For some reason, there was a large power surge in Wilmette during a school board meeting on a cloudless Monday night, according to Wilmette School Board District 39 school officials. The reported outage occurred on live cable tv during my public comment testimony, blacking out coverage for the few minutes I was speaking. The power resumed mysteriously once I finished talking. There were no dimmed lights or evidence of a power outage in the meeting room, other than the reported cable blackout.
During public comment period, fellow Wilmette conservative Herb Sorock spoke and I followed. During my three minutes, I commented on four topics: Common Core, high property taxes, unsustainable pensions, and the new teacher contract.
After the comments, the board passed a new teacher contract with no board discussion and a unanimous vote on the consent agenda. The new three year, 88-page contract was not released until after it was approval. One person outside later remarked about the agreement, "We have to pass it to see what's in it."
I think I've heard that before.
There was not a cloud in the sky yet the cable tv feed broke at an important time. Now there is a cloud over the whole process.
A full video of the meeting can be seen on this link.
Mark Weyermuller is a citizen journalist, reporting on Chicago area development.