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Laws are moving targets in Illinois –

February 18, 2017   ·   14 Comments

Illinois (ECWd) – All indications are pointing to a serious degradation of the rule of law in Illinois. Illinois State statutes are found in nine ...

Gov. Rauner signs Bill amending the Open Meetings Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Governor Rauner signed HB 5683, which amends the Open Meetings Act to allow anyone to file a lawsuit for violations of ...

Gov. Rauner signs Local Government Travel Expense Control Act –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on ...

Governor Rauner, We urge you to VETO SB212

Springfield, IL (ECWd) – We are urging Governor Rauner to Veto Senate Bill 212 based on evidence that the key person behind it has violated ...

Open Meetings Bill signed into law –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was ...

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Brian Towne – wanting Grandfathered in with changes to the law?

Ottawa, IL (ECWd) – We ask that the Governor VETO SB212 as all indications are this is nothing more than a method-of-cover being set in ...

Watchdogs’ Kirk Allen on WMAY discussing Auditor General Frank Mautino –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Edgar County Watchdogs’ Kirk Allen — Bishop On Air May 20, 2016 Leave a reply In the aftermath of revelations Auditor ...

Frank Mautino – Unqualified, Unchecked and on Track to Increase his Pension by 80% –

The Illinois Auditor General is under investigation by the Illinois State Board of Elections for questionable campaign expenditures.  There have been numerous articles written concerning ...

IL. Auditor General Frank Mautino sued for FOIA violations –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit was filed today in the 5th Judicial Circuit Court, Edgar County, against the Office ...

Watchdogs sue Shirley Madigan’s Illinois Arts Council Agency for Public Records –

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – May 9th, 2016, the Edgar County Watchdogs, filed suit against the Illinois Arts Council Agency for allegedly violating the Freedom Of ...

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 ...

Governor Rauner Adds 11 Counties to State Disaster Proclamation for Flooding –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – January 5, 2016 . State Continues Supporting Communities Dealing with Flood Impacts . SPRINGFIELD – Governor Bruce Rauner today added 11 ...

Clark-Edgar Rural Water Votes to shut off water to the I-70 Weigh Station –

Clark-Edgar Rural Water District – (ECWd) – At tonight’s regular meeting, the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District voted to shut off the water meters located at ...

DeKalb Sanitary District and Tim Struthers approving unauthorized expenditures –

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) – *11-9-2015, 10:47 A.M. – Correction to state the actual compensation to board members. This change does not affect the dollar amount ...

Stephen S. Hilgers Plead Guilty – Got a Promotion –

Springfield – (ECWd) – An Illinois State Internal Security Investigator that carries a badge, received his promotion even though he lied on his application. Q ...

NIU’s newest Trustee, Tim Struthers, may have conflicts –

DeKalb, Co., IL. (ECWd) – When Governor Rauner appointed Mr. Tim Struthers (President of First National Bank, Illinois) to the Northern Illinois University Board of ...

Rauner backs Halbrook for 102nd House Race –

Tom Kacich: Rauner backs candidate in state House race Sun, 10/25/2015 – 7:00am | Tom Kacich Gov. Bruce Rauner has jumped into the 102nd House ...

IDOT can’t pay its utility bills – gets shut-off notice from Marshall –

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the last Marshall City Council meeting, Mayor Sanders stated that Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of ...

US Justice Dept. looking at Wind Power Bribery and Corruption…

ECWd – A few months ago, we reported on what we called bribing public officials, with promises of financial “donations” should they sign agreements that ...

IL. Rep Acevedo using state resources against Donald Trump –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Illinois State Representative Edward J. Acevedo (D) appears to be electioneering with state funds against Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump.  I ...

Illinois Comptroller Munger dukes it out on Facebook instead of issuing press release –

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) – What does it say about a Constitutional State Officer who dukes it out on Facebook instead of issuing an official Press ...

Governor’s Edgar County patronage hire claims tax exemptions in two states.

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – One of Governor Rauner’s campaign promises was to tackle patronage hiring.  According to the Chicago Sun Times, Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly ...

Governor’s downstate director accused of family patronage hire is not true –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – I received a disturbing email this morning purporting to state that Randy Pollard’s wife had been hired at the Illinois Lottery, ...

IL Comptroller appropriations being used for lobbyists

Springfield, IL. – (ECWd) – The State of Illinois has had a spending problem for many years, and after over a decade of out of ...

I-TEAM: Perks & Admin Drive College Costs –

Decatur, IL. (ECWd) – WAND-TV, Channel 17 completed an investigative report on Perks and Administrative costs of Illinois Colleges. “The I-TEAM used the Freedom of ...

HB3593 “Breuder Bill” Passes House and Senate (College of DuPage)

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – The “Breuder Bill”, HB3593, which limits severance pay at Illinois Community Colleges to no more than 12 months pay has passed ...

Rauner should immediately terminate Kim Savage from Student Assistance Commission –

Springfield, Illinois – (ECWd) – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (“ISAC”) is not immune from controversy in relation to electioneering and reported violations of ethics, ...

Time for change within the Illinois Community College Board –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – With the mass unveiling of inappropriate spending, policy and statute violations, and other actions of Illinois’ Public Community Colleges lately, there ...

Governor Rauner – Want to send a message? Prosecute!

Illinois (ECWd) – Reboot Illinois ran a piece today regarding the Governors directive to his state agencies as it pertains to lobbyists. “The agency directors ...

Illinois Families Need School Choice –

ECWd – In an age where people can make choices in almost every aspect of their lives, their hands are still tied when it comes ...

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