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CERWD – Meeting minutes are purposely misleading –

Oliver, IL. (ECWd) – I requested copies of the May and June 2015 Clark-Edgar Rural Water District meeting minutes to compare them with the audio ...

Arthur Park District voted to rescind all board member privileges –

ARTHUR, IL. (ECWd) – At its most recent meeting, the Arthur Park District placed on its agenda an action item to rescind Board Member Privileges. ...

Des Plaines Park District – no formal feedback by Commissioners –

Des Plaines, IL. (ECWd) – Following up on an earlier article about the Des Plaines Park District Commissioners and their families receiving illegal compensation, it ...

AG demands more answers from Clark County Park District –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District has simply refused to answer requests for public records, knowingly and willfully violating the law. ...

Morgan County Watchdogs honored by government transparency organization –

Morgan Co., IL. – Government transparency organization honors local watchdog group By Jim McCabe on July 31 at 12:34pm From:  WLDS-WEA1 Two individuals who have ...

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CERWD – Trustee Sprigg discusses line of credit –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District held a meeting on June 15, 2015. During the meeting, the agenda item for “Line of ...

Clark Co. Park District – AG inquiring into another alleged illegal meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It looks like the Clark County Park District has to answer to another allegation of wrongdoing sent to the Illinois ...

College of DuPage – Carla Burkhart concerned

DuPage Co. (ECWd)– As part of another FOIA data dump, I received a batch of e-mails that include conversations between former COD Treasure Tom Glaser, ...

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Downers Grove Park District needs policy changes –

Downers Grove, IL. (ECWd) – Yes, it’s a slow day… so here you go:  There are systemic problems amongst the various park districts in Illinois ...

College of DuPage – State’s Attorney Bob Berlin to the rescue? – updated with corrected link

DuPage  Co. (ECWd) – In the world of local politics it is not very often that public officials are handed an opportunity to fix things ...

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Clark Co. Park District must answer to 13 separate Attorney General Complaints –

Clark CO., IL. (ECWd) – The complete failure of the Clark County Park District’s Executive Director in answering Freedom Of Information Act requests, and her ...

West Nile virus detected in bird in Coles County –

Mattoon, IL.  – Article from JG-TC: July 30, 2015 11:43 am CHARLESTON (JG-TC) — The Coles County Health Department has reported that a bird collected ...

Clark County

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CERWD – Meeting minutes are purposely misleading –

Oliver, IL. (ECWd) – I requested copies of the May and June 2015 Clark-Edgar Rural Water District meeting minutes to compare them with the audio ...

Clark Co. Park District must answer to 13 separate Attorney General Complaints –

Clark CO., IL. (ECWd) – The complete failure of the Clark County Park District’s Executive Director in answering Freedom Of Information Act requests, and her ...

CERWD – Sprigg dismisses attorney’s warning, discusses Bond sales –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District – (ECWd) – After our article on the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District’s May 4, 2015 meetings (here), we took the time ...

Commissioner Romero writes check to Park District –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – During public comment session at the July 27, 2015 Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Stephanie Romero ...

Correction on Commissioner Kuehnel’s perks story –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – This article serves to correct misinformation in the previous article entitled: “Commissioner Kuehnel received illegal perks from Park District” (click ...

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CERWD – Trustee Sprigg discusses line of credit –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District held a meeting on June 15, 2015. During the meeting, the agenda item for “Line of ...

Clark Co. Park District – AG inquiring into another alleged illegal meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It looks like the Clark County Park District has to answer to another allegation of wrongdoing sent to the Illinois ...

AG demands more answers from Clark County Park District –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District has simply refused to answer requests for public records, knowingly and willfully violating the law. ...

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CERWD – May 4, 2015, Brown named Chairman, Sprigg warned by attorney –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District – (ECWd) – During its May 4, 2015 Organizational Meeting, the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District “CERWD” elected Roger Brown as the ...

Water District writes check for FOIA violation –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District – (ECWd) – The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District wrote a check to Kirk Allen for a refund of the amounts charged ...

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CERWD – reduces tap fee “as an exception”, pulls another’s meter with no exception –

Oliver, IL. (ECWd) – Clark-Edgar Rural Water District made an exception to a tap fee and voted to only collect a $650.00 fee from a ...

Park Attorney: Tens of Thousands spent on FOIA legal fees –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Another statement from what appears to be a coordinated effort at discrediting those citizens who desire access to public records, ...

