WATCH: Chaos erupts at town hall meeting as citizens bang on doors, condemn ‘worst mayor in America’

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The Village of Dolton’s monthly town hall meeting has made national headlines yet again for fiery confrontations with scandal-ridden mayor Tiffany Henyard.

Henyard has been accused of misdeeds ranging from weaponizing police in retaliatory business raids to spending taxpayer money on luxuries like traveling to Las Vegas. Last month, Mayor Henyard reportedly vetoed the board’s resolution to probe her spending over purported misuse of funds. 

While the FBI has allegedly already begun to investigate Henyard for purportedly misusing her local police force, the board’s resolution had called for the FBI to do further investigation about her spending of the town’s money. 

The FBI is reportedly probing misconduct allegations regarding Dolton, Illinois Mayor Tiffany Henyard after a local business owner claimed his business was punished for refusing to donate to her event. (FBI photo by (Photo by Celal GüneÅ/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


This month, Henyard ramped up security measures for the Village of Dolton’s monthly board meeting, restricting access to the building to the point that many residents were left outside. Even so, FOX 32 Chicago reported that many residents who made it past new security checks had their chance to hammer the mayor over a wide range of grievances. 

One woman approached the microphone, warning the audience, “I apologize if I seem irate, I had my radiation today, I have cancer, of course I do. Tiffany stole money from a cancer foundation. How dare you? How dare you steal, and I helped you with your campaign, how dare you steal from us? I have to buy my wigs, are you going to reimburse me for the wigs that I’ve been spending my money on?”

She appeared to be referring to the “The Tiffany Henyard CARES Foundation” which, per the acronym, stands for Cancer And Remission Empowering Survivors. Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul has reportedly begun to crack down on this purported cancer charity for not being transparent about its financial reports.

One woman who approached the microphone to slam Henyard claimed that she had endured radiation treatment for her cancer that day, claiming that Henyard stole money from a cancer charity and the people of Dolton themselves. (FOX 32)

A woman named Cara Wilson, who has sued the Dolton police department over the police shooting of her 19-year-old daughter amid a confrontation at a drive-through, urged people to watch the video of the incident themselves and declared her daughter “did nothing to deserve this.” Wilson went on to slam Henyard directly, claiming she was refusing to look her in the eye because she did not “give a damn.” 

Wilson also contested that while her daughter had no criminal record, that Henyard does herself, to the point she used her mugshot in a protest. The mother finished her commentary by saying “So let’s tell the truth, which I know you’re incapable of, I wouldn’t trust this woman if she stood on a stack of Bibles and had her tongue notarized, not a damn thing she says comes out her mouth is true.”

Another resident was one of many calling her to step down.

A crowd of Dolton resident wait outside of the building where Dolton’s town hall meetings take place. (FOX 32)


“This has to end, I’m so disappointed in what’s been happening in Dolton,” the resident said. “Mayor, you need to step down because you have disgraced this Village, you really have, everybody up there need to go. We need to know what’s happening with our money.”

She then appeared to reference an alleged sexual assault and retaliation scandal that occurred during Henyard’s infamous Las Vegas trip, where the alleged victim claims to have been fired after speaking out. 

“You need to address what happened in Vegas and you have been silent and it’s not-that’s not going to fly,” the resident said. “You know what happened in Vegas you know what happened, you should be addressing it saying something to the residents about it and we want to know where our money is at, we’re tired of you just spending our money any type of way that you want to it’s not fair, it needs to go across the board.”


Another resident called on Henyard to “Stop blowing smoke up the residents’ behinds” and later remarked, “They say that you the worst mayor in America. I agree.”

When Henyard responded, she spent much of her time blasting members of the media, arguing they were using the town’s political feuds as clickbait. Dolton Police Chief Lewis Lacey noted he is open to speaking to the media shortly before he announced the meeting was being shut down for safety reasons.

Fox News Digital reached out to Mayor Henyard’s office for comment. 

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