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Clark Co. Parks – Charity Murphy fails to pay late fees – rewarded with two pay raises…

Clark CO., IL. (ECWd) – In a FOIA request recently obtained, it became quite clear the Executive Director of the Clark County Park District had ...

Clark County Park Open Meetings Lawsuit Update –

Clark CO., IL. (ECWd) – In an effort to minimize expenses to the Clark County Park District and its taxpayers, we have delivered an offer ...

Update on Martinsville’s flag desecrating teacher –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Update: May 20, 2015: WTHI Interview of Clifford Clouser (HERE) and other news article (HERE) and Statement by School Superintendent ...

Airport Manager Says He “Visually Verified” Insurance Policy –

EDGAR CO., IL – (ECWd) – After repeated requests for proof that disgraced former Edgar County Board Chairman, Chris Patrick, actually has insurance on his ...

College of DuPage – Some things never change…

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – It would appear some things never change when it comes to Freedom of Information requests (FOIA) at the College of DuPage.  ...

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Scathing Senate Report – Illegal acts confirmed…

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – For over a year we have been working on exposing the out of control spending at the College of DuPage.  During ...

Unit 46 – Elections have consequences – so do past discussions

Elgin, IL (ECWd) – Elections have consequences – so do past discussions Time and time again we see public officials being told what they can ...

Martinsville Flag Desecrator- Federal Law violated?

Clark Co. (ECWd) – Federal Law: 18 U.S. Code 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties- (Link to Federal Code) (a) ...

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Martinsville English Teacher placed on leave after desecrating U.S. Flag in class –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It was reported to us that High School English teacher, Mr. Jordan Parmenter, decided to place the United States Flag ...

College of DuPage redefines “substantial number of records” –

College of DuPage – (ECWd) – A short time after posting the previous COD article on FOIA noncompliance, the requested records arrived in an email. ...

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College of DuPage – Erin Birt responsible for legal “Fee Fest” –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Could a new mug shot be coming? The release of the Res Publica invoice now shines light on many serious concerns ...

Video: Downers Grove Township holds illegal committee meeting –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – May 16, 2015, Downers Grove, Illinois. Updated May 17 with more information… This morning, the Downers Grove Township Refuse Committee ...

Clark County

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Clark Co. Parks – Charity Murphy fails to pay late fees – rewarded with two pay raises…

Clark CO., IL. (ECWd) – In a FOIA request recently obtained, it became quite clear the Executive Director of the Clark County Park District had ...

Martinsville English Teacher placed on leave after desecrating U.S. Flag in class –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It was reported to us that High School English teacher, Mr. Jordan Parmenter, decided to place the United States Flag ...

Clark Co. Park District – Director not FOIA trained –

Clark Co. (ECWd) – In several recent Freedom of Information Act requests for public records, it became clear to us that the Clark County Park ...

Clark Co. Park District – the next meeting –

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

Park Director uses the park’s phone to bully, harass, insult, and lie –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – More information is coming out about Charity Murphy, the Clark County Park District’s Executive Director, and her use of public ...

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Martinsville Flag Desecrator- Federal Law violated?

Clark Co. (ECWd) – Federal Law: 18 U.S. Code 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties- (Link to Federal Code) (a) ...

Clark County Park Open Meetings Lawsuit Update –

Clark CO., IL. (ECWd) – In an effort to minimize expenses to the Clark County Park District and its taxpayers, we have delivered an offer ...

Update on Martinsville’s flag desecrating teacher –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Update: May 20, 2015: WTHI Interview of Clifford Clouser (HERE) and other news article (HERE) and Statement by School Superintendent ...

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Clark Co. Park Director “misleads” Commissioners again…

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the April Clark County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Terry Stepp asked if the leased lots covenants included taking ...

Clark Co. Park Director skirts own rental payments –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – When Freedom of Information Act requests were submitted for seasonal and annual campsite payments, the Executive Director retaliated by posting ...

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Update on Park District’s “recurrent requester” claim under FOIA –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – This is an update to a previous article (here) where Charity Murphy, the Executive Director of the Clark County Park ...

Park District Director misleads public, commissioners –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the April 2015 regular meeting of the Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director, Charity Murphy, ...

DuPage County

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College of DuPage redefines “substantial number of records” –

College of DuPage – (ECWd) – A short time after posting the previous COD article on FOIA noncompliance, the requested records arrived in an email. ...

