Lyons Township school treasurer resigns
Updated: September 11, 2012 2:11PM
LAGRANGE PARK — Lyons Township School Treasurer Robert Healy has resigned in the wake of an investigation on the payout of $100,000 in accrued vacation, sick and personal time.
The three-member board of the School Treasurer’s Office met Sept. 1 and accepted the resignation, dated Aug. 31 after engaging a Chicago law firm in June to study Healy’s contracts covering 23 years of employment.
Gerald Kubasiak, a partner in Kubasiak, Fylstra, Thorpe & Rotunno, said he expects to wrap up his analysis in 10 days and release a report.
“We’re still interviewing people to get the facts,” Kubasiak said. “I met with Mr. Healy’s attorney yesterday to make sure we have every side.”
In addition, the firm has interviewed staff members at the treasurer’s office in LaGrange Park and members of the Lyons Township Trustees of Schools Board.
The board oversees Healy’s office, which invests more than $150 million in assets and manages payroll for 13 school districts and educational cooperatives in La Grange, Western Springs, Burr Ridge and other towns.
The Better Government Association released a report May 18 on Healy’s payout based on salary information obtained from the Open the Books Portal, a project of For the Good of Illinois, a group pushing for government transparency started by businessman and former gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski of Hinsdale.
That group’s website shows Healy making $180,319 in 2009 and $295,703 in 2011. There was no entry for 2010.