Bellwood Library Gets New Board Majority

Friday, September 15, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Bellwood Public Library Executive Director Jacqueline Spratt reads a statement to board members at a regular meeting in July. | File

After several months of stasis, the Bellwood Public Library Board of Trustees has a newly configured majority. During a Sept. 12 regular meeting, the board appointed two new members and voted in officers — roughly five months after the April 4 elections.

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Chronicle: Bellwood Library Trustees Criticized For Increasing Travel Expenses

Bellwood library board of trustees meet Feb. 10. | Jean Lotus/Chronicle Media Monday, February 22, 2016 || Originally Published: Cook County Chronicle || By Jean Lotus When Bellwood librarians travel to attend conferences, they submit receipts for a meal at a chop-suey house or a salad at Cheesecake Factory. But when Bellwood Public Library trustees attend out-of-state conferences, hotels and airfare are covered and they also receive … Continue reading Chronicle: Bellwood Library Trustees Criticized For Increasing Travel Expenses