local electoral boards has PASSED THE SENATE just this past week! Now it is in the hands of the House Executive Committee. The amended code would eliminate local boards and instead give the responsibility to the County electoral commission. It now goes to the House for consideration. It is currently in Executive review (normal procedure).
This Bill is vital to ensure the future of YOUR choice as a voter. This bill will take that privilege away and move it to the local county electoral commissions, in hopes to ensure fair access to the ballot.
Write your State Representative and entourage them to support this Bill.
Outside of Island Lake, click the link to find your state Rep and contact info, click here
Our Island Lake Rep is David McSweeney
The House Bill is sponsored by Representative Thaddeus Jones of Calumet City. The Executive Committee, who will decide whether to put the Bill out to the floor for consideration should also be contacted and encouraged to support this Bill and push to put it out for vote. Contact each one. Click here for their information.
The village's controversial chief of police has turned in his letter of resignation, effective May 9. He has been very controversial since his swearing in. Following his appointment, nearly a dozen full time and part time officers either resigned or were fired. This sparked much debate in the village. The firings, in some cases cost the village tax payers thousands in unnecessary fishing expeditions called investigations. After the firings/resignations, so close together, the village spend thousands and thousands on training, hiring of new officers. The chief had little positive impact on the village, instead distractions plagued the department and he was known for being a hot head and combative with residents and even village officials.
The village attorneys have also resigned as village attorneys, also effective May 9.
Residents protested the village attorneys and the Mayor, Debbie Herrmann when she sued four Trustees for trying to rid the town of Ancel Glink. No pun intended Debbie, but hey, here's your sign! early on it was clear the public was not going to give you a second term! So your friends tried to remove that choice. You should be ashamed but your not are you?
Illinois also provides information regarding flood recovery. Each area of the
county may start their recovery process at different times because of different
water levels. Information on flood water safety, common scams after a disaster
and more is at www.illinois.gov/ready/after/Pages/Disaster-Recovery.
of the recovery process will be assessment teams going to affected flooded areas
and assessing the damage. Residents are encouraged to cooperate with these
teams, which will help you in the public assistance funding process. Each team
will have a credentialed representative that will identify them with McHenry
County or the Emergency Management Agency.