FBI, IRS continue raids by targeting 3 village offices in Cook County

By Vincent Caruso
09/27/2019
Federal agents raided the offices of three suburban villages, including one governed by a mayor who doubles as a Cook County commissioner. All three are in the district of state Sen. Martin Sandoval, also the subject of a federal raid.

TAGS: capital bill, capital project, Christopher Getty, corruption, Jay Hoffman, Jeff Tobolski, Kevin Quinn, Lightfoot, Lyons, Martin Sandoval, McCook, Michael Zalewski, Mike Madigan, Summit, Tom Cullerton

St. Clair, Madison counties home to multimillion-dollar property tax slush funds

By Chris Lentino
06/01/2017
Property taxes are set to increase in Madison and St. Clair counties, and local taxpayers should know that through TIF districts, politicians divert tax dollars that could go toward schools, libraries and public services to separate accounts that foster a lack of transparency and accountability.

TAGS: Dan Beiser, Jay Hoffman, Katie Stuart, Madison County, property taxes, St. Clair County