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Lawsuit against COD attorneys brought by Erin Birt, Dianne McGuire, and Joe Wozniak has been Dismissed

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In January of this year, we reported, as did the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald, three College of DuPage (COD) Trustees ...

Edgar County Motions To Dismiss Lawsuit v. RIDES Mass Transit District –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD”) filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant ...

ICCB – Community Colleges to lose accreditation? Really?

Illinois (ECWd) – Once again, let me begin by stating, “you can’t make this stuff up!” A recent board meeting of the Illinois Community College ...

Watchdog Training in Bloomington, IL, Sep 24th –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs will be in Bloomington, Illinois with Americans For Prosperity Foundation on September 24th, from 8:00 a.m. until ...

Kankakee Valley Airport Authority Hiding Public Records –

KANKAKEE, IL.(ECWd) – We received information that the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority (“KVAA“) had recently voted to approve a contract to roof their building(s).  Information ...

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Edgar County Deputy Dee Burgin & Sheriff Jeff Wood Defending Federal Lawsuit –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Dee Burgin’s name in a Federal Court docket for alleged violations of a person’s civil rights.  With ...

Auditor General Report on College of DuPage Released – WOW!

DuPage Co. (ECWd)- The Auditor General has posted the Performance Audit performed at the College of DuPage that followed the actions taken by the new ...

HFS – Steve Hilgers~Investigator II, Office of the Inspector General Bureau of Internal Affairs, Terminated –

Illinois – (ECWd) – For those who may have missed this article on HFS badge toting internal investigator getting a promotion even though he was ...

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Edgar County Sheriff Department being sued…..again –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Most in Edgar County know the history of the Edgar County Jail and its living conditions.  From the days of Karl ...

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Clark County Park District Spends $5,000 Without Approval –

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – During the September 19, 2016 Clark County Park District regular board meeting, it was discovered by Commissioner Turpin that they ...

Winnebago County Purchasing Director Sally Claassen Sentenced to Two Years in Federal Prison for Stealing More Than $400,000

Winnebago County – (ECWd) – According to the FBI press release, “Claassen used her position as the approved for payments from Winnebago County to vendors to ...

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Clark County Park District Spends $5,000 Without Approval –

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – During the September 19, 2016 Clark County Park District regular board meeting, it was discovered by Commissioner Turpin that they ...

Did Clark County Park District Hire Engineer Firm in Violation of Policy ?

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Does anyone at the Clark County Park District read the policy manual? I have, and when read in its entirety it ...

Park District to Clark County: Monthly Financial Report so inaccurate we can’t pay any bills –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – We will take your taxes, but you are not good enough to work here In their usual form, the majority of ...

Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – LETTER TO THE EDITOR Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity I always try to keep my ...

Clark County Park District Director failed to deposit over $97,404.00 –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – According to financial records received under the Freedom of Information Act, Charity Murphy, the Clark County Park District Director, had failed ...

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Truth Pill For Marshall Residents: Don’t Listen To Your Public Works Director –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – According to Gary Strohm, Cory Sheehy, Marhsall’s Public Works Director, stated that they had “lost” the $8,500 “annual donation” they usually get from ...

Video Report from Auburn Township in Clark County –

CLARK CENTER, IL. (ECWd) – ECWd was “invited” (message on our tip line) by some local residents to attend their Township Board meeting. They were ...

Clark County Park District Violated FOIA and Failed to Answer the Attorney General –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, the Illinois Attorney General has issued an opinion, and they have stated that the Clark County Park District has ...

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Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

Oral Arguments in Allen/Kraft v. Clark County Park District (audio) –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Fourth Appellate Court provides audio of its Oral Arguments to the public at this link: here The Argument Date, Case ...

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Reggie Phillips will be in Marshall for Springfield Update –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Representative Reggie Phillips will be in Marshall, Illinois for a “Springfield Update” on Monday, July 18, 2016. The public ...

