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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 ...

Edgar County Judge Denies Retrial In Fred Cox Sex Assault Case –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Court heard Motions for Retrial yesterday in the case of Fred Cox, who was convicted by a jury last December, ...

Chatham Mayor Tom Gray violates Open Meetings Act?

CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) – Chatham Mayor Tom Gray, also President of the Illinois Municipal League, decided he didn’t like a citizen telling him she would ...

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 ...

ECWd on Illinois Watchdog Radio – Cities 92.9 Bloomington –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – Our radio interview Ben Yount and Andrew Nelms talking about the watchdog training coming up tomorrow (Aug 20, 2016) in Springfield. . ...

Aircraft Registered to Brown Flying School Crashed into Vigo County House –

VIGO CO., IN. (ECWd) – Earlier today, a fixed wing, single engine aircraft registered to Brown Flying School, Inc. crashed into a home located in ...

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 ...

Dad of Kidnapped American Says Doctors Without Borders Left Daughter to Be Raped & Tortured By ISIS

“The Girl Left Behind” The story of Kayla Mueller’s torture and death at the hands of ISIS is a devastating one. According to the NY Daily ...

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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 ...

Lincoln-Way D210 – The Cart leading the horse

Will Co. (ECWd) – Public bodies in Illinois have an obligation to protect the taxpayer’s money and ensure they follow the laws before them.  Lincoln-Way ...

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Lincoln-Way D210 – Emergency before our eyes!

Will Co. (ECWd) – Lincoln-Way D210 is facing an immediate emergency!  Please someone, anyone, get over to that school and take their shovel away as ...

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 ...

Clark County

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Open Meetings Bill signed into law –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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TWO DEAD IN WAKE OF MOTORCYCLE VS. DEER CRASH –

CLARK CO., IL. — According to Illinois State Police, two are dead following a motorcycle vs. deer crash in Clark County yesterday (Saturday, June 25). ...

One-car accident results in death of two from Brocton and two Paris residents in hospital –

Marshall,  CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: A single-vehicle, multi-occupant crash very early this morning took the life of a driver and passenger from Brocton and ...

DuPage County

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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 ...

DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials (Part 3) –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The final article on DuPage State’s Attorney’s letter to the county board chairman regarding compensation of elected officials. This one focuses ...

Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack has Resigned –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – We have received several tips that indicate State Rep Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has resigned from office. This has also been ...

Tri-State Fire Protection District – Audit confirms our findings – Will there be criminal charges?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – We see that DuPage County State’s Attorney charged a Winfield Fire Protection District person with felony forgery and official misconduct for ...

DuPage County – Political dynasty crumbling?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – “They are a large, Irish-Catholic political family known for pooling their talents to win campaigns they’re not expected to”, says the ...

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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.

State Representative David Olsen – It’s official

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – David Olsen of Downers Grove has been officially appointed to the vacant State Representative seat for the 81st District. Congratulations Representative ...

Watchdogs and Co-Defendants prevail in Motions to Dismiss –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Today, DuPage County Judge Kleeman ruled on the standard 619 Motions to Dismiss the lawsuits brought by Carla Burkhart and Herricane ...

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Gov. Rauner signs Local Government Travel Expense Control Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on ...

College of DuPage – Was Breuder FOIA violation felony record concealment?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – I would first like to begin with pointing out how much we appreciate the new leadership and their legal counsel at ...

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College of DuPage – Breuder’s Human Rights Complaint Dismissed – Part II

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – It is amazing to see how fast a person goes from insinuations he would have to start out as a 5-Star ...

Report from our June 18th Watchdog Training –

ILLINOIS (ECWd) – Below are photos from our Watchdog Training event held in DuPage County on June 18, 2016. There were only a couple of ...

LaSalle County States Attorney

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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 ...

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 ...

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 – 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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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...