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April 14, 2024

Residents: Village of Maryville Unlawfully Electioneered for Tax Referendum –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On March 20, 2024

MADISON CO., Ill. (ECWd) –

A reader sent us a photo and video depicting the Village of Maryville’s electronic sign advertising for the passage of a school district referendum by asking people to vote “YES” on the ballot initiative.

See video (HERE).

This type of activity is considered Prohibited Political Activity and violates Section 5-15 of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (which also applies to local officials and employees) and needs to be put in check.

Who in their right mind would think it is OK to use taxpayer funds to advertise in favor of a tax referendum?


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  • Publius
    Posted at 07:23h, 20 March Reply

    Bedford Falls USA

  • Michael Hagberg
    Posted at 09:44h, 20 March Reply

    People do it when they know there is no law enforcement for doing so.

    Posted at 12:34h, 20 March Reply

    The Mayor of Maryville is a former retired Illinois State Police Officer….

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