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Our state representative lives in this town. He supported the referendum and he got a special permission from Gov. Quinn to allow the bond issue to be amortized over 30 years instead of the usual 20 years in order to bring the property tax to the lowest possible amount. My 10 yr old granddaughter will be 40 years old before the new school is paid for. The local attorney who has been hired for the discovery recount signed a petition in favor of a new school. Nobody local wants to be the bad guy. I have documentation, such as open forums, reports of illegal activity by committee & board. We are a democrat majority in this town & state rep & senator very good friends with IL Atty General, democrat Lisa Madigan.
There is a form online to submit to AG at the Consumer Fraud Bureau. Is this the form I should use? Or should I just compose an "easy to read" letter with specific allegations? On the online form, I have to allow the AG to send the complaint to the "business complained about" and my signature would be disclosed. I would prefer the AG just do her job and investigate without my name brought into the situation. I don't need retaliation from the Board or School against my grandchildren. Thanks,
I am aware that the School Board and School cannot use their equipment or facilities to support the referendum. I know they must remain neutral in the request and not be promoting the new school; they can only use the old school to point out the problems & deficiencies of old school. Election judges cannot do electioneering at the polls. If there is a committee, they must be registered if they are spending or collecting donations of over $3,000. Political ads must be disclosed as a "paid political ad". I have read about school referendums and do's & don'ts. But the legal language is difficult. Are there any other things I should be looking for to enhance my case of fraud (besides obvious lies they have told and the things I have mentioned? Thanks.
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