UPDATE: Rally planned to bring O’Brien back to airport
By Jim Hagerty
A group of local residents is planning a rally to sway Bob O’Brien to return to his post as executive director of the Chicago Rockford International Airport.
The rally is slated for 5:30 p.m., Monday (April 4), before the City Council meeting.
The group, headed by Joyce Ball and Paul Gorski, will hail Mayor Larry Morrissey (I) to ask airport commissioners to work out differences with O’Brien.
The rally was inspired by Gorski’s blog: http://keepbob.blogspot.com.
“I started the blog, but Joyce Ball and other ‘Bob’ supporters have called for more,” Gorski said. “We are asking Mayor Morrissey to intercede (to) see if he can help keep the winning team of Bob O’Brien and the Airport Board of Commissioners together.”
O’Brien resigned as executive director after a reportedly heated Airport Authority board meeting Tuesday. Board Chairman Brian Boyer also resigned, saying his five years on the board “are over.”
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