McHenry County’s Finance and Audit Committee is going to hear the report from the outside auditors on Lincoln’s Birthday (the 12th to those readers who don’t have the day off), but the public won’t be allowed in on the discussion.
Here’s how the agenda item, right at the end of the meeting, reads:
Executive Session – 5 ILCS 120/2 (C) (29) Meetings between internal or external auditors and governmental audit committees, finance committees, and their equivalents
And, yes, it’s in boldface type.
By being held in a secret session, pesky taxpayers won’t be able to learn what, if anything, is wrong with the handling of their money.
The County Board, of course, is not alone in hiding such information from the public.
McHenry County College, does, too.
One has to wonder why public officials would want to allow their constituents to assume the worst.