SSJAWA – Chapter 1: It Only Takes Two, Take 1

The actual date of conception of the South Suburban Joint Action Water Agency is difficult to pin down exactly as it is likely no public notices or meeting minutes were taken during discussions prior to the legalization of the Agency.  Some suggest the Agency wasn’t formed until at least 2012, but public records clearly indicate…

Forensic Audit Report #1: Simple Agenda Audit

Follow the conversation on Facebook in The 2016 Midlothian Illinois Meeting Minutes page While I will be providing supporting information as it relates to methodology, points of examination and other supporting information to the results of this audit, this first report is actually quite simple and straight forward. I took all agendas from meetings held…

Rybak Needs To Recuse Herself From Bond Money Investigations

So my lifetime data-saturation limit was superseded after Wednesday night’s meeting and my choice for silence out of me in any online form and/or forum seemed the most responsible option I had once I had conversations regarding the Village holiday party. Unbeknownst to any of you, I was already fed up with being used by…

The Politics of Business and the Business of Politics

The Politics of Business and the Business of Politics It’s been a while since I’ve dumped a lengthy chunk of subjective perspectives into this state of accessible virtual reality, so here it goes. An entrepreneur walks into Village Hall.  They have seen some details that suggest starting a business venture in the community might be…

Statistic Set #2: Title and Chapter Titles Count

One neat thing a producer of a thick book can do nowadays is make extra sure that the naming of sections is given a touch of specialized wordsmithing wisdom, and our municipal code book is no different in terms of having such a need. Because the Village Clerk has repetitively failed to give me a…

Announcing The 2015 Extra Audit Guide to the $24 million dollar bond debt

Click here to visit The 2015 Extra Audit Guide Index Page There has been little dispute in the Village of Midlothian as to a truth that the Village acquiring approximately $24 million dollars in bond debt beginning in 2005 and ending in 2013. Over this time period, older bonds were refinances and new ones added…