Yesterday I ran the minutes from the McHenry County Management Services Committee meeting of January 25th.
Lots of talk about measures that could be taken to protect County Board members from members of the public who might like to do them harm at a County Board meeting.
Making people sign in and write why they are attending the meeting. (Schools require people to do that and get a name badge, don’t you know.)
That’s beyond having the Woodstock Police provide a couple of officers at each meeting.
Wanding folks for knives and guns. (That’s done in the courthouse, after all, and at McHenry City Council meetings. County Board members are as important as Judges and employees of the Circuit Clerk’s Office and city council members, right?)
The old scanners used at the jail could be put by the doors of the Administrative Building, it has been suggested.
Active shooter training is also on the agenda.
Will County must feel insecure, too, because they have scheduled the same for its County Clerk’s Office:
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Somehow I think the State’s Attorney’s Office might be willing to tell the County Board that they would be violating the Open Meetings Act (again) if they try to require people who don’t want to speak to identify themselves.