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Thumbs up to state's attorney for saving money

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 11:08 a.m. CDT

Regarding “No reason to proceed” in the May 1 issue of the paper, I read that the Dixon City Council had "no comment" on the decision whether or not to proceed on the Rita Crundwell case by the state's attorney. The state's attorney said that it would cost Lee County an estimated $300,000 as a conservative estimate.

As a resident of Lee County living in East Grove Township, I applaud the decision not to go forward. I am rather appalled that the city of Dixon council would merely offer "no comment."

After all, those people are the ones who were asleep at the wheel for years when this whole thing started with Crundwell. Obviously, they were also asleep at the wheel on another recent issue involving a city of Dixon credit card and its expenditures by another employee.

I was the superintendent for the village of Walnut for 25 years. I was required to present the bills for expenditures, explain expenditures, and make an accounting for the money spent for each month to the board of trustees.

I cannot believe that the Dixon council would give any one person carte blanche for any length of time without requesting an accounting.

Now the Dixon council has a person who is a county servant doing her best to save the taxpayers $300,000, and all you can say is "no comment." You can fry a fish for only so long until it is done.

I say, "Great job, Anna Sacco-Miller. It's about time someone watched over the expenses."

 

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