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Bloomington Election Commission Delays Petition Objection Hearing Again –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – The Bloomington Election Commission and its Municipal Officers Electoral Board has rescheduled the hearing previously scheduled for Thursday (where they failed ...

Clark County Park District – Leases Lots For Less Than Campsite Rental –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District held a special meeting last night, the same night as Township Caucuses, most likely in hopes ...

Bloomington Electoral Board – Not Their First Time Violating Open Meetings –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – In a day when adherence to the law is a revolutionary act, this one drives that message home. An objection was ...

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Reads Public Official Indictments Today –

St. Clair County, IL. (ECWd) – We noticed this coming out of Channel 4, KMOV, St. Louis – and one name in particular is very ...

Tri-State Fire – The 2013 mystery returns –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – By all indications, a criminal has been working for years at Tri-State Fire Protection District and it appears no one seems ...

Lisle School District 202 Tries Restricting Use Of Meeting Videos –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – Lisle Community Unit School District 202 has attempted to claim copyright on its School Board meeting videos (click here). Those videos ...

Municipal Minute Wrote About Our Appellate Court Victory –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Here is a link to their Municipal Minute article (click here). . Court Interprets “Public Recital” Requirement of OMA Prior to ...

Bloomington Election Commission – A Third Open Meetings Violation –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – We have already pointed out two recent examples of the Bloomington Election Commission violating the Open Meetings Act, and have also found ...

Fraud in their face – Certain Village of Chatham Board Members, Mayor Do Nothing

Sangamon, Co. (ECWd) – After several years of attending Chatham board meetings, I have truly never seen anything like this.  The citizens have worked tirelessly ...

Jeff Voigt Elected Chairman of Edgar County Board for another term –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board held its organizational meeting this morning and elected Jeff Voigt as chairman for another two years. Mr. ...

Edgar County Publishes Draft Airport Zoning Ordinance –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Earlier this week the Edgar County Board published a draft Airport Zoning Ordinance – which has yet to be recommended by ...

Edgar County Board: Taxes Don’t Come From Taxpayers-

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Great News! From today’s County Board meeting: Edgar County Board has confirmed that taxes paid via the Hotel/Motel Tax don’t come ...

Clark County

Municipal Minute Wrote About Our Appellate Court Victory –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Here is a link to their Municipal Minute article (click here). . Court Interprets “Public Recital” Requirement of OMA Prior to ...

4th Appellate Court Reversed 5th Circuit’s Dismissal of Allen and Kraft v. Clark County Park District re: Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Today, the 4th Appellate Court reversed the decision of the 5th Circuit Court in granting the Clark County Park District’s Motion ...

Township Officials of Illinois: How to avoid being arrested.

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Township Officials of Illinois (“TOI”) is having its annual conference this week. One of the sessions taking place this afternoon ...

Ron Stone Votes To Pay For Mural on Building He Owns Using Public Coffers –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – Commissioner Ron Stone, in February of 2016, was the first person to bring up any discussion of the Clark County ...

Follow up: Clark County Park District Spends $5,000 Without Approval

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – Follow-up from this article: http://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/09/clark-county-park-district-spends-5000-without-approval/ Someone had better start investing in stock in rope, because no one can keep up ...

Clark County Park District – Leases Lots For Less Than Campsite Rental –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District held a special meeting last night, the same night as Township Caucuses, most likely in hopes ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Holds Deposits 27 Years – Provides No Water –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – We have written about this unethical and unlawful situation in Clark and Edgar Counties before but thought it time to remind ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Writes Off Over $40,000 In Bad Debt –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – That’s right. The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (CERWD) has “written off” more than $40,000.00 in uncollected debt for water service. That’s ...

RIDES Mass Transit Responds To Edgar County’s Motion To Dismiss –

PARIS and HARRISBURG, IL. (ECWd) – RIDES Mass Transit District (RIDES) has filed its answer to Edgar County’s Motion to Dismiss. Here is our opinion ...

