Prominent Longmeadow Parkway Supporter Stung by His Own Bumblebee Joke

Northwest Herald reports, “A judge’s order to halt work on the Longmeadow Parkway road project over the possible presence of an endangered bumblebee has resulted in two headaches for [Algonquin, IL] Village President John Schmitt. The first . . . is the halt itself, and wondering whether the judge will extend the halt order this Friday [April 28]. The other is a Facebook post by the mayor that he called “self-deprecating fun,” but project foes interpreted as ridicule of their opposition to the toll bridge and highway project. There are now public calls for the mayor to resign.