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College of DuPage Trustee McGuire Agrees With Watchdogs –

October 17, 2016   ·   3 Comments

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In April of 2015, taxpayers sent a clear message to the legacy trustees at the College of DuPage.  One trustee, in ...

DuPage Public Guardian / County Board Member Seeks AG Opinion –

DuPage CO., IL. (ECWd) – DuPage County Board Member and DuPage County Public Guardian, Donald Puchalski, has asked the Illinois Attorney General for an opinion ...

DuPage County Board Member Donald Puchalski’s Incompatible Offices?

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – A complaint has been filed with the Office of the Executive Inspector General alleging DuPage County Board Member Donald Puchalski ...

Lawsuit against COD attorneys brought by Erin Birt, Dianne McGuire, and Joe Wozniak has been Dismissed

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In January of this year, we reported, as did the Chicago Tribune and Daily Herald, three College of DuPage (COD) Trustees ...

Auditor General Report on College of DuPage Released – WOW!

DuPage Co. (ECWd)- The Auditor General has posted the Performance Audit performed at the College of DuPage that followed the actions taken by the new ...

ICCB – Community Colleges to lose accreditation? Really?

Illinois (ECWd) – Once again, let me begin by stating, “you can’t make this stuff up!” A recent board meeting of the Illinois Community College ...

Law firm disputes quote from Founder of For The Good of Illinois – Fact Check

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Daily Herald ran a story about the Millions being spent on attorneys by our school districts.  They included a couple ...

IMET Fallout Continues With Lawsuit Against USDA –

The Illinois Metropolitan Investment Fund ran into trouble a couple years ago when one of the funds they invested in fraudulently squandered the public funds. Initially, ...

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. ...

Ball Petitions to Appeal Denial of CPA Motion in Burkhart v. ECWI et al –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – Defendant Claire Ball has Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) – “from an ...

Andrzejewski Petitions to Appeal Denial of CPA Motion in Burkhart v. ECWI et al –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – Adam Andrzejewski has Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) – “from an ...

DuPage County Not Forthcoming On Authority To Donate $1 Million In Taxpayer Funds –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – After learning of the “DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund“, I tried to find out under what statutory authority the County ...

Watchdogs Petition to Appeal Denial of CPA Motion in Burkhart v. ECWI et al –

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs have Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) – ...

DuPage Co. Policy Disallows County Board Member Health Insurance – they take it anyway –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – At today’s DuPage County board meeting, I discussed board member compensation, and in particular, board member health insurance. Previously we ...

Press Release – State Representative David Olsen

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Below is the Press Release issued by State Representative David Olsen. Please consider a donation to the Edgar County Watchdogs. [wp_eStore_donate ...

State Representative David Olsen – It’s official

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – David Olsen of Downers Grove has been officially appointed to the vacant State Representative seat for the 81st District. Congratulations Representative ...

Watchdogs and Co-Defendants prevail in Motions to Dismiss –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Today, DuPage County Judge Kleeman ruled on the standard 619 Motions to Dismiss the lawsuits brought by Carla Burkhart and Herricane ...

DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials (Part 3) –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The final article on DuPage State’s Attorney’s letter to the county board chairman regarding compensation of elected officials. This one focuses ...

Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack has Resigned –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – We have received several tips that indicate State Rep Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has resigned from office. This has also been ...

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 ...

College of DuPage – Was Breuder FOIA violation felony record concealment?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – I would first like to begin with pointing out how much we appreciate the new leadership and their legal counsel at ...

Tri-State Fire Protection District – Audit confirms our findings – Will there be criminal charges?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – We see that DuPage County State’s Attorney charged a Winfield Fire Protection District person with felony forgery and official misconduct for ...

DuPage County – Political dynasty crumbling?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – “They are a large, Irish-Catholic political family known for pooling their talents to win campaigns they’re not expected to”, says the ...

College of DuPage – Breuder’s Human Rights Complaint Dismissed – Part II

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – It is amazing to see how fast a person goes from insinuations he would have to start out as a 5-Star ...

Report from our June 18th Watchdog Training –

ILLINOIS (ECWd) – Below are photos from our Watchdog Training event held in DuPage County on June 18, 2016. There were only a couple of ...

DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials (Part 2) –

Naperville, IL. (ECWd) – Continuing with the letter concerning compensation of DuPage County elected officials (Part 1 here), on Page 6 starts the discussion of ...

College of DuPage -Site of Breuder’s Trauma – Complaint Dismissed

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Once again we must start by pointing out, “you can’t make this stuff up!” Robert Breuder, former College of DuPage President ...

DuPage County: Letter On Compensation of Elected Officials (Part 1) –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – After attending a couple DuPage County Board Meetings and voicing our opinions on the full compensation received by their elected officials, ...

DuPage County – Chairman Cronin’s ties to COD Foundation and COD legal representation

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The College of DuPage has been under criminal investigations by the State’s Attorney and the FBI for over a year and ...

Update on DuPage County’s FOIA Denial for W-2 forms –

Naperville, IL. (ECWd) – Last May I requested W2 Forms to compare what DuPage County told the IRS its elected officials were receiving in compensation, ...

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