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College of DuPage – Feb 11 meeting canceled, boycott continues…

College of DuPage (ECWd) – ECWd has confirmed the meeting scheduled for February 11, 2016 at the College of DuPage will be boycotted by the ...

Tom Tuttle appointed interim Edgar County Airport Manager –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – After accepting Jerry Griffin’s resignation, the county board appointed Tom Tuttle as interim Airport Manager. More info to follow…

Edgar Co. Airport – IDOT – Division of Aeronautics suspends airport grant work for second time in 18 months –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – For the second time in the past 18 months, and in a move reminiscent of what we reported in September of 2014, ...

#FundEIU rally draws concern over remarks –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – Students, staff, and residents held a rally at Eastern Illinois University last week to protest and demand that Governor Rauner pass ...

Auditor General Frank Mautino – Questions are piling up

Illinois (ECWd) – It has now been over three weeks since our first communication with Auditor General Frank Mautino’s office regarding his questionable spending of ...

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Auditor General Frank Mautino facing official complaint to the State Board of Elections?

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – It has been over three weeks since we broke the story regarding Frank Mautino’s questionable campaign expenditures and it now appears ...

“Good Ole Boys” derail vote on Airport Main Hangar lease extension –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board Meeting this morning, the board heard public comments as required by the Open Meetings Act. One ...

Edgar Co. Board Member Heltsley admits he cannot prove claims –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We tried to verify Edgar County Board Member Mike Heltsley’s claims of “utterly useless spending and diminished services” in his recent ...

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Illinois Budget – The Truth of the matter not being told by media.

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – There comes a point and time when we simply have to bring things back down to the basics and educate the ...

State Rep Candidate Randy Peterson – The do-nothing county party chairman –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – When you look at people and how they conduct themselves in their quest for political power, you must take into ...

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Lakeland College – Vice President for Business Services Raymond Rieck resigns.

Coles Co. (ECWd) – Tonight at the Lakeland College Board meeting there is an Agreement and Release document for Vice President  Raymond Rieck, who signed ...

Edgar County Airport Manager Resigned –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On the agenda for the upcoming Edgar County Board Meeting, February 10, 2016, is item number 17, “Accept Resignation of Jerry ...

Clark County

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Former Clark Co. Circuit Clerk tries to pull a Mike Heltsley on whistleblower –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – New tactics of public officials (and former officials) travels fast, even if they have no merit. As some of you ...

RIDES Mass Transit District Threatens Lawsuit Against Edgar County –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – On December 15, 2015 I submitted a request for public records to RIDES Mass Transit District, for all communications between ...

IDOT’s Bureau Chief of Transit Operations Giving Questionable Advice –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – This article is simply another in the long line of problems created when the Edgar County Board refuses to follow the ...

Ron Stone Votes In Favor Of Park District Tax Levy –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Clark County Park District Commissioner Ron Stone, along with all the other commissioners, voted to keep the same tax levy ...

That Moment When You Appoint Yourself To The Ethics Commission To Hear Your Own Complaint –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Yes, we touched on this before, but thought it prudent to talk bout it again now that there is video ...

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Clark Co. Board removes Circuit Clerk from office –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Board held a meeting this morning and took action on a couple items. First, they effectively removed the ...

Two Clark County Park District Commissioners Resign –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Unfortunately, we have learned that two Clark County Park District Commissioners have resigned effective immediately. Stephanie Romero, a newly elected ...

Clark Co. Circuit Clerk Employee Pleads Guilty To Felony –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – During today’s court hearing, Summer Shaw, former Clark County Circuit Clerk employee and the daughter of the Circuit Clerk entered a guilty plea to a ...

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Election Board Lottery Determined Ballot Order For 2016 Primary Election –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois State Board of Elections held the lottery on December 9, 2015, to determine ballot placement in the upcoming election. ...

Clark County Park District FOIA suit filed in circuit court today –

Clark Co. (ECWd) – Lisa N. Thomas, a Clark County resident filed a pro se thirteen-count Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law suit against the ...

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Clark-Edgar Rural Water Votes to shut off water to the I-70 Weigh Station –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District – (ECWd) – At tonight’s regular meeting, the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District voted to shut off the water meters located at ...

Proof of Conflict with Gary Strohm on Ethics Commission –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – We recently reported that Joe Ewing had appointed Gary Strohm to the Clark County Park District Ethics Commission, and also ...

DuPage County

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College of DuPage – Feb 11 meeting canceled, boycott continues…

College of DuPage (ECWd) – ECWd has confirmed the meeting scheduled for February 11, 2016 at the College of DuPage will be boycotted by the ...

College of DuPage – Trustee Birt’s Golden Parachute for Breuder may face another hurdle –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Over the last year we have laid out numerous reasons Dr. Breuder’s contract was invalid, from secret extensions to numerous other Open ...

College of DuPage – Records witheld….again!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Former College of DuPage President Robert Breuder used the taxpayer to build a 5 star French Restaraunt known as the Waterleaf.  ...

College of DuPage – Erin Birt withheld critical documents from Trustee –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – One can only wonder what goes through the mind of Erin Birt, College of DuPage Board Trustee. As an attorney, you ...

College of DuPage – Boycotting Trustees file lawsuit against COD attorneys –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – In their continuing temper tantrums, the boycotting trustees, Diane McGuire – a retired teacher “on a fixed income”, Erin Birt – an ...

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College of DuPage – 7 Month FOIA Production – Herricane Graphics E-mails

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – As many are aware, former College of DuPage (COD) President Breuder was terminated last year.  His iron fisted rule was a ...

DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin Praises COD Reform Board –

DuPage Co., (ECWd) – In a letter to the Higher Learning Commission, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin praised the new reform majority of the College ...

College of DuPage – (Video) Watchdogs refute Crowell’s public comments –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – Watchdogs comment on Jeff Crowell’s public comment from the Feb 3rd College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting. Having fun…our ...

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College of DuPage – Reform Board calls special meeting for 7pm

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The Reform Board of Mazzochi, Napolitano, and Bernstein have called for a special meeting at 7pm, Wed. February 3rd.  The agenda ...

College of DuPage: Boycotting Trustees call for special meeting Feb 3 –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – The three boycotting trustees, known for boycotting both previous meetings they have called, decided to call for another special meeting of ...

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College of DuPage – Did Erin Birt lawyer up due to Grand Jury Investigation?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – A letter provided by College of DuPage Public Relations officer, Joe Moore, raises an interesting question regarding Trustee Erin Birt. “On ...

College of DuPage – Did COD officials mislead IDFPR about Herricane Graphics?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) –  In February of 2015, I shared information provided from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations regarding Herricane Graphics and the ...

Orland Park Public Library

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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 ...

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 ...

Woodstock Library’s Lora Totton Schwarz bullies others, infringing on free speech –

Woodstock, IL. (ECWd) – Lora Totton Schwarz, head of Technical Services and General Reference Librarian of the Woodstock Public Library has been conspiring with other ...

Orland Park Public Library didn’t learn from their $55k FOIA loss –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – The Orland Park Public Library is continuing to withhold public records from Freedom Of Information Act requester, even after a ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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Orland Park Library Trustees return some of the gold they took for personal use –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Orland Park Library Board returns some (but not all) of gold it took from taxpayers A few Orland Park Public ...

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 ...