Does DeKalb Have the Authority to Determine the Library’s Levy?

In the Daily Chronicle today, I see this:

During Monday night’s DeKalb City Council meeting, McIntryre [sic] asked aldermen to not approve the library’s levy request.

He said the library board did not receive approval to accumulate funds for the purpose of building or purchasing a site for a new library, which he said was the intent of board members. McIntyre said that is a violation of the Illinois Local Library Act.

But DeKalb City Attorney Norma Guess said the city council does not have the authority to not approve the library’s levy.

Oh, yeah? Why does the levy request come before Council, then? And: Ms. Guess, this is not what you’ve said before. Continue reading Does DeKalb Have the Authority to Determine the Library’s Levy?