comptroller http://northernpublicradio.org en Dixon: How Would YOU Spend $40-million? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-how-would-you-spend-40-million <p>The city of Dixon has an unusual problem: how to spend $40 million. Citizens get their say tonight.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 37375 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon: How Would YOU Spend $40-million? Illinois Comptroller: $1B Needed to Get Through the Year http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-comptroller-1b-needed-get-through-year <div id="yui_3_7_2_1_1358848395521_5348">Illinois' top fiscal officer says state agencies need about one billion dollars to get through the remaining fiscal year. Comptroller <span class="yshortcuts" id="lw_1358848388_0">Judy Baar Topinka</span> says the state needs more money for programs such as child welfare and workers' compensation.<p></p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 10:51:50 +0000 WNIJ 24345 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Comptroller: $1B Needed to Get Through the Year Not guilty plea in Dixon case: expert urges public to be aware of fraud http://northernpublicradio.org/post/not-guilty-plea-dixon-case-expert-urges-public-be-aware-fraud <p>Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded &ldquo;not guilty&rdquo; in federal court in Rockford Monday. She&rsquo;s accused of stealing 53-million dollars from her hometown over the past 20 years. Tue, 08 May 2012 15:18:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 11360 at http://northernpublicradio.org Not guilty plea in Dixon case: expert urges public to be aware of fraud Estimates now at $53 million stolen from Dixon http://northernpublicradio.org/post/estimates-now-53-million-stolen-dixon <p>The city of Dixon may be out 20-million dollars more than originally thought in the case against its former comptroller. Federal prosecutors have now charged Rita Crundwell with stealing 53-million dollars over the past 22 years. In the original complaint against Crundwell, she was accused of embezzling an estimated 30-million since 2006 to &ldquo;support her lavish lifestyle.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 07:18:06 +0000 Susan Stephens 11026 at http://northernpublicradio.org Estimates now at $53 million stolen from Dixon Dixon comptroller fired http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-comptroller-fired <p>The City of Dixon has fired its comptroller. City Council members voted unanimously today to fire Rita Crundwell, retroactive to the day she was arrested on federal wire fraud charges. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:53:31 +0000 Susan Stephens 10535 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon reacts to comptroller arrest, media attention http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-reacts-comptroller-arrest-media-attention <p>The city of Dixon garnered the world&rsquo;s attention this week with the arrest of the city&rsquo;s comptroller. Rita Crundwell was charged in federal court with wire fraud, related to more than 3 million dollars missing from the city&rsquo;s coffers since last Fall. Federal investigators also accuse her of embezzling more than 30-million dollars from the city over the past six years. WNIJ&rsquo;s Susan Stephens has been following the story all week. She spoke with Jenna Dooley about the case and what she learned about the 58-year-old Dixon native while talking to people who know her.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:40:00 +0000 Susan Stephens & Jenna Dooley 10439 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon reacts to comptroller arrest, media attention