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Who is she distributing things to?
Is she throwing assets out?
How long ago was she appointed as executor?
Ok, then if she is disposing of trash that is allowed, but if it is items that she simply doesn't' want to deal with, that is not and she would be obligated to offer them to you first if she didn't' want them and wanted to dispose of them.
You can file a "motion to compel" in the local probate court where the case is filed and ask a judge to order her to not dispose of anything else in addition to filing any inventory that is required by state law. Under IL law, she has 90 days from the time she was appointed to file the inventory with the court.
I would suggest that you immediately send her a certified letter stating that you will hold her liable to the court if she is disposing of personal property owned by mother without first offering it to you if she doesn't want it. That will put her on notice and could make her think twice about continuing.
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