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Citizen Watchdog Training – May 6 – Effingham

April 22, 2017   ·   1 Comments

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) – As citizens, we don’t just have the right to expect local governments spend our tax dollars legally and transparently–we have the ...

Effingham County violates FOIA – State’s Attorney now involved

Effingham Co. (ECWd) – In light of the ambulance contract the county recently entered into, and the public outcry over concerns on how that process ...

U.S. District Attorney announces Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force –

(Pay attention Clark County…Effingham County…you are in this district) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2017 Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force Introduces New Tipline ...

Effingham Park District eliminates perks for Park Commissioners –

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) – After we wrote an article (which was part of a larger project dealing with park districts across the state of Illinois) ...

Election Board Lottery Determined Ballot Order For 2016 Primary Election –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois State Board of Elections held the lottery on December 9, 2015, to determine ballot placement in the upcoming election. ...

Effingham School Board violates Oath , Constitution, School Code, School Policy –

Effingham, IL. (ECWd) – It has come to our attention that the Board of Trustees of the Effingham School District were given free items (compensation) ...

Schools Prohibited from Requiring Student Passwords to Social Media –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Received this tip in an email blast on a recent change to the “Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act” ...

Effingham Mayor Bloemker says Open Meetings Act is dysfunctional

Effingham, IL. (ECWd) – According to the Effingham Daily News, Effingham, Illinois’ new Mayor, Jeff Bloemker stated that he thinks the Open Meetings Act is ...

Effingham Park District violates state law, compensates Commissioners –

Effingham, IL. (ECWd) – While reviewing the Effingham Park District’s policies, I came across a policy that shows compensation for Park District Commissioners, even though ...

Finally – Constitutional Rights Restored!

US Supreme Court (ECWd) – In a unanimous ruling our 4th Amendment Rights have been upheld! The Court ruled that the police need warrants to ...

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 ...

The Erosion of Children’s Rights!

Illinois Schools (ECWd) – Each year we have a laundry list of new laws that go into effect, and more often than not the general ...

Effingham Co. Sheriff justifies giving away public property!

EFFINGHAM CO. (ECWd) –         What happens to a society that allows law enforcement to break the laws, while at the same time they are the ...

Sheriffs – Laws don’t apply to them?

COLES-EDGAR-EFFINGHAM – The overwhelming consistency we see with County Sheriffs, is the disregard for the law when it gets applied to themselves.   This is part ...

Effingham County Board Votes to Audit Sheriff’s Department –

EFFINGHAM, IL (ECWd) – PRESS RELEASE, December 26, 2013. Due to recent events and concerns, the Effingham County Board has elected to hire the “West ...

Effingham County Sheriff on his way out???

EFFINGHAM CO. (ECWd) – For months now we have been receiving credible tips relating to things going on in the Effingham County Sheriff’s office, and ...

West Twp, Effingham County, IDOT Confirms Misuse of Funds –

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) – In an update to our article on more free driveways in West Township, Effingham County, the Illinois Department of Transportation has ...

Effingham Board of Health Terminates Administrator…

EFFINGHAM, IL. (ECWd) –  In seperate votes of the Effingham Board of Health on Oct 7, 2013, two important items were voted on., 1. Vote ...

Effingham County Public Health Department – ECPHD –

EFFINGHAM CO. (ECWd) – Below is the audio from the Effingham County Board of Health meeting held on September 23, 2013. During that meeting there ...

More Free Driveways – West Township – Effingham County

EFFINGHAM CO. (ECWd) – From all appearances, free driveways are “how we’ve always done it”! Our thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen, this ...