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Government transparency seminar set

Published: Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – The State’s Attorney’s Office will sponsor a free seminar on local government transparency and ethics for all public officials from 7 to 9 p.m. May 2 in the Luecht Conference Center at McHenry County College, 8900 Route 14.

This seminar is open to all newly elected officials, incumbents and the public, and will include presentations by attorneys from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office as well as the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, the Open Meetings Act and the Illinois Public Officials Prohibited Activities Act.

Although each public body faces different challenges and issues, transparency and a strong ethical foundation are essential to all governmental bodies. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office strives to ensure that the citizens of McHenry County find their local officials to be trustworthy and receptive to the needs of the community.

For information, call 815-334-4159.

– Northwest Herald

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