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- Elected officials are listed along with contact information, including an e-mail address, office address and personal phone number.
- Planning forms, applications and guidelines are posted online.
- Administrative officials are listed with phone numbers and positions.
- Zoning ordinances are linked on the site, but as of July 5, 2012, lead to a 404 error.
- Administrative officials do not post their e-mails.
- The current budget and ones for the past five years are not posted.
- The current audit and ones for the past five years are not disclosed.
- Bids, RFPs and approved contract statements are missing.
- There is no mention of whether the village employes a lobbyist or if they are members of taxpayer funded lobbying associations, along with their membership dues.
- Local tax rates are not disclosed.
- Information on the Illinois Freedom of Information Act is not provided. Also, there is no contact information, including e-mail, for a public information officer.
In 2002, the town's safety supervisor was found guilty of accepting payoffs.
In 1998, village president Kenneth Getty was convicted of theft and money laundering. He was involved in a bid-rigging scheme for two public works projects, where he received $179,000 in kickbacks.
In 1990, police officers Donald Kroft and William Tweeter pleaded guilty to having sex with prostitutes in return for overlooking crimes at a strip joint.