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Laura Hois, Downers Grove Township Clerk, seeking taxpayer funded pension based on void ordinance –

Downers Grove, IL. (ECWd) – Corrected to reflect she is not currently receiving a pension (but has been seeking one). Laura Hois is a Candidate ...

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 Hasbargen decided it ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Federal 9th Circuit Update – Dissenting Justices File Supplemental Filings –

(ECWd) – Just as we wrote in early February in “Game changer in the 9th Circuit? – National Media silent” and “The 9th Circuit – ...

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 ...

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 ...

City of Carlinville refuses to answer Attorney General’s inquiry on records denial –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – From all appearances, the City of Carlinville thinks they don’t have to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. First, they ...

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 ...

Watchdog sues Coles County for Public Records –

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) – In the process of fielding complaints on massive hikes in assessed value of commercial real estate in Mattoon Township, I ...

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce President Arrested for DWI –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Randy Peterson, the current President of the Board of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce was arrested on March 5, 2017, ...

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 ...

City of Carlinville pays Attorney $481 to shakedown $200 from FOIA Requester –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – From all appearances, the City of Carlinville, and by extension its Mayor Deanna Demuzio, has decided to spend money on an ...

“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 ...

RIDES Mass Transit v. Edgar County – Our Opinion…

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Rides Mass Transit District (“RIDES-MTD“)filed its amended complaint a couple of weeks ago in their lawsuit alleging Edgar County owes them ...

Wheeling’s Mayor Dean Argiris’ Prostitution Solicitation Arrest Record –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – Oral copulation for $20. That’s right. One thing that most voters expect and demand of a candidate is Truth. Especially on ...

Official Misconduct Inquiry Request filed in South Jacksonville, IL.

South Jacksonville, IL. (ECWd) – After South Jacksonville Police Chief Hallock was reinstated with full back-pay, his attorney, Tyson Manker, filed a request for an Official Misconduct ...

Kankakee Valley Park District Commissioners receiving free rentals in violation of law –

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) – According to January 23, 2017, Board Minutes, the Kankakee Valley Park District Commissioners have been receiving “two free rentals for non-manned ...

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 ...

Effingham Park District eliminates perks for Park Commissioners –

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) – After we wrote an article (which was part of a larger project dealing with park districts across the state of Illinois) ...

DeKalb County Planning & Zoning Committee recommends moratorium on Wind Farms –

DeKalb Co., IL. (ECWd) – It’s not every day that we see a local body of government step up to the plate and do the ...

Kankakee Valley Park District Commissioner J.J. Hollis apparently confused about meeting minutes –

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) – After our article exposing the fact that the Kankakee Valley Park District (KVPD) had not approved any of their meeting minutes ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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