But the Northwest Herald article did not mention next year’s tax cut, which was probably of more interest to subscribers than the call for a cut in Gasser’s salary by Mick Chirikos, the Democrat he beat for the McHenry County Board and fired after outgoing Road Commissioner Bob Miller hired him.
And the article did not point out that the Illinois State Constitution says in Article VII, Section 9(b):
“An increase or decrease in the salary of an elected
officer of any unit of local government shall not take effect
during the term for which that officer is elected.”
The article could just as well (and probably more properly) brgun by pointing out that former County Board member Chirikos did not know cutting (or raising) the salary of an elected official during his term is prohibited in Illinois.