Will Co. (ECWd) -
Public bodies in Illinois have an obligation to protect the taxpayer's money and ensure they follow the laws before them. Lincoln-Way D210 is now changing the way schools do business in Illinois.
During last night's board meeting it was disclosed that the rent-dodging daycare would pay the District $60,000.00 this year to operate their private for-profit business on public property. It was claimed this is all they were willing to pay. One board member recommended the board pursue a request for proposals for day care services for next year.
I can only wonder why no one did that for this year, let alone the last decade. How on earth is a private business dictating to the elected officials what they will or will not pay to operate their private business on public property? I would love to see the statutory authority they have been given to "negotiate" the price they will accept for no-bid daycare service. If you're wondering, there is none!
Yes, they have allowed the cart to lead the horse in Lincoln-Way District 210.
May we suggest the citizens take necessary steps to force the mandated property tax bill onto the private business that is operating on public property. That will be an additional boost in funds to the county and the cash-strapped school district.
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