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City of Carlinville violates FOIA again, fails to respond to Attorney General –

April 13, 2017   ·   1 Comments

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General has sent the City of Carlinville letters of inquiry in response to several requests for review of alleged Freedom ...

Rosemont and Rolling Meadows Public Library Waste Public Money Having Lawyers Answer FOIA Request

Rosemont, Illinois and Rolling Meadows, Illinois (ECWd) – This seems to be the standard for a public body – pay an attorney to answer simple ...

Effingham County violates FOIA – State’s Attorney now involved

Effingham Co. (ECWd) – In light of the ambulance contract the county recently entered into, and the public outcry over concerns on how that process ...

Better Government Association offering free FOIA training

DuPage Co. (ECWd) – The Better Government Association has asked us to assist in the promotion of their upcoming citizen watchdog training to be held ...

College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn sign agreement –

College of DuPage (ECWd) – The College of DuPage, Village of Glen Ellyn, and the DuPage County Board all agreed that Glen Ellyn would once ...

Coles County – Assessment roll back path provided by Department of Revenue- County ignoring it?

Coles Co. (ECWd) – In order to follow the mess created by Coles County officials as it relates to the assessment of commercial property, we ...

Orland Park Public Library Caught Spending Public Funds on Gourmet Jelly Donuts Again

  Orland Park, Illinois – (ECWd) – Director Mary Weimar at the Orland Park Public Library is at it again: once more buying an obscene ...

U.S. District Attorney announces Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force –

(Pay attention Clark County…Effingham County…you are in this district) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 10, 2017 Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force Introduces New Tipline ...

Did Former LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne provide cover for drug arrest of son of IL Auditor General?

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) – LaSalle County case 17CF15 has been filed against Pietro Mautino who is the son of Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino.   ...

City of LaSalle – Retaliatory action against whistle blower police?

LaSalle Co. (ECWd – In coordination with a LaSalle Co. Watchdog) – As of April 4th, last Tuesday, the City of LaSalle informed members of their police ...

OEIG may have wrapped up investigation of NIU’s procurement practices –

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, DEKALB, IL. (ECWd) – The Office of the Executive Inspector General (“OEIG”) investigation of Northern Illinois University (“NIU”) and its President, Douglas Baker, may ...

AG: Bloomington Election Commission violated the law – twice –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – Well, well, well…just as we stated when we forced the meeting to be shut down, and were viciously verbally attacked for, ...

Allin Township Fire Protection District – Someone Please Call the FBI –

McLean Co. (ECWd) – What we know: Allin Township has not provided all the ordinances requested, and the attorney has failed to respond to my ...

AG: Wheeling City Council violated Open Meetings Act –

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has issued a determination stating that the Wheeling City Council violated the Open Meetings Act on  November ...

Shelbyville Township Violates Township Code – Holds illegal meeting

Shelby Co. (ECWd) – One can only wonder why this Township can’t seem to get things right as once again, they have failed to either ...

Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino deposed – protective order issued.

Illinois (ECWd) – We broke the first story on the Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino as it related to questionable campaign spending at a single ...

Regime Change Finally Comes to Orland Park and Tinley Park After Years of Scandal

Orland Park, Illinois On April 4th 2017, fed-up voters in both Orland Park and Tinley Park toppled longstanding political regimes that have been embroiled in ...

Parks Commissioner Joe Ewing gets vulgar, texts “Shove that congrats in your _ _ s” –

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) – Wow, Clark County, this is what you voted for. Own it. We knew reality would eventually set in when he realized ...

Carlinville City Council Directs Attorney To Turn Over FOIA’d Documents –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – During last night’s Carlinville City Council meeting, the Council, by unanimous vote, directed the Attorney to turn over public records in response to ...

Iroquois County – Using your tax dollars to promote safety tax-Violation of Law?

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – It’s hard enough to fight against our ever rising taxes in Illinois but where does a person turn to when their ...

Coles County – Will violations of law be self-corrected or is another lawsuit on the horizon?

Coles Co. (ECWd) – In just about every public body we get asked to look into, we know within the first few Freedom of Information ...

Blackburn College Newspaper Publishes Mayor, and Blackburn College Board Member, Demuzio’s False Statements, Attacks Watchdogs –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – This article is a response to the hatchet job published by The ‘Burnian, the newspaper of Blackburn College. Nowhere in the ...

Free: Citizen Watchdog Training – Edwardsville, IL. – April 8, 2017

Someone must hold elected officials accountable for their actions. Why not you? Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Illinois is hosting a Citizen Watchdog Training to teach YOU how ...

PTELL- The political boogeyman during elections

Illinois (ECWd) – Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) Tax laws in Illinois are probably the most complicated of all 50 states.  The one forgotten ...

Downers Grove Township Clerk Pension Debate – Part 2

DOWNERS GROVE, IL. (ECWd) – Part one is located at this link (here) and mainly discusses the September 2016 Downers Grove Township meeting where there appeared ...

Iroquois County – Emergency Telephone System Board- What did they miss?

Iroquois Co. (ECWd) – The now voided employment contract with their 911 Coordinator brings us to the need to expose the lack of oversite by ...

Robinson School District #2 values Kindergarten Kickball over 6th Grade Sports –

ROBINSON, IL. (ECWd) – After the defeat of the sales tax referendum several years ago, the Robinson Schools decided it was much more important to keep ...

Coles County – Special meeting and procurement requirements matter –

Coles Co. (ECWd) – Over the years we hear complaints that our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are nothing but fishing missions and do ...

Coles County Assessments – Does the oath of office mean anything?

Coles Co. (ECWd) In Illinois, we have laws passed by our legislature with the purpose of them being followed. The laws pertaining to Township assessments ...

Edgar County Motions To Dismiss RIDES-MTD’s Amended Complaint –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Edgar County has filed an answer, in the form of a Motion to Dismiss, to the amended complaint filed against them ...

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