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This is the complete collection of stories, editorials and documents The Southern has published looking into spending at the Alexander County Public Housing Authority.

While some of the state’s poorest residents and children have been living in public housing here described as unfit for humans, some employees and management of the Alexander County Housing Authority have collectively taken home hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars via questionable payments, bonuses, consultant contracts, retirement incentives and legal settlements in addition to their regular pay, according to federal and agency documents obtained by The Southern Illinoisan.

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