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Effingham County Board canceled special meeting –

May 24, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Effingham Co. (ECWd) – Effingham County has been going through legal turmoil as it relates to the ambulance operations within the county for the last ...

College of DuPage -Glaser & Sapyta – Parties reported that this case has settled

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – According to the Federal Docket pertaining to the lawsuit filed by former Vice President Thomas Glaser and Controller Lynn Sapyta, it ...

Jasper County Clerk, Linda Huth, collects unauthorized fees –

Newton, IL. (ECWd) – The Jasper County Clerk, Linda Huth, imposes unauthorized fees which are inconsistent with state law and thinks she can unlawfully seize ...

Jasper County landowner arrested after refusing to pay County Clerk 50 cents for photos he took with own cellphone –

Newton, IL. (ECWd) – This is what happens when local elected officials think they can do whatever they want, the law be damned. We believe ...

Coles County sold bonds to construct office building for Regional Education Superintendent

Coles Co. (ECWd) – As the State of Illinois crumbles from failures of our public officials to know and do their job, one only need ...

NIU – OEIG appears to have completed unauthorized expenditure complaint and forwarded findings to NIU –

Northern Illinois University (ECWd) – NIU and President Doug Baker’s administration continue to dazzle with their numerous creative ways to circumvent state rules.  The ban ...

Carlinville’s FOIA Officer Carla Brockmeier should resign –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Carlinville FOIA Officer and City Clerk, Carla Brockmeier, has violated the law again and kept more public records hidden away in ...

IL. Supreme Court rules – IHSA not a public body as defined by FOIA -Ruling problematic for COD Foundation

Illinois (ECWd) – For the foregoing reasons, we hold that the IHSA is not a public body as defined by the FOIA and that the ...

Carlinville High School identified on Image Board list soliciting/exchanging nude photos according to NBC News 5 Investigation –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – According to NBC-5 News Investigation, Carlinville High School is on a list found on an “Image Board” soliciting nude photos. There ...

State Board of Elections protects Mautino – Fails the people of Illinois

Illinois (ECWd) – All the State Board of Election had to do was determine if Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino reported his State Representative campaign ...

Video: House fire in 200 block of East Madison in Paris –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Video of the house fire in the 200 block of East Madison Street in Paris, Illinois. It was called in at ...

Did Macoupin County Board and Dave Ambrose collude to influence tax referendum at election?

MACOUPIN CO., IL. (ECWd) – Update: We want to make it clear this allegation is from the 2014 election cycle and previous tax referendum, not ...

Nauvoo, IL. Mayor Filed False Statements of Economic Interest –

NAUVOO, IL. (ECWd) – Requests to the City of Nauvoo for documents associated with the bid process for the City of Nauvoo have gone unanswered, ...

Coles County Board Meeting met with angry citizens –

COLES CO., IL (ECWd) – The Coles County Board held its monthly meeting on May 9, 2017, at the Coles County Courthouse. The Board moved ...

Carlinville Blows Off Attorney General Again – Refuses To Answer –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The City of Carlinville has been sent a “2nd Request” for a response to a Request For Review of an alleged ...

Carla Brockmeier Fails to Answer Yet Another FOIA Request, Will Spend More Tax Money On Attorneys –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The City of Carlinville’s Freedom Of Information Act Officer and City Clerk, Carla Brockmeier, has failed to comply with the FOIA ...

SBE hearing Judge issues finding and recommendation – Frank Mautino willfully violated SBE order

Illinois (ECWd) – The State Board of Elections hearing judge in the Frank Mautino case has issued his findings and recommendations. How is it possible ...

College of DuPage motion to stay and appeal granted in Breuder case.

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Federal Judge Wood issued an order May 5th, 2017, regarding the appeal requested by the College of Dupage and the Board ...

Carlinville Published Forged Meeting Minutes –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – On top of refusing to provide credit card statements, other public records, and lying about mailing CDs in response to FOIA ...

Confirmed: Carlinville’s Mayor, Clerk, and Attorney Lied About Mailing CDs –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – At Carlinville’s City Council meeting on April 3, 2017, the council directed their attorney to provide all the requested records for all ...

College of DuPage- voting to settle claimed excess force and false arrest by Police

DuPage Co.  (ECWd) – November 4th, 2015, Plaintiff  Jaclyn Pazera filed this complaint against police officers working for the College of DuPage and also named ...

Metcalf flooding pictures –

Metcalf, IL. (ECWd) – Pictures are of flooding in Metcalf – mostly on Metcalf Road, with County Road 6 being the worst. Mayor Cheryl Gill ...

Carlinville poised to spend more tax funds on new AG FOIA denial inquiry –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Carlinville FOIA Officer apparently thinks FOIA does not apply to them. The Illinois Attorney General has sent another letter of inquiry ...

Carlinville’s City Employee Payroll –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Breaking News: The City of Carlinville answered a FOIA request within the 5-day requirement! The Freedom Of Information Act request did ...

Carlinville spending more taxpayer funds to keep secrets –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – A long-time reader of ECWd sent us the attached letter from the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor requesting the City of Carlinville ...

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

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 ...

Citizen Watchdog Training – May 6 – Effingham

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 ...

Newly Appointed Shelbyville Township Supervisor not qualified to begin 14 day term

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – In yet another example of poor legal input, the Township Board appointed a replacement Supervisor to serve the remainder of Steve ...

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 ...

Shelbyville Township Supervisor Resigned

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – The May 1, 2017 regular meeting of the Shelbyville Township board was met with multiple resignations from office.  We covered the attorney/FOIA officer ...

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