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District's tab for weekend in Chicago: $13,756

Fox Lake Dist. 114 trip included limo ride, movies

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A hotel employee said the $20.15 in-room movie charge for a Fox Lake Elementary District 114 board member was for the movie "Ted."

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Seven board members and five administrators at Fox Lake Elementary District 114 cost taxpayers $1,581 in parking fees at their Chicago hotel during a conference in November.

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Fox Lake Elementary District 114 taxpayers covered a $170 limousine ride for seven board members and five administrators to go from the hotel to a restaurant less than a mile away and back at a conference in November.

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A Fox Lake Elementary District 114 board member charged taxpayers $13.95 for Garrett Popcorn snacks during a taxpayer-funded conference trip to Chicago in November.

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Matthew Peters, principal at Fox Lake Elementary District 114's Lotus School, charged taxpayers $19 for two tickets to see "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2."

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Taxpayers in Fox Lake Elementary District 114 paid for movies, a limo ride and nearly $1,600 in parking fees that were part of a $13,756.20 tab racked up by school board members and administrators at a conference in Chicago nearly three months ago. "The days are filled, so it's not like we're going down there and goofing around," said Superintendent John Donnellan. "Do I think they abuse it? No."
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    • A hotel employee said the $20.15 in-room movie charge for a Fox Lake Elementary District 114 board member was for the movie “Ted.”
    • Seven board members and five administrators at Fox Lake Elementary District 114 cost taxpayers $1,581 in parking fees at their Chicago hotel during a conference in November.
    • Fox Lake Elementary District 114 taxpayers covered a $170 limousine ride for seven board members and five administrators to go from the hotel to a restaurant less than a mile away and back at a conference in November.
    • A Fox Lake Elementary District 114 board member charged taxpayers $13.95 for Garrett Popcorn snacks during a taxpayer-funded conference trip to Chicago in November.
    • Matthew Peters, principal at Fox Lake Elementary District 114's Lotus School, charged taxpayers $19 for two tickets to see “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.”
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