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Video: Iroquois County Board Member threatens Watchdog with violence –

WATSEKA, IL. (ECWd) – During the Iroquois County Emergency Telephone Systems Board meeting on March 23, 2017, Iroquois County Board member Larry Harshbarger decided it ...

Iroquois County – ETSB – hiring restricted to part time by ordinance!

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – We can only wonder what the excuse will be for the hiring of an Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB), 911 Coordinator ...

Iroquois County – Case and point – No power given to contract employment – Part 3

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – As pointed out in Part I and Part II, there are numerous problems with the contract validity as it relates to ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District terminates Office Manager / Bookkeeper –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – It has been reported to us that there is a shake-up of employee(s) at the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (“CERWD”) – with the ...

Carlinville’s Mayor Deanna Demuzio hiding credit card statements from the public –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Just when I thought nothing could top last nights meeting which was  one of the most unprofessional meetings I had ever ...

Iroquois County – 911 Coordinator contract declared void from day one –

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – The Iroquois County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) held a special meeting tonight to discuss the employment contract they had with ...

Carlinville Treasurer, Jodi Reichmann posts false information in comment –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Jodi Reichmann, Treasurer of Carlinville, IL. posted a comment (presumably during work hours since we show it recieved at 10:30 am) on a ...

Shelbyville Township – Video, the ultimate protection of the truth

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – As described in the video, we could not put up a video of a Shelbyville Township meeting without first exposing the ...

Iroquois County’s 9-1-1 “contract” contains questionable terms – PART 2 –

WATSEKA, IL. (ECWd) For starters, the contract is invalid because it was never placed on a meeting agenda, which means it could never have been ...

Iroquois County 911 Employment Contract violates law – Part 1

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – We obtained an employment contract and related documents tied to an employment issue in Iroquois County for a position they refer ...

Former Illinois State Rep. Candidate, Randy Peterson, arrested and charged with domestic battery –

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (ECWd) – Former Candidate for State Representative of the 102nd District in Illinois, Randall “Randy” Peterson, 38, was arrested in Marion County Indiana on ...

Suit filed against Carlinville for withholding public records –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Yesterday I filed a four-count lawsuit against the City of Carlinville for its refusal to produce public records requested on January ...

Clark County

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Clark Co. Park District Votes Against Accepting Resignation –

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Supreme Court cites Allen v. Clark Co. Park District in Opinion on Springfield School District 186 v. Atty. Gen. –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On January 20, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its Opinion in Board of Education of Springfield School District No. 186 ...

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 ...

DuPage County

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 ...

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 ...

College of DuPage officials subpoenaed – Radio Engineer trial to begin

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Almost two years to the day of being charged, former College of DuPage Radio Engineer John Valenta will finally stand before ...

PLA briefs filed with the Illinois Supreme Court – (Citizen Participation Act)

Illinois (ECWd)- Multiple Prayer for Leave to Appeal (PLA) briefs were filed yesterday with the Illinois Supreme Court stemming from the scandals exposed at the ...

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 ...

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 ...

COD Foundation Attorney attacked Chicago Tribune during Appellate Court hearing with false claim about ECWd –

Northern Illinois University (NIU) – (ECWd) – In what should have been his time for rebuttal statements, the College of DuPage Foundation attorney spent a ...

College of DuPage – Breuder claim of tortious interference by board members in their individual capacity denied –

DuPage Col. (ECWd) – The Federal Courts acted on motions in the Robert Breuder civil case against the College of Dupage today and issued a ...

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 ...

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 ...