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Coles County “Commercial Assessor” is actually a Contractor – not an Employee –

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) – Coles County “Commercial Assessor” is actually a Contractor – not an Employee, and has never been properly contracted with, nor ...

Clark County Park Board Voids Leased Lot Agreement –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – During a Special Meeting of the Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners, held April 25, 2017, the Board voted ...

Whiteside County Airport Board Chairman and another member resign –

WHITESIDE CO., IL. (ECWd) – Within a week of our attendance at the Whiteside County Airport Board meeting, the Chairman and another board member tendered ...

Cashed Checks? Loan Payments? Fraudulent reporting? Do the Federal authorities know the truth?

 Illinois (ECWd) The D2 filing for Frank Mautino’s campaign reflected a lot of loan payments for loans that did not exist according to the paperwork.  ...

(Video) Representatives Ives, Wehrli discuss the Frank Mautino Hearing with ECWd –

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Representatives Jeanne Ives and Grant Wehrli talk to ECWd about their thoughts on Mautino and last week’s hearing in ...

Carlinville Park District joins three others in complying with law –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Carlinville Park District has joined the ranks of three other park districts in Illinois to live up to  Illinois Park District ...

Carlinville Refuses to answer FOIA requests from 3 more people –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Mayor Deanna Demuzio’s leadership is a complete failure. She gets an “F” in transparency and an “F” in leadership. The Carlinville FOIA ...

City of Carlinville fails to answer summons in FOIA lawsuit –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Update 4-28-2017: Carlinville filed an answer to the Complaint with the Macoupin Circuit Clerk’s Office today, April 28, 2017. According to ...

Carlinville fails to answer another Attorney General inquiry, still hiding records

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – In a direct reflection of Mayor Deanna Demuzio’s incompetence in seeking out legal advice, her chosen attorneys are failing to assist her in complying with the ...

Auditor General Frank Mautino implicated by Federal Special Master Report to the Federal Courts

Illinois (ECWd) – Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino was cherry picked to hold a 10-year government position that has the oversite investigative power to include ...

Who’s Harry?

Who is Harry? Whoever he is, much like Joe, he received campaign cash on a regular basis, year after year from Frank Mautino’s campaign account. ...

NIU’s Overpriced Dorm Rooms – Ripping off the students? –

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (ECWd) – Attention students, and parents of students, at Northern Illinois University! If you are unhappy with the high dorm prices, pay ...

Clark County

Clark County Park Board Voids Leased Lot Agreement –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – During a Special Meeting of the Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners, held April 25, 2017, the Board voted ...

Parks Commissioner Joe Ewing gets vulgar, texts “Shove that congrats in your _ _ s” –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Wow, Clark County, this is what you voted for. Own it. We knew reality would eventually set in when he realized ...

Marshall’s Mayor Sanders leads charge to give away your tax money –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – During the February 27, 2017 Marshall City Council Meeting, the majority of the council voted to misappropriate another $5000 of your hard-earned ...

CCPD Ex Director Still Takes From the Public

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – Sources at the Clark County Park District have informed us that Charity Murphy, who resigned last week, has refused to ...

Clark County Park District Director Charity Murphy Quit Today –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – At a Clark County Park District special meeting tonight, February 10, 2017, it was revealed after executive session that Charity ...

Outgoing Park Board’s Attempts To Quiet Voter’s Choice Fails

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the Clark County Park District’s regular monthly meeting held April 20, 2017 at 6pm, Park Commissioner Randy Blankenship asked ...

When does a Park Commissioner cease being a Commissioner?

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – This article is to clarify when we believe an elected park district commissioner takes office – or more importantly, ceases ...

U.S. District Attorney announces Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force –

(Pay attention Clark County…Effingham County…you are in this district) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2017 Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force Introduces New Tipline ...

Clark County Park District Settles Open Meetings Lawsuit, Writes Check –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County park District recently settled the Open Meetings Act lawsuit after their complete defeat at the Appellate Court ...

Clark Co. Park District pays $7,500 to settle Open Meetings Act lawsuit –

CLARK CO., (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners voted to approve a settlement in the lawsuit brought against them for alleged ...

Will Clark County Park District face the rule of law like Kankakee Valley Park District has?

Kankakee Co.(ECWd) – “Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sept. 7, that charges Roy Collins, former executive director of the ...

WCIA report on Citizen Watchdog Training – Champaign –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – WCIA-3 reported on our citizen watchdog training held in Champaign yesterday. It was sponsored by AFP Foundation – Americans For Prosperity Foundation ...

DuPage County

Community College Trustees and Conflicts of Interest –

ECWd – This year has been one of those unique election cycles where the election results created real questions on what exactly constitutes a conflict ...

Higher Learning Commission – The new hammer against Fraud and Abuse in Higher Education

United States (ECWd) – The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is set to meet with the College of DuPage Board of Trustees next month in an ...

Laura Hois, Downers Grove Township Clerk, seeking taxpayer funded pension based on void ordinance –

Downers Grove, IL. (ECWd) – Corrected to reflect she is not currently receiving a pension (but has been seeking one). Laura Hois is a Candidate ...

College of DuPage makes history- SLEA Director approved by ILETSB

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – For the first time in the history of COD, the SLEA Director has been approved by the ILETSB.  We first reported ...

“Mulchgate” – Claims in Committee Hearing proven false!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Representative Peter Breen testified in support of his wood chip bill on behalf of his constituents a few weeks ago and ...

Better Government Association offering free FOIA training

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association has asked us to assist in the promotion of their upcoming citizen watchdog training to be held ...

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn sign agreement –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – The College of DuPage, Village of Glen Ellyn, and the DuPage County Board all agreed that Glen Ellyn would once ...

Downers Grove Township Clerk Pension Debate – Part 2

DOWNERS GROVE, IL. (ECWd) – Part one is located at this link (here) and mainly discusses the September 2016 Downers Grove Township meeting where there appeared ...

COD Motions for Interlocutory Appeal v. Breuder –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – On March 17, 2017, the College of DuPage filed a 9-page Motion to Certify For Interlocutory Appeal the denial of ...

Update: Lisle Woman Accused of Forging Petitions for Seat on College of DuPage Board of Trustees

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – Press Release Contact Information: Media Coordinator: 630-407-8160 Thursday, March 16, 2017 Lisle Woman Accused of Forging Petitions for Seat on ...

Why Illinois is in the wood pile: Wood Chips –

Springfield (ECWd) – Follow the law and be honest, that is all we ask.  This is the condensed version(LOL) that every legislator in Springfield needs ...

Free Wood Chips – No Trespassing!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – About a month ago I wrote this article about our legislators passing laws to legalize activity that had been going on ...