Last summer, McHenry County Blog printed the credit card statement sent to Bob Miller’s Algonquin Township Road District in March of 2016 for a $289 bill for Hooters in Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Now Illinois Leaks has found another bill fro the same restaurant.
Note that the taxpayer-hosted meal for $181 took place after Miller lost the Republican Primary Election to Andrew Gasser.
The article revealing that is re-printed below with permission:
Algonquin Township Road District – Taxpayer funds go to Hooters in Wisconsin……again!
Why would the credit card of the Algonquin Township Hwy. Deptartment, in the name of Bob Miller, be used at a Hooters restaurant in Wisconsin to the tune of $181.22?
What public purpose is served for the taxpayers of Algonquin Township when their money is put into the business market of Brookfield, Wisconsin?
We welcome any explanation from the Township and the McHenry County State’s Attorney regarding this matter to inlcude an explanation as to why this would not qulify as a missaplication of funds, a felony under the criminal code?
(720 ILCS 5/33E-16) Misapplication of funds.
(a) An officer, director, agent, or employee of, or affiliated in any capacity with any unit of local government or school district commits misapplication of funds when he or she knowingly misapplies any of the moneys, funds, or credits of the unit of local government or school district.
(b) Sentence. Misapplication of funds is a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 97-1108, eff. 1-1-13.)
Check back for a rolling production of articles regarding illegal spending during the past administration of the Algonquin Township Road District.