Member of suburban school board calling for federal investigation into practices

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Drama between members of the Thornton Township school board continued Thursday as one member asked the federal government to step in and investigate its practices.
Several former and current school board members claim the board is guilty of several things from breaking the open meetings act to unfair hiring and nepotism to illegal spending of taxpayer dollars.
One board member filed a letter with the U.S attorney's office asking for a federal investigation into the matter.
Edward Crayton says just this week three board members held a meeting and took votes without a quorum. He also alleges contracts have been awarded illegally for work in the district.Crayton wants the US attorney's office to now step in an take a closer look at the boards practices.
The vice president of the board said Crayton’s allegations are just not true.
The district says it knows there are issues within the board and between board members and that it's their policy not to get involved with board politics.
Since 2011 the district has gone through six superintendents. Last year, the president was removed from the board and another member just decided to resign this month.

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