To: Township Residents and Interested Parties
From: The Integrity Party of Rich Township
Date: March 20, 2021
RE: Questions re: Rich Township Road District and Lucinda Property Management
With early voting beginning on Monday, we wanted to bring to your attention questions and concerns about the expenditure of taxpayer funds by Highway Commissioner Calvin Jordan. These are issues that should be examined before Rich Township voters head to the polls.
On December 10, 2020, Supervisor Riley, who is also the head of our slate, sent Highway Commissioner Jordan a letter requesting information about invoices from a company named Lucinda Property Management to the Rich Township Road District. After examination of some of the invoices, Supervisor Riley noticed that the work that Lucinda was hired to perform on behalf of the Road District was done on private property. The properties were in both incorporated and unincorporated areas of the Township, as well as outside of it. According to Illinois law, taxpayer dollars may only be used for public purposes. Taxpayer dollars are not to be used by public officials to provide private services on private property. In the December 10 letter, Supervisor Riley asked Commissioner Jordan to confirm why the work of Lucinda was needed and in what way it was for public purposes. As of the date of this memo, Jordan has not responded to the letter. His non-response should be very concerning.
Attached please find the letter that Supervisor Riley sent Jordan on December 10, 2020, which was obtained by a citizen via a Freedom of information Act request sent to the Township. Additionally, please find a Corporation/LLC search showing that Lucinda only became an LLC on December 29, 2020, 19 days after Supervisor, Riley‘s December 10 inquiry.
Integrity in government is something that we know you take seriously. We believe in it so much we named our slate the Integrity Party because we pledge to continue Supervisor Riley!s practice of ethical,
transparent, and good government that protects Rich Township residents while delivering quality services at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers.
In the proceeding weeks, you have received scurrilous push polls and defamatory mailings, not based on fact, but falsehoods and a lack of respect for your intelligence. Responses to those accusations can be found at alriley.com. That type of offensive politics cannot erase decades of advocacy and achievement in the public record. We know that is not the way you want to be represented.
We are presenting you with these documents in the hopes that you will ask questions and draw your own conclusions. There are other concerns which will be forthcoming. Financial malfeasance on behalf of the Township will greatly diminish the reputation of the Southland and those who enabled it. Please feel free to reach out to any member of our slate to discuss further.
In solidarity for Rich Township,
The Integrity Party of Rich Township