College of DuPage – Breaking… Reafirmation of Accreditation On Hold –

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE (ECWd) – Considering the recent events, the Higher Learning Commission has placed the pending action of reaccreditation of the College of  DuPage ...

College of DuPage – Contract Avoidance by PR Firm?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Transparency has been the battle cry for some time by many and it appears the more the onion is pulled back ...

College of DuPage – $395,069.11 on Public Relations, Promotion material, and advertising in last 90 days!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The request was simple: Copy of all invoices for public relations services in the last 90 days. Copy of all charges ...

VOTEC Corp. files suit v. DuPage County Election Commission –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – James P. Rome, LTD A Professional Legal Corporation 517 Lavergne Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091 (847) 917-3540 FOR RELEASE: Immediate DATE: 5/5/2015 VENDOR CHARGES DUPAGE COUNTY ELECTION COMMISSION’S PROCUREMENT PROCESS ...

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College of DuPage – Some things never change…

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – It would appear some things never change when it comes to Freedom of Information requests (FOIA) at the College of DuPage.  ...

College of DuPage – Erin Birt responsible for legal “Fee Fest” –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Could a new mug shot be coming? The release of the Res Publica invoice now shines light on many serious concerns ...

Video: Downers Grove Township holds illegal committee meeting –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – May 16, 2015, Downers Grove, Illinois. Updated May 17 with more information… This morning, the Downers Grove Township Refuse Committee ...

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College of DuPage – History repeats: Comparing 1977 to 2014…

College of DuPage (ECWd) – Over the years we have all heard about how important it is to learn from our history.  The reason for ...

IL. State Rep. Jeanne Ives : (Video) “Entire Process is a Fraud”

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) on the House Floor, May 6, 2015 – re: House Bill 4141: “If it’s all about values, ...

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College of DuPage – Waterleaf Success and Popularity?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – “Waterleaf Employment Referral Program” “Expires 09/04/2015″ “Due to the success and popularity of Waterleaf restaurant, General Manager Jean Pierre Leroux is ...

College of DuPage – Discovery continues!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – As it relates to the College of DuPage Foundation; “WHEREAS, the Foundation was established as a separate, not-for-profit corporate entity and ...

Orland Park Public Library

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OPPL – Bittman lawsuit – May4 filings –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman’s attorney finally finished filing all documents as ordered by the Judge. This batch was an Opposition to a ...

Orland Park Library spent $480,000 fighting open records and open meetings laws –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – In the past fifteen months, the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL) has spent over $480,000.00 fighting Freedom of Information and ...

Orland Park Library pays $55,000 to settle FOIA/Open Meetings lawsuits –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – The Orland Park Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a settlement of $55,000.00 to dispose of Freedom of Information ...

Update on Bittman v. Fox et al – Orland Park Library –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Motions to dismiss Bittman’s lawsuit on 7 of the 13 counts have been filed after Bittman filed her amended Complaint. ...

Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman files amended Complaint –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – This is Bittman‘s amended complaint, filed on January 21, 2015. Remember that she filed her original complaint (here). Then Defendant ...

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Orland Park Library – Bittman lawsuit update – Judge denied motion –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Last week, after numerous motions to extend the time to respond, Bridget Bittman’s attorney filed several Motions in response to ...

OPPL’s Bridget Bittman’s “SLAPP” lawsuit update –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman, the public information officer and self-styled “crisis manager” of the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), filed what we ...

Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman begs on GoFundMe – Vacations in Florida –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – Orland Park Public Library employee Bridget Bittman decided a few months ago to file what I would call a frivolous ...

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Orland Park Public Library Still Covering Up Child Porn…

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Saturday, March 7, 2015 From Safe Libraries: The Orland Park Public Library (link) is the scene of the latest effort ...

Sexual Harassment of Librarians – Librarian Protection Bill proposed –

Sexual harassment is wrong as is working in a hostile work environment. Librarians, library employees and patrons are forced to endure that when libraries allow ...

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Bridget Bittman’s civil suit slowly going down in flames…

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Orland Park Public Library District’s public relations employee, Bridget Bittman’s personal civil suit against Megan Fox, Kevin DuJan, and others ...

University of Illinois’ GSLIS Gives Award for Defending Child Pornography –

University of Illinois (ECWd) – So, not only do they give the award to people defending free public access to child porn (under the guise ...

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