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Madigan politics

Published: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Let me see if I have this straight. The McHenry County Board voted, 11 to 9, to not put a measure on the April ballot that would have let me vote on whether voters should select the board chairman. There are 24 board members. Doing the math, only 45 percent of the board members voted to keep the “cannot-be-trusted-voters” out of the voting procedure.

Of course, four members conveniently were absent, therefore allowing a 45 percent vote to represent a majority of board members. Were the missing four docked pay for the meeting, or were they absent so in the future they could say “I did not vote against the voters’ choice” when running for future re-election? Sounds like a Michael Madigan politics in McHenry County to me.

Chuck Berndt


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