Caseyville mayor candidate was investigated, not charged, for alleged misconduct

Apr 4, 2013 Full story: Belleville News Democrat 30

Investigators accused Black of using public funds from the Canteen Creek Drainage and Levee District, where he served as secretary-treasurer, to purchase equipment for his private lawn mowing business.

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Brad

Collinsville, IL

#2 Apr 5, 2013
Leonard Black: NEVER CHARGED, NEVER ARRESTED. WHY is this even a story? A Grand Jury investigated, found no charges should be pursued. This is yellow journalism at its finest. 8 years later? Must have been a slow news day. There hasnt been a Belleville News Democrat reporter at a Village Board meeting in over 18 months......and they print this? NOW?
KMC

Belleville, IL

#3 Apr 5, 2013
Brad wrote:
Leonard Black: NEVER CHARGED, NEVER ARRESTED. WHY is this even a story? A Grand Jury investigated, found no charges should be pursued. This is yellow journalism at its finest. 8 years later? Must have been a slow news day. There hasnt been a Belleville News Democrat reporter at a Village Board meeting in over 18 months......and they print this? NOW?
WOW! The truth finally is out!
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#5 Apr 5, 2013
if you live in the Village of Caseyville, you pay taxes to the township. Why shouldnt Caseyville residents be able to use their services when the Village is unable to do the job or doesn't have the equipment? Should the Village of Caseyville control every single one of your tax dollars AND the services residents receive?
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#6 Apr 5, 2013
KMC wrote:
<quoted text>WOW! The truth finally is out!
all i know is that the Village of Caesyville was more than happy to have the help of Dale Black and Caesyville Township until Leonard Black decided to run for Mayor. The issue of liability? I have yet to see anyone in Caesyville worried about being sued. If helping ANY church in a crisis, is wrong, then I would be wrong everyday. If the Village didnt spend foolishly they could afford to hire more workers and buy its own streetsweeper.
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#7 Apr 5, 2013
KMC wrote:
<quoted text>WOW! The truth finally is out!
Len Black was never arrested, never charged. There was simply no criminal intent !!!

Since: Mar 13

Belleville, IL

#10 Apr 5, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>Len Black was never arrested, never charged. There was simply no criminal intent !!!
Brad you know damn good and well that it was a political favor that kept Black out of the slammer
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#13 Apr 5, 2013
Savoybrown69 wrote:
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Brad you know damn good and well that it was a political favor that kept Black out of the slammer
This article fails to mention that Kerry Davis was the guy who made the anonymous complaints in 2005. Kerry altered some of the invoices he submitted to give the appearance of wrongdoing. Then the ISP subpoenaed the same records and found the discrepancies. I wonder why they kept Gailyn Weilgus or Erb Turf and Utility out of this story. Sounds like Erb should pull the sales tickets of everything sold by Randy Lay? They might owe some sales tax to Swansea !!!!!!
knowbetter

Collinsville, IL

#14 Apr 5, 2013
Brad Brad Brad....you are soooo full of it. Perhaps they could not prove criminal intent, but they sure proved his intention for deceit.......All you have to do is open your eyes Brad, go ahead, try it. You have to much Black on your mind. Black=total darkness, unable to see.
KMC

Belleville, IL

#18 Apr 5, 2013
Heard today that the Supt of Road & Bridges for St.Clair county,Rick Jr. is being investigated by the States Attorney and the NAACP for racial discrimination. Does anyone know for sure? Really would not suprise me if it is true. The kid sure has a mouth on him that would embarass anyone. I hope the States Attorney stays on top of the Black and Casey cases.
KMC

Belleville, IL

#19 Apr 6, 2013
knowbetter wrote:
Brad Brad Brad....you are soooo full of it. Perhaps they could not prove criminal intent, but they sure proved his intention for deceit.......All you have to do is open your eyes Brad, go ahead, try it. You have to much Black on your mind. Black=total darkness, unable to see.
On one of their face book pages I find it so funny that a retired St. Clair County deputy is bad mouthing the Caseyville First team. Could it be he has something in common with Len Black. Heard that he was asked to get out of the Collinsville Rec Club or be prosecuted because he was caught on camera stealing money. Heard also, but do not know for sure, that the same thing happened with the Quail Club. Always was taught that people were judged by what company they keep. Interesting!
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#20 Apr 6, 2013
knowbetter wrote:
Brad Brad Brad....you are soooo full of it. Perhaps they could not prove criminal intent, but they sure proved his intention for deceit.......All you have to do is open your eyes Brad, go ahead, try it. You have to much Black on your mind. Black=total darkness, unable to see.
The News Democrat hasnt been to a Village Board Meeting in over a year and a half and they write a bs story like this for chance and his guys?
KMC

Belleville, IL

#22 Apr 7, 2013
Brad wrote:
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The News Democrat hasnt been to a Village Board Meeting in over a year and a half and they write a bs story like this for chance and his guys?
Shoe is on the other foot for a change and you can't stand it. I guess you and Uncle Len thought they only wrote for you. Don't know how they got the info, but sure am glad they did. Too bad they haven't touched on the association with Romanick yet. By the way, the youtube is interesting seems to enlighten a lot of people.
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#25 Apr 7, 2013
KMC wrote:
<quoted text>Shoe is on the other foot for a change and you can't stand it. I guess you and Uncle Len thought they only wrote for you. Don't know how they got the info, but sure am glad they did. Too bad they haven't touched on the association with Romanick yet. By the way, the youtube is interesting seems to enlighten a lot of people.
Mr. Pawlaczyk, Ms. Hundsdorfer,

FIVE DAYS BEFORE AN ELECTION??

