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Edgar County Publishes Draft Airport Zoning Ordinance –

December 2, 2016   ·   0 Comments

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EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Earlier this week the Edgar County Board published a draft Airport Zoning Ordinance – which has yet to be recommended by ...

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Edgar County Board: Taxes Don’t Come From Taxpayers-

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Great News! From today’s County Board meeting: Edgar County Board has confirmed that taxes paid via the Hotel/Motel Tax don’t come ...

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Whiteside County Airport – Allegations of Open Meetings Violations and Illegal Legal Representation –

WHITESIDE COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, we have a County Board condoning a County Airport’s misuse of public funds, while the County State’s Attorney ...

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Illinois State Police – Only truth will lead to trust – time to step up

Illinois – (ECWd) – At a time in our society when trust in our government officials is being questioned daily, our Illinois State Police (ISP), ...

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Iroquois County 911 Gives No-Bid Software Contract –

WATSEKA, IL. (ECWd) – According to an email form the Iroquois County State’s Attorney, he concurred with the purchase of Emergency Telephone System Computer Aided ...

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Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Holds Deposits 27 Years – Provides No Water –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – We have written about this unethical and unlawful situation in Clark and Edgar Counties before but thought it time to remind ...

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BGA: Illinois FOIA Appeals Linger With No End In Sight

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General’s role in assuring compliance ...

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Clark-Edgar Rural Water District Writes Off Over $40,000 In Bad Debt –

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) – That’s right. The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (CERWD) has “written off” more than $40,000.00 in uncollected debt for water service. That’s ...

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Lisle Park District Comissioners & Families Receiving Unauthorized Benefits –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – Lisle Park District joins the long list of public bodies granting their elected officials (and their family members) benefits/compensation that are ...

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USOIG Asks Rock Island Housing Authority To Reimburse More Than $600,000 –

ROCK ISLAND, IL. (ECWd) – The Housing Authority of the City of Rock Island, Rock Island, IL, Did Not Always Comply With HUD’s Requirements Regarding ...

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4th Appellate Court Reversed 5th Circuit’s Dismissal of Allen and Kraft v. Clark County Park District re: Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Today, the 4th Appellate Court reversed the decision of the 5th Circuit Court in granting the Clark County Park District’s Motion ...

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Federal Grand Jury Convened regarding East Central Illinois Mass Transit District

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We now have confirmation a Federal Grand Jury in Springfield is being presented key investigative documents related to alleged misappropriation of ...

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Former Tri-State Fire Trustee Micheal Orrico Charged With Crime –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Justice is slow in Illinois, but at least there does appear to be hope when it comes to holding public officials ...

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LaHarpe City Council Acknowledges Violations, Mayor Writes Check –

LaHarpe, IL. (ECWd) – We attended the LaHarpe City Council Meeting last night to observe discussion on Agenda item number 8, which was to discuss ...

Lake Land College Blows $1,017,697.20 “Into the Wind”

Lake Land College Blows $1,017,697.20 “Into the Wind” . Question: What does an Illinois junior college do with industrial wind turbines which are 4 years ...

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Township Officials of Illinois: How to avoid being arrested.

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – The Township Officials of Illinois (“TOI”) is having its annual conference this week. One of the sessions taking place this afternoon ...

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Aaron Shock indictment reads like a crime novel – Why?

Illinois – (ECWd) – Once again we see that Illinois leads the way in corruption as yet another elected official has been indicted.  In this ...

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LaHarpe, IL. Mayor Ryan Kienast Used City Backhoe For Personal Gain –

LaHarpe, IL. (ECWd) – Yesterday we were informed the Mayor of LaHarpe, Illinois, Ryan Kienast, had directed a city worker to bring the city backhoe down ...

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Former Vermilion County (IL) Board Member Speaks Against Wind Turbines in Warren County (IN) –

WARREN COUNTY, IN. (ECWd) – Last night, former Vermilion County Board Member, Rick Knight, presented information to the Warren County decision makers at the Orion ...

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RIDES Mass Transit Responds To Edgar County’s Motion To Dismiss –

PARIS and HARRISBURG, IL. (ECWd) – RIDES Mass Transit District (RIDES) has filed its answer to Edgar County’s Motion to Dismiss. Here is our opinion ...

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Commonfields of Cahokia Water District Threatens To Prosecute Meeting Attendees –

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) – Commonfields of Cahokia Water District Board Chairman, Curtis McCall, started their most recent public meeting with a threat to the public. He stated ...

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LaSalle County will have a new State’s Attorney – Karen Donelly wins

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – Our last article on Brian Towne asked the question where does it end?  It looks like it ends in December as ...

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LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – Where does it end?

LaSalle, CO. – (ECWd) – Today I received a package of public records from the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s Office, which as they pointed out, they ...

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Peter Tracy, Former Champaign Mental Health Director Spent $100,000.00 On ……Movies!

Champaign Co.  (ECWd) Yes, you read the title correctly.  The Champaign Mental Health Department, while under the direction of former Director and current Champaign County ...

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Video: WAND’s Doug Wolfe Reports On Citizen Watchdogs –

DECATUR, IL. (ECWd) – WAND  I-TEAM Reporter, Doug Wolfe: “As newspapers struggle to survive many no longer keep an eye on tax dollars and government ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Rolly Waller, Candidate, DuPage County Board, District 1

Rolly Waller  Candidate, DuPage County Board, District 1  630-865-5744, rollywaller@gmail.com Date: Oct. 30, 2016 For Release: IMMEDIATE HYPOCRISY OR FLIP FLOP? DUPAGE COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMAN DAN ...

South Sangamon Water Commission Gives Contracted Engineer Lifetime Recreational Use Of Public Property –

SANGAMON COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – In true self-serving fashion, one of the contracted Engineers for the South Sangamon Water Commission has reaped a benefit no other ...

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LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne, ISP, and local reporting failures

LaSalle C0. (ECWd) – We first reported on the lack of a paper trail regarding the investigation of an alleged solicitation of prostitution by LaSalle ...

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Illinois State Police Report On Edgar County Airport Fire Bombing – Chris Patrick, Jimmy Wells, Brian Phillips Refuse Polygraph –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – November will be three years since the fire-bombing of two aircraft at the Paris Airport, located just north of Paris, Illinois in Edgar ...

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Steve Skidmore, Crawford Co. Coroner Candidate, Lied About Arrest Record –

CRAWFORD CO., IL. (ECWd) – This morning I received a copy of the flyer sent out by Steve Skidmore, Candidate for Crawford County Coroner. I ...

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