Illinois Governor Supports Investigation into Mayor

( – On Wednesday June 5 Illinois Democrat Governor J.B. Pritzker expressed support once again for the ongoing investigation into allegations surrounding Democratic Mayor Tiffany Henyard.

The notorious “Super Mayor” of Dolton, Illinois also serves as supervisor for the nearby Thornton township. She and her administration have faced accusations of mismanagement of public funds, corruption and weaponizing government resources against critics and opponents. She is currently under investigation from multiple sources.

In a town meeting in Dolton on June 3 the Dolton trustees voted, 4-2, to reinstate former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to investigate Henyard. Altercations between Henyard’s supporters and the opposition erupted following the vote, and police intervention was required to prevent violence. Lightfoot stated that her investigation would not be obstructed, while Henyard denounced the allegations as fiction.

The next day Governor Pritzker was asked by reporters if he had considered stepping in to order a state investigation of Henyard. He commented that there are already two significant investigations ongoing and brought up a concern that too many investigations may just get in each other’s way.

The Illinois Attorney General’s office has been looking into Henyard’s activities and she may be the subject of an active investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as well. She is the subject of a civil investigation by the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Three former employees have filed lawsuits against Henyard for wrongful termination. Tyrone Isom Jr. has filed a lawsuit claiming she improperly denied him a business license for his Barber Shop. Her charity, “Tiffany Henyard Cares” is under investigation and has been shut down pending further evaluation.

Under fire from many directions, Henyard has made remarks intimating that she is being unfairly targeted because she is a “Black woman that’s in power”. However, the community seems more interested in fair treatment of their citizens and where exactly their city funding is going. Even nearby communities like Markham, Illinois are being impacted by the ongoing situation in Dolton and Thornton. Markham’s Mayor Roger Agpawa suggested that people want good representation in return for their taxes and they are not getting it. He added that a deeper look into municipal spending needs to take place.

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