“[Rock Island County] State’s Attorney John McGehee has issued a legal opinion that finds that Rock Island County leaders did not follow official policy in paying out hundreds of hours of overtime to the county board’s executive assistant Shelly Chapman…Mr. McGehee also said the county failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service mileage reimbursements paid to county board chairman Phil Banaszek for driving from home to the office.”
I can’t say I’m shocked that a political party that has controlled county government for 40 years operates with no controlling authority, but I am disappointed that the local press has been so supine for decades in investigating the inner workings of Rock Island County government.
When did the mission of the free press become aid, support and comfort the powerful and afflict the downtrodden taxpayers?
Hey local QC media—if Don Johnston knows about FOIA, so should you.