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Feds probing Bloomingdale Township Highway Commissioner

Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020

* Daily Herald

Federal investigators are looking into the actions of Bloomingdale Township Highway Commissioner Robert Czernek, township officials confirmed Tuesday, but they remained mum about exactly what the probe entails.

Township Supervisor Michael Hovde issued a one-sentence statement saying, “The township supervisor’s office is fully cooperating with the investigation into the road district commissioner and due to the nature and stage of the investigation, no further information can be released at this time.”

Hovde would not say if federal authorities were in any township offices on Tuesday. He said officials plan to say more Wednesday.

The FBI told ABC 7 it conducted court-authorized law enforcement activities in the Bloomingdale area, but was not specific.

I’ll let you know if there are any updates.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

15 Comments
  1. - Capitol Text - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 12:13 pm:

    Next step is for a reporter to FOIA the subpoena


  2. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 12:13 pm:

    Townships….just read the Edgar County guys and they detail things wrong with other townships.


  3. - @misterjayem - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 12:17 pm:

    Some background info on Robert Czernek is available on the Bloomingdale Township Republican Party website.

    – MrJM


  4. - DuPage - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 12:41 pm:

    I am a bit surprised. I’ve seen a lot of blunders in the townships in DuPage County, but usually it’s because they don’t know they are doing something inconsistent with some fine print in a law, rule or regulation. (Incompetence) One time a township supervisor gave out the personnel files of employees because a reporter told him he had to because the FOIA required it. (Those type of files are exempted.) They just don’t know what they are doing.


  5. - Candy Dogood - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 12:48 pm:

    ===Township===

    ===(Incompetence) ===

    My favorite thing about Williamson County is that they enacted township governments and then the great depression hit and they did away with township governments to prevent the unnecessary expense of that level of government.

    Given that it occurred around the same time frame as when the populace of Williamson County was murdering folks for public entertainment with no accountability and desecrating corpses for public entertainment, it’s a real surprise to see that action.

    We should get rid of every township government if, and only if, the only reason is to prevent excessive and unnecessary violations of the law by so many public officials.


  6. - Three Dimensional Checkers - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 1:16 pm:

    Wait, Republicans can be corrupt too?


  7. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 1:42 pm:

    More probing in Illinois these days than on the X-Files.


  8. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 1:45 pm:

    @FakeGrantWehrli - upon hearing about this investigation in DuPage County, Bloomingdale Township, I call on Auditor Mautino to resign #PartisanPandering #OneTrickPony


  9. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 1:45 pm:

    Can’t imagine the big federal crime here. No red light cameras not much of anything. Maybe some self dealing and relatives hired but that basically is what townships do


  10. - sammiches - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 1:52 pm:

    What if this is where it was all leading? What if Bloomingdale Township Highway Commissioner Robert Czernek IS the prize? Do we know for sure he is not Himself?


  11. - Ron Burgundy - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 2:07 pm:

    -No red light cameras-

    Maybe asphalt as a common thread, if there is one?


  12. - Former Candidate on the Ballot - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 2:11 pm:

    Looks like 9 Red Light Cameras in Bloomingdale Township
    https://roadnow.com/i55/speed_cameras_at.php?la=41.94954&ln=-88.08256&n=BLOOMINGDALE%2C+Illinois

    Now as OW would say - Let’s Keep Up on what we know

    Senator Tom Cullerton is under indictment by the feds for ghost pay rolling

    Tom Cullerton went to bat with Sandoval to get the red light camera in Oakbrook Terrace

    The Mayor of Oakbrook Terrace just resigned after the Feds seized $60K from his home

    Tom Cullerton also represents Bloomingdale Township and Tom is close to Bob, just as he is close to Tony

    - interesting to watch where these investigations go -


  13. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 2:48 pm:

    According to Herald township does not use red light cameras
    Some towns in Bloomingdale Township including town of Bloomingdale Roselle and Hanover Park may and some of those towns are also in Cook County


  14. - Pundent - Wednesday, Jan 22, 20 @ 2:58 pm:

    =No red light cameras not much of anything.= Never underestimate the imagination of the criminal mind.


  15. - Annon3 - Thursday, Jan 23, 20 @ 6:35 am:

    If Public Aid Fraud is administered by the township it is always a possibility


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