Sunday, May 3, 2009
MCC...FOIA REFUSAL...TIP OF ICEBURG
When I departed from the Navy back in 1975 and came out to the "boonies" here in McHenry County I noticed an interesting phenomena after a short time being involved in hospital politics and executive committees and hospital boards. A lot of work was being done on the hospitals and the jobs awarded to companies after "no bid" contracts were accepted by the hospital boards. Over the years I found out via the grapevine that a lot of the recipients of the contracts were close friends or relatives of members on the boards of the various hospitals. I suspect this is the way business was done then and it may or probably still continues today. I wonder if some individuals still on boards of hospitals,they seem to recirculate for years and years, and elected officials know the difference between opaque and transparent. When public monies are involved it should all be transparent or the possibility of corruption just continues to continue.