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Res Vazquez

Collage of DuPage – Former COD Attorney Res Vazquez advised Trustee McGuire to destroy public record

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – We suspect Federal and State Authorities will take great interest in the e-mail exchange that took place between Respicio Vazquez of Franczek ...

Lincoln-Way D210 – Subpoenas issued regarding Super Dog Facility – Wyllie the target!

Will Co. (ECWd) – We just learned that US Attorney Zachary T. Fardon has issued another subpoena regarding malfeasance we have exposed at Lincoln-Way D210.  ...

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 ...

Lincoln Way District 210 – Board Member Kathleen Casey resigned –

Will Co. (ECWd) – Just days after Federal Grand Jury subpoenas were issued at Lincoln-Way District 210 we find yet another Board member has resigned. ...

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 ...

FranklinHospital

Terminating Hospital District CEO – How many votes are needed? –

BENTON, IL. (ECWd) – The Franklin County Hospital District has recently voted 4-3 in favor of terminating the contract of their CEO, with 7 of ...

DuPage County Board Attorney failed to answer question presented –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – At the may 24, 2016 DuPage County Board meeting, I spoke during public comment and questioned the two Ordinances passed by ...

Lincoln-Way District 210: Is Tingley e-mail an attempt to intimidate or punish?

Will Co. (ECWd) – Being a leader requires character beyond reproach. It means having the best interest of those you are leading at all times ...

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Lincoln-Way District 210 Superintendent still offering free rent to for-profit business –

NEW LENOX, IL. (ECWd) – One might think that having a federal grand jury subpoenaing your business associates and colleagues left and right for allegations ...

Tinley Park Admits Zoning Code Tampering Illegal, Resolves Citizens’ Lawsuit –

TINLEY PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Last week, the Village of Tinley Park admitted that the tampering done to its Legacy Code zoning ordinance by former ...

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Franklin County Public Hospital Terminates CEO Contract, adjusts Public Comment Policy –

BENTON, IL. (ECWd) – During this week’s Franklin County Public Hospital Board of Director’s meeting, as reported by the Frankfort American, the Franklin County Public ...

Lincoln-Way D210 under Federal Investigation –

NEW LENOX, IL. (ECWd) – After we exposed Lincoln-Way High School District 210 and its highly questionable spending and contracting habits, other media became interested ...

Clark County

AG says Clark Co. Park District Ethics Commission violated the law –

Clark County, Illinois (ECWd) – “The Antithesis of an Ethics Commission” In yet another example of inept leadership at the Clark County Park District – ...

Clark County Park District Appoints 2 Commissioners –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District held a Special Meeting on May 5, 2016 for the purpose of appointing commissioners to ...

Clark County Park District: Terry Stepp’s extreme exaggeration debunked –

Clark County, IL. (ECWd) – One of the items Terry Stepp complained about during the Clark County Park District’s April meeting – just prior to ...

Watch Park Commissioners Kuehnel, Stone, Ewing, and Stepp vote to attack FOIA requester (video) –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – In a recent article we pointed out how Clark County Park District Commissioners directed their attorney, Lorna Geiler of Meyer- Capel ...

Clark County Park District still advertises Kate Yargus as their FOIA Officer –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – How long has it been . . . 1 year? 2 years ? since Yargus resigned as park district attorney – and ...

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Park District investigates “harassment” that does not violate their policy –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – A few weeks ago we reported (here) on the Clark County Park District directing its attorney, Lorna Geiler, to use ...

Clark Co. Park District Director not entirely truthful on Statement of Economic Interest –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Director of the Clark County Park District, who, according to district policy must reside within the boundaries of the ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District increases rates –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District – (ECWd) – During their April 2016 meeting, the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (CERWD) voted to increase the water rates it charge ...

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Clark County Park District – FSG Painters can’t figure out what’s wrong –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – As we have stated previously on the issue (here) with the Clark County Park District and the “free painting” claimed ...

Clark Co. Park District – “The Painting Scandal” – Part 1 –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – Timeline of “The Painting Scandal” Or, “How to destroy public trust by hiding facts from the public” – because essentially, ...

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Clark County Park District directed their attorney investigate and pursue action against FOIA requester – because they don’t like what she writes about them –

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – When I was first informed of this, I initially thought there was no way any public body would even think ...

Clark County Park District illegally paid workers for years –

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – Amazing things happen when you sit down and read the laws applicable to the local government that you are a ...

DuPage County

Res Vazquez

Collage of DuPage – Former COD Attorney Res Vazquez advised Trustee McGuire to destroy public record

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – We suspect Federal and State Authorities will take great interest in the e-mail exchange that took place between Respicio Vazquez of Franczek ...

