Here is what Illinois Leaks found by reading the Algonquin Township agenda for its last meeting and then listening to what the Board members did. It is reprinted by permission.
Algonquin Township unanimously violates law
Algonquin Township, IL. (ECWd) –Apparently, this township finds it difficult to follow the most basic point of the open meetings law, that an item must be listed on the published agenda for action before it can be voted on. Listing it as a discussion item does not inform the public they are going to vote to take action on it – but that is precisely what happened.During the November 14, 2018, Algonquin Township Board of Trustees meeting, the board, among other things, violated the Open Meetings Act by voting on an item not listed on the Agenda as an actionable item.There was short discussion under the item “Discussion to participate collaborative community solar for public facilities” – which was on the agenda for discussion, not for action.The Board voted unanimously to participate.