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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Holland Township Electoral Board – Petition objection withdrawn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 ...

Holland Township Electoral Board Hearing

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – Holland Township Electoral Board convened February 8th, 2017, for the purpose of hearing a petition objection filed by the Township Supervisor, ...

The 9th Circuit – more to the story

US Government (ECWd) – After finding glaring omissions in the recent opinion from the 9th Circuit, coupled with the fact the Chief Judge is taking ...

Game changer in the 9th Circuit? – National Media silent

9th District Appellate Court – (ECWd) – Yesterday, the Chief Judge of the 9th District, Judge Thomas, took steps that may prove to be a ...

Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor – credit where credit due

Illinois –(ECWd) – As our regular readers know, it’s not often we get to write about public bodies who are doing the right thing.  Yes, ...

Edgar County 911 violates the law once again – agreement with Sheriff declared invalid

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs thanks Edgar County 911 Director Nannette Crippes, as she is one of the primary reasons this organization ...

Shelbyville Township – Taxpayer money giveaway -$29,300.00

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – During a recent correspondence with the Director of Township Officials of Illinois regarding certain legalities pertaining to Township spending, a statement ...

The look into Edgar County Jail operations under former Sheriff Crippes

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We have been demanding public records from the Illinois State Police since 2012 regarding the two former Edgar County Corrections officers ...

Forbes continues shining the light on our work.

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Freelance Reporter Amanda Robert for Legal Newsline published her article on Forbes that shines the light on our work.  We appreciate ...

Law and Order in Hancock County – LaHarpe Mayor Charged with Official Misconduct

Hancock Co. (ECWd) – We first reported on the alleged violation of law by the LaHarpe Mayor when he used public equipment and personnel for ...

Are legislative carve-outs contributing to policing problems in Chicago and Cook County?

Cook Co. (ECWd) – We have been diving into the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (“ILETSB”) for several months, and it seems each ...

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 ...

Village of Chatham pulls a fast one – Thousands of dollars later, question still not answered

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – Once again the taxpayers get hoodwinked by their elected officials and I would say we called it perfectly back in June ...

Country Club Hills Sanctioned by Court -Possible Pornography on Fire Department Computers

Cook County (ECWd) – “PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE COURT’S ORDER REGARDING INSPECTION OF COMPUTERS FOR PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL” According to court records ...

Judicial Politics Illinois style -Judge in Aaron Shock case recuses herself

Illinois Co. (ECWd) – We first brought the Aaron Shock article to light back in November in this article.  It is amazing what is taking ...

College of DuPage – Candidate Ghani removed from the ballot

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The College of DuPage Electoral Hearing has concluded. “For the foregoing reasons, it is the decision of the Electoral Board that, ...

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 ...

Call to Action – Can you identify this deputy sheriff?

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We received a link to this video several months ago but have been unable to confirm the name of the Deputy ...

Edgar County, Edgar County Sheriff, and yes, Dee Burgin being sued once again!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Edgar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee Burgin being named in yet another civil rights police abuse case.  Also named ...

ILETSB – Failures Exposed; Who will be held accountable?

Illinois (ECWd) – We exposed the failure of key appointed board members of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) in this article ...

ILETSB: The most cruel and callous agency in the State of Illinois –

Illinois (EWCd) – In January of 2014, ECW uncovered documents from Governor Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Initiative Program.  One such document warned Chicago Youth to comply ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shelbyville Township – Who changed the Objection?

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – The Shelbyville Township Electoral Board, at its 3rd called meeting, read into the record the Objection filed by Robin Robertson.  Upon ...

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