Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sandusky federal investigation may have different focus -


they seem to be exploring the possibility of a cover-up at Penn State, as well as possible bribes, fraud, or misuse of federal money, according to three former federal prosecutors asked to independently review the subpoena Penn State received February 2.

And on the case is one of the most experienced and respected assistant U.S. attorneys in the region, Gordon Zubrod.

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Beloit Council scheduled to discuss casino IGA

Will O'Brien
Before discussing the Ho-Chunk intergovernmental agreement, or IGA, the council will consider rescinding the intergovernmental agreement signed in 2001 with the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the St. Croix Chippewa and Niizhoo Akiing.
Beloit threw its weight behind a previous casino-building effort with these tribes, but that application was formally denied in January 2009. As written, the contract expires in 2014, but the Beloit City Council could act Monday night to deem the agreement of “no further force and effect,” council documents show.
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BDR: Food Bank question continues at Belvidere Township


The following is taken from News Brief March 4 from BDR on line:

Township questions
BELVIDERE – Longtime Belvidere Township resident Cathy Ward is continuing to question the township’s refusal to provide any financial assistance for the Belvidere Boone County Food Pantry.
She isn’t satisfied with township officials, including their attorney, saying it isn’t allowed to providing funding for the pantry because it is located outside the township. Especially after that attorney, Keri-Lyn Krafthefer, said Palatine Township formed an internal organization, overseen by the board of trustees, for that purpose.
Ward has received all of the information she requested on the general assistance fund and other internal spending to help those in need. More recently, she requested copies of the bills that were approved during the board’s Feb. 14 meeting.
Later, she questioned the township board spending $2,000 to have its attorney address why it could not give money to the food pantry. Ward also questioned the township spending $200 to have a statement by Supervisor Pat Murphy published in the Boone County Shopper, explaining the township’s position on the food pantry issue.
Questions will continue to be asked, she said, adding that the food pantry matter “isn’t going away.”
Murphy said after Tuesday’s township meeting those steps would not have been necessary “if Cathy Ward had listened to us or taken the time to come in and talk to us. We had to refute what she said, which was inaccurate.”
Trustee Paul Zeien said the long-term effect of the questioning will be the board consulting an attorney “when we have issues like this one.”