Judge Whether These Credit Card Purchases by Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Are Legitimate

An article by Kirk Allen of Illinois Leaks.  It is reprinted with the author’s permission:

Algonquin Township – Public funds for private purpose?- You be the Judge!

Algonquin (ECWd) –Once again we must emphasize the importance of Article VIII Section 1 (a), (b), and (c) of our State Constitution and Dillon’s Rule.  For those who don’t realize it, violation of that section of our State Constitution can be and has been prosecuted as a Felony crime.Illinois State Constitution:

An example of women’s clothing purchased with the Algonquin Township credit card of Road Commissioner Bob Miller.  See link in article for more.


(a) Public funds, property or credit shall be used only for public purposes.

(b) The State, units of local government and school districts shall incur obligations for payment or make payments from public funds only as authorized by law or ordinance.

(c) Reports and records of the obligation, receipt, and use of public funds of the State, units of local government and school districts are public records available for inspection by the public according to law.

(Source: Illinois Constitution.)

We challenge the Algonquin township to provide the citizens with information on how the use of a township credit card to purchase personal items to include

  • women’s clothing,
  • gift cards,
  • meals, and
  • airline tickets for a non-employee has any public purpose.

In addition, part (b) outlines payments are only authorized by law or ordinance.

What law allows payment from Township funds for personal clothing, meals, and airfare, just to mention a few?

As it relates to 1(c), we have asked for numerous records and are looking forward to proving our point even further!

Dillon’s Rule:

In legal language, the first part of Dillon’s Rule reads like this: Local Governments have only three types of powers:

  1. Those granted in express words;
  2. Those necessarily or fairly implied in or incident to the powers expressly granted, and 
  3. Those essential to the declared objects and purposes of the corporation, not simply convenient, but indispensable.

As Dillon’s rule is applied to the credit card spending on Bob Millers Township credit card, we find the following to be true:

  • There are no express words granting the power to use public credit to purchase non-public business items, such as women’s clothing, gift cards, meals, etc.
  • Those purchases are not “necessarily” or “fairly implied in” or “incident to the powers “expressly granted”, which they must be in order to be legal purchases.
  • Finally, the purchases exposed in the credit card statements below are clearly not “declared objects and purpose of the corporation, which is the Township.

You can review the purchase made on the credit card at this link or review below.

It won’t take much brain power to see numerous purchases that have no public purpose for a Road District.


Judge Whether These Credit Card Purchases by Former Algonquin Township Road Commissioner Bob Miller Are Legitimate — 26 Comments

  1. My verdict:

    GUILTY of 1) theft; 2) official malfeasance; 3) official corruption; 4) wire fraud; 5)first degree fraud and duplicity.

    Perhaps he bought the ladies’ clothes bc he wants to go the Bruce Jenner route ….

    Does his wife even know of it … or was she parading around in the ill-gotten apparel.

    Anna May does swan about in the highest fashion!

  2. From the comment section of that Illinois Leaks article … seems township corruption is hardly unusual:

    “Algonquin, Arcola it must be have something to do with the letter A.

    Both Townships have a history of misuse of credit cards.

    Here in Arcola Deana Shields the Office Manager used credit cards from the township for a three state motorcycle trip.

    Because of the boards refusal to fully answer FOIA, we cannot verify let alone trust what the Arcola Township Board is doing with our tax dollar!”

  3. Only in this sunshine blog you have the privilege of free lessons by compassionate conservative judicial scholars…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  4. Of course corruption is just fine with the Llavona!

    Why does fallen angel refer to Skinner as a “freeloader?”

    LLavona could give a multi-year, 32 college credit course* on his lifetime of being a public fisc parasite.

    Are you, once again, projecting little Llavona?

    A Peruvian pal of mine told me that ‘llavona’ is what they call a disease-carrying small rodent of the Andes.

    He said the things are terrible pests that devour grain and befoul homes with their feces that contain all sorts of worm parasites. They even get into canned goods with their gnawing teeth!

    When a peasant’s home has been cleared of them, and after a period of 6 months with no signs of a re-infestation, the folkpeople host a “Llavonaiesta” … a sort of celebration with much feasting and revelry.

    I said, please come up here to McHenry County and show us how to get rid of the pest, and I’ll pay for a grand Llavonaiesta!


    *Actually he tried to get a social studies course he devised “Introduction to Political Parasitism in Illinois,” but the MCC curricula committee has yet to approve it.

