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Higher Learning Commission – The new hammer against Fraud and Abuse in Higher Education

March 27, 2017   ·   0 Comments

United States (ECWd) – The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is set to meet with the College of DuPage Board of Trustees next month in an ...

Laura Hois, Downers Grove Township Clerk, seeking taxpayer funded pension based on void ordinance –

Downers Grove, IL. (ECWd) – Corrected to reflect she is not currently receiving a pension (but has been seeking one). Laura Hois is a Candidate ...

Iroquois County – Larry, we’ll pay your registration fee!

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – As one who believes things happen for a reason, today’s mail once again provides evidence to support that belief.  When I ...

Shelbyville Township – Financial reporting not adding up

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – While reviewing the financial reporting to the Illinois State Comptroller for Shelbyville Township, some serious discrepancies have been identified.  I briefly ...

Shelbyville Township March meeting video

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – Below is the video from the March Shelbyville Township meeting.   A few items of interest are the length of the meeting ...

Video: Iroquois County Board Member threatens Watchdog with violence –

WATSEKA, IL. (ECWd) – During the Iroquois County Emergency Telephone Systems Board meeting on March 23, 2017, Iroquois County Board member Larry Hasbargen decided it ...

Iroquois County – 911 Coordinator contract declared void from day one –

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – The Iroquois County Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) held a special meeting tonight to discuss the employment contract they had with ...

Carlinville Treasurer, Jodi Reichmann posts false information in comment –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Jodi Reichmann, Treasurer of Carlinville, IL. posted a comment (presumably during work hours since we show it recieved at 10:30 am) on a ...

Shelbyville Township – Video, the ultimate protection of the truth

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – As described in the video, we could not put up a video of a Shelbyville Township meeting without first exposing the ...

Iroquois County – ETSB – hiring restricted to part time by ordinance!

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – We can only wonder what the excuse will be for the hiring of an Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB), 911 Coordinator ...

Iroquois County – Case and point – No power given to contract employment – Part 3

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – As pointed out in Part I and Part II, there are numerous problems with the contract validity as it relates to ...

Iroquois County’s 9-1-1 “contract” contains questionable terms – PART 2 –

WATSEKA, IL. (ECWd) For starters, the contract is invalid because it was never placed on a meeting agenda, which means it could never have been ...

Iroquois County 911 Employment Contract violates law – Part 1

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – We obtained an employment contract and related documents tied to an employment issue in Iroquois County for a position they refer ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District terminates Office Manager / Bookkeeper –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – It has been reported to us that there is a shake-up of employee(s) at the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (“CERWD”) – with the ...

Carlinville’s Mayor Deanna Demuzio hiding credit card statements from the public –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Just when I thought nothing could top last nights meeting which was  one of the most unprofessional meetings I had ever ...

Former Illinois State Rep. Candidate, Randy Peterson, arrested and charged with domestic battery –

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. (ECWd) – Former Candidate for State Representative of the 102nd District in Illinois, Randall “Randy” Peterson, 38, was arrested in Marion County Indiana on ...

Suit filed against Carlinville for withholding public records –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Yesterday I filed a four-count lawsuit against the City of Carlinville for its refusal to produce public records requested on January ...

Federal 9th Circuit Update – Dissenting Justices File Supplemental Filings –

(ECWd) – Just as we wrote in early February in “Game changer in the 9th Circuit? – National Media silent” and “The 9th Circuit – ...

Marshall’s Mayor Sanders leads charge to give away your tax money –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – During the February 27, 2017 Marshall City Council Meeting, the majority of the council voted to misappropriate another $5000 of your hard-earned ...

COD Motions for Interlocutory Appeal v. Breuder –

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – On March 17, 2017, the College of DuPage filed a 9-page Motion to Certify For Interlocutory Appeal the denial of ...

Village of Chatham Mayoral Candidate Craig Law

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – Craig Law, a current Sangamon County Sheriff Deputy and Candidate for Mayor in the Village of Chatham is running for Mayor ...

City of Carlinville refuses to answer Attorney General’s inquiry on records denial –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – From all appearances, the City of Carlinville thinks they don’t have to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. First, they ...

Village of Chatham – is Mayor Gray lying, or the paper? -Improper FOIA denial

Sangamon Co. (ECWd -) It appears the job of fact checking is once again left to independent citizens who have had their fill of misleading ...

Update: Lisle Woman Accused of Forging Petitions for Seat on College of DuPage Board of Trustees

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) – Press Release Contact Information: Media Coordinator: 630-407-8160 Thursday, March 16, 2017 Lisle Woman Accused of Forging Petitions for Seat on ...

Watchdog sues Coles County for Public Records –

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) – In the process of fielding complaints on massive hikes in assessed value of commercial real estate in Mattoon Township, I ...

Paris Area Chamber of Commerce President Arrested for DWI –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Randy Peterson, the current President of the Board of the Paris Area Chamber of Commerce was arrested on March 5, 2017, ...

Orland Park Public Library Calls Police on Black Man Watching Young Girls

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – An odd incident report was written on February 9th by Orland Park Public Library employee Howard Griffin, documenting a recent episode involving ...

ILETSB – Police Academy Directors properly approved, or rubber stamped?

Illinois (ECWd) – January of this year we exposed the failures of the ILETSB as it relates to the performance of their mandated duties of ...

Clark County Park District Settles Open Meetings Lawsuit, Writes Check –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County park District recently settled the Open Meetings Act lawsuit after their complete defeat at the Appellate Court ...

City of Carlinville pays Attorney $481 to shakedown $200 from FOIA Requester –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – From all appearances, the City of Carlinville, and by extension its Mayor Deanna Demuzio, has decided to spend money on an ...

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