Soto v. The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners of the City of St. Charles, Illinois

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (2d) 120677
Decision Date: 
March 21, 2013
2d Dist.
Kane Co.
Reversed and remanded.
Where there could be multiple bases for a Board of Fire and Police Commissioner's decision to not hire an applicant, but no findings are made, remand for the Board to issue findings is appropriate. The court should not identify in the record reasons that could justify the Board's decision where such findings have not been made. The court must determine whether the Board relied on improper factors in making its employment decision, or whether its decision was against the manifest weight of the evidence. (BURKE and HUDSON, concurring.)