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Appellate Court Decision – Kraft v. Arcola Twp –

March 23, 2016   ·   7 Comments

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The decisions in Kraft v. Arcola Township, in which four cases were appealed out of Douglas County Circuit Court, were decided on ...

Kraft v. Arcola Township Oral Arguments Audio –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Oral Arguments were heard this morning at 10:00 a.m. on four cases appealed out of Douglas County Circuit Court. All four ...

Appellate Court Oral Arguments rescheduled for John Kraft v. Arcola Twp. –

ARCOLA TOWNSHIP, IL. (ECWd) – Edited to correct date… The Appellate Court Fourth Judicial District has rescheduled John Kraft v. Arcola Township on its calendar for ...

Appellate Court Oral Arguments set for John Kraft v. Arcola Twp. –

Arcola, IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: December 3, 2015 @ 1835 Hearings and arguments were postponed due to an emergency within the Appellate District Court. Will ...

Arcola Township’s $11,273.85 in legal bills –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – This was forwarded to me from Bloomington, Illinois and is Arcola Township’s response to copies of all legal invoices for 2013 ...

Arcola Township Supervisor lies to Sen. Chapin Rose and Rep. Adam Brown –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – That’s right, Mr. John G. (Corky) Clark sent a letter to Illinois State Senator Chapin Rose and Illinois State Representative Adam ...

Arcola Twp FOIA cases and Appellate Appeals –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Last week Mr. Mark Petty, attorney for the Township of Arcola, submitted a statement to the Arcola newspaper regarding FOIA cases ...

Arcola Township Attorney Mark Petty caught lying to Judge Lincoln in Douglas County Court –

Arcola, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, the Arcola Township attorney has lied to the Court during a Hearing. This time it was to Judge Lincoln ...

Attorney Mark Petty lied to Judge Broch in Douglas County Court –

Douglas, Co. IL. (ECWd) – During the December 16, 2014 hearings on FOIA cases against Arcola Township, I was making the argument that Mr. Petty ...

Notice of Appeal Filed in Arcola Township FOIA Suits –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – A Notice of Appeal to the Appellate Court has been filed in the four FOIA suits that were decided in Douglas ...

Attorney Mark T. Petty lies in letter to the press –

Arcola, IL. (ECWd) – In a letter sent to some members of the press, in what appears to be an attempt at gloating about their ...

Arcola Twp FOIA Suit Updates – 12-16-2014 –

DOUGLAS CO. (ECWd) – A temporary blow was dealt to Plaintiff Kraft in Douglas County Circuit Court yesterday with the FOIA lawsuits against Arcola Township. ...

Seventh FOIA Suit Filed Against Arcola Township –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, failure to follow the Freedom of Information Act, failure to provide responsive public records to the person requesting the ...

Update on the Six Arcola Township FOIA lawsuits…

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Since December is almost upon us, and the Hearing/Trial date is on December 16, 2014 for case numbers: 2013-MR-53, and 2014-MR-16, ...

Arcola Twp FOIA suit update – 9-26-2014…

DOUGLAS CO., IL. (ECWd) – On Friday, September 26, 2014 there was a hearing for all motions on five of the six Freedom of Information ...

Arcola Township fighting 6th FOIA lawsuit –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Yet again, and hopefully the last time, Arcola Township has had another Freedom of Information Act civil suit filed against them ...

Arcola Township sued for 5th time – Seeking Access to Public Records –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – As I wrote in this previous article (here), Arcola Township has been sued for the 5th time for alleged violations of ...

Arcola Township facing 5th FOIA Lawsuit –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – In another of the many recent alleged violations of the Freedom Of Information Act, Arcola Township is facing its fifth civil ...

Arcola Twp FOIA suits update –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – There are currently four separate Freedom Of Information Act civil suits against Arcola Township. In the oldest suit, 2013-MR-53, the Court ...

Update on AG Investigation into Arcola Township 2013-PAC-25511 –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – This is an update on this request for review (here) (2013 PAC 25511) and I believe it is the only remaining ...

Letter Ruling on the Denied Motion to Dismiss –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – This is an update to this article (click here) and you will be able to read the Letter on file in ...

William Coombe has Arcola Township fighting 4th FOIA Suit –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Arcola Township is now facing its 4th lawsuit for alleged violations of the Illinois Freedom Of Information Act. UPDATE: Summons was ...

Motion to Dismiss Denied re: Kraft v. Arcola Township – 2013-MR-53 –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – On May 29, 2014, the Court filed a letter ruling on Arcola Township’s Motion to Dismiss. The Judge removed the cause ...

Arcola Township Defending a 3rd FOIA Lawsuit – 2014-MR-17 –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: 5-23-2014 Summons was served. Arcola Township, under the leadership of William Coombe and others, is facing a THIRD Freedom Of ...

Arcola Twp facing another FOIA Civil Suit – 2014-MR-16 –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – UPDATE: 5-22-2014 Summons served. Arcola Township, under the leadership of William Coombe and others, is facing another Freedom Of Information Act ...

Arcola Township Denies Public Records for the 4th time in 6 Weeks –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – In yet another disgusting display of public mockery of the Freedom Of Information Act and of the Public Access Counselor’s Office, ...

William Coombe – Career FOIA Violator – Arcola Township –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – The Arcola Township Clerk, Mr. William Coombe, has decided to take it upon himself to violate the Illinois Freedom Of Information ...

Another Arcola Township FOIA Denial Investigation by the AG –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – The  Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has determined that further inquiry is warranted in the Request for Review I submitted ...

Attorney General Investigating Arcola Township’s FOIA Denial –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – In a letter dated May 7, 2014 and addressed to William, Bill, Coombes, Arcola Township Clerk, the Illinois Attorney General’s Public ...

Arcola Township FOIA Suit Update 5-6-2014 –

DOUGLAS CO. (ECWd) – Since it is public record to anyone who wants a copy, I figured I would upload the Complaint, Arcola Township’s Motion ...

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