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Attorney General’s Office inquiring into Orland Park Library Board (again) –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has launched an inquiry into more law-breaking by the problem-child Orland Park Public Library Board ...

Standing Room Only at Lerna Village Trustee Meeting

Lerna, IL. (ECWd) – I attended the September meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lerna and asked Village President Don Pearcy ...

Mike Marron Plans to Avoid Public Scrutiny of Vermilion County Planning –

Vermilion Co., IL. (ECWd) – Marron Plans to Avoid Scrutiny of Vermilion County Planning BY, FOR, ABOUT — AND COPYRIGHTED BY — MIKE MARRON. Below ...

Death in holding cell at Edgar County Jail –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – A woman’s death in her cell at Edgar County’s jail is under investigation, but authorities are stating at the moment ...

College of DuPage – Trustee benefits, IRS rules, State law –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – When it comes to the compensation of Community College Trustees (and Library Trustees and Park District Commissioners for that matter) ...

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Orland Park Public Library and Megan Fox: A Challenger’s Point of View

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – UWM (ECWd) – This case study (bottom of page) is from UWM, who is studying the OPPL challenge as a case ...

Shiloh School seeking county sales tax –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Study Session last Monday, August 31st, a county board member stated that Shiloh Schools were inquiring ...

Lerna – Eavesdropping during public meeting?

Lerna, IL. (ECWd) – Does the eavesdropping law apply to open public meetings in Illinois? The short answer is “NO”. This accusation comes up frequently ...

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Illinois Comptroller Munger dukes it out on Facebook instead of issuing press release –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) – What does it say about a Constitutional State Officer who dukes it out on Facebook instead of issuing an official Press ...

Edgar Co. Board approved increased Health Insurance payments at Special Meeting –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Board held a Special Meeting this morning at 9:15 a.m. to approve an increase the County’s share ...

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Update: OPPL – Bittman’s SLAPP against Fox: “We do not live in Bittman’s world” –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – On August 27, 2015, attorneys for Fox/DuJan filed their response in opposition to Bittman’s motion to dismiss countersuit. It is ...

College of DuPage’s Breuder – Burkhart / Herricane Graffics connections –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – For the past 13 months or so we have been reporting on issues dealing with almost every aspect of how ...

Clark County

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Saturday night boat fire at Mill Creek Lake –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Last Saturday evening, August 22, 2015, there was an incident at Mill Creek Lake, within the Clark County Park District, ...

Clark Co. Park District received their 18th letter from AG wanting answers –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – I received confirmation from the Illinois Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor that the Clark County Park District has received ...

AG sends 17th letter of inquiry to Clark County Park District –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has inquired about another alleged Freedom Of Information Act violation against the Clark ...

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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Clark Co. Park District received its 19th letter from Atty General –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It’s official, the Clark County Park District has received its 19th letter from the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor ...

Clark Co. Park District – July 3d celebration receipts don’t add up –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – After sitting through a Clark County Park District meeting where Larry Yargus’ son-in-law decided to chastise everyone for not donating ...

Clark Co. Park District attorney invoices presented in July –

Clark County, IL. (ECWd) – The invoices below were presented for payment at the July 2015 Board of Commissioners meeting for the Clark County Park ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

DuPage County

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College of DuPage – Trustee benefits, IRS rules, State law –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – When it comes to the compensation of Community College Trustees (and Library Trustees and Park District Commissioners for that matter) ...

Tri-State FPD – Who is managing your tax dollars?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – My concerns with the Chief of the Tri State Fire District began when I received a FOIA response with unredacted medical ...

COD – This guy can truly say “I told you so” –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – This comment from public comment session during the August 21, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting was spot on in its ...

College of DuPage – Herricane Graphics favored nation status

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – A rolling production of records regarding Herricane Graphics (HG)  appears to substantiate even more of our claims regarding the relationship Carla ...

Tri-State FPD – More Orrico Misrepresentations

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Just as I stated in the last article on this character, he has misrepresented the facts in his resignation letter. I ...

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College of DuPage’s Breuder – Burkhart / Herricane Graffics connections –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – For the past 13 months or so we have been reporting on issues dealing with almost every aspect of how ...

Tri-State Fire Protection District – Chief has gag order on firemen –

Tri-State FPD (ECWd) – You know there are problems, when as a public employee and citizen, you have to report any contact with elected officials ...

College of DuPage – Trustee Diane McGuire’s highly questionable expense claims –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Updated to change “Lyle” to “Naperville” in relation to the Chamber of Commerce meeting. 8-29-2015 The self proclaimed “Ambassador” for COD, ...

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College of DuPage voted to terminate Breuder –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – Tonight, the College of DuPage voted to initiate termination procedures against President-on-administration-leave Breuder. Effective immediately. Trustee McGuire shouted about her ...

College of DuPage – It only takes 4 votes to terminate –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – Reading the newspaper articles this week on the vote to terminate Breuder may lead people to believe that it takes ...

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College of DuPage – Trustee Wozniak cost the tax payers over $45,000.00 in expenses

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Previous expense information for Trustee McGuire tallied up over $23K in expenses for her serving the public.  (See previous article).  After ...

College of DuPage – will vote on initiating termination proceeding against President Breuder –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – The College of DuPage is holding a meeting on August 20, 2015, starting at 5:00 p.m. It is anticipated that ...

Orland Park Public Library

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Attorney General’s Office inquiring into Orland Park Library Board (again) –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office has launched an inquiry into more law-breaking by the problem-child Orland Park Public Library Board ...

Bridget Bittman no longer employed at Orland Park Public Library –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – According to a FOIA dump that was forwarded to me this evening, the Orland Park Public Library has officially stated ...

Orland Park Library’s Robin Wagner lashes out at FOIA requester –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – After reading an email chain about how a determination was made that the Orland Park Public Library could no longer ...

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 Public Library and Megan Fox: A Challenger’s Point of View

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee – UWM (ECWd) – This case study (bottom of page) is from UWM, who is studying the OPPL challenge as a case ...

Update: OPPL – Bittman’s SLAPP against Fox: “We do not live in Bittman’s world” –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – On August 27, 2015, attorneys for Fox/DuJan filed their response in opposition to Bittman’s motion to dismiss countersuit. It is ...

FOIA lessons learned in dealing with the Orland Park Public Library –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Just read a posting on “Fans of Megan Fox” facebook page and can verify the claims held within it in ...

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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’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 ...

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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 ...