Certain topics are off limits in open Board meetings. Those topics must be discussed during a closed portion of the meeting, which non-Board member owners cannot attend. Per the IL Condo Act:
"(4) Meetings of the board of the master association shall be open to any unit owner in a condominium subject to the authority of the board of the master association, except for the portion of any meeting held:
(A) to discuss litigation when an action against or on behalf of the particular master association has been filed and is pending in a court or administrative tribunal, or when the board of the master association finds that such an action is probable or imminent,
(B) to consider information regarding appointment, employment or dismissal of an employee, or
(C) to discuss violations of rules and regulations of the master association or unpaid common expenses owed to the master association.
Any vote on these matters shall be taken at a meeting or portion thereof open to any unit owner of a condominium subject to the authority of the master association."
While the Board cannot discuss the matter in an open session, any vote to act in regards to the matter must be conducted during the open portion of the meeting. If there are sensitive topics to discuss, the Board can conduct a closed portion of the Board meeting prior to the open meeting so that votes can be taken during the open portion.