CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) –
The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has determined that the Village of Chatham has violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
On May 9and June 13, 2017, the Village of Chatham held two separate regular meetings without posting proper meeting notices.
In particular, the Village changed its regular meeting schedule and failed to publish notice of the change 10 days prior to the changes taking effect. When a public body changes its regular meeting schedule, it must be published in a newspaper at least 10 days prior to the changed meetings, and it must post a revised annual meeting schedule. Chatham failed to do either of those statutory mandates.
Chatham did, after it being brought to their attention, publish the change in the newspaper and update its annual meeting notice.