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Grayslake District 46 School Board Sends Ethics Findings to Lake County State’s Attorney

On Wednesday night the Grayslake District 46 School Board voted 5-2 to send the findings of Special Investigator Hon. Henry Tonigan to the Lake County State’s Attorney.

On Wednesday night the Grayslake District 46 School Board voted 5-2 to send the findings of Special Investigator Hon. Henry Tonigan to the Lake County State’s Attorney.  This case has been ongoing for nearly a year and revolves around the use of taxpayer resources by Superintendent Ellen Correll, other administration, and staff members in an effort to elect incumbent school board members, Sue Facklam and Mary Garcia.

The original complaint information and emails that started the investigation can be found at http://lakecountyteaparty.com/2011/05/03/crimes-corruption-and-lies-in-grayslake-d46/

The emails, via a Freedom of Information Request (FOIA), showed blatant disregard for the voters of the district. This case has already produced a reprimand for Superintendent Ellen Correll, an investigation by the Cook County State's Attorney and election law felonies by a School Board member Sue Facklam.

In addition to this case being finally turned over to the State’s Attorney, staff will be trained in the proper use of taxpayer resources. There is also an ongoing court case over missing emails related to this case. This case will take several more months to be resolved fully.

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Lennie Jarratt April 22, 2012 at 12:43 AM
their* should be there in the first sentence
Brad Faxton April 23, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Any reason you can't continue this at the state level? I ***LIKE*** the idea of having better controls (at the state level) for silly stuff like this. I like having better election controls. I like having a fair playing field for all. You have my endorsement - do this at the state level.
Brad Faxton April 23, 2012 at 12:41 AM
YES!!! At the state level. TAKE IT TO THE STATE LEVEL to create better controls across the state. Stop trying to pick the scab when you know it will keep bleeding over and over. A ***TRUE*** leader (or representative from this area) would champion state legislation for better controls. but..........at the state level. Please.
Kathy Oetker April 24, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Lenny: Where do you live and have you looked at the School District there? Better yet, have you look at the Lake County States Attorney and our Current Sheriff Waller. How much money are their "errors" and misjudgements going to cost the tax payers? It will cost millions for the wrongful convections due to Lake County States Attorney not doing his job properly. In addition, murders and rapists are still out there. Sheirff Waller has people being killed in jail. How much will this cost the tax payers? How many lives need to be lost? Does District #46 have issues? I wouldn't know. I live in another school district. But what I do know is that going after large corrpution and waste of tax dollars should come first. Awaiting your finding about out Lake County justice system.
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