State looking into Meyer Charitable Foundation

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AG Investigation Underway

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — The Illinois Attorney General’s office is looking into the Meyer Charitable Foundation.

Last week, Elisabeth Meyer Kimmel resigned from the board of directors at Busey. She owns Midwest Television, which used to own WCIA 3.

She’s accused of paying more than half a million dollars to get her kids into college. In a criminal complaint, the FBI says that bribe money came from the Meyer Charitable Foundation.

We reached out to the attorney general’s office to ask if they’re investigating that. Press Secretary Annie Thompson told us, “The Meyer Charitable Foundation is registered with our office, and we are reviewing records to determine whether additional action is warranted.”

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