F-I Health Board Member won’t resign, says “nothing done wrong”

Iroquois County Board Chairman Rod Copas wanted resignations from three members of the Ford-Iroquois Department of Public Health Board Tuesday. He said, refusal would mean replacements.

Long-time health board members Diane Clatterbuck and Jill Kaeb refused to resign, Clatterbuck saying nothing was wrong and she won’t admit wrongdoing. Dr. Alexander Michalow didn’t respond.

Copas’ call for resignations and replacement was endorsed by 11 county board members. Some of them, admitted not knowing enough details and wanting answers to questions. But their Yes votes anyway, points to new members soon taking over the health board.

Copas says ‘we need to fix what’s broken.” But other board members say nothing points to anything being broken.

Diane Clatterbuck told the Board there will be no resignation………


Clatterbuck said past practice of the health board has always been acceptable by the County Board. She said suggested problems can be worked out with the county board.

Clatterbuck said Copas’ comparisons of the tax rate with other counties is off base…..

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At Tuesday’s County Board meeting, citizen Larry Hasbargen asked board members to do their elected job and ask questions…….


County Board member Dale Schultz did not vote to ask for resignations. He said the board’s vote to force resignations/replacements is wrong …….


Board member Donna Crow has been asking for details for too long………


Board member Jed Whitlow said he too wants answers to questions asked. He said even hardened criminals are entitled to due process. Whitlow questioned info to make informed decisions.


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