Washington County prosecutor weighing criminal probe of Kane County districts

The top prosecutor in Washington County is weighing an investigation into whether a Kane County Commissioner should face criminal charges following allegations raised in a state audit that he engaged in self-dealing in receiving improper payments for his work on a service district.
Audits released last week found Kane County Commissioner Jim L. Matson served as a paid trustee on a special district board created by the commission. While on the board, the audit found, Matson took excessive pay and…