federal charges http://northernpublicradio.org en Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Comptroller On 60 Counts http://northernpublicradio.org/post/grand-jury-indicts-ex-comptroller-60-counts <p>Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell now faces more charges related to missing city funds.</p><p>Lee County State's Atty. Henry Dixon announced this afternoon that a grand jury has indicted Crundwell on 60 felony theft counts, said to have taken place between January 19, 2010, and April 16, 2012. Each count accuses her of stealing more than $100,000 from the city while serving as comptroller.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:36:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 18701 at http://northernpublicradio.org Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Comptroller On 60 Counts House will convene Aug. 17 on Smith's fate http://northernpublicradio.org/post/house-will-convene-aug-17-smiths-fate <p>The Illinois House of Representatives will convene for one day next month to consider whether to expel one of its own.</p><p>A day after a special House committee recommended that <a href="http://ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&amp;MemberID=1802">Rep. Derrick Smith, D-Chicago</a>, lose his seat, Speaker Michael Madigan told members to be in Springfield on Friday, Aug. 17.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:07:45 +0000 Brian Mackey 15295 at http://northernpublicradio.org House will convene Aug. 17 on Smith's fate Dixon mayor says comptroller used pension funds to pay city bills http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-mayor-says-comptroller-used-pension-funds-pay-city-bills <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Two interim comptrollers hired by the City of Dixon have discovered that fired Comptroller Rita Crundwell transferred money out of the police and fire pension funds to pay city bills</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dixon <a href="http://www.saukvalley.com/2012/05/31/dixon-mayor-crundwell-used-fire-police-pension-funds-to-pay-city-bills/an080bk/">Mayor Jim Burke told sauk valley.com</a> about $100,000 was transferred out of the pension fund, which is not supposed to be touched, and into the general fund from which bills are paid. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:37:00 +0000 Victor Yehling 12653 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon mayor says comptroller used pension funds to pay city bills Dixon city comptroller out of jail after arrest on federal fraud charges http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-city-comptroller-out-jail-after-arrest-federal-fraud-charges <p><strong><em>Read an interesting twist on this case at </em></strong><a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com ">www.theatlanticcities.com</a></p><p>DIXON &mdash; Rita A. Crundwell, the Dixon city comptroller who was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge of defrauding the City of Dixon of more than $3.2 million in public funds since last fall, was released from federal custody Wednesday. Her freedom while she awaits trial, however, rests on a number of conditions agreed upon by her attorneys, federal prosecutors, and federal magistrate P. Michael Mahoney.</p><p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:00:25 +0000 Victor Yehling & Susan Stephens 10238 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon city comptroller out of jail after arrest on federal fraud charges