At the Thursday meeting of the McHenry County Board’s Finance
Committee, the vote was 5-3 to cancel the Immigration and Customs Enforcement contract to house illegal aliens in the County Jail.
Voting to cancel the contract were the following:
- Carlos Acosta (D-5)
- Steve Doherty (R-4)
- Lori Parrish (R-3)
- Larry Smith (R-6)
- Kelli Wegener (D-3)
Voting to retain the contract were
- Mike Skala (R-5)
- Jeff Thorsen (R-2)
- Tom Wilbeck (R-1)
Revenues from the contract amount to about 2% of the county budget.
Last week, the Law and Government Committee voted 6-2 against cancellation of the contract.