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Todd Stroger to Skip Palatine Meeting After All

By Kevin Robinson in News on Apr 30, 2008 4:30PM

Citing "political grandstanding by village council members," Todd Stroger announced yesterday that he would not be attending a meeting tonight in Palatine, arranged by Mayor Rita Mullins, to discuss county services. It was also expected to touch on secession, a highly charged issue in the Chicago suburb.


The event, which was originally scheduled to be a Community Meeting became a Special Village Board Meeting, and then a Special Village Board Committee Meeting. In a statement, Stroger said "I want to speak to the residents of Cook County face-to-face.... That is the very reason why I planned to travel to Palatine, however; I will not debate local Palatine elected officials who expect to exploit this opportunity to further their own political agendas." Stroger says that he still plans to meet with residents to discuss provision of county services, but he hasn't specified a date yet.

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