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Village of Tinley Park Sues Erstwhile Planning Director Amy Connolly in Federal Court for Her Role in Buckeye Scheme

May 3, 2017   ·   3 Comments

Tinley Park, Illinois On May 1st, 2017, the Village of Tinley Park filed a scathing federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the ...

Wheeling resident questions timing of former Mayor Argiris’ house payment, village’s gift of property to developer

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – During the Wheeling Village Council meeting on May 1, 2017, a resident questioned the suspicious timing of a gift of public property ...

Orland Park Public Library Intends to Waste $6,700 on Conferences for Staffers

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – On Monday, April 17th, 2017, the Orland Park Public Library Board is poised to approve spending in the amount of ...

Tinley Park to settle nuisance lawsuit filed by Buckeye low-income housing developer

Tinley Park, Illinois Elections indeed have consequences. Just a week after voters booted Mayor David Seaman and his slate of running mates from power in the ...

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 ...

Orland Park Public Library Caught Spending Public Funds on Gourmet Jelly Donuts Again

  Orland Park, Illinois – (ECWd) – Director Mary Weimar at the Orland Park Public Library is at it again: once more buying an obscene ...

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 ...

Regime Change Finally Comes to Orland Park and Tinley Park After Years of Scandal

Orland Park, Illinois On April 4th 2017, fed-up voters in both Orland Park and Tinley Park toppled longstanding political regimes that have been embroiled in ...

Orland Park Public Library Calls Police on Black Man Watching Young Girls

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – An odd incident report was written on February 9th by Orland Park Public Library employee Howard Griffin, documenting a recent episode involving ...

Wheeling’s Mayor Dean Argiris’ Prostitution Solicitation Arrest Record –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – Oral copulation for $20. That’s right. One thing that most voters expect and demand of a candidate is Truth. Especially on ...

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 ...

Wheeling Mayor Dean Argiris Uses City Vehicle For Private Business Purposes –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – Dean Argiris, the Mayor of Wheeling, Illinois has been asked during public meetings to explain his use of the city vehicle. ...

Wheeling’s Mayor Argiris Used City Credit for Personal Use and Appears to have Lied About Repayment –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – The Mayor of Wheeling, Illinois,  Dean Argiris, has used the city credit card for personal and private business purposes. As if ...

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 ...

Lobstergate Update: Karie Friling’s Poolside Bar Receipts Not Produced By Village of Orland Park

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – For anyone interested in uncovering government corruption and observing public officials who show utter contempt for the public on a rolling basis, ...

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 ...

Village of Orland Park’s Karie Friling Eats Steak and Lobster on Public’s Dime –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – Travel receipts obtained from the Village of Orland Park via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) raise questions about Orland ...

Orland Park Public Library Board Still Hates the Public –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – The Orland Park Public Library Board is at it again, hating the public as much as ever. We’ve been reporting ...

Book Banned by Orland Park Public Library Is Accepted By Orland Park History Museum –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – The Orland Park History Museum, which opened this past April in the former red-brick Village Hall building in Orland Park, ...

Cook County Record Reports On Our Appeal Of CPA Denial –

Cook County, IL. (ECWd) – ‘Watchdogs’ appeal DuPage judge’s OK of lawsuit over reporting of alleged ‘pay to play’ for COD contract Jonathan Bilyk Aug. ...

Orland Park Public Library Bans Book About Orland Park Public Library –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Viewpoint discrimination and censorship are on full display at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), as staff ban a new ...

Gov. Rauner signs Local Government Travel Expense Control Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on ...

Buckeye Community Hope Foundation Amends SLAPP Lawsuit Against Tinley Park –

TINLEY PARK, IL. (ECWd) – On 6/15/16, the Buckeye Community Hope Foundation (an Ohio-based developer that profits from exploiting tax-credit schemes in other states, such ...

Attorney General Inquiry into Bellwood Public Library Board –

BELLWOOD, IL. (ECWd) – The Attorney General’s Office of the Public Access Counselor (PAC) has now opened in inquiry into the actions of the Bellwood ...

Regina Greene and Bellwood Public Library Board’s Outrageous Spending –

Bellwood, IL In March, a Bellwood Public Library patron named Wanda Gipson confronted Regina Greene and the rest of the Bellwood Public Library Board on ...

Tinley Park Shocked by Village’s Dirty Tricks with Upcoming Meeting on 6/16/16 –

Tinley Park, IL – (ECWd) – The people of Tinley Park were shocked and betrayed Friday night when a late-hour agenda-drop informed them that the ...

Bellwood Public Library Board Under Scrutiny for Closed Session Abuse –

Bellwood, Illinois – (ECWd) – The Bellwood Public Library Board held a bizarre meeting on 6/8/16 where the three board members in attendance — Regina ...

Two Abrupt Resignations of Key Staff at Orland Park Public Library –

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – Two key employees of the Orland Park Public Library have resigned abruptly with little explanation, less than a month after ...

Tinley Park’s Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit by Developer Buckeye Community Hope Foundation

Tinley Park, IL. (ECWd) – On 5/31/16, the Village of Tinley Park, through its attorneys at Kozacky Wentzel McGrath, filed a robust motion to dismiss ...

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