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Arcola Township fighting 6th FOIA lawsuit –

August 7, 2014   ·   17 Comments

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 ...

Arcola Township Violates FOIA for Second Time in Two Weeks –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – In another act of defiance of state law, Arcola Township has once again snubbed its nose at the Freedom Of Information ...

Lake Land College Employee Terminated, Charged With Theft –

MATTOON, IL. (ECWd) – This is a common situation that we discover time and time again in nearly every public body we look at. We ...

Arcola Township Violates Freedom Of Information Act…Again –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Will they ever learn? That is the million dollar question. On April 12,  2014, I submitted a Freedom Of Information Act ...

FOIA Suit v Arcola Township – Update –

DOUGLAS CO. (ECWd) – UPDATED: New hearing on all motions scheduled for May 6 at 3:00 p.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse. Freedom Of Information ...

Arcola Township Clerk: “My office is fully transparent”…

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Mr. William D. Coombes, Arcola Township Clerk, in a recent letter to the local newspaper, entitled “Township Officials Are Available To ...

Arcola Township Won! … Or Did They?…

TUSCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – During the hearing on this FOIA civil suit yesterday, the attorney for Arcola Township successfully argued that the service of the ...

Joe Hackler – Do You Condone Spending Taxpayer $$$ This Way?

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – Arcola Township has continuously sent simple Freedom Of Information Act Request to their attorney, needlessly spending hard earned tax money and ...

Arcola Twp – AG Reponse Letter – 2013 PAC 25611 –

ARCOLA, IL. (ECWd) – On September 5, 2013, the Illinois Attorney General sent a closing letter to a Freedom Of Information Act request for review that ...

Arcola Twp: FOIA Requests Are “Tantamount To Harassment” –

ARCOLA, IL (ECWd) – The amount of resistance to transparency, yes I used that “ridiculous” (according to Arcola Twp Atty) word, in Arcola Township is ...

Arcola Atty: “Transparent Is A Ridiculous Word” & You Paid For A Vacation Trip –

ARCOLA, IL (ECWd) – After review a recent FOIA request from Arcola Township, one very telling item stuck out like a sore thumb. That “sore ...

Arcola Twp Responds to AG Inquiry –

ARCOLA Twp. (ECWd) – The township responded (bottom of page or click here to read it now) to the AG’s inquiry, 2013 PAC 25511, into whether ...

Arcola Township FOIA Suit Update –

DOUGLAS CO. (ECWd) – The Freedom Of Information Act civil suit filed against the Township of Arcola is scheduled for a “hearing on motion(s)” on ...

Arcola Township Denies Yet Another Public Records Request –

ARCOLA TOWNSHIP (ECWd) – It has become a habit of Arcola Township to refuse to provide public records requested through the Freedom Of Information Act. ...

Update #1: Arcola Township – Hiding Public Records – Costing Taxpayers Money –

ARCOLA, IL  (ECWd) – Update #1: Letter from AG’s office to Arcola Township: 2013 PAC 25511 It appears as though Arcola Township thinks they do not have ...

Arcola Township Defending FOIA Lawsuit –

ARCOLA TOWNSHIP – DOUGLAS CO. (ECWd) – We reported the FOIA denial of Arcola Township in this article, published 12 days ago. After publishing that ...

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