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College of DuPage – Carla Burkhart concerned

DuPage Co. (ECWd)– As part of another FOIA data dump, I received a batch of e-mails that include conversations between former COD Treasure Tom Glaser, ...

College of DuPage – More Crimes Committed –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Today the Daily Herald released what is being claimed to be closed session recordings from a College of DuPage Board of ...

Former College of DuPage attorneys also Assistant Attorneys General –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – A recent ruling from the Attorney General confirmed the contract extension for COD President Robert Breuder was done in violation ...

College of DuPage – Oh No! 4:3 vote

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The Higher Learning Commission raised issues regarding the voting outcomes of the Board of Trustees that I covered in this article. ...

College of DuPage – disturbing questions from Higher Learning Commission –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The current board of trustees have had less than 90 days together since the election.  That election placed a clean slate ...

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Downers Grove Park District needs policy changes –

Downers Grove, IL. (ECWd) – Yes, it’s a slow day… so here you go:  There are systemic problems amongst the various park districts in Illinois ...

College of DuPage – State’s Attorney Bob Berlin to the rescue? – updated with corrected link

DuPage  Co. (ECWd) – In the world of local politics it is not very often that public officials are handed an opportunity to fix things ...

College of DuPage – Hunt Club not part of Breuder compensation.

DuPage Co. – (ECWd) – Finally, after close to a year of calling out the officials at COD regarding Breuder’s improper use of public funds ...

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College of DuPage – AG Confirms – Dave Carlin Violated OMA – Breuder contract extension violated OMA.

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – For months we have reported that the contracts and contract extensions for Robert Breuder were done in violation of the Open ...

College of DuPage – Trustee McGuire, Cry me a river!

DuPage Co. (ECWd)- After reviewing the video again from the Higher Learning Commission it is ever so clear Trustee Diane McGuire should take the advice ...

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College of DuPage – More misrepresentations by O’Rourke and malfeasance by Glaser

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The Higher Learning Commission is meeting the faculty and the COD Board of Trustees this week pertaining to accreditation issues. I ...

College of DuPage – Former Chairmen Carlin and Birt complicit in the crime?

DuPage Co. – (ECWd) My first presentation to the College of DuPage Trustees a year ago was to expose the lies told by Erin Birt ...

Orland Park Public Library

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Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman Sued for Defamation by Megan Fox

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Yesterday, on Monday 6/15/15, writer and community activist Megan Fox sued Orland Park Library’s Public Information Coordinator, Bridget Bittman, for ...

Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Last week, after numerous motions to extend the time to respond, Bridget Bittman’s attorney filed several Motions in response to ...

OPPL’s Bridget Bittman’s “SLAPP” lawsuit update –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman, the public information officer and self-styled “crisis manager” of the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), filed what we ...

Orland Park Library pays $55,000 to settle FOIA/Open Meetings lawsuits –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – The Orland Park Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a settlement of $55,000.00 to dispose of Freedom of Information ...

Orland Park Public Library Still Covering Up Child Porn…

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Saturday, March 7, 2015 From Safe Libraries: The Orland Park Public Library (link) is the scene of the latest effort ...

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Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman’s lawsuit update – dismissal motion granted –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – This is urgent and breaking news. The judge granted the motion to dismiss in its entirety.  . All the counts ...

Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman’s SLAPP suit latest filings

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman, the Orland Park Public Library’s public information coordinator, filed what we believe to be a SLAPP (Strategic Litigation ...

OPPL – Bittman lawsuit – May4 filings –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman’s attorney finally finished filing all documents as ordered by the Judge. This batch was an Opposition to a ...

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Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman begs on GoFundMe – Vacations in Florida –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – Orland Park Public Library employee Bridget Bittman decided a few months ago to file what I would call a frivolous ...

Orland Park Library spent $480,000 fighting open records and open meetings laws –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – In the past fifteen months, the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL) has spent over $480,000.00 fighting Freedom of Information and ...

Sexual Harassment of Librarians – Librarian Protection Bill proposed –

Sexual harassment is wrong as is working in a hostile work environment. Librarians, library employees and patrons are forced to endure that when libraries allow ...

Update on Bittman v. Fox et al – Orland Park Library –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Motions to dismiss Bittman’s lawsuit on 7 of the 13 counts have been filed after Bittman filed her amended Complaint. ...