DIXON, Ill.  — The new finance director in Dixon says the northern Illinois city has seen a $3 million rebound since comptroller Rita Crundwell was arrested in April.

New Dixon finance director Paula Meyer told city council members Monday that Dixon’s operating budget is still off by $16.6 million. The Telegraph in Dixon reports  the city lost $30 million in operating fund over the last decade. Crundwell has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $53 million from the city over the last 20 years.

Meyer says the city’s capital development fund was worst hit, losing about $2.4 million. Meyer told council members she wanted to give them update and let them know there are limits “to what the city can do.”

Crundwell is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court this February.


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