Suburban School Superintendent — Charges Include Concealing Poor Finances

Sep 15, 2017
Originally published on September 15, 2017 3:23 pm

He was once a respected school superintendent. Now Larry Wyllie is being indicted for fraud.

Federal prosecutors allege Wyllie misused taxpayer money to build a dog training school, and to give himself a retirement bonus.

They also say that, as superintendent, he lied about the finances of Lincoln Way High School District 210 — using money borrowed for construction to pay for regular expenses.

District 210 mainly serves Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox, southwest of Chicago. Household income and property values are well above the state average, and yet among Illinois’ hundreds of school systems, Lincoln Way’s finances are ranked third from the bottom.

Wyllie is 79; he retired four years ago.

His lawyers deny the charges and say he looks forward to being found not guilty.

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