A press release from State Rep. Allen Skillicorn:
SKILLICORN CALLS ON ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL LEAGUE TO END ANNUAL CONFERENCE
CRYSTAL LAKE, IL—It is time for the Illinois Municipal League to end its taxpayer funded annual conference.
The Daily Herald reported that “50 suburbs…spent $119,431.64 to send 151 elected officials or staff to the 2017 Illinois Municipal League conference in downtown Chicago.”
The venue is telling as the League gathered local officials to collude with lobbyists against taxpayers on the taxpayer’s dime in a city that is the worst example of public corruption and graft.
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The Daily Herald said that registration fees for “106 elected officials and 45 staff members from the 50 towns” were paid.
Lake in the Hills parking costs were featured in the article:
“We were advised that self-park was full at approximately noon on Thursday. None of those individuals had arrived at that time,” said Jennifer Clough, village manager of Lake in the Hills, where taxpayers spent $577.50 on hotel valet parking for four people.
Costs for local municipalities for the event were printed:
- Lake in the Hills – $11,071.50 (second highest after Round Lake Beach)
- Barrington – $2,163.90
- Fox Lake – $1,644.13
- Cary – $925.25
- Algonquin – $330.00
- Barrington Hills – $227.73