When I finally clicked in on the vacancy created on the Crystal Lake City Council by the resignation of Ralph Dawson shortly before his death, I filed a Freedom of Information request for applications of those seeking to replace him.
Here’s the reply I received:
“The City has searched its records and hereby grants your Request without exception.
“Based on its review of City records, however, there are no responsive records that fit the criteria of your Request.”
Obviously not following Crystal Lake politics closely enough, because commenter “Bullocks” pulled up the March 17th Council agenda which says the following:
“Appointment of Ian Philpot to fill vacancy created by the passing of Council member Dawson.”