Residents of the village have been pleading for Theresa Marchione to be reinstated after she was fired for closing early when there was a tornado threat in May.
The special meeting called Wednesday was in response to the previous
night's mass resignation. In the first few minutes, a new eight-person interim board
of trustees was appointed by the Women's Round Lake Improvement Society and
their first order of business was to reinstate Theresa Marchione.
Marchione's supporters who packed into the village hall erupted in applause.
Director Carol Sheffer handed in her resignation on Wednesday, stepping down
from her position. Upon hearing that, even more applause came from the crowd
that publicly expressed their outrage this past week over Marchione's firing.
who was selected to be on the new board said their first priority was to
reinstate Marchione their next step is to find a new library director.