Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) -
This article serves to correct misinformation in the previous article entitled: "Commissioner Kuehnel received illegal perks from Park District" (click here).
I am currently in possession of proof that Commissioner Kuehnel did pay for his boat pass, and he paid for it with a credit card on May 23, 2014.
The "fault", if any, of the belief that he received the boat pass without paying for it lays squarely on the Executive Director and her FOIA officer.
I requested information related to Commissioners and their dock leases, boat passes, and other items.
What I received from the Park District did not include any payments for a boat pass for Commissioner Kuehnel, and in fact, included the statement that no payment was due, indicating it was because he was a Commissioner. The District did not produce any other information of any kind that indicated a payment of any kind for the boat pass.
So, although this is a correction to a previous article, it is not an admission of reporting false information as we relied on public records received thru the Freedom Of Information Act.
This should be a lesson to FOIA Officers everywhere...provide incomplete information and it might come back to bite you.