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Community College Trustees and Conflicts of Interest –

April 19, 2017   ·   1 Comments

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

WCIA report on Citizen Watchdog Training – Champaign –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – WCIA-3 reported on our citizen watchdog training held in Champaign yesterday. It was sponsored by AFP Foundation – Americans For Prosperity Foundation ...

FREE Citizen Watchdog Training Champaign, IL. – Jan 21st –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – Live near Champaign? Curious to know how to hold you local public bodies accountable or learn how your property tax dollars ...

Citizen Watchdog Training Champaign, IL. – Jan 21st –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – Dear Friend, Curious to see how your local government spends your property taxes? Interested in learning how to hold elected officials ...

Peter Tracy, Former Champaign Mental Health Director Spent $100,000.00 On ……Movies!

Champaign Co.  (ECWd) Yes, you read the title correctly.  The Champaign Mental Health Department, while under the direction of former Director and current Champaign County ...

InvEnergy’s Wind Farm Joins “WALL OF SHAME” –

InvEnergy’s wind farm joins “WALL OF SHAME” (InvEnergy owes Champaign County $480,298 in unpaid taxes.) Recently, we shed a spotlight on three parcels of land ...

Windfall turns into Wind FAIL for Champaign County Taxpayers –

InvEnergy claimed they were going to be “good neighbors” and bring lots of jobs and income to Champaign and Vermilion County when they constructed the ...

Jim Acklin failed to address the issue of mandated reporting –

102nd District – (ECWd) Once again we must look to official records to inform the voters of inconsistencies and misleading information made by those running ...

State Rep Candidates Jim Acklin and Randy Peterson would impose FOIA fee to access public documents –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During a recent “Meet the Candidates” night in Paris, Illinois, Candidates for the 102nd State Representative District were asked if they ...

Wind Farms: More problems with InvEnergy Attorney Mike Blazer –

Argyle and Moore Townships, Michigan (ECWd) – The last couple weeks, Mike Blazer, attorney for InvEnergy, has been the source of citizen complaints in a remarkable place.  ...

In sexual misconduct suit, state rep candidate said female student was responsible for relationship with teacher –

URBANA – Legislative candidate Jim Acklin of Ogden countered a former high school student’s sexual misconduct suit against the school district he once led by ...

State Rep Candidate Randy Peterson – The do-nothing county party chairman –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – When you look at people and how they conduct themselves in their quest for political power, you must take into ...

Election Board Lottery Determined Ballot Order For 2016 Primary Election –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois State Board of Elections held the lottery on December 9, 2015, to determine ballot placement in the upcoming election. ...

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District: Buys Gifts, Raises Taxes –

Champaign Co. (ECWd) – Most people understand the financial condition of the State of Illinois and most other public bodies in this state.  To say ...

Champaign -Urbana Public Health District questionable spending?

Champaign Co. (ECWd) – Many have wondered how you can make a difference when it comes to fixing the out of control spending  in some ...

State Rep Candidate Randy Peterson’s DUI was more than twice the legal limit –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – The reporting on Randy Peterson’s candidacy by the News-Gazette, which reported Peterson’s ’03 DUI arrest as having “a preliminary blood test ...

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District bought a …… wait for it…. a …-

Champaign, IL. (ECWd) – Amazing. Your tax dollars at work. It appears the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District decided to participate in the Pride Parade (2014 ...

Randy Peterson is interested in Rep. Adam Brown’s seat –

According to The Southern Illinoisan article published yesterday, which matches a text message I received from Peterson last Friday, he stated is is planning on ...

Hartke and other Illinoisans testify at Illinois Senate Hearing

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Today, an Illinois Ag Committee Senate hearing was held at 9:30 AM. . The hearing was for HB 3523 which is ...

University of Illinois violates Open Meetings Act –

Champaign, IL. (ECWd) – While looking the the University of Illinois’ website to determine when and where their meetings were being held, I came across ...