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Why Governor Rauner Must Veto SB 3319

Illinois (ECWd) – On January 10, 2017, the last (and lame-duck) day of the session, the 99th Illinois General Assembly passed SB 3319. This bill ...

FREE Citizen Watchdog Training Champaign, IL. – Jan 21st –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – Live near Champaign? Curious to know how to hold you local public bodies accountable or learn how your property tax dollars ...

Call to Action – Can you identify this deputy sheriff?

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We received a link to this video several months ago but have been unable to confirm the name of the Deputy ...

Lisle Village Board Violates Law On Camera –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – One of the issues concerning Mayor Broda and the Village of Lisle is a Binding Opinion from the Illinois Attorney General ...

ILETSB – Failures Exposed; Who will be held accountable?

Illinois (ECWd) – We exposed the failure of key appointed board members of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) in this article ...

Lobstergate Update: Karie Friling’s Poolside Bar Receipts Not Produced By Village of Orland Park

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – For anyone interested in uncovering government corruption and observing public officials who show utter contempt for the public on a rolling basis, ...

Clark Co. Park District Votes Against Accepting Resignation –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – As I eluded to in the previous article on the most recent resignation of Charity Murphy, the director of the park ...

South Sangamon Water Commission: No Hunting On Commission Property –

ROCHESTER, IL. (ECWd) – We attended the South Sangamon Water Commission’s meeting on January 17, 2017, to raise an issue we had previously written about; ...

Clark County Park District Director Resigns…again…

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – The Agenda has been posted for the January 19, 2017, Clark County Park District monthly meeting. One of the listed items ...

Edgar County, Edgar County Sheriff, and yes, Dee Burgin being sued once again!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Edgar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee Burgin being named in yet another civil rights police abuse case.  Also named ...

ILETSB: The most cruel and callous agency in the State of Illinois –

Illinois (EWCd) – In January of 2014, ECW uncovered documents from Governor Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Initiative Program.  One such document warned Chicago Youth to comply ...

College of DuPage – Board Examiner finds 49 signatures that should be stricken; validates only 37.

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The College of DuPage Electoral Board requested a Board Examiner to review signatures on petitions objected to, that were submitted by candidate Husna ...

Clark County

Clark Co. Park District Votes Against Accepting Resignation –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – As I eluded to in the previous article on the most recent resignation of Charity Murphy, the director of the park ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Candidates for the April 2017 Election –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – The list of candidates who filed their petitions for Clark-Edgar Rural Water Commissioner, prior to the end of the filing ...

Clark County Park District Candidates for April 2017 Election –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Candidate Lineup (gleaned from petitions that were submitted by close of business today) for the Clark County Park District Board ...

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 ...

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 ...

Clark County Park District Director Resigns…again…

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – The Agenda has been posted for the January 19, 2017, Clark County Park District monthly meeting. One of the listed items ...

RIDES Mass Transit Lawsuit v. Edgar County Dismissed, Both Counts Stricken –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the hearing on January 11, 2017, the Court heard arguments from both RIDES Mass Transit District and Edgar County ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Sets 2017 Meeting Schedule –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District has set its 2017 regular board meeting dates as listed below: CERWD – 2017 Meeting Schedule ...

Municipal Minute Wrote About Our Appellate Court Victory –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Here is a link to their Municipal Minute article (click here). . Court Interprets “Public Recital” Requirement of OMA Prior to ...

Clark County Park District – Leases Lots For Less Than Campsite Rental –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District held a special meeting last night, the same night as Township Caucuses, most likely in hopes ...

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 ...

DuPage County

Why Governor Rauner Must Veto SB 3319

Illinois (ECWd) – On January 10, 2017, the last (and lame-duck) day of the session, the 99th Illinois General Assembly passed SB 3319. This bill ...

College of DuPage – Candidate cites Social Justice Journal to support her legal position

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – During the petition objection hearing last Tuesday at the College of DuPage, the Electoral Board offered one of the candidates and ...

Lisle Village Clerk gets work release from 3rd DUI and serves as Electoral Board Member –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – Only in Illinois can you be a 3-time DUI offender – sentenced to 4 months in jail, and then get work ...

College of DuPage – 2nd Petition Objector Confirmed

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Lori Solyom of Lombard, Illinois, has filed petition objections at the College of DuPage against the same two candidates as the ...

(VIDEO) – Lisle CUSD 202 trying to play “Government Censor” –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – During its December 19, 2016, school board meeting, the Lisle CUSD 202 school board tried really hard at making school board videos difficult, when it ...

Lisle Village Board Violates Law On Camera –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – One of the issues concerning Mayor Broda and the Village of Lisle is a Binding Opinion from the Illinois Attorney General ...

College of DuPage – Board Examiner finds 49 signatures that should be stricken; validates only 37.

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The College of DuPage Electoral Board requested a Board Examiner to review signatures on petitions objected to, that were submitted by candidate Husna ...

College of DuPage – Candidate admits photo-copying petitions-blames COD for her failure to comply with law

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In a rather interesting attempt to cast blame for noncompliance of specific election records, Rafath Waheed blamed COD citing, “obfuscation of ...

Lisle CUSD 202 Backtracks On Copyright Claims –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – After claiming copyright on its board meeting videos, and then spending over 18 minutes of time we can never recover talking ...

Did DuPage County Officials dupe the General Assembly into violating the Illinois Constitution?

DuPage Co.  (ECWd) – I wish I could take credit for this one as it turns out I had read the specific Illinois Constitution provision ...

Two College of DuPage Trustee Candidate Petitions Challenged –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Husna Ghani and Rafath Waheed turned in petition packets for election to the Board of Trustees at the College of DuPage, ...

(Video) Lisle CUSD 202 Told To Raise Taxes To Maximum Law Allows –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – The Lisle CUSD 202 School Board was told, during public comment, to raise the property taxes as high as the law ...

LaSalle County States Attorney

LaSalle PD – Story not “falling” apart, it has crumbled –

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – I said the story was falling apart in this article. Chief of LaSalle Police Department, according to Illinois State Police criminal ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 – 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 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 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 & 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 ...

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 ...