“The village’s legal fees have skyrocketed in recent years, caused by lawsuits filed by ex-employees and strife on the Board of Trustees, and the village is facing hefty daily fines due to its failure to submit state reports.
In 2014, the village’s legal fees were approximately $155,000, according to village documents. The next year, that number jumped to $233,000.
In 2016, legal fees rose to $323,500. The village has racked up about $404,000 in legal fees so far this fiscal year. [Read more…]