AG claims they lack authority under Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – What can the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor do when a public body refuses to comply with requests for information related ...

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Lawsuit against COD attorneys brought by Erin Birt, Dianne McGuire, and Joe Wozniak has been Dismissed

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In January of this year, we reported, as did the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald, three College of DuPage (COD) Trustees ...

IMET Fallout Continues With Lawsuit Against USDA –

The Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund ran into trouble a couple years ago when one of the funds they invested in fraudulently squandered the public funds. Initially, ...

Cook County Record Reports On Our Appeal Of CPA Denial –

Cook County, IL. (ECWd) – ‘Watchdogs’ appeal DuPage judge’s OK of lawsuit over reporting of alleged ‘pay to play’ for COD contract Jonathan Bilyk Aug. ...

DuPage County Not Forthcoming On Authority To Donate $1 Million In Taxpayer Funds –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – After learning of the “DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund“, I tried to find out under what statutory authority the County ...

Watchdogs Petition to Appeal Denial of CPA Motion in Burkhart v. ECWI et al –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs have Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) – ...

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Auditor General Report on College of DuPage Released – WOW!

DuPage Co. (ECWd)- The Auditor General has posted the Performance Audit performed at the College of DuPage that followed the actions taken by the new ...

ICCB – Community Colleges to lose accreditation? Really?

Illinois (ECWd) – Once again, let me begin by stating, “you can’t make this stuff up!” A recent board meeting of the Illinois Community College ...

Law firm disputes quote from Founder of For The Good of Illinois – Fact Check

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Daily Herald ran a story about the Millions being spent on attorneys by our school districts.  They included a couple ...

Ball Petitions to Appeal Denial of CPA Motion in Burkhart v. ECWI et al –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – Defendant Claire Ball has Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) – “from an ...

Andrzejewski Petitions to Appeal Denial of CPA Motion in Burkhart v. ECWI et al –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – Adam Andrzejewski has Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) – “from an ...

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DuPage Co. Policy Disallows County Board Member Health Insurance – they take it anyway –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – At today’s DuPage County board meeting, I discussed board member compensation, and in particular, board member health insurance. Previously we ...

Press Release – State Representative David Olsen

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Below is the Press Release issued by State Representative David Olsen. Please consider a donation to the Edgar County Watchdogs.

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LaSalle County- Petition filed for Special Prosecutor for possible action against State’s Attorney Brian Towne

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – It appears others are taking interest in the questionable financial habits of LaSalle County State’s Attorney.  A Petition to Appoint a ...

LaSalle County SAFE Officer Ed Jauch impersonating an FBI Agent?

LaSalle County – (ECWd) – We are seeing less and less trust in our government, to include our police officers.  The vast majority of our ...

Lasalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Letter to the Editor

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – If you’re not familiar with the illegal activities LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne has involved himself in I suggest you ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – wanting Grandfathered in with changes to the law?

Ottawa, IL (ECWd) – We ask that the Governor VETO SB212 as all indications are this is nothing more than a method-of-cover being set in ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Does he think he is above the law?

OTTAWA, IL. (ECWd) – In yet another example of our law enforcement ignoring our laws, we once again are amazed at what people put in ...

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Election Coming Up? Use Drug Money To Get Your Name Out There –

La Salle County IL. (ECWd) – La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne has been using drug fine money in what appears is an attempt at ...

Citizens for Towne State’s Attorney – SBE hearing set for August 31st, 2016

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – Documents received today confirm there will be a closed preliminary hearing August 31st, 2016 regarding the complaint filed.  Details of the ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne facing State Board of Elections complaint

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – I first reported on LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne’s campaign reporting irregularities in this article. I had described the situation ...

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Governor Rauner, We urge you to VETO SB212

Springfield, IL (ECWd) – We are urging Governor Rauner to Veto Senate Bill 212 based on evidence that the key person behind it has violated ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Lying to the Court?

Ottawa – (ECWd) – LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne is fighting for his future all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court, even though the Circuit ...