By: Diane Benjamin
The Board members take turns starting the meetings with Invocation or Moment of Silence. See 15:45 for democrat Val Laymon’s version. I assume nobody was supposed to laugh.
Don Knapp was appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to fill a vacancy as judge caused by the retirement of Paul Lawrence – effective September 16th. Resumes for his replacement need submitted to the County Administrators office by September 7th.
There was a MUST HEAR public comment at 19:20 from the head of the Sheriff’s Deputies Union. He appeared because the democrats wanted to appoint Krystle Able to fill a District 4 Board member vacancy. He referred to this post from Able:
3 Board members were absent. Every Democrats voted for the appointment, every Republican voted against. Former pretend Republican Josh Barnett voted yes. Remember this vote is he decides to run for Bloomington City Council.
If you ever needed more proof of what party takes law enforcement seriously and which one doesn’t watch the vote. Just hit play below.
There will be a special meeting on 8/26 to consider the appointment again. Krystle Able is still planning on being on the November ballot.