I posted about Sauk Village, Illinois, School Superintendent, Thomas Ryan, back in June when stories were reported about his huge contract. Now it seems those big bucks weren't enough as investigators have raided his home and found: "a laundry basket full of cash, a decade's worth of financial papers and a collapsible metal club." Also: Plain-clothes investigators collected several boxes of documents, computers and an undisclosed amount of money from the sites.
A collapsible metal club? What this is: an asp, a collapsible metal baton that's illegal for civilians to carry in Illinois.
This reminded me of former Secretary of State Paul Powell, a man who had copious amounts of cash, more than $800,000 and stuffed it into shoe boxes which were hidden in his hotel room. Powell became the butt of many jokes and is still the poster boy for bribery and illegal campaign contributions. The more things change in Illinois.... Not to mention another man named Ryan.