The Will County Board made history on Monday when it unanimously elected the Rev. Herb Brooks Jr. as its first black leader.
“It makes me proud not only to represent my party, but all the ethnic groups across Will County,” the Joliet Democrat said after the county board’s reorganization meeting. “More importantly though, it’s important that government recognize that it doesn’t matter what your race, creed or color is. What’s important is the job that’s at stake.”
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A board reorganization meeting that was tentatively scheduled for Dec. 12 has been scratched.
Republican board members wanted the meeting held separately from the swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected board, which is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Monday. The board’s executive committee, dominated by Republicans, including some lame-duck members, agreed to hold it Dec. 12.
But Democrats will have the edge on the new 26-member board once it’s seated. So County Executive Larry Walsh, a Democrat, stepped in Wednesday and called for the reorganization meeting to be at 11:30 a.m. Monday. Walsh has the power to call special meetings.
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