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The Mis-Adventures of Milton Township –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On July 16, 2012


An article worth reading from For the Good of Illinois with some of the same excuses we get in Edgar County:


For The Good of Illinois PAC


What’s the Matter with Milton Township?  In our first report, we proved that;

  • Milton Township was cash rich
  • The Top Ten Employees Make $1 Million in total compensation
  • The property tax levy continues to be hiked
  • For 8 years the Supervisor had virtually no formal employee management system.


Since Ralph Hinkle started for me he has reported to me
on a daily basis, in person, about his activities. 
We discussed daily goals, and accomplishments and set agendas…

Milton Township Supervisor Chris Heidorn, June 1, 2012

What did we discover? 

Thousands of taxpayer dollars spent on travel junkets and fine dining; thousands more spent for gas purchases without receipts, mileage or travel logs.  Did Hinkle use his township credit card as his personal payday loanRead the report.

Spanning multiple election cycles, were township assets converted to political use?  We question 137 cell phone calls. Was township email used for campaigns or to find party headquarters? Read the report.

Then, we uncovered potentially large liabilities:

Was a “secret surveillance” program installed?  Without legal opinion or board approval, the process to install township building surveillance resulted in a price quote “…to record audio at the assessor’s desk”- unbeknownst to the assessor! 

For weeks after installation, were citizens secretly taped without notice?   Read the report.
Did township employees drink and drive in township vehicles?  The allegation is corroborated by township email. But, was anyone held accountable? This seems typical when governmental units are run by insiders.

What a mess.

Do you think this is a Democratic townshipNope.

Illinois is loaded with too many small units of government that have become slush funds for political cliques.

It’s time.  Let’s streamline the process whereby citizens can vote to eliminate townships.

Let’s give citizens a choice…  for the good of Illinois.

Chairman | For The Good of Illinois PAC

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