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When will we learn?

 (ECWd) – Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno and now Dennis Hastert.  All examples that our society is failing at a pace never imaginable. For Hastert, he ...

Clark Co. Park District holds Special Meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Update: 5-29-2015 – added the audio recording to the bottom of the article. It is about 1 hour and 41 ...

Clark Co. Park District suspends illegitimate meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – On May 26, 2015, the Clark County Park District tried to hold a finance committee meeting. The problem was that ...

Clark Co. Park using “Security Guard” to intimidate meeting attendees –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – After the short meeting tonight that was determined to be a meeting of a non-existent finance committee, the Park District’s ...

Wind Turbine Fire Pics from Livingston County, IL. –

More photos were taken of the turbine burning in Livingston County this past weekend and they came from the facebook page of: Rt66 & 17 ...

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Clark Co. Park calls in more “security”, disputes right to record meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the Special Meeting last night, the Clark County Park District had three “security” employees present. Normally this would not ...

Clark Co. Parks’ Charity Murphy hiding phone records…

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, Charity Murphy, the Clark County Park District’s FOIA Officer decided to ...

Quote of the day – Do you agree?

Illinois – (ECWd) – “Increasingly in the United States, the degree to which a law is enforced – or whether a person is indicted – ...

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School Boards in Edgar County violated the law….and you paid for it says Chicago Tribune…

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – “These abuses won’t stop until voters rise up angry again and again and again”. About now some are saying here he ...

Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman’s SLAPP suit latest filings

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman, the Orland Park Public Library’s public information coordinator, filed what we believe to be a SLAPP (Strategic Litigation ...

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School Choice – Parental right?

Illinois  (ECWd) – The answer to a simple question is proving to make a world of difference in the understanding of our children’s future. If ...

Mt. Pulaski CUSD-23 School Board selling its soul to Meridien & Relight Wind Farms –

Mt. Pulaski, IL. (ECWd) – After reading through the proposed “contract” between the Mt. Pulaski Community Unit School No. 23 School Board and Meridien LLC., ...

Clark County

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Clark Co. Park calls in more “security”, disputes right to record meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the Special Meeting last night, the Clark County Park District had three “security” employees present. Normally this would not ...

Clark Co. Park using “Security Guard” to intimidate meeting attendees –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – After the short meeting tonight that was determined to be a meeting of a non-existent finance committee, the Park District’s ...

Clark Co. Park District violates FOIA, prints over 4500 pages of records –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – In one of the more disturbing claims coming out of the Clark County Park District Executive Director’s office, Charity Murphy ...

Clark Co. Park District cited by State Fire Marshall –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – On May 7, 2015, the State Fire Marshall’s Division of Petroleum and Safety conducted an on-site inspection of the Clark ...

Clark Co. Park Commissioner Terry Stepp skips on late fees again –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Another FOIA document production from a few weeks ago has revealed that Park Commissioner Terry Stepp not only paid his ...

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Clark Co. Parks’ Charity Murphy hiding phone records…

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, Charity Murphy, the Clark County Park District’s FOIA Officer decided to ...

Clark Co. Park District holds Special Meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – Update: 5-29-2015 – added the audio recording to the bottom of the article. It is about 1 hour and 41 ...

Clark Co. Park District suspends illegitimate meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – On May 26, 2015, the Clark County Park District tried to hold a finance committee meeting. The problem was that ...

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Charity Murphy’s proof of FOIA training has Commissioner Ewing’s address on it –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – After we reported that the Clark County Park District’s Executive Director, Charity Murphy, had not taken any FOIA training, she ...

Clark Co. Park District Exec. Director caught violating park campsite policy –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It’s one thing to run around the campground ensuring the campers are abiding by campground rules and policies – and ...

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Clark County Park District – Joe Ewing: His forged petitions gains him Board Chairmanship –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the May 21, 2015 Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Joe Ewing was named the board ...

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 ...

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

Bridget Bittman Lying to Media

Orland Park Library’s Bridget Bittman’s SLAPP suit latest filings

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Bridget Bittman, the Orland Park Public Library’s public information coordinator, filed what we believe to be a SLAPP (Strategic Litigation ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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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 – 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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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