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Why Governor Rauner Must Veto SB 3319

January 20, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Illinois (ECWd) – On January 10, 2017, the last (and lame-duck) day of the session, the 99th Illinois General Assembly passed SB 3319. This bill ...

Lobstergate Update: Karie Friling’s Poolside Bar Receipts Not Produced By Village of Orland Park

Orland Park, IL. (ECWd) – For anyone interested in uncovering government corruption and observing public officials who show utter contempt for the public on a rolling basis, ...

Clark Co. Park District Votes Against Accepting Resignation –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – As I eluded to in the previous article on the most recent resignation of Charity Murphy, the director of the park ...

South Sangamon Water Commission: No Hunting On Commission Property –

ROCHESTER, IL. (ECWd) – We attended the South Sangamon Water Commission’s meeting on January 17, 2017, to raise an issue we had previously written about; ...

FREE Citizen Watchdog Training Champaign, IL. – Jan 21st –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – Live near Champaign? Curious to know how to hold you local public bodies accountable or learn how your property tax dollars ...

Call to Action – Can you identify this deputy sheriff?

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – We received a link to this video several months ago but have been unable to confirm the name of the Deputy ...

Clark County Park District Director Resigns…again…

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – The Agenda has been posted for the January 19, 2017, Clark County Park District monthly meeting. One of the listed items ...

Edgar County, Edgar County Sheriff, and yes, Dee Burgin being sued once again!

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – Once again we see Edgar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dee Burgin being named in yet another civil rights police abuse case.  Also named ...

Lisle Village Board Violates Law On Camera –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – One of the issues concerning Mayor Broda and the Village of Lisle is a Binding Opinion from the Illinois Attorney General ...

ILETSB – Failures Exposed; Who will be held accountable?

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ILETSB: The most cruel and callous agency in the State of Illinois –

Illinois (EWCd) – In January of 2014, ECW uncovered documents from Governor Pat Quinn’s Neighborhood Initiative Program.  One such document warned Chicago Youth to comply ...

College of DuPage – Board Examiner finds 49 signatures that should be stricken; validates only 37.

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The College of DuPage Electoral Board requested a Board Examiner to review signatures on petitions objected to, that were submitted by candidate Husna ...

College of DuPage – Candidate admits photo-copying petitions-blames COD for her failure to comply with law

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – In a rather interesting attempt to cast blame for noncompliance of specific election records, Rafath Waheed blamed COD citing, “obfuscation of ...

Mayor Renner’s Clerk Finally Produces Uncensored City Council Meeting Video –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – Although the City of Bloomington violated the law by failing to produce requested records within the timeline established by the Freedom ...

College of DuPage – Candidate cites Social Justice Journal to support her legal position

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – During the petition objection hearing last Tuesday at the College of DuPage, the Electoral Board offered one of the candidates and ...

Shelbyville Township – Who changed the Objection?

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – The Shelbyville Township Electoral Board, at its 3rd called meeting, read into the record the Objection filed by Robin Robertson.  Upon ...

Lisle Village Clerk gets work release from 3rd DUI and serves as Electoral Board Member –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – Only in Illinois can you be a 3-time DUI offender – sentenced to 4 months in jail, and then get work ...

Lisle CUSD 202 Backtracks On Copyright Claims –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – After claiming copyright on its board meeting videos, and then spending over 18 minutes of time we can never recover talking ...

RIDES Mass Transit Lawsuit v. Edgar County Dismissed, Both Counts Stricken –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – During the hearing on January 11, 2017, the Court heard arguments from both RIDES Mass Transit District and Edgar County ...

Washington Times: “The unsung heroes of Illinois” –

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) – Nice article in the Washington Times about a couple of Illinois Watchdogs… “Their dedication to making things get better faster ...

Did DuPage County Officials dupe the General Assembly into violating the Illinois Constitution?

DuPage Co.  (ECWd) – I wish I could take credit for this one as it turns out I had read the specific Illinois Constitution provision ...

Fourth Circuit Chief Judge McHaney – Overstepping Appointment Authority?

Fourth Circuit Court (ECWd) – “Judge Michael McHaney, Chief Judge of the Fourth Circuit, hereby make the following appointments pursuant to 10 ILCS 5/10-9……” The ...

Village of Orland Park’s Karie Friling Eats Steak and Lobster on Public’s Dime –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – Travel receipts obtained from the Village of Orland Park via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) raise questions about Orland ...

Citizen Watchdog Training Champaign, IL. – Jan 21st –

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) – Dear Friend, Curious to see how your local government spends your property taxes? Interested in learning how to hold elected officials ...

Orland Park Public Library Board Still Hates the Public –

Orland Park, Illinois (ECWd) – The Orland Park Public Library Board is at it again, hating the public as much as ever. We’ve been reporting ...

Shimkus Failed To Gain The Energy and Commerce Chairmanship –

WASHINGTON D.C. (ECWd) – More news pointing to the possible resignation of John Shimkus is the fact that Rep. Greg Walden beat him out of ...

College of DuPage – 2nd Petition Objector Confirmed

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – Lori Solyom of Lombard, Illinois, has filed petition objections at the College of DuPage against the same two candidates as the ...

(VIDEO) – Lisle CUSD 202 trying to play “Government Censor” –

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) – During its December 19, 2016, school board meeting, the Lisle CUSD 202 school board tried really hard at making school board videos difficult, when it ...

Shelby Township Petition Objection Hearing Process – Part III

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – Petition Objections filed, Electoral Board established, now the education begins.  To grasp this entire Electoral Board process, we highly encourage you ...

Shelby Township Petition Objection Hearing Process – Part II

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – In Part 1 of this series, we shared the first trigger that begins the creation of an Electoral Board. With objections ...

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