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Laws are moving targets in Illinois –

February 18, 2017   ·   14 Comments

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

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino – Lawsuit answer admits violation of law

Illinois – (ECWd) We first exposed the questionable campaign expenditures of Illinois State Auditor General Frank Mautino in January of this year, almost one year ...

BGA: Illinois FOIA Appeals Linger With No End In Sight

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General’s role in assuring compliance ...

Gov. Rauner signs Bill amending the Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of ...

AG claims they lack authority under Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – What can the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor do when a public body refuses to comply with requests for information related ...

Attorney General says Edgar County Board violated Open Meetings Act –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has issued a determination on a complaint filed alleging an Open Meetings violation ...

COOK COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY ALVAREZ CONSPIRED WITH LAWYERS TO AVENGE INNOCENCE PROJECT, SUIT ALLEGES –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) – Contact: Jennifer Bonjean, Bonjean Law Group: 917.566.3926 Media logistics: Andrew Touhy, 312.228.4800 MEDIA ADVISORY ALVAREZ CONSPIRED WITH LAWYERS TO AVENGE INNOCENCE ...

CBS2 Chicago on Auditor General Mautino –

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – Kirk was interviewed by CBS-TV Channel 2 out of Chicago about the Mautino mess. Illinois State Auditor General Mautino must provide ...

AG says Cahokia violated Open Meetings Act – Right to Speak –

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) – In recent months, the Mayor of Cahokia, Curtis McCall Jr., had decided to start evicting residents from public meetings, and charging ...

Dekalb County Court Judge Finds Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Concealed Public Records –

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) – THIS IS A STORY ABOUT THE LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AND A CONSPIRACY BY LAWYERS FOR THE STATE TO HIDE RECORDS State ...

Human Rights? Not in Illinois – The system is broke!

Illinois (ECWd) – In Illinois we have what is called the Department of Human Rights which is governed by the Human Rights Act. “Freedom from ...

U-46 – Attorney General looking into alleged Open Meetings Violations –

Elgin, IL. (ECWd) – As you can see in the AG’s letter to U-46 (below), they have determined my request for them to review the ...

Edgar County Sheriff Jeff Wood should arrest himself –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – In past articles I wrote about Board Member Karl Farnham collecting insurance payments in violation of law,  Board Members Mike ...

Sheriff Wood Cannot Serve On ETS Board – Prairie Press Editorial Fails On Facts –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – With absolute disbelief that any person, or group of people, could be so wrong, I read the editorial in this ...

Edgar Co. Board Meeting: Watching Karl Farnham ignore citizens…

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – Video of the Edgar County Board Study Session is below. This meeting was held on October 26, 2015 at the ...

Cahokia, IL. Clerk violates Constitution, hires wife as assistant –

Cahokia, IL. (ECWd) – Cahokia, Illinois’ elected Village Clerk, Rich Dunkan, had his salary reduced so he could hire his wife, Debbie Dunkan, as his ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District sets stage to steal deposits, connection fees –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (ECWd) – I received a copy of the most recent audit and management letter from the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (“CERWD”) ...

US Justice Dept. looking at Wind Power Bribery and Corruption…

ECWd – A few months ago, we reported on what we called bribing public officials, with promises of financial “donations” should they sign agreements that ...

The 3-1/2 year Conflict of Interest Battle – Sheriff/ETSB –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – The issue with the conflicts of interest on the Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Board started over three and a ...

Edgar County Sheriff Wood cannot serve on ETSB (911) Board –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – Conflict of Interest – More news you heard here first, and most likely nowhere else – Edgar County Sheriff Jeff ...

IL. Rep Acevedo using state resources against Donald Trump –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Representative Edward J. Acevedo (D) appears to be electioneering with state funds against Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.  I ...

DuPage State’s Atty will not prosecute COD Open Meetings violation –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – The DuPage County State’s Attorney, Bob Berlin, has stated that his office will not prosecute the College of DuPage Open ...

Clark Co. Park District received its 19th letter from Atty General –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It’s official, the Clark County Park District has received its 19th letter from the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor ...

AG sends 17th letter of inquiry to Clark County Park District –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has inquired about another alleged Freedom Of Information Act violation against the Clark ...

Clark Co. Park District – AG inquiring into another alleged illegal meeting –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – It looks like the Clark County Park District has to answer to another allegation of wrongdoing sent to the Illinois ...

Clark Co. Park District must answer to 13 separate Attorney General Complaints –

Clark CO., IL. (ECWd) – The complete failure of the Clark County Park District’s Executive Director in answering Freedom Of Information Act requests, and her ...

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