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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 ...

Iroquois County 911 Gives No-Bid Software Contract –

WATSEKA, IL. (ECWd) – According to an email form the Iroquois County State’s Attorney, he concurred with the purchase of Emergency Telephone System Computer Aided ...

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 ...

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 ...

USOIG Asks Rock Island Housing Authority To Reimburse More Than $600,000 –

ROCK ISLAND, IL. (ECWd) – The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Island, Rock Island, IL, Did Not Always Comply With HUD’s Requirements Regarding ...

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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 ...

Whiteside County Airport – Allegations of Open Meetings Violations and Illegal Legal Representation –

WHITESIDE COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, we have a County Board condoning a County Airport’s misuse of public funds, while the County State’s Attorney ...

Illinois State Police – Only truth will lead to trust – time to step up

Illinois – (ECWd) – At a time in our society when trust in our government officials is being questioned daily, our Illinois State Police (ISP), ...

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BGA: Illinois FOIA Appeals Linger With No End In Sight

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General’s role in assuring compliance ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Federal Grand Jury Convened regarding East Central Illinois Mass Transit District

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We now have confirmation a Federal Grand Jury in Springfield is being presented key investigative documents related to alleged misappropriation of ...

Clark County

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Video Report from Auburn Township in Clark County –

CLARK CENTER, IL. (ECWd) – ECWd was “invited” (message on our tip line) by some local residents to attend their Township Board meeting. They were ...

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 ...

DuPage County

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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ICCB – Community Colleges to lose accreditation? Really?

Illinois (ECWd) – Once again, let me begin by stating, “you can’t make this stuff up!” A recent board meeting of the Illinois Community College ...

Law firm disputes quote from Founder of For The Good of Illinois – Fact Check

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Daily Herald ran a story about the Millions being spent on attorneys by our school districts.  They included a couple ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...