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Judge Orders Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore to Jail

Judge tells supervisor Moore to sign paperwork and release check for audit she voted against, or serve 30 days in jail.

 

McHenry County Judge Michael Caldwell on Friday told Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore to sign a contract for audit services and issue the $10,000 check to pay for it, or serve 30 days in jail for contempt of court, the Northwest Herald reports.

Grafton Township trustees signed a contract with ECS Financial Services in November by a 4-to-1 vote, but Moore voted against it. Caldwell said Moore's refusal to sign the contract and pay the down payment to the audit company amounted to contempt because in December 2010 he ruled that Moore and the township trustees can not interfere with each other's official duties, the Herald reports.

Caldwell said Moore can't refuse to sign contracts just because she disagrees with them. Moore won't have to serve jail time if she signs the contract and pays ECS, the story said.

She promised to sign the paperwork, but told the judge paying for the service is a problem because Grafton Township is essentially broke, the First Electric Newspaper reports.

Trustee Betty Zirk announced the township is "broke and then some," FEN reports.

Carol February 16, 2013 at 07:17 PM
Greed. Plain and simple.
Soonwinner February 17, 2013 at 02:23 AM
Illinois 102 counties and 13 million population; California 58 counties and nearly 40 million population. Illinois has 8000 units of local governments while California has 4935 local governments units. . Why?
Soonwinner February 17, 2013 at 02:25 AM
Its not greed. Its the voters in Illinois are asleep or stupid.
Nan Gliss February 17, 2013 at 08:56 PM
How would we go about getting rid of Grafton Township? Count me in.
Soonwinner February 18, 2013 at 03:52 AM
Illinois Constitution needs to be changed to eliminate townships. With computers we can do with less government units. Also School Districts should have 500 or 1000 students. Many Illinois school districts have few students.

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