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Secret settlement: Micklovich's $200,000
Last May, the city paid Micklovich $200,000 in a settlement. (Frankly, that does not seem like enough to compensate for what that young man suffered.) The settlement, though, was kept hush-hush. This newspaper learned about it and reported it yesterday - during Sunshine Week. How perfect.
Sunshine Week is a time to honor, recognize and promote open government. Alderman Bill Shea, chairman of the Aldermanic Committee on Human Resources and Insurance, which approved the settlement, said it was not up to his committee to make that information public. Ah, the old it's-not-my-job excuse.
The public has a right to know how its municipal employees behave and how its tax money is spent. Keeping that information secret only hurts the city by undermining its credibility and the public trust. That so few public officials get that is a constant disappointment.
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