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College of DuPage – Herricane Graphics with no insurance certificate –

April 28, 2015   ·   1 Comments

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DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The history with Herricane Graphics and the clear appearance of a Pay to Play operation is being brought to light yet ...

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AG Lisa Madigan rendering FOIA Law useless –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – There are several instances where the inaction of the Attorney General’s office leads to the public being improperly denied public records. ...

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COD- Higher Learning Commission points to failures

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) feedback report to the College of DuPage contains some very disturbing information.  Disturbing because of ...

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NIU Official dials wrong number – leaves message on getting around procurement code –

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) – Mistakes can be costly! On May 15, 2014, Bill Nichlas called from an NIU phone number to talk to “Ralph” – ...

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Park Director uses the park’s phone to bully, harass, insult, and lie –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – More information is coming out about Charity Murphy, the Clark County Park District’s Executive Director, and her use of public ...

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Update on Park District’s “recurrent requester” claim under FOIA –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – This is an update to a previous article (here) where Charity Murphy, the Executive Director of the Clark County Park ...

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Park District Director misleads public, commissioners –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the April 2015 regular meeting of the Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners, the Executive Director, Charity Murphy, ...

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Clark Co. Park District’s Executive Director using Facebook to Intimidate FOIA Requesters –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – This afternoon, Charity Murphy, the Executive Director of the Clark County Park District decided to use Facebook as a means ...

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Chicago still hiding Rahm Emanuel’s records from public –

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – We posted an article a few weeks ago (here) detailing how the City of Chicago had taken steps to hide, and ...

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“The NIU Bill” Passes IL. Senate –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – When we exposed Northern Illinois University for paying the legal fees of employees that plead guilty to crimes committed while they ...

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Clark Co. Park District Open Meetings lawsuit update –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – The Clark County Park District’s attorney has filed two Motions. One is a Motion to Dismiss (here), the other is ...

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InvEnergy reconstructing wind turbine in Champaign County –

Champaign Co., IL. (ECWd) – It has been reported by residents that InvEnergy appears to be dismantling (for repairs) a Champaign County wind turbine which ...

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Charleston City Council hears from Citizens, Legislators, and Watchdogs –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – The Charleston City Council held its regular meeting last night – the first meeting after passing the Resolution in support of ...

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More info on Edgar County’s Hotel/Motel Tax Fund –

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – To further clarify a previous article I wrote (here), the Edgar County Board collects the Hotel Operators’ Occupational Tax but does ...

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Owner of Charleston’s Sun Elite Gymnastics temporarily barred from participating in USTTA/AAU events – –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – The Executive Director and National Chair of the U.S. Tumbling and Trampoline Association, and Second Lt. Governor of the AAU Central ...

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College of DuPage Foundation – Bigger problems on the horizon

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The COD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.  All activities of that foundation are subject to strict rules of which ...

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College of DuPage – Unwarranted Criticism…Says Breuder!

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – A businessman taught me many years ago that whatever you put down in writing you should be able to defend in ...

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Pioneer Trail Wind Farm seeks permission to kill endangered bats –

Ford and Iroquois Counties, IL. (ECWd) – We were forwarded a public notice published in a local newspaper in northern Vermilion County. The notice was ...

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Edgar County – The other airport manager applicant – WOW!

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – The other applicant for the Edgar County Airport Manager’s position spoke during public comment at the county board study session held ...

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College of DuPage – Did the Attorney have a Conflict?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Conflict of interest – A term used to describe the situation in which a public official or fiduciary who, contrary to ...

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Inoperable Wind Turbine light highlighted in NTSB report on plane crash that killed 4 –

HIGHMORE, S.D. (ECWd) – The NTSB released its factual report on a plane crash that occurred on April 27, 2014 near Highmore, South Dakota resulting ...

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Edgar County Board still allowing false audit to stand –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Here we are, over 3 years after being informed that “note 12″ in the county audit was incorrect, over 14 months ...

Hartke’s 3-hour Testimony v. Invenergy and Pleasant Ridge Wind Farm –

LIVINGSTON Co., IL. (ECWd) – Updated with the slides used in the presentation… Livingston County, Illinois recently held a hearing on the Pleasant Ridge Wind ...

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College of DuPage – Another Pay to Play for the 2010 Referendum?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – As if using your tax money to promote a referendum to sell $168 Million in bonds, that you get to pay ...

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Edgar County Board gives involuntarily dissolved entity use of Airport –

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) – It appears the Edgar County Board lacks any common sense whatsoever. This month, the board, through the Edgar County Airport ...

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Edgar County Board gives tax money to unregistered entity –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board meeting on “tax day”, April 15, 2015, the Edgar County Board, among other things, voted to ...

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College of DuPage says they were listening…

College of DuPage (ECWd) – We don’t think so… Like this:Like Loading...

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COD – Did lawsuit lead to a Smoking Gun?

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – When COD refuses to provide records in violation of the law the people are left with one recourse that works.  Sue ...

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Charleston City Council endorses “Right to Work” with resolution –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – During their city council meeting on April 7, 2015, the Charleston City Council passed a Resolution entitled “Supporting Local Government Empowerment ...

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Chicago Tax Day Tea Party –

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs were asked to speak at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2015 and had ...

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