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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Despite Questionable Validity, Bellwood Library Board Members Try Getting Rid of Director

Outraged Bellwood residents film a special library board meeting on June 29 as a Bellwood police officer looks on. | Michael Romain/VFP Friday, June 7, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 7/8/17 During a Bellwood special library board meeting held on June 29, four members of the library’s Board of Trustees voted in favor of placing the library’s executive director, Jacqueline Spratt, … Continue reading Despite Questionable Validity, Bellwood Library Board Members Try Getting Rid of Director

Attorney General Launched Inquiry Into Bellwood Public Library

Monday, July 18, 2016 || Originally Published:Edgar County Watchdogs || 6/17/16  The Attorney General’s Office of the Public Access Counselor (PAC) has now opened in inquiry into the actions of the Bellwood Public Library Board of Trustees from April through June 2016. Violations of the Open Meetings Act are Class-C criminal misdemeanors under the statute. Assistant Attorney General Neal Olson sent a letter to Bellwood … Continue reading Attorney General Launched Inquiry Into Bellwood Public Library