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NIU’s Overpriced Dorm Rooms – Ripping off the students? –

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (ECWd) – Attention students, and parents of students, at Northern Illinois University! If you are unhappy with the high dorm prices, pay ...

Convicted of Felony, Indicted by Grand Jury for Felony Vote Buying, Elected Mayor of Alorton, IL.

Alorton, IL. (ECWd) – JoAnn Reed, the vile creature who was caught on camera screaming obscenities, the likes you might hear from a drunken street ...

Citizen Watchdog Training – May 6 – Effingham

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) – As citizens, we don’t just have the right to expect local governments spend our tax dollars legally and transparently–we have the ...

NIU slammed by State Auditor for FOIA and Records Retention Noncompliance –

Northern Illinois University – (ECWd) – Is it better for a state agency to misrepresent its practices to the Office of the Auditor General or ...

SBE Hearing on Mautino Campaign Expenditure Complaint – Mautino invokes the 5th

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – The State Board of Elections held a hearing to iron out Frank Mautino’s campaign committee’s apparent refusal/inability to amend their past ...

AG: Edgar County ETSB Violated FOIA, Twice –

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) – FOIA Officer stipend for Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Board: $1500 Number of FOIA complaints resolved in her favor: Practically ...

When does a Park Commissioner cease being a Commissioner?

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

Community College Trustees and Conflicts of Interest –

ECWd – This year has been one of those unique election cycles where the election results created real questions on what exactly constitutes a conflict ...

AG Determines McHenry County Blog is “news media” under FOIA –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Pay attention Carlinville: Last Friday, the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor determined that the McHenry County Blog was “news media” as ...

Whiteside County Airport Board: “Rules are a bunch of crap”

WHITESIDE CO., IL. (ECWd) – We attended the Whiteside County Airport Board meeting last night, April 13, 2017, and a citizen beat me to the ...

Carlinville still denying requests for public records –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, the City of Carlinville has denied a Freedom of Information Act request for public records. Their attorney is sure ...

City of Carlinville violates FOIA again, fails to respond to Attorney General –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General has sent the City of Carlinville letters of inquiry in response to several requests for review of alleged Freedom ...

Rosemont and Rolling Meadows Public Library Waste Public Money Having Lawyers Answer FOIA Request

Rosemont, Illinois and Rolling Meadows, Illinois (ECWd) – This seems to be the standard for a public body – pay an attorney to answer simple ...

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn sign agreement –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – The College of DuPage, Village of Glen Ellyn, and the DuPage County Board all agreed that Glen Ellyn would once ...

U.S. District Attorney announces Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force –

(Pay attention Clark County…Effingham County…you are in this district) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2017 Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force Introduces New Tipline ...

OEIG may have wrapped up investigation of NIU’s procurement practices –

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, DEKALB, IL. (ECWd) – The Office of the Executive Inspector General (“OEIG”) investigation of Northern Illinois University (“NIU”) and its President, Douglas Baker, may ...

AG: Bloomington Election Commission violated the law – twice –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – Well, well, well…just as we stated when we forced the meeting to be shut down, and were viciously verbally attacked for, ...

AG: Wheeling City Council violated Open Meetings Act –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has issued a determination stating that the Wheeling City Council violated the Open Meetings Act on  November ...

Parks Commissioner Joe Ewing gets vulgar, texts “Shove that congrats in your _ _ s” –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Wow, Clark County, this is what you voted for. Own it. We knew reality would eventually set in when he realized ...

Carlinville City Council Directs Attorney To Turn Over FOIA’d Documents –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – During last night’s Carlinville City Council meeting, the Council, by unanimous vote, directed the Attorney to turn over public records in response to ...

Blackburn College Newspaper Publishes Mayor, and Blackburn College Board Member, Demuzio’s False Statements, Attacks Watchdogs –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – This article is a response to the hatchet job published by The ‘Burnian, the newspaper of Blackburn College. Nowhere in the ...

Free: Citizen Watchdog Training – Edwardsville, IL. – April 8, 2017

Someone must hold elected officials accountable for their actions. Why not you? Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Illinois is hosting a Citizen Watchdog Training to teach YOU how ...

Downers Grove Township Clerk Pension Debate – Part 2

DOWNERS GROVE, IL. (ECWd) – Part one is located at this link (here) and mainly discusses the September 2016 Downers Grove Township meeting where there appeared ...

Robinson School District #2 values Kindergarten Kickball over 6th Grade Sports –

ROBINSON, IL. (ECWd) – After the defeat of the sales tax referendum several years ago, the Robinson Schools decided it was much more important to keep ...

Edgar County Motions To Dismiss RIDES-MTD’s Amended Complaint –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Edgar County has filed an answer, in the form of a Motion to Dismiss, to the amended complaint filed against them ...

AG asks Carlinville why they failed to answer a March 20th FOIA request –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has sent a letter the Carlinville City Clerk, Mrs. Carla Brockmeier, asking that the ...

AG asks Carlinville why they failed to answer a March 18th FOIA request –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has sent a letter the Carlinville City Clerk, Mrs. Carla Brockmeier, asking that the ...

Shelbyville Township Trustee Homer Walden paid 3 times other Trustees for Illegal Contract –

SHELBYVILLE, IL.  -(ECWd) – We rarely see a situation like this, aside from Lerna, IL., where an elected official decides to work for the public ...

Is Mayor Deanna Demuzio using public funds and property for campaign purposes?

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – With all of the purposeful hiding of public records lately, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to consider whether ...

Carlinville’s Mayor Demuzio continues to hide public records – Two more complaints sent to Attorney General –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Mayor Demuzio and the City of Carlinville must enjoy spending hard-earned taxpayer dollars keeping public records from the public. I estimate ...

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