From 2005 to 2009 McCampbell served as
Comptroller – A comptroller is a management level position responsible for supervising the quality of accounting and financial reporting of an organization. McCampbell recommended and orchestrated the village taking on over $98,000,000 in debt. He was hired in 2000 as village comptroller and began abusing his authority in 2005, the village says.
Executive director of the Bellwood Property Commission – The Property Commission constitutes the towns Board of Equalization and Review for the valuation and taxation of property in the said town. Claims that a failed redevelopment project involving a new Wal-Mart store and Metra station landed the Village in $100 million in debt. The village says the project was introduced and overseen by McCampbell, who persuaded it to issue bonds, take out bank loans and buy up properties at inflated costs without a viable developer.
Chief executive of the Public Safety Department – Tasked with providing leadership and direction to the sworn members and civilian employees of a police department. Bellwood claims McCampbell hired a “preferred vendor” of the West Central Municipal Conference (WCMC) to install a wireless surveillance system throughout Bellwood, for $4 million in equipment and technology services. “McCampbell was the treasurer of the WCMC from 1984 to 2010,” the complaint states. The village claims the $4 million system is outdated and poorly maintained, and that “The specific terms [of the agreement] are not known by the village.” What’s more, “The cameras failed to capture images relating to crimes, accidents and incidents that it was intended to capture,” the complaint states.
Finance director – The finance director is typically responsible for coordinating, supervising and directing the financial activities of the town. The village claims that McCampbell destroyed its credit so thoroughly it was unable to get credit to lease a truck.
budget director – A budget director oversees an organization’s revenue and expense process. $98,000,000 in debt.
Human Resources director – The Human Resources Director guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company. The village claims McCampbell paid a payroll clerk for unearned overtime hours during his stint as human resources director. Her yearly salary should have been $35,000-$45,000, the complaint states. “However, this employee was paid between $100,000-$150,000 per year,” the village alleges. It claims that “McCampbell had specifically approved this employee to be paid for a significant amount of overtime hours that she did not earn.” raised his own salary by 700 percent.
Chief administrator and financial officer for the Bellwood Opportunity Development Corporation – Energetic administration and committed trustees, of Bellwood lay a solid foundation and prepare for the future through economic development projects, infrastructure improvements, public safety initiatives, and quality services. “There has been virtually no redevelopment in the village.
Assistant to the mayor – Under general direction, performs advanced administrative and professional management work in support of the Mayor in the areas of research, communications, public relations, project management and administration; assures the flow of accurate information in a timely and efficient manner; performs related duties as assigned. See all other points!
Corporation counsel – McCampbell acted as corporation counsel and staff attorney simultaneously from 2007 to 2009 without approval from the village board, breaching his ethical duties to Bellwood, the village says. At the same time, the village claims, it was paying an outside law firm $800,000 per year in legal fees.