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Steve Balich’s calls for audit of Sheriff Mike Kelley’s office due to whistleblower lawsuit ignored by board

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By W.J. Kennedy | Will County Gazette

An audit of the Will County Sheriff’s Office is the only way to get to the bottom of charges in a lawsuit of faked payroll records by higher-ups in the office, says Will County Board member Steve Balich (R-Homer Glen). But Balich says his calls for an audit have been shrugged off by the Democratically controlled board.

“All they tell me is that they are looking into it,” Balich told the Will County Gazette. “That’s all I know.”

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AG: DuPage Election Commission violated Open Meetings Act

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By John Kraft | Edgar County Watchdogs

I attended the DuPage County Election Commission for their December 12, 2018 meeting – this was prior to the Election Commission dissolving, and approximately one month prior to the (new) County Clerk taking responsibility for the elections.

During the meeting, I noticed that one Commission member called in, and voted, during the meeting. The public was not informed as to the reason why this Commissioner was not physically in the room. Prior to the meeting the chairman told others that he was in Florida visiting family.

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Former schools chief collects nearly $600K in pension after indictment

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By Zak Koeske | Chicago Tribune

Former Lincoln-Way High School District 210 Superintendent Lawrence Wyllie, whose federal fraud trial was postponed last fall and has yet to be rescheduled, draws more than $900 daily in pension income as he awaits his day in court.

The 81-year-old Naperville resident, who was charged in September 2017 with misusing millions of dollars in bond money and misappropriating school district funds for his own personal benefit, has received nearly $600,000 in pension income since being indicted, according to Teachers’ Retirement System documents obtained by the Daily Southtown in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Bolingbrook Village Clerk part deux: Clerk Penning responds

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By JM Kraft | Edgar County Watchdogs

Carol Penning, Village Clerk in the Village of Bolingbrook responded to our previous article, starting by calling the article “yellow journalism” and professing that her response was well researched information” – we beg to differ.

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