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Kankakee Park District violating Open Meetings Law – Fails to approve meeting minutes for nine consecutive months

February 21, 2017   ·   3 Comments

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) – The Kankakee Valley Park District, on the losing edge of a financial cliff, has apparently made the decision it doesn’t want ...

Princeton Park District could exceed $14,000 given to Commissioners –

PRINCETON, IL. (ECWd) – The Princeton Park District’s gifting of memberships and fee waivers to their Commissioners in violation of the Park District Code, which ...

Potential Constitutional Crisis in the making? – Media silent!

United States (ECWd) – Executive Orders, Plenary Power Doctrine, 100-mile border zone, all factors that may turn into a Constitutional Crisis in tomorrow’s U.S. Supreme ...

Legal Newsline Recognizes Watchdog Reporting

United States (ECWd) – Legal Newsline has picked up on our reporting, which was one of the first to report on the sua sponte request ...

Country Club Hills Fire Department – “Thousands of Web searches for pornography” – Hard drives wiped.

Cook Co. (ECWd) –  We first reported on Country Club Hills Fire Department January 23, 2017, regarding possible pornography on fire department computers and the ...

Clark Co. Park District pays $7,500 to settle Open Meetings Act lawsuit –

CLARK CO., (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners voted to approve a settlement in the lawsuit brought against them for alleged ...

Princeton Park District gifting memberships to Commissioners –

PRINCETON, IL. (ECWd) – The Princeton Park District, in the recent past, had finally determined, after considerable public questioning, to make families of Park Commissioners pay ...

Laws are moving targets in Illinois –

Illinois (ECWd) – All indications are pointing to a serious degradation of the rule of law in Illinois. Illinois State statutes are found in nine ...

CCPD Ex Director Still Takes From the Public

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – Sources at the Clark County Park District have informed us that Charity Murphy, who resigned last week, has refused to ...

ILETSB – FOIA forces compliance – Sheriffs receive letters –

Illinois (ECWd) – The Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board is responsible for a laundry list of matters as it relates to our Law ...

Kankakee Airport Commissioner, Attorney Resignations

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) – The Kankakee Valley Airport Authority held its first meeting since receiving this letter from IDOT in reference to a potential commissioner disqualification ...

Holland Township Electoral Board – Petition objection withdrawn

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – We ran this story a couple days ago regarding the Holland Township Electoral Board meeting. I was contacted this morning by ...

Holland Township Electoral Board Hearing

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – Holland Township Electoral Board convened February 8th, 2017, for the purpose of hearing a petition objection filed by the Township Supervisor, ...

The 9th Circuit – more to the story

US Government (ECWd) – After finding glaring omissions in the recent opinion from the 9th Circuit, coupled with the fact the Chief Judge is taking ...

Game changer in the 9th Circuit? – National Media silent

9th District Appellate Court – (ECWd) – Yesterday, the Chief Judge of the 9th District, Judge Thomas, took steps that may prove to be a ...

Clark County Park District Director Charity Murphy Quit Today –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – At a Clark County Park District special meeting tonight, February 10, 2017, it was revealed after executive session that Charity ...

RIDES Mass Transit District files amended complaint v. Edgar County –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A full eight days after the cut-off date to file an amended complaint, RIDES-MTD filed one in Edgar County Circuit Court. This ...

Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor – credit where credit due

Illinois –(ECWd) – As our regular readers know, it’s not often we get to write about public bodies who are doing the right thing.  Yes, ...

Edgar County 911 violates the law once again – agreement with Sheriff declared invalid

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs thanks Edgar County 911 Director Nannette Crippes, as she is one of the primary reasons this organization ...

Wheeling Mayor Dean Argiris Uses City Vehicle For Private Business Purposes –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – Dean Argiris, the Mayor of Wheeling, Illinois has been asked during public meetings to explain his use of the city vehicle. ...

Shelbyville Township – Taxpayer money giveaway -$29,300.00

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – During a recent correspondence with the Director of Township Officials of Illinois regarding certain legalities pertaining to Township spending, a statement ...

The look into Edgar County Jail operations under former Sheriff Crippes

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We have been demanding public records from the Illinois State Police since 2012 regarding the two former Edgar County Corrections officers ...

Jodi Carroll Interviewed ECWd on Everyday Heroes Radio –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) – Jodi Carroll, from Everyday Heroes Radio interviewed the Edgar County Watchdogs on her radio show and was gracious enough to allow ...

Wheeling’s Mayor Argiris Used City Credit for Personal Use and Appears to have Lied About Repayment –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – The Mayor of Wheeling, Illinois,  Dean Argiris, has used the city credit card for personal and private business purposes. As if ...

IDOT Questions Kankakee Valley Airport Authority Commissioner Rende Langlois’ Qualification For Office –

Kankakee, IL. (ECWd) – The Interim Director of the Illinois Department of Transportation – Division of Aeronautics, Steve Young, has sent a letter to the Kankakee ...

Forbes continues shining the light on our work.

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Freelance Reporter Amanda Robert for Legal Newsline published her article on Forbes that shines the light on our work.  We appreciate ...

ROE#12 Superintendent Monte Newlin comes out with admissions and contradictions –

HUTSONVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – After our article highlighting one of the deficiencies in the Regional Office of Education #12’s most recent audit, Monte Newlin, Regional ...

Law and Order in Hancock County – LaHarpe Mayor Charged with Official Misconduct

Hancock Co. (ECWd) – We first reported on the alleged violation of law by the LaHarpe Mayor when he used public equipment and personnel for ...

Are legislative carve-outs contributing to policing problems in Chicago and Cook County?

Cook Co. (ECWd) – We have been diving into the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (“ILETSB”) for several months, and it seems each ...

Will Clark County Park District face the rule of law like Kankakee Valley Park District has?

Kankakee Co.(ECWd) – “Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sept. 7, that charges Roy Collins, former executive director of the ...

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