When we last looked at this controversy, the county board had blinked:
Then, last week Kevin Craver of the Northwest Herald reported in a story entitled,
that when suggested rule changes go back to the county board from Tina Hill’s committee,
“Limits on photography at McHenry County Board meetings did not make it into the final version of proposed board rule changes.”
That trip to Woodstock led to the proposal to prohibit flash photography, combined with a punitive requirement that photographs could only be taken from the back of the board room.
Well, it was better than being squashed like a cicada.
Hill (R-Woodstock) told the committee “she had received little positive feedback from fellow board members and the public regarding the rule.”
In any event, late Wednesday night when I was typing a story about McHenry County College’s attempt to gain permission to violate Crystal Lake’s ordinance which protects the watershed of Crystal Lake and a not-too-subtle threat, if approval were not given, the headline above came to me in a flash, so to speak.
I had to write a story to go with the headline and this is it.