  5. Poor Llavona, he inhabits a dystopian dreamworld.

    For him, America is just a gigantic pinata in the shape of oppressed taxpayers, and he’s the self-appointed
    ‘campeón comunista’ who viciously thrashes the pinata to pieces in order to ‘redistribute’ the hard-earned wealth of the ‘víctimas blancas’ to his blood-thirsty canaille.

    He really ought to become Raul Castro’s private secretary, but alas he’d actually have to do some work with that job in Havana. Much easier life here parasitizing, trolling and whining 24/7.

  6. I’ll be delighted to show him, quite personally and as we say ‘mano o mano,’ just what a compassionate conservative can do to his smirking mug.

  7. Wasn’t Rick Ricardo a wife beater?

    I am pretty sure he abused Lucille.

  8. Tom, my Dad got blamed for everything!

    Yeah, I know, he was a womanizer, but my Mom was so domineering, I came to understand how she drove Dad out and drove him crazy.

    They beat each other, Mom was no Bo Peep.

    In fact, she started the physical altercations almost all the time.

    Most of the time Dad only hit back in self defense.

    I just went through my Dad’s records from the ‘Desilu days’… he’s the genius who started the whole thing on reruns.

    Don’t confuse me with that creepy Thibodeaux, alias Keith, kid on the show who impersonated me for years!

  9. Amusing to see leftists, liberals and freeloaders spew their blather on this blog.

    But also very sad that some portion of our populace are gullible and have been brainwashed by the misinformation and bias from the mostly left wing main stream media.

  10. Bravo Bred, but besides the kept MSM, never underestimate the baleful socio-pathological effects 3 generations brainwashed by Hollyweird, academe and the banksters have had on the country.

  11. Bred, Rickey, Truth: Please stop picking on Mr. Llavona!

    He’s a fragile, narcissistic creature who can’t take what he gives out!

    Frankly, I enjoy his blather, but IT IS getting a bit monotanous.

    I just don’t want you three charged with child abuse cause mentally he’s ‘young’ and must always get his babyish way.

    After all he’s a ‘teacher’ and IEA-certified!

    To him we are thoughtless ants that should be crushed because we fail to appreciate his imaginary intellect.

  12. Yes, as Dr. Savage says:

    Liberalism is a mental disorder, and none here better
    represent that expression than ARL himself.

    What a miserable way to go through life.

  13. We live in Illinois, where the only part of the law that is defended to the death is the Pension provision.

    Everything else like this or the requirement to have a balanced budget doesn’t really matter.

  14. Illinois, a once fine State in the past.

    The Land of Lincoln well over one hundred years ago, but no way today.

    Illinois, a land of freeloaders and corrupt politicians, the land of Crook County and Al Capone and Barack Obama and the Daley Machine and Madigan and Cullerton and jailed governors such as Blago and Ryan, a State the worst of 50 in the U.S. on a fiscal basis, a land where unions for government employees get astronomical salaries, benefits and pensions all on the backs of workers in the private sector, a State headed for bankruptcy, a State grossly mismanaged by Democrats in Crook County and Springfield for many decades.

  15. Poor miserable soul; the private sector victim of public employees…is there a doctor in the room? A mental health professional I mean…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  16. Hey bred?

    You left out Hastert.

    The whole new world order hangs on the pedophiles.

  17. Rumor has it Roy Moore was born in Illinois and he was frequently seen at Woodfield Mall during the 70’s. Sunshine blogger, please get to the bottom of this…tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  18. OK Cindy, add Hastert.

    Might also add Democrat U.S. Representative from Chicago named Reynolds who in the 90’s was convicted of molesting a 16-year old girl.

    On the thug list from Illinois, add John Wayne Gacy.

    We need a whole new group and generation of politicians in Crook County and Springfield to turn this State around.

  19. Sunshine blogger, this call for public service is for you. Please run again! Bring back some decency and honor to Springfield! P.S. Is it true you were Abe Lincoln’s first private secretary? Tic, tock, tic, tock, tic, tock…

  20. Bringing up good ol’ Mel looks like we have the preponderance of sexual predators right here in Illinois. Need I say it? We’re number One!

  21. Cindy, I think too many took Alfred Kinsey’s Studies as Normal.

  22. And remember that John Wayne Gacy was a Democratic Party Precinct Captain as well as a clown.

  23. That’s funny Cal.

    Someone just said that somewhere else on your blog…only they attributed him to the Republican party.

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