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Gov. Rauner signs Local Government Travel Expense Control Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on ...

College of DuPage – Was Breuder FOIA violation felony record concealment?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – I would first like to begin with pointing out how much we appreciate the new leadership and their legal counsel at ...

Tri-State Fire Protection District – Audit confirms our findings – Will there be criminal charges?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – We see that DuPage County State’s Attorney charged a Winfield Fire Protection District person with felony forgery and official misconduct for ...

Village of Chatham – Interim City Manager Patrick McCarthy caught lying to the public

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – During our first Village of Chatham City Council meeting, I pointed out problems with the initial agreement between the Village and ...

Commonfields Water District Employee complains of disorderly conduct –

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) – JoAnn Reed, after approaching and almost hitting a citizen with her car, and stopping to call her a “crack head bitch” ...

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U-46 School Board member Traci O’Neal Ellis’ racist KKK statement at meeting –

ELGIN, IL. (ECWd) – During the July 18, 2016, U-46 School Board meeting, Traci Ellis once again said to “get at me” and “come after ...

Sen. Sam McCann not ready to return ill-gotten gains –

JACKSONVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Senator Sam McCann is having trouble deciding whether to give illegal campaign donations back to the public body who ...

Collinsville Mayor John Miller Commits Crime During Public Meeting –

COLLINSVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – What does it say about a Mayor that cannot sit there and listen to a citizen exercise his right to address ...

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Edgar Co. Tax Sale Auction Results –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The auction results from the 2016 Real Estate Tax Sale have been posted online: . Please consider a donation to the ...

IL. State Rep. C D Davidsmeyer, State Sen. Sam McCann Accepted Illegal Campaign Donations From Public Hospital District –

JACKSONVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Update: CD Davidsmeyer has refunded the donation back to the Hospital. Illinois State Representative CD Davidsmeyer (R – Jacksonville) recently commented ...

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Commonfields Water District Employee Files Emergency OP, Denied by Judge –

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) – After the last meeting was canceled and a small verbal discussion in the parking lot, Commonfields of Cahokia Water District employee, ...

La Harpe Councilman: Unpatriotic and Un-American to want torn flag replaced –

La Harpe, IL. (ECWd) – La Harpe, Illinois, City Councilman Kenny Foster issued a stunning rebuttal to our article claiming it was unpatriotic and un-American ...

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Reggie Phillips will be in Marshall for Springfield Update –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Representative Reggie Phillips will be in Marshall, Illinois for a “Springfield Update” on Monday, July 18, 2016. The public ...

One-car accident results in death of two from Brocton and two Paris residents in hospital –

Marshall,  CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: A single-vehicle, multi-occupant crash very early this morning took the life of a driver and passenger from Brocton and ...

Clark County Park District sued for failing to provide public records…again –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Another lawsuit has been filed naming the Clark County Park District (“CCPD”) as Defendants for another in a long line of ...

Marshall IL. Budget/Appropriations Hearing – redistributing your wealth –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – During their recent budget/appropriations hearing there was considerable discussion on appropriating $10,000.00 to the Marshall Cemetery. Below is what was discussed, ...

Marshall Township unlawfully gives away $15,900.00 to St. Mary’s Cemetery –

MARSHALL TOWNSHIP, CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois is a privately owned cemetery operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese in Springfield, tax ...

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AG claims they lack authority under Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – What can the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor do when a public body refuses to comply with requests for information related ...

Open Meetings Bill signed into law –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was ...

TWO DEAD IN WAKE OF MOTORCYCLE VS. DEER CRASH –

CLARK CO., IL. — According to Illinois State Police, two are dead following a motorcycle vs. deer crash in Clark County yesterday (Saturday, June 25). ...

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Marshall Alderman Tim Sanders turns crybaby to Senator Dale Righter –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – In further efforts to keep those not agreeing with their positions in the dark on matters of public interest and on ...

Letter to the Editor: CEMETERY SCANDAL PARTICULARLY ODIOUS

By Warren LeFever: The Marshall Cemetery, St Mary’s Cemetery, Marshall Township, and City of Marshall violations of state law is not a small tidbit scandal. ...

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House, Senate pass Bill concerning closed session recordings –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On the last day of session, the House unanimously concurred with Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 to HB4630. This Bill to amend ...

City of Marshall votes to violate Constitution, gives away $10,000.00 –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Culminating a several week back-and-forth “debate” the City of Marshall voted to give a private cemetery another $10,000 this year in ...

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Gov. Rauner signs Local Government Travel Expense Control Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on ...

College of DuPage – Breuder’s Human Rights Complaint Dismissed – Part II

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – It is amazing to see how fast a person goes from insinuations he would have to start out as a 5-Star ...

Report from our June 18th Watchdog Training –

ILLINOIS (ECWd) – Below are photos from our Watchdog Training event held in DuPage County on June 18, 2016. There were only a couple of ...

DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials (Part 1) –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – After attending a couple DuPage County Board Meetings and voicing our opinions on the full compensation received by their elected officials, ...

DuPage County – Chairman Cronin’s ties to COD Foundation and COD legal representation

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The College of DuPage has been under criminal investigations by the State’s Attorney and the FBI for over a year and ...

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College of DuPage – Was Breuder FOIA violation felony record concealment?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – I would first like to begin with pointing out how much we appreciate the new leadership and their legal counsel at ...

Tri-State Fire Protection District – Audit confirms our findings – Will there be criminal charges?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – We see that DuPage County State’s Attorney charged a Winfield Fire Protection District person with felony forgery and official misconduct for ...

DuPage County – Political dynasty crumbling?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – “They are a large, Irish-Catholic political family known for pooling their talents to win campaigns they’re not expected to”, says the ...

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DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials (Part 2) –

Naperville, IL. (ECWd) – Continuing with the letter concerning compensation of DuPage County elected officials (Part 1 here), on Page 6 starts the discussion of ...

College of DuPage -Site of Breuder’s Trauma – Complaint Dismissed

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Once again we must start by pointing out, “you can’t make this stuff up!” Robert Breuder, former College of DuPage President ...

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Update on DuPage County’s FOIA Denial for W-2 forms –

Naperville, IL. (ECWd) – Last May I requested W2 Forms to compare what DuPage County told the IRS its elected officials were receiving in compensation, ...

Open Meetings Bill signed into law –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was ...

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Lasalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Letter to the Editor

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – If you’re not familiar with the illegal activities LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne has involved himself in I suggest you ...

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 ...

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Governor Rauner, We urge you to VETO SB212

Springfield, IL (ECWd) – We are urging Governor Rauner to Veto Senate Bill 212 based on evidence that the key person behind it has violated ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Lying to the Court?

Ottawa – (ECWd) – LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne is fighting for his future all the way to the Illinois Supreme Court, even though the Circuit ...

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 ...