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Stalemate: Iroquois, Ford County Boards still at odds over Health Department Chief Corbett

It appears to an "unfixable mess." That's what Iroquois County Board Chairman Rod Copas says about the Ford-Iroquois Health Department.

Similar comments surfaced from the Ford County Board meeting in Paxton Monday night.

Iroquois County wants Doug Corbett gone as health department administrator. Ford County is standing firm against Corbett's removal.

Copas informed the Iroquois County Board (Tuesday) the state health department has been asked to get involved.

Copas told reporters "we've sent a letter asking for a meeting with the state...we're in two different places handling the problems and there's no communication."

The office of State Health Director Dr. Lamar Hasbrouk has said this is a local issue between Ford and Iroquois County. Whether there's a workable suggestion is the question.

Copas told his board in a lengthy presentation Tuesday about several matters, pointing to official misconduct allegations, inappropriate hand-written statements, and making for very difficult working conditions for some employees. Copas said there's several troubling matters in the administration's handling of affairs.

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