The Algonquin Township Board had on its agenda the discussion of a Freedom of Information suit against Algonquin Township at Wednesday’s meeting.
There was not indication that the discussion would not be in open session, so I attended.
I was one of four people in the room.
Others were Trustee Dan Shea, Clerk Karen Lukasik and Assessor Richard Alexander.
When the court suit came up, the Board decided to adjourn into secret session.
Out the door I had to go until they emerged from Executive session.
No details were given at the meeting, but I learned that the proposed settlement was rejected.
Additional litigation, of course, means the legal fees will undoubtedly exceed the $100,000 in the proposed settlement.
In addition to the money, which will go to the Edgar County Watchdogs attorney, the Township will have to provide the requested records.
A settlement offer of $45,000 was made to both the Road District and the Board previously.
The Road District paid; the Township Board decided to litigate further.