Freeport Township Board Exploring Legality of Property Purchase Made by Its Old Board

They are doing it by filing a lawsuit to let a judge decide. From the Journal-Standard: Freeport Township now looks to the court system to see if last year’s joint purchase of the property at 206 E. Stephenson St. with the Veterans Assistance Commission [of Stephenson County] was legal. “An opinion by attorney Greg Pelini…

What I’m Reading

Daily Chronicle: “Briscoe: Here’s Budget 101 for District 428” The Stephenson Blumdoggle: “The State of Stephenson County: Delusional and Propagandized” (which is also about a budget. I recommend reading a bit further as well, at least to “A Justified Default on $5.5 million”). Capitol Fax.com: “Joe Walsh Tells Candidate He’s Running in Another District” Pro…

Freeport May Get to Vote on Home Rule

Journal Standard: Census officials expect preliminary local results from the 2010 Census to surface in February or March of 2011. In Freeport, these results could push the population below a crucial threshold that determines whether the city qualifies as an automatic home-rule municipality. Freeport Corporation Counsel Sarah Griffin confirmed Thursday that the impending census results…

Roundup & Open Thread

The DeKalb Area Women’s Center will be hosting a DeKalb County-Wide Election debate beginning 6:30 p.m. Monday, October 18. The Stephenson Blumdoggle blog is reporting that it cannot verify a recent front-page story by Freeport’s The Journal Standard that the Pretzel City “came up just short” of landing 100 manufacturing jobs. The company, Norway’s Dokka…