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Chicago NBC-5 and the BGA Highlight Citizen’s Arrest in Clark County –


Group objects to board’s failure to allow public comment at meeting

By Phil Rogers and Patrick McCraney (Better Government Association)
|  Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014  |  Updated 5:35 PM CDT

In a highly unusual move, the leader of a Downstate watchdog group placed an entire park district board under a citizen’s arrest for failing to allow public comment and violating a state disclosure law.

Public boards are used to facing angry crowds, but most have never dealt with what happened at one recent meeting in central Illinois.

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The BGA has the story on their website also (click here).


Edgar County Watchdogs would like to extend our gratitude to NBC-5 and Better Government Association (BGA) for reporting on this important issue.




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