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Little public discussion of Mapleton board member's racial comments at meeting

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MAPLETON, Ill. (HOI) -- -

Mapleton Village Board member Alice Dailey’s recorded, racially-tinged comments at a meeting last spring were a heated topic at Tuesday night’s village board meeting.

Dailey is on record saying “I’m sorry we have too many colored people coming into town on Tuesday and Thursday night to play ball down here.”

Those comments brought a packed house at the meeting, where the comments were on the agenda. The recording of Dailey was played at July’s village board meeting.

Tuesday’s meeting could be described as chaotic as the board tackled these issues. However, the bulk of the discussion on Dailey’s comments was moved to executive discussion, Mayor Carl Bishop did apologize for Dailey’s comments, but not much else on the topic came up publicly.

In other action, the village attorney resigned, and the board re-instated one member. Two other appointments were tabled pending background checks.

The board also took a no confidence vote against Mayor Bishop. That passed 4 to 1.

Board members were set to form a committee to discuss Dailey’s comments, but said they were unable to do so because the village has vacancies.

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