Attorney General: Lisle Didn’t Comply with Directive

There are apparently some legal shenanigans going on in Lisle, Illinois.  On June 6th of last year, Lisle trustees held a closed meeting to discuss refinancing the debt from the Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.  Critics charged that the “Village of Lisle needed to re-issue the bonds because there was not enough revenue to make the remaining payments.”

But the meeting was closed door which violated the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Lisle residents objected and demanded a recording of the illegal meeting.  The village refused and thus began an expensive 9-month (and counting) legal battle.

On September 26, 2016, the Illinois attorney general’s office ruled in favor of Lisle residents leading the village to appeal.  Meanwhile, some even called for prosecution of village officials.

On March 13th, 2017, the village dropped the appeal and released a 9-minute recording of the meeting.  The problem with recording is that the meeting was over 20 minutes long.

The attorney general’s office is, for the second time, ordering the village to release the “verbatim recording” of the closed session. The village has not decided whether it will comply.

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