Apart from starting late, special meeting Tuesday night went as planned with no one objecting to Dianis’ appointment due to his “partisan” and “divisive” record from 2018 through 2020
Cal Skinner and “Correcting” were right
Friends of McHenry County Blog reported last night’s special meeting at the Ganek Municipal Center in Algonquin went as planned, and no speaker during public comment raised questions/concerns about Village Trustee designate Brian Dianis’ Twitter and FEC activity.
Apart from 1 speaker on an unrelated topic, Village President Debby Sosine formally placed Dianis’ appointment in nomination through Village Trustee Jerry Glowgowski, and the 5 trustees approved it with advice and consent unanimously.
Dianis was immediately sworn-in by Village Attorney Kelly Cahill of Zukowski, Rogers, Flood and McArdle:
From the desk of John Lopez: Both McHenry County Blog Owner/Editor Cal Skinner and commenter “Correcting” predicted accurately there would be no objection to Trustee Dianis’ appointment last night at the Algonquin Village Board meeting, and they were right.
I predicted similar multiple times, including pointing out while I do not agree with Dianis’ pro Democratic Party tweets and financially backing over a dozen Democrats going back to 2018, he has 1st Amendment protections to say and do as he did just like anyone else.
But as the seasoned poker player would say when a round of betting has “checked around” (everybody “checks”, no one bets additional money/matchsticks in an entire round of betting), someone missed a bet by not showing up last night to exercise their own 1st Amendment rights concerning Dianis’ stance on national issues.
According to a Friend of the Blog, only one Republican precinct committeeperson was in the audience watching the Village Board meeting, and he is a regular at Village Board meetings.
As for Dianis’ tweets themselves, there is more to write about, not so much what Dianis himself has said and done, but compared with recent news about other Americans exercising their 1st Amendment rights in social media or online fundraising contributions (and Dianis has done both) coming back to haunt them.
For now, I genuinely wish Trustee Brian Dianis well as he begins serving the unexpired term of Debby Sosine as a trustee, after his 4-year absence from the Village Board.