A ruling on a complaint about a closed-door discussion by Springfield’s mayor and aldermen could come later this month.
Illinois Times reporter Bruce Rushton is suing, claiming that the executive session meeting last month on the possible privatization of Oak Ridge Cemetery was improperly held away from public view. The judge in the case says he will rule once city officials provide a transcript of the closed-door meeting to the court.
Meanwhile, Alderman Sam Cahnman indicates he will once again push for a city council vote on an ordinance to release the minutes and recording of that meeting. The ordinance was on hold because of the pending litigation, but Cahnman says the judge indicated that his ruling would not be affected if the city chose to release the material publicly.