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Video Report from Auburn Township in Clark County –

September 16, 2016   ·   3 Comments

CLARK CENTER, IL. (ECWd) – ECWd was “invited” (message on our tip line) by some local residents to attend their Township Board meeting. They were ...

Clark County Park District Violated FOIA and Failed to Answer the Attorney General –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, the Illinois Attorney General has issued an opinion, and they have stated that the Clark County Park District has ...

Did Clark County Park District Hire Engineer Firm in Violation of Policy ?

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Does anyone at the Clark County Park District read the policy manual? I have, and when read in its entirety it ...

Park District to Clark County: Monthly Financial Report so inaccurate we can’t pay any bills –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – We will take your taxes, but you are not good enough to work here In their usual form, the majority of ...

Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

Oral Arguments in Allen/Kraft v. Clark County Park District (audio) –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Fourth Appellate Court provides audio of its Oral Arguments to the public at this link: here The Argument Date, Case ...

Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – LETTER TO THE EDITOR Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity I always try to keep my ...

Clark County Park District Director failed to deposit over $97,404.00 –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – According to financial records received under the Freedom of Information Act, Charity Murphy, the Clark County Park District Director, had failed ...

Reggie Phillips will be in Marshall for Springfield Update –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Representative Reggie Phillips will be in Marshall, Illinois for a “Springfield Update” on Monday, July 18, 2016. The public ...

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 ...

Open Meetings Bill signed into law –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was ...

TWO DEAD IN WAKE OF MOTORCYCLE VS. DEER CRASH –

CLARK CO., IL. — According to Illinois State Police, two are dead following a motorcycle vs. deer crash in Clark County yesterday (Saturday, June 25). ...

One-car accident results in death of two from Brocton and two Paris residents in hospital –

Marshall,  CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: A single-vehicle, multi-occupant crash very early this morning took the life of a driver and passenger from Brocton and ...

Clark County Park District sued for failing to provide public records…again –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Another lawsuit has been filed naming the Clark County Park District (“CCPD”) as Defendants for another in a long line of ...

Marshall Alderman Tim Sanders turns crybaby to Senator Dale Righter –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – In further efforts to keep those not agreeing with their positions in the dark on matters of public interest and on ...

Letter to the Editor: CEMETERY SCANDAL PARTICULARLY ODIOUS

By Warren LeFever: The Marshall Cemetery, St Mary’s Cemetery, Marshall Township, and City of Marshall violations of state law is not a small tidbit scandal. ...

Marshall IL. Budget/Appropriations Hearing – redistributing your wealth –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – During their recent budget/appropriations hearing there was considerable discussion on appropriating $10,000.00 to the Marshall Cemetery. Below is what was discussed, ...

Marshall Township unlawfully gives away $15,900.00 to St. Mary’s Cemetery –

MARSHALL TOWNSHIP, CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – St. Mary’s Cemetery in Marshall, Illinois is a privately owned cemetery operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese in Springfield, tax ...

House, Senate pass Bill concerning closed session recordings –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On the last day of session, the House unanimously concurred with Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 to HB4630. This Bill to amend ...

City of Marshall votes to violate Constitution, gives away $10,000.00 –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Culminating a several week back-and-forth “debate” the City of Marshall voted to give a private cemetery another $10,000 this year in ...

AG says Clark Co. Park District Ethics Commission violated the law –

Clark County, Illinois (ECWd) – “The Antithesis of an Ethics Commission” In yet another example of inept leadership at the Clark County Park District – ...

Park District investigates “harassment” that does not violate their policy –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – A few weeks ago we reported (here) on the Clark County Park District directing its attorney, Lorna Geiler, to use ...

Clark Co. Park District Director not entirely truthful on Statement of Economic Interest –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Director of the Clark County Park District, who, according to district policy must reside within the boundaries of the ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District increases rates –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District – (ECWd) – During their April 2016 meeting, the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (CERWD) voted to increase the water rates it charge ...

Clark County Park District Appoints 2 Commissioners –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District held a Special Meeting on May 5, 2016 for the purpose of appointing commissioners to ...

Clark County Park District: Terry Stepp’s extreme exaggeration debunked –

Clark County, IL. (ECWd) – One of the items Terry Stepp complained about during the Clark County Park District’s April meeting – just prior to ...

Clark County Park District – FSG Painters can’t figure out what’s wrong –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – As we have stated previously on the issue (here) with the Clark County Park District and the “free painting” claimed ...

Clark Co. Park District – “The Painting Scandal” – Part 1 –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – Timeline of “The Painting Scandal” Or, “How to destroy public trust by hiding facts from the public” – because essentially, ...

Watch Park Commissioners Kuehnel, Stone, Ewing, and Stepp vote to attack FOIA requester (video) –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – In a recent article we pointed out how Clark County Park District Commissioners directed their attorney, Lorna Geiler of Meyer- Capel ...

Clark County Park District still advertises Kate Yargus as their FOIA Officer –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – How long has it been . . . 1 year? 2 years ? since Yargus resigned as park district attorney – and ...

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