Barbara Wheeler Introduces Bill to Prevent Merchants from Charging Extra for Credit Card Use

A press release from State Rep. Rep. Wheeler Looks to Protect Consumers Springfield, IL… With the 98th General Assembly about to swing into full gear, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is looking towards consumer protection with her first ever … Continue reading

Bank Cuts Off Grafton Township’s Credit Cards for Lack of Payment of Supervisor’s Bill

A press release from Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore: Non-Payment of Township Expenses by Trustees Zirk, LaPorta, Murphy and McMahon Causes Accounts To Be Closed Grafton Township Trustees have not approved payment the township credit card for the months of … Continue reading

Linda Moore Explains Questioned Credit Card Spending

Grafton Township Supervisor responds to Township Trustee Rob LaPorta’s posting of credit card purchases in a comment under this article: Moore Says Trustees are Lawsuit “Addicts” Having Spent $347,000 vs. Her $53,000, Motive Is Her Defeat of New Township Hall … Continue reading

Could TIF Monument Ads Help City Collect More Sales Taxes?

Crystal Lake used to get a lot of money from sales taxes? To keep the dollars flowing, the Crystal Lake City Council voted to hike the city’s rate by 75%. Advertising shopping opportunities in the city might help repay the … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Ex-Northrop Grumman Employee Matthew Smith-Meck Charged with $215,000 in Credit Card Fraud

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Business Development Director Matthew Smith-Meck has been indicted on a five-count indictment by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. From 2006-8, the Crystal Lake man is accused of misusing his company American Express card.to the run of about … Continue reading

Stacy Talbert’s Report on Huntley School District’s Internal Controls

Thursday night the school board considered an “Internal Controls Report” prepared by Talbert. Perhaps it should have been titled, “Lack of Internal Controls Report.” The board packet for Thursday night meeting contains over 600 pages of information. If any of … Continue reading

Stacy Talbert’s Report on Huntley School District’s Internal Controls

Thursday night the school board considered an “Internal Controls Report” prepared by Talbert. Perhaps it should have been titled, “Lack of Internal Controls Report.” The board packet for Thursday night meeting contains over 600 pages of information. If any of … Continue reading