Official resists government transparency
In response to “Lee County website falls short legally” [saukvalley.com, Aug. 14], it’s troubling to read the rhetoric being expressed by some Lee County Board members in regard to proactive online transparency and the public’s right to know how their tax dollars are being spent.
Board member John Ferrone, R-Dixon, reportedly was “livid” at the Illinois Policy Institute for asking Lee County to post more public information online. Should it be shameful to fight public corruption in Illinois? Absolutely not.
Maybe Ferrone forgot two Illinois governors currently are in jail. Ferrone’s own hometown was victim to one of the biggest public corruption scandals in Illinois history when Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was charged with [misappropriating] $53 million from local taxpayers.
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