Your selected timing of the Leonard Black story is uncanny. I suppose it's just coincidental that a similar mailer was delivered on the same day your article was printed? Mr. Black was never charged, or convicted of any crime, but you still feel this was relevant? I have been to nearly every committee and regular board meeting since Sept 2011. I have not seen either of you at a meeting during that time. There have been pickets and demonstrations. There have been verifiable stories about George Chance taking $2100 in illegal backpay. There have been missing audio disks from public meetings. There have been serious allegations against a police chief that you both ignored for nearly a year. There are bank statements and cash missing from the police dept DEA drug fund. There is money missing, through illegal interfund loans, from employee pension funds. There are huge spending discrepancies in the Hotel and Motel fund. The Village owes over $400k to Charter Communications and will not explain. WHY?. There are open meetings violations that you ignore. There have been meetings where George Chance. who obviously has dementia, could not follow the written agenda directly in front of him. There was a female animal control officer who was fired by JD Roth who was paid off after an EEOC complaint. There has been a lawsuit filed and won against the Village for violations of the Freedom of Information Act. The village had to be sued for compliance...... and still you never came to Caseyville. WHY? If either of you cared about Caseyville and it's citizens, in the last 18 months, it certainly doesn't show. The fact that a mailer was delivered on the same day your article was printed lends credence to the notion that you colluded with someone. I will always maintain that both of you compromised your ethics as journalists..... to do someone a political favor. Kudos to every person responsible and complicit in this matter. I hope you feel like you did the right thing. I know better.
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#26 Apr 7, 2013
Savoybrown69 wrote:
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Brad you know damn good and well that it was a political favor that kept Black out of the slammer
we just a mere mortals who got stepped on....I guess at one time or another we ALL have been run over and him and i our no different. Sure...run over us.....but it will cost you a transmission and maybe your exhaust system.... if im having a good day!!!
CRY BABY

Collinsville, IL

#27 Apr 7, 2013
Brad wrote:
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we just a mere mortals who got stepped on....I guess at one time or another we ALL have been run over and him and i our no different. Sure...run over us.....but it will cost you a transmission and maybe your exhaust system.... if im having a good day!!!
There is no disposition of the charges which indicates that everything about the charges are fishy when they got to St. Clair County States Attorney's office. Watch the video, he admits to taking government discounts and not paying sales taxes. The officers did a great job interviewing him but it appears that someone high up got this out of the system. I hope that the current States Attorney does some research and find out how this case fell through the cracks. Every day John Doe would have been arrested and gone to jail because he wouldn't have had political connections.
CRY BABY

Collinsville, IL

#28 Apr 7, 2013
knowbetter wrote:
Brad Brad Brad....you are soooo full of it. Perhaps they could not prove criminal intent, but they sure proved his intention for deceit.......All you have to do is open your eyes Brad, go ahead, try it. You have to much Black on your mind. Black=total darkness, unable to see.
Finally the truth is out!
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#29 Apr 7, 2013
CRY BABY wrote:
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There is no disposition of the charges which indicates that everything about the charges are fishy when they got to St. Clair County States Attorney's office. Watch the video, he admits to taking government discounts and not paying sales taxes. The officers did a great job interviewing him but it appears that someone high up got this out of the system. I hope that the current States Attorney does some research and find out how this case fell through the cracks. Every day John Doe would have been arrested and gone to jail because he wouldn't have had political connections.
LEN&#65279; BLACK WAS NEVER ARRESTED NEVER CHARGED WITH a CRIME OF ANY KIND !!!!
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#30 Apr 7, 2013
CRY BABY wrote:
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Finally the truth is out!
LEN BLACK WAS NEVER CHARGED WITH A CRIME OF ANY KIND. THIS IS TYPICAL KERRY DAVIS BULLSHIT
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#31 Apr 7, 2013
CRY BABY wrote:
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Finally the truth is out!
TYPICAL KERRY DAVIS ELECTIONEERING. WHY DID YOU LEAVE THE RAILROAD KERRY?
Brad

Collinsville, IL

#32 Apr 8, 2013
LEN BLACK WAS NEVER ARRESTED AND NEVER CHARGED WITH A&#65279; CRIME.THIS IS TYPICAL KERRY DAVIS ELECTION BULLSHIT

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