Thornton Township, Ill. (ECWd) –
Illinois State Representative and Mayor of Calumet City, Thaddeus Jones, posted a message yesterday stating that Thornton Township Supervisor (and Mayor of Dolton) Tiffany Henyard was stealing money from the township, that the trustees were not stopping it (as they should be), and Jones called on all state officials of Illinois to stop sending public funds to Thornton Township.
“Tiffany Henyard is stealing money from the township and not one trustee is saying anything to defend taxpayers! I’m calling on all state officials to stop sending funds to the township until Tiffany Henyard is defeated! She’s ruined everything that Frank Zuccarelli worked for. From this day forward, I am declaring that it’s time to get rid of Henyard in Dolton and as the appointed; not elected Supervisor!“
We have been aware of this “alleged” theft for months, have requested credit card statements and receipts which were never provided, and have filed several lawsuits to obtain those public records from both the township and the village of Dolton.
- Henyard has used township funds and property to prop up and fund her “nonprofit” – estimates are now approaching $100,000
- Henyard used road district funds to purchase two fully equipment police SUVs, only to have the Sec of State confiscate the illegal police license plates she put on them
- Henyard used township funds on a 10-day “walk” to Springfield for her “nonprofit” costing tens of thousands of dollars
- Henyard used township funds for electioneering, including with a sitting Cook County Judge
- Henyard used township funds to give away flat screen TVs and for more electioneering
- Township Trustees are failing miserably in their fiduciary duty role to protect the taxpayers
We call on the state legislature to place individual criminal and individual financial penalties against officials and employees (in their personal capacity) like Henyard who willfully and intentionally refuse to comply with the Freedom of Information Act – and to provide whistleblower-type protections for any FOIA Officer or employee who may wish to provide such records despite being told not to provide them. Taxpayers should not be on the hook for legal fees and penalties when public officials deliberately hide, forge, or otherwise refuse to provide public records.
More on Henyard in future articles.
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NMWTLSPosted at 08:17h, 24 March
Everywhere you look township government is out of control and/or uncontrolled. Maybe it’s time to get rid of that entire extra layer of government. Don’t worry, your roads would still get plowed (which is the only reason I ever hear that we NEED township government)..
Droopy: Master SergeantPosted at 07:54h, 26 March
It is past time to get rid of townships. Just another way to funnel money to friends and family. Sadly won’t happen until more prosecutions come. An honest look at how to run government efficiently and in the best interest of taxpayers is the place to start. That won’t come from people who have been a part of and fed by the beast.
NMWTLSPosted at 08:16h, 27 March
You got that right! Government “closest to the people”….. close enough so they can kick you in the teeth.
Joannie MitchellPosted at 10:26h, 30 March
I’m sorry for all there Corruption please inform me update information thank you