Last night while I was at the marathon Prairie Grove Elementary School Board meeting, Democratic County Board member Paula Yensen called to tell me why she had missed the Public Health & Human Services Committee meeting.
Sometime after 1 AM, I emailed her asking her what the inaccuracy was.
Eighteen hours later and I have received no reply.
But I did just read Northwest Herald reporter Kevin Craver’s blog in which he takes an unnamed “other county news sources” to the woodshed.
He writes Yensen had a work conflict, McCann was in the meeting room next door chairing a Finance Committee meeting and Miller was recovering from an auto accident.
Of course, two of the three could have attended by phone, as Hill did at one County Board meeting, and the third could have walked through the partition for the vote. All she would have needed was someone to tell her when the vote was. (She could have briefly recessed her meeting and cast her vote.)
Craver implies that the word “boycott” implies “collaboration.”
I’m not sure I buy that, but I’ll admit the word may have been a stretch.
I’ll leave it to readers to decide whether deciding not to vote on Jeff Thorsen’s nomination was justified.
Regardless, take a look at what Craver has to say in his latest post,
because it beyond whether the missing members were AWOL.
And just because people shouldn’t forget who voted against former McHenry County College Board President Scott Summers’ nomination without saying one single solitary word about why, here’s the list again:
Those opposing the nomination were
- Michele Aavang
- Yvonne Barnes
- Sue Drafkorn
- Joe Gottemoller
- Jim Heisler
- Tina Hill
- John Jung
- Ken Koehler
- Bob Martens
- Mary McCann
- Mary McClellan
- Anna May Miller
- Bob Nowak
- Nick Provenzano
- Ersel Schuster
- Carolyn Schofield
- Mike Skala
- Paula Yensen
In favor were
- Nick Chirikos
- Diane Evertsen
- John Hammerand
- Donna Kurtz
- Sandy Salgado
- Mike Walkup
If you have time, the 708 Board meets at 3:30 Thursday afternoon at its Crystal Lake office.