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NIU’s Overpriced Dorm Rooms – Ripping off the students? –

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (ECWd) – Attention students, and parents of students, at Northern Illinois University! If you are unhappy with the high dorm prices, pay ...

Citizen Watchdog Training – May 6 – Effingham

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) – As citizens, we don’t just have the right to expect local governments spend our tax dollars legally and transparently–we have the ...

NIU slammed by State Auditor for FOIA and Records Retention Noncompliance –

Northern Illinois University – (ECWd) – Is it better for a state agency to misrepresent its practices to the Office of the Auditor General or ...

AG: Edgar County ETSB Violated FOIA, Twice –

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) – FOIA Officer stipend for Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Board: $1500 Number of FOIA complaints resolved in her favor: Practically ...

When does a Park Commissioner cease being a Commissioner?

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – This article is to clarify when we believe an elected park district commissioner takes office – or more importantly, ceases ...

Outgoing Park Board’s Attempts To Quiet Voter’s Choice Fails

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the Clark County Park District’s regular monthly meeting held April 20, 2017 at 6pm, Park Commissioner Randy Blankenship asked ...

Who is Joe?

Illinois (ECWd) – Who is Joe? Whoever he is, he received campaign cash on a regular basis, year after year from Frank Mautino’s campaign account. ...

Convicted of Felony, Indicted by Grand Jury for Felony Vote Buying, Elected Mayor of Alorton, IL.

Alorton, IL. (ECWd) – JoAnn Reed, the vile creature who was caught on camera screaming obscenities, the likes you might hear from a drunken street ...

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s campaign treasurer testified in criminal Grand Jury

Illinois – (ECWd) We have confirmed that Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino’s campaign treasurer has, in fact, testified before a Criminal Grand Jury. Q. Okay. ...

SBE Hearing on Mautino Campaign Expenditure Complaint – Mautino invokes the 5th

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – The State Board of Elections held a hearing to iron out Frank Mautino’s campaign committee’s apparent refusal/inability to amend their past ...

Iroquois County State’s Attorney – Get your head in the game –

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – Iroquois County State’s Attorney Jim Devine appears to have once again stepped off into areas he apparently knows little about and ...

Community College Trustees and Conflicts of Interest –

ECWd – This year has been one of those unique election cycles where the election results created real questions on what exactly constitutes a conflict ...

Clark County

Outgoing Park Board’s Attempts To Quiet Voter’s Choice Fails

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the Clark County Park District’s regular monthly meeting held April 20, 2017 at 6pm, Park Commissioner Randy Blankenship asked ...

Marshall’s Mayor Sanders leads charge to give away your tax money –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – During the February 27, 2017 Marshall City Council Meeting, the majority of the council voted to misappropriate another $5000 of your hard-earned ...

Clark County Park District Settles Open Meetings Lawsuit, Writes Check –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County park District recently settled the Open Meetings Act lawsuit after their complete defeat at the Appellate Court ...

Clark County Park District Director Charity Murphy Quit Today –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – At a Clark County Park District special meeting tonight, February 10, 2017, it was revealed after executive session that Charity ...

Will Clark County Park District face the rule of law like Kankakee Valley Park District has?

Kankakee Co.(ECWd) – “Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sept. 7, that charges Roy Collins, former executive director of the ...

When does a Park Commissioner cease being a Commissioner?

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – This article is to clarify when we believe an elected park district commissioner takes office – or more importantly, ceases ...

U.S. District Attorney announces Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force –

(Pay attention Clark County…Effingham County…you are in this district) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2017 Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force Introduces New Tipline ...

Parks Commissioner Joe Ewing gets vulgar, texts “Shove that congrats in your _ _ s” –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Wow, Clark County, this is what you voted for. Own it. We knew reality would eventually set in when he realized ...

Clark Co. Park District pays $7,500 to settle Open Meetings Act lawsuit –

CLARK CO., (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners voted to approve a settlement in the lawsuit brought against them for alleged ...

CCPD Ex Director Still Takes From the Public

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – Sources at the Clark County Park District have informed us that Charity Murphy, who resigned last week, has refused to ...

WCIA report on Citizen Watchdog Training – Champaign –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – WCIA-3 reported on our citizen watchdog training held in Champaign yesterday. It was sponsored by AFP Foundation – Americans For Prosperity Foundation ...

Supreme Court cites Allen v. Clark Co. Park District in Opinion on Springfield School District 186 v. Atty. Gen. –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On January 20, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its Opinion in Board of Education of Springfield School District No. 186 ...

DuPage County

Community College Trustees and Conflicts of Interest –

ECWd – This year has been one of those unique election cycles where the election results created real questions on what exactly constitutes a conflict ...

Higher Learning Commission – The new hammer against Fraud and Abuse in Higher Education

United States (ECWd) – The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is set to meet with the College of DuPage Board of Trustees next month in an ...

Laura Hois, Downers Grove Township Clerk, seeking taxpayer funded pension based on void ordinance –

Downers Grove, IL. (ECWd) – Corrected to reflect she is not currently receiving a pension (but has been seeking one). Laura Hois is a Candidate ...

College of DuPage makes history- SLEA Director approved by ILETSB

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – For the first time in the history of COD, the SLEA Director has been approved by the ILETSB.  We first reported ...

“Mulchgate” – Claims in Committee Hearing proven false!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Representative Peter Breen testified in support of his wood chip bill on behalf of his constituents a few weeks ago and ...

Better Government Association offering free FOIA training

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association has asked us to assist in the promotion of their upcoming citizen watchdog training to be held ...

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn sign agreement –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – The College of DuPage, Village of Glen Ellyn, and the DuPage County Board all agreed that Glen Ellyn would once ...

Downers Grove Township Clerk Pension Debate – Part 2

DOWNERS GROVE, IL. (ECWd) – Part one is located at this link (here) and mainly discusses the September 2016 Downers Grove Township meeting where there appeared ...

COD Motions for Interlocutory Appeal v. Breuder –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – On March 17, 2017, the College of DuPage filed a 9-page Motion to Certify For Interlocutory Appeal the denial of ...

Update: Lisle Woman Accused of Forging Petitions for Seat on College of DuPage Board of Trustees

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – Press Release Contact Information: Media Coordinator: 630-407-8160 Thursday, March 16, 2017 Lisle Woman Accused of Forging Petitions for Seat on ...

Why Illinois is in the wood pile: Wood Chips –

Springfield (ECWd) – Follow the law and be honest, that is all we ask.  This is the condensed version(LOL) that every legislator in Springfield needs ...

Free Wood Chips – No Trespassing!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – About a month ago I wrote this article about our legislators passing laws to legalize activity that had been going on ...