Duffy Calls for Online Posting of Government Check Books, Says Might Have Prevented Dixon Theft

A press release from State Senator Dan Duffy: Senator Duffy calls for government checkbooks to be online Lawmaker says transparency could have prevented 53M theft from Dixon, IL SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 9, 2012) – Following allegations that a Dixon city … Continue reading

Fired Dixon Horse Breeding Comptroller Indicted, Civil Suit Filed to Seize Quarter Horses

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Officde: FEDERAL INDICTMENT CHARGES FORMER DIXON COMPTROLLER RITA CRUNDWELL WITH ENGAGING IN $53 MILLION FRAUD SINCE 1990 U.S. files lawsuit seeking civil forfeiture of 311 quarter horses in addition to seeking criminal forfeiture … Continue reading

Marengo Settlers Day Parade – County Politics, etc.

I think I have concluded that the Marengo Settlers Day Committee puts the politicians and candidates who march or ride in order of importance: Federal State County Since we did Federal on Sunday and state on Tuesday, we’re now down … Continue reading

39% of Illinois Teachers Pay Nothing for Pensions

“While Democrats say Teachers ‘Have Kept Their Part of the Deal?’“ is the title of an April 5, 2011, article by former Huntley School District 158 Board member Larry Snow.  (The quote was in the Chicago Tribune Marcy 31, 2011.  … Continue reading

Gazebos Sounding Like 1930’s WPA Projects

Tuesday, I posted an article entitled, Clue that State’s Financial Situation May Not Be as Bad as Some Would Lead You to Believe While writing the article, which was based on a Chicago Sun-Times article about Geneva’s getting a gazebo … Continue reading