State Rep Candidate Dennis Malak’s Lies, Bankruptcy, Victoria’s Secret, Campaigning At Work (EIU) –

CHARLESTON, IL. (ECWd) – In a post on Dennis Malak’s official campaign facebook page, he took to telling lies…about us…which is why this article was ...

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 ...

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 ...

DuPage County

Lisle School District 202 Tries Restricting Use Of Meeting Videos –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – Lisle Community Unit School District 202 has attempted to claim copyright on its School Board meeting videos (click here). Those videos ...

Video: WAND’s Doug Wolfe Reports On Citizen Watchdogs –

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) – WAND  I-TEAM Reporter, Doug Wolfe: “As newspapers struggle to survive many no longer keep an eye on tax dollars and government ...

PRESS RELEASE: Rolly Waller, Candidate, DuPage County Board, District 1

Rolly Waller  Candidate, DuPage County Board, District 1  630-865-5744, rollywaller@gmail.com Date: Oct. 30, 2016 For Release: IMMEDIATE HYPOCRISY OR FLIP FLOP? DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN DAN ...

DuPage Public Guardian / County Board Member Seeks AG Opinion –

DuPage CO., IL. (ECWd) – DuPage County Board Member and DuPage County Public Guardian, Donald Puchalski, has asked the Illinois Attorney General for an opinion ...

DuPage County Board Member Donald Puchalski’s Incompatible Offices?

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – A complaint has been filed with the Office of the Executive Inspector General alleging DuPage County Board Member Donald Puchalski ...

Tri-State Fire – The 2013 mystery returns –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – By all indications, a criminal has been working for years at Tri-State Fire Protection District and it appears no one seems ...

Lisle Park District Comissioners & Families Receiving Unauthorized Benefits –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – Lisle Park District joins the long list of public bodies granting their elected officials (and their family members) benefits/compensation that are ...

Former Tri-State Fire Trustee Micheal Orrico Charged With Crime –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Justice is slow in Illinois, but at least there does appear to be hope when it comes to holding public officials ...

College of DuPage – $388,834.98 – Money well spent!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Reform is never easy nor as costly as some wanted to make people believe. The College of DuPage has been the ...

College of DuPage Trustee McGuire Agrees With Watchdogs –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In April of 2015, taxpayers sent a clear message to the legacy trustees at the College of DuPage.  One trustee, in ...

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 ...

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 ...

LaSalle County States Attorney

LaSalle County will have a new State’s Attorney – Karen Donelly wins

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – Our last article on Brian Towne asked the question where does it end?  It looks like it ends in December as ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Did He Commit Perjury?

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – As problems continue to percolate for Brian Towne, LaSalle County State’s Attorney, once again the paper trail paints a troubling picture.  ...

LaSalle Police Chief Uranich – Did He Violate Department Policy In Officer prostitution solicitation investigation?

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – In what is now looking more and more like a cover-up, just as we eluded to in this article, we have ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney violates Freedom of Information Act –

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – When the top law enforcement officer of a county can’t follow the law it is time for the people to think ...

LaSalle & Peru Police Departments – Action taken but no paper trail

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – A recent tip came in regarding a LaSalle Police Department Sgt that if true would be problematic for both the officer ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Where does it end?

LaSalle, CO. – (ECWd) – Today I received a package of public records from the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office, which as they pointed out, they ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne, ISP, and local reporting failures

LaSalle C0. (ECWd) – We first reported on the lack of a paper trail regarding the investigation of an alleged solicitation of prostitution by LaSalle ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Concerns of Judicial Estoppel?

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – In the practice of law, judicial estoppel is an estoppel that precludes a party from taking a position in a case ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne ignores questions from Legislator

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – Most State’s Attorneys would answer questions from a sitting State Representative, especially regarding matters of their office.  Not the case with ...

LaSalle Police Department – No sex, just kissing -The story is falling apart

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – All indications are we face a national problem when it comes to trusting our government both at the National, State, and ...

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 ...

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 ...