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

August 29, 2016   ·   0 Comments

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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) – ...

Corrected: Aircraft Registered to Dr. Patrick O’Neill Crashed into Vigo County House –

VIGO CO., IN. (ECWd) – UPDATE: Corrected the registered owner of the aircraft. Earlier today, a fixed wing, single engine aircraft registered to Dr. Patrick ...

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Election Coming Up? Use Drug Money To Get Your Name Out There –

La Salle County IL. (ECWd) – La Salle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne has been using drug fine money in what appears is an attempt at ...

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Clark County Park District Violated FOIA and Failed to Answer the Attorney General –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, the Illinois Attorney General has issued an opinion, and they have stated that the Clark County Park District has ...

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Dad of Kidnapped American Says Doctors Without Borders Left Daughter to Be Raped & Tortured By ISIS

“The Girl Left Behind” The story of Kayla Mueller’s torture and death at the hands of ISIS is a devastating one. According to the NY Daily ...

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Edgar County Judge Denies Retrial In Fred Cox Sex Assault Case –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Court heard Motions for Retrial yesterday in the case of Fred Cox, who was convicted by a jury last December, ...

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Chatham Mayor Tom Gray violates Open Meetings Act?

CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) – Chatham Mayor Tom Gray, also President of the Illinois Municipal League, decided he didn’t like a citizen telling him she would ...

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Did Clark County Park District Hire Engineer Firm in Violation of Policy ?

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Does anyone at the Clark County Park District read the policy manual? I have, and when read in its entirety it ...

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Lincoln-Way D210 – The Cart leading the horse

Will Co. (ECWd) – Public bodies in Illinois have an obligation to protect the taxpayer’s money and ensure they follow the laws before them.  Lincoln-Way ...

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Park District to Clark County: Monthly Financial Report so inaccurate we can’t pay any bills –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – We will take your taxes, but you are not good enough to work here In their usual form, the majority of ...

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ECWd on Illinois Watchdog Radio – Cities 92.9 Bloomington –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – Our radio interview Ben Yount and Andrew Nelms talking about the watchdog training coming up tomorrow (Aug 20, 2016) in Springfield. . ...

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Lincoln-Way D210 – Emergency before our eyes!

Will Co. (ECWd) – Lincoln-Way D210 is facing an immediate emergency!  Please someone, anyone, get over to that school and take their shovel away as ...

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Edgar County Treasurer sued by RIDES Mass Transit for $152,150.49

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We wrote in December 2015 about RIDES threatening a lawsuit (here) and explained the situation pretty thoroughly. RIDES-MTD filed the lawsuit ...

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Auditor General Frank Mautino MUST resign

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – A vast majority of our time is spent researching public information to find deficiencies and violations of law.  Once found we ...

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U46 – Naked Monkey Covered Up

Kane Co. (ECWd) – In spite of U46 Board member Traci Ellis’s claim she wanted the naked monkey put on the table, as we suspected ...

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Citizen Watchdog Training – Springfield, IL. – Aug 20th –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Are you curious to know more about how local governments in the area are spending your money? Do you think there ...

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U46 – Naked Monkey put on the table . . . and a Klanvention –

Kane Co. (ECWd) – After months of attempts in forbidding certain elected officials from listening to recordings of past closed meetings,  it appears the naked ...

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Oral Arguments in Allen/Kraft v. Clark County Park District (audio) –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Fourth Appellate Court provides audio of its Oral Arguments to the public at this link: here The Argument Date, Case ...

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Lincoln Way D210 – Rent-Dodging Daycare Plans to Push Pain to Customers

Will Co., IL. (ECWd) – The debt collector has finally caught up with Aunt Nancy’s, a for-profit daycare business that has been operating on public ...

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Dale Barkley resigned from Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board meeting this morning, we learned from Karl Farnham that Dale Barkley had submitted his resignation from ...

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For Second Consecutive Month, Village of Cahokia, Commonfields Water District cancel meetings when we arrive –

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) – The Village of Cahokia just two months ago changed its meeting dates/times to coincide with the Commonfields of Cahokia Water District meetings ...

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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 ...

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NIU – Business as usual in Illinois?

Nepotism: “bestowal of official favors on one’s relatives” (Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th Edition). Nepotism is normally frowned upon within a public body and most public ...

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Citizens for Towne State’s Attorney – SBE hearing set for August 31st, 2016

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – Documents received today confirm there will be a closed preliminary hearing August 31st, 2016 regarding the complaint filed.  Details of the ...

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Gov. Rauner signs Bill amending the Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of ...

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Where is DeKalb’s openness and transparency?

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) – Mayor Rey ran for office promising Open and Transparent government. He won his election in 2014. One requirement of the Office ...

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Photos of Cockroaches Found In B & J’s Restaurant –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Health Department has provided their report, including photos, on their inspection of B & J Restaurant in Paris, ...

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Orland Park Public Library Bans Book About Orland Park Public Library –

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) – Viewpoint discrimination and censorship are on full display at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), as staff ban a new ...

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Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – LETTER TO THE EDITOR Using the Illinois Municipal League to Justify Illegal and Improper Activity I always try to keep my ...

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