Government

A few days before the Thanksgiving holiday, the Public Access Counselor (PAC) issued its seventh binding opinion (PAC Opinion No. 20-007) in 2020 regarding the conduct of remote public meetings during a public health emergency. The PAC found that a village board was in violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, 5 ILCS 120/1 et seq. (the “OMA”), because it muted a discussion of public business during its remotely held public meeting on September 8,…