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Kankakee Park District violating Open Meetings Law – Fails to approve meeting minutes for nine consecutive months

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) – The Kankakee Valley Park District, on the losing edge of a financial cliff, has apparently made the decision it doesn’t want ...

Country Club Hills Fire Department – “Thousands of Web searches for pornography” – Hard drives wiped.

Cook Co. (ECWd) –  We first reported on Country Club Hills Fire Department January 23, 2017, regarding possible pornography on fire department computers and the ...

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 ...

ILETSB – FOIA forces compliance – Sheriffs receive letters –

Illinois (ECWd) – The Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board is responsible for a laundry list of matters as it relates to our Law ...

Princeton Park District could exceed $14,000 given to Commissioners –

PRINCETON, IL. (ECWd) – The Princeton Park District’s gifting of memberships and fee waivers to their Commissioners in violation of the Park District Code, which ...

Potential Constitutional Crisis in the making? – Media silent!

United States (ECWd) – Executive Orders, Plenary Power Doctrine, 100-mile border zone, all factors that may turn into a Constitutional Crisis in tomorrow’s U.S. Supreme ...

Legal Newsline Recognizes Watchdog Reporting

United States (ECWd) – Legal Newsline has picked up on our reporting, which was one of the first to report on the sua sponte request ...

Princeton Park District gifting memberships to Commissioners –

PRINCETON, IL. (ECWd) – The Princeton Park District, in the recent past, had finally determined, after considerable public questioning, to make families of Park Commissioners pay ...

Laws are moving targets in Illinois –

Illinois (ECWd) – All indications are pointing to a serious degradation of the rule of law in Illinois. Illinois State statutes are found in nine ...

Kankakee Airport Commissioner, Attorney Resignations

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) – The Kankakee Valley Airport Authority held its first meeting since receiving this letter from IDOT in reference to a potential commissioner disqualification ...

Holland Township Electoral Board – Petition objection withdrawn

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – We ran this story a couple days ago regarding the Holland Township Electoral Board meeting. I was contacted this morning by ...

Clark County

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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-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 ...

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 ...