Harrisburg, IL. (ECWd) –
The Court’s Docket shows the charges against the Harrisburg Township Assessor April Clayton were dismissed on January 5, 2023.
“The People failed to introduce any evidence of the existence of any contract involving Defendant. Probable cause not found. Case dismissed.”
Clayton was charged under the Illinois Township Code, Section 85-45:
(a) Except as provided in this Section, no township officer or employee shall be interested, directly or indirectly, in his or her own name or in the name of any other person, association, trust, or corporation, in any contract for work, materials, profits of work or materials, or services to be furnished or performed for the township or for any person operating a public utility wholly or partly within the territorial limits of the township.
It appears the Court ignored the part about providing services and profits from work – both of which have nothing to do with a contract.