Added to the McHenry County Board’s Regular Meeting scheduled one day before the Primary Election, Monday at 10am, is a “Resolution authorizing the settlement of Fraternite Notre
Dame v. County of McHenry 15 CV 50312.”
You may remember that County Board members overwhelmingly rejected a pretty large expansion of the facilities on the rural Coral Township property in 2015. You can find the meeting minutes here.
Sisters attended County Board meetings. One even brought a video rec
Neighbors to the property also attended in abundance.
As I was sitting in the press box, I was thinking of the Federal law called the Religious Land Use Protection Act passed in 2000, that allowed religious organizations broad latitude concurring where they carry out their missions.
While a short resolution is in the agenda package, no where are County Board members or the public informed of the contents of he “amicable resolution” or the “certain understandings” reached which this resolution authorizes to be set down in a “settlement agreement” by the State’s Attorney.
A model of transparency this resolution is not.