DuPage Township Trustee Alyssia Benford, who filed a complaint in January against former DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer’s use of campaign funds, described the April 3 preliminary hearing by the State Board of Elections as “contentious.”
A State Board of Elections hearing into some questionable campaign transfers by former DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer was cancelled because Mayer could not be served notice of the hearing, according to DuPage Trustee Alyssia Benford, who filed the complaint about the transfers with the board.
DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer announced his resignation last night at the Board of Trustees monthly meeting under mounting pressure from a government watchdog group over what it calls gross mishandling of the township’s accounts.
DuPage Township Trustee Alyssia Benford has turned to the state Board of Elections to clarify whatever connections a $10,000 advance in salary to Township Supervisor William Mayer might have had with a $10,000 transfer from his campaign account.
Government watchdogs say they have no intention of heeding a DuPage Township trustee’s post-election day plea to “stop digging up the past” in reference to inquiries into some questionable expenditures by the township.
The auditors of DuPage Township’s financial transactions who uncovered ambiguous reports of stolen cash and questionable money dealings should have recommended an investigation by law enforcement, a government watchdog group says.
DuPage Township Supervisor William Mayer hired a law firm without the consent of the township's board as required by law, and memberships to civic groups were unlawfully paid for out of township funds in the latest irregularities uncovered by the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW).
Duane Bell, president of a youth football team in Bolingbrook, said that two DuPage Township Trustees mischaracterized his comments that appeared in a Will County Gazette story covering uneven township funding of local sports teams.