Will Co. Veterans Assistance Commission (ECWd) –
Denise Williams, alleged Veterans Assistance Commission (“VAC”) Commissioner and Director of the American Gold Star Mothers – Department of Illinois, made false accusations against the Will County Treasurer and the Will County Finance Department in her prepared speech during the September 6, 2022, VAC meeting.
Williams falsely accused the Will County Treasurer of approving the $495k grant and approving the Hey G Consulting firm. The Will County Treasurer responded to our inquiry for copies of this alleged approval, and as suspected, they denied approving any such grant or approving any such consulting firm as it is not their job to approve either one.
Additionally, WIlliams made the same false accusations against the Will County Finance Department, who she said approved the $495k grant and the Hey G Consulting firm. The Will County Finance Department’s response to our FOIA request for any such approvals was as expected, they do not have any approval authority, and therefore, no such documents exist.
Not only is Denise WIlliams not eligible to sit on the VAC board, and the Gold Star Mothers ineligible to appoint delegates or alternates to a VAC board, she leveled several untrue statements about many of the departments within Will County government and made what appears to be false claims impugning the VAC website itself.