SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) -
While we await IDOT's letter to the Springfield Airport Authority in reference to Frank Vala's alleged disqualification from the office as Airport Authority Commissioner, I decided to check his Statement of Economic Interest.
Sure enough, he filed a false statement by not answering question #7 truthfully (or the county clerk didn't transcribe what he actually reported).
This is a simple question:
List the name of any unit of government that employed the person making the statement during the preceding calendar year other than the unit or units of government in relation to which the person is required to file.”
We know it is simple, and that he knows how to correctly disclose because he disclosed it correctly in 2016 and 2017 when filing his SEI with the Secretary of State for his position on the Illinois Procurement Policy Board.
In 2018, he failed to disclose his position as Woodside Township Trustee, and as Illinois Procurement Policy Board member. He disclosed it correctly in 2017 for the SEI's filed for Woodside Township and Airport Authority.