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College of DuPage – Official appointment made – ICCB appoints David Olsen as COD Trustee –

February 13, 2016   ·   2 Comments

Dave Olsen Appointed as Trustee

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – It’s official!  The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) has for the first time in its history, appointed a person to fill a ...

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James Fatz of CyberTech Security, and former NIU Director of IT, may have fabricated claims of software agreements –

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) – In our previous article entitled “NIU’s IT Director, James Fatz, used NIU equipment in for-profit private business – ” we wrote about James ...

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Watchdogs file Motion to Dismiss under Citizen Participation Act in $8.4 million lawsuit –

DuPage Co., (ECWd) – Yesterday we filed a Motion to Dismiss on all counts under the Illinois Citizen Participation Act, more commonly known as the ...

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Auditor General Frank Mautino – My dog ate my homework

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – In yet another interesting twist to the campaign expenditures by Frank Mautino, a recent letter  sent to the State Board of ...

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Update with pics: Sheriff Dept – School Bus accident –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Updated post from earlier today. I snapped a few pictures at the accident scene earlier this afternoon on my way to ...

BREAKING: Sheriff Dept and School Bus involved in accident –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – A school bus, an Edgar County Sheriff Deputy car, and a white truck were all involved in an accident at or ...

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After 5 1/2-year ban, Tom Dagley allowed back on IDOT property –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois Department of Transportation has issued a letter to Tom Dagley stating that his more than 5 1/2 – year ban on ...

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College of DuPage – Feb 11 meeting canceled, boycott continues…

College of DuPage (ECWd) – ECWd has confirmed the meeting scheduled for February 11, 2016 at the College of DuPage will be boycotted by the ...

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Auditor General Frank Mautino facing official complaint to the State Board of Elections?

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – It has been over three weeks since we broke the story regarding Frank Mautino’s questionable campaign expenditures and it now appears ...

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“Good Ole Boys” derail vote on Airport Main Hangar lease extension –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Board Meeting this morning, the board heard public comments as required by the Open Meetings Act. One ...

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Edgar Co. Board Member Heltsley admits he cannot prove claims –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – We tried to verify Edgar County Board Member Mike Heltsley’s claims of “utterly useless spending and diminished services” in his recent ...

Tom Tuttle appointed interim Edgar County Airport Manager –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – After accepting Jerry Griffin’s resignation, the county board appointed Tom Tuttle as interim Airport Manager. More info to follow…

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Edgar Co. Airport – IDOT – Division of Aeronautics suspends airport grant work for second time in 18 months –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – For the second time in the past 18 months, and in a move reminiscent of what we reported in September of 2014, ...

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Illinois Budget – The Truth of the matter not being told by media.

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – There comes a point and time when we simply have to bring things back down to the basics and educate the ...

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State Rep Candidate Randy Peterson – The do-nothing county party chairman –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – When you look at people and how they conduct themselves in their quest for political power, you must take into ...

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#FundEIU rally draws concern over remarks –

Charleston, IL. (ECWd) – Students, staff, and residents held a rally at Eastern Illinois University last week to protest and demand that Governor Rauner pass ...

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Auditor General Frank Mautino – Questions are piling up

Illinois (ECWd) – It has now been over three weeks since our first communication with Auditor General Frank Mautino’s office regarding his questionable spending of ...

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Lakeland College – Vice President for Business Services Raymond Rieck resigns.

Coles Co. (ECWd) – Tonight at the Lakeland College Board meeting there is an Agreement and Release document for Vice President  Raymond Rieck, who signed ...

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Edgar County Airport Manager Resigned –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – On the agenda for the upcoming Edgar County Board Meeting, February 10, 2016, is item number 17, “Accept Resignation of Jerry ...

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Village of Lerna appoints new village president –

LERNA, IL. (ECWd) – In a brief Special Meeting of the Village of Lerna Board of Trustees, held at 2:00 p.m. today, the trustees appointed ...

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Edgar County Sample Ballot –

EDGAR CO., IL., (ECWd) – Below are the sample March 2016 ballots for Edgar County broken down by party. These came from the Edgar County ...

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College of DuPage – 7 Month FOIA Production – Herricane Graphics E-mails

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – As many are aware, former College of DuPage (COD) President Breuder was terminated last year.  His iron fisted rule was a ...

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Edgar Co. Board’s Heltsley utterly useless spending and diminished services –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – In our final responsive dispatch to Mike Heltsley’s wild-eyed, angry letter to the “editor”: “A prime example was John Kraft picking ...

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Tinley Park Planning Director Amy Connolly stonewalls public at Commission meeting – what is she hiding?

Tinley Park, IL. (ECWd) – On 2/4/16, the Village of Tinley Park held a Planning Commission meeting where its Planning Director, Amy Connolly, refused to ...

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DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin Praises COD Reform Board –

DuPage Co., (ECWd) – In a letter to the Higher Learning Commission, DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin praised the new reform majority of the College ...

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Another example of cronyism and apparent violation of state rules has surfaced at NIU; President Baker paid his close friend $479,875 for a no-bid contract.

DeKalb Co. (ECWd) – We introduced Ron Walters in our story ‘Northern Illinois University – Ron Walters’ travel/hotel expenses’.  To recap, President Baker engaged Mr. ...

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College of DuPage – (Video) Watchdogs refute Crowell’s public comments –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – Watchdogs comment on Jeff Crowell’s public comment from the Feb 3rd College of DuPage Board of Trustees meeting. Having fun…our ...

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College of DuPage – Trustee Birt’s Golden Parachute for Breuder may face another hurdle –

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Over the last year we have laid out numerous reasons Dr. Breuder’s contract was invalid, from secret extensions to numerous other Open ...

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Former Clark Co. Circuit Clerk tries to pull a Mike Heltsley on whistleblower –

CLARK CO., IL. (ECWd) – New tactics of public officials (and former officials) travels fast, even if they have no merit. As some of you ...

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Tinley Park Residents Revolt Against Scheme to Sneak Low Income Housing Project into Community –

Tinley Park, IL. (ECWd) – Residents of the Village of Tinley Park (a suburb southwest of Chicago) are up in arms and are revolting against ...

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