College of DuPage – “You don’t know how hard my job is, I didn’t ask for this job!”

“You don’t know how hard my job is, I didn’t ask for this job!” said Interum President Joe Collins……..as he happily banked an extra $6,000.00 ...

College of DuPage – New President Signs 3 Year Contract

DuPage Co. (ECWd) –  Dr. Ann E. Rondeau signed her three-year contract the day after the College of DuPage Board of Trustees voted on her ...

College of DuPage – Did Trustee Wozniak provide evidence of intent?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – On, December 30th, 2015 we shared the filing of a criminal complaint against College of DuPage (COD) Trustees McGuire, Birt and ...

College of DuPage set to vote on new President on Monday –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – The College of DuPage has scheduled a Special Meeting for Monday, May 2, 2016, and on the Agenda is: Approval: ...

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DuPage County Board Attorney failed to answer question presented –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – At the may 24, 2016 DuPage County Board meeting, I spoke during public comment and questioned the two Ordinances passed by ...

College of DuPage – Rogue Trustees will not face charges for boycott –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – On, December 30th, 2015 we shared the filing of a criminal complaint against College of DuPage (COD) Trustees McGuire, Birt and ...

DuPage County Board approves pay raises – smokescreens improper benefits –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – The DuPage County Board held a meeting on May 10, 0216, and in a similar move we had previously witnessed ...

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College of DuPage pleads guilty to Open Meetings Act violation (video) –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – During its May 2, 2016, Special Meeting, among others, was the item reflecting what was essentially a “plea bargain”, or ...

College of DuPage – Meet your new President – Dr. Ann Rondeau (video) –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Tonight the College of DuPage Trustees voted 5-0 (Birt’s abstention carries with the majority), student trustee voting yes, to hire Dr. ...

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College of DuPage to vote on Consent Judgment in Berlin v. COD Board of Trustees –

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (ECWd) – A Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. One of the items to be considered ...

College of DuPage – McGuire’s Road to Damascus?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – College of DuPage (COD) Trustee Diane McGuire appears to have had a Road to Damascus conversion to a watchdog.  I say ...

Orland Park Public Library

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Orland Park Public Library Subject of New Book About Censorship –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – A new book called SHUT UP! The Bizarre War that One Public Library Waged Against the First Amendment by Megan ...

Orland Park Library – Where online porn is celebrated, but emails are redacted –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – We have been following the events as they have unfolded at the Orland Park Public Library for well over a ...

Westfield Memorial Library Sued for Making Porn Available on Children’s Computers –

Westfield, NJ. (ECWd) – .  The Westfield Memorial Public Library Board of Trustees was sued on January 4, 2016 in Superior Court in New Jersey ...

Deadbeat Village of Orland Park Hasn’t Paid $12,000 Settlement They Approved –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Deadbeat Village of Orland Park Refuses to Pay $12,000 Settlement  . On October 19th, 2015, the Village of Orland Park ...

ORLAND PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT PAYS $12,000 FOR FOIA VIOLATIONS –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – In October 2015, the Orland Park Police Department was forced to pay a $12,000 settlement to Megan Fox and Kevin ...

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Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman Defeated Again — Judge Dismisses SLAPP Lawsuit –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman (former Orland Park Public Library spokesman) was defeated again today, 5/16/16, when federal Judge John J. Tharp, Jr. ...

Orland Park Public Library: Bridget Bittman’s SLAPP lawsuit a complete and utter failure –

ORLAND PARK PUBLIC LIBRARY (ECWd) – This statement was released by both parties on 3/25/16.  On 3/15/16 at a mediation conference, a federal judge reviewed ...

Orland Park Public Library – Bittman v. Fox lawsuit withdrawn –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – According to PACER and its docket notification system, the SLAPP lawsuit Bridget Bittman filed in order to silence critics of ...

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Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman Sued A Second Time –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman Sued A Second Time In November 2015, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request was ...

UPDATE: Orland Park Finally Pays $12,000 Settlement

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: Orland Park Shamed Into Finally Paying $12,000 Settlement . Yesterday, we ran an article about the Village of Orland ...

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Attorney General rules against Orland Park Police Dept on electronic records –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Fifteen months after submitting a Request for Review to the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (“PAC”) for access to ...

Bridget Bittman handed another defeat in SLAPP lawsuit –

Orland Park and Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – Federal Judge John J. Tharp Jr. filed an Order on September 23, 2015 granting Kleinman’s Motion to Dismiss ...