Will County Board Member Uses County Email for Political Purposes

The Joliet Herald-News Reports on a County Board member's emailing a campaign message on her county account.

In view of the recent acquittals of McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi and Joyce Synek on charges of having used the office for political purposes, I thought readers might be interested in this stepping over the line in Will County.

The Will County Board member in question is Kathleen Konicki, a Republican from Homer Glen first elected in 1996. She is also an attorney and told the paper she has no private email address.

Her email opposed the election of Jim Daley, the mayor of Homer Glen.

The issue addressed was the culling of deer in Homer Glen’s Messenger Woods.
Konicki opposes it; the mayor did not.

The article points to this portion of Illinois’ 1970 Constitution’s Article VIII, section 1(a):

“Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes.”

The article says the State’s Attorney’s Office sent the email in question and others to the Attorney General for review.

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