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Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard Loses Bid to Remain on Bank Account; Ordered to pay Trustees –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On October 12, 2022

DOLTON, IL. (ECWd) –

Earlier last month, the Village of Dolton Trustees passed a Resolution removing Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s name from the village’s bank account, which should have prevented her from signing any checks.

During the October 3, 2022, Village board meeting, Henyard, obviously upset one of her agenda items was voted down, told the trustees they would not be paid due to their voting her agenda item down (See video below at the 38:32 mark).

This, in our opinion, is retaliation and intimidation by an elected official (See Sec 12-6(a)(6)), and official misconduct (See Sec 33-3(a)(2) and (a)(3)) on Henyard’s part for conditioning village trustee pay on their approval of her agenda items.

Henyard turned around and filed a Complaint for an Emergency Temporary Restraining Order against the village trustees in an attempt at keeping her name on the checking account.

Cook County Judge Celia G. Gamrath heard the TRO on October 7, 2022, and issued an Order stating, in part, that:

  • this was not an emergency
  • pay the trustees immediately
  • all payroll and outstanding approved paper checks for expenditures previously authorized by the corporate authorities bearing the mayor’s name shall be honored
  • the special meeting set by the trustees shall not review and pass upon approval of bills. Specifically, Agenda Item No. 6 entitled “Corporate Bills” shall not be passed upon, considered or otherwise voted upon by the corporate authorities.
  • payroll check for the current pay period to the trustees and the clerk shall be issued on October 7th

Following the October 7, 2022, Hearing, the clerk returned to work only to find the locks had been changed on her office.

The trustees returned to the village hall to conduct their meeting to find the electricity had been turned off in the village hall building. ComEd noted there were no reported outages. The trustees held their meeting without power and received their payroll check bearing the mayor’s signature stamp.

Knowing the mayor could no longer sign village checks, the trustees could not deposit or cash their payroll checks because those checks bear the stamp of the mayor’s signature.

There is another hearing on this matter scheduled for October 28, 2022, at 8:45 a.m. via Zoom.

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5 Comments
  • Darren Deskin
    Posted at 13:11h, 12 October Reply

    Dolton is the best comedy show on the internet.

  • Joann brewer
    Posted at 15:50h, 12 October Reply

    They really need to get rid of this ghetto ass mayor she don’t know what she’s doing or have a clue of what’s going on , it’s a lot of stuff she can do for the village instead of building a skating rink like help some of the residents of Dolton , all these abandoned houses

  • Cynthia Farris
    Posted at 22:45h, 13 October Reply

    The mayor must think she is trump the way she talks down to people. Instead of showing others as not understanding anything she makes herself look like a tyrant, I could not work with her. When someone asks a question, she tries to make them feel small. It only shows her to be small.

    • Z1251xx
      Posted at 16:19h, 27 November Reply

      The very low IQ mayor (idiot!) looks and acts like a Chicago pimp, like the other low IQ fool Lightfoot. Probably need to get some educated persons in there to get the mess these pavement apes create straightened out.

  • jane doe
    Posted at 02:17h, 01 December Reply

    This mayor is unprofessional and ghetto. She demeans and belittles the trustees and uses poor grammar constantly. The leader reflects the violence and turmoil in Dolton. Dolton needs a new Mayor, A professionally educated mayor. She talks like she has achieved anything above a high school diploma

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