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

August 18, 2015   ·   0 Comments

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, ...

K-12 Pension Cost-Shift, HB4272 filed today –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Text of the Bill is here and the link will provide an up-to-date status. Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Fund Education ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Illinois General Assembly to Vote on HB 3593

Springfield, IL (ECWd) – Today is a chance for the legislature to take a step in the right direction and vote in support of House ...

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Disturbing Trends with Park Districts –

Illinois (ECWd) – The more Districts we look at, the more problems we find. For some reason, Park Districts, along with other local governments, seem ...

Inside AG Madigan’s Public Access Counselor Office

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor’s Office (PAC) is responsible for answering inquiries on various subjects, to include the Freedom ...

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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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I am not alone!

Illinois – (ECWd) – I woke up this morning to an e-mail from an attorney that has been following our work for some time.  He ...

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When will we learn?

 (ECWd) – Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno and now Dennis Hastert.  All examples that our society is failing at a pace never imaginable. For Hastert, he ...

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Quote of the day – Do you agree?

Illinois – (ECWd) – “Increasingly in the United States, the degree to which a law is enforced – or whether a person is indicted – ...

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School Choice – Parental right?

Illinois  (ECWd) – The answer to a simple question is proving to make a world of difference in the understanding of our children’s future. If ...

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Scathing Senate Report – Illegal acts confirmed…

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – For over a year we have been working on exposing the out of control spending at the College of DuPage.  During ...

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IL. State Rep. Jeanne Ives : (Video) “Entire Process is a Fraud”

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) on the House Floor, May 6, 2015 – re: House Bill 4141: “If it’s all about values, ...

Sullivan-Barickman (WinCE)

Hartke and other Illinoisans testify at Illinois Senate Hearing

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Today, an Illinois Ag Committee Senate hearing was held at 9:30 AM. . The hearing was for HB 3523 which is ...

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“The NIU Bill” Passes IL. Senate –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – When we exposed Northern Illinois University for paying the legal fees of employees that plead guilty to crimes committed while they ...

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Chicago Tax Day Tea Party –

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – The Edgar County Watchdogs were asked to speak at the Chicago Tax Day Tea Party on April 15, 2015 and had ...

Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) – Press Release –

For Immediate Release For More  Information Contact   Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton)    jeanneives@yahoo.com Eight agents fired including two supervisors in aftermath of Secret Service agents partying in Argentina ...

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Coles County – Illegal Gun Sales by former Sheriff – Protecting their own?

Coles County (ECWd) – When a law enforcement entity breaks the law, who can the people turn to for accountability?  As referenced in this article, ...

Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) issues Press Release re: College of DuPage

For Immediate Release For More Information or to Book Rep. Ives Kathleen Murphy Director of Communication, Illinois Opportunity Project 630-329-4680 kmurphy@illinoisopp.org Ives Statement on On-Going ...

SIU-BOT (WinCE)

Gov. Rauner’s appointment to SIU Board Violates SIU Charter and Ethics Rules…

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Gov. Bruce Rauner re-appointed Joel Sambursky, and appointed U.S. district court judge John Gilbert and Attorney Amy Sholar to the Board ...

Open Meetings Act bill passes House

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – This is one of the Bills submitted to amend the Open Meetings Act. Rep Kay introduced a Bill last week (here) ...

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Watchdogs provide testimony in Legislative Committee Hearing –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – March 4, 2015 Kirk Allen and I made the trip to Springfield this morning to testify at a Legislative “Judiciary-Civil” Committee ...

Sexual Harassment of Librarians – Librarian Protection Bill proposed –

Sexual harassment is wrong as is working in a hostile work environment. Librarians, library employees and patrons are forced to endure that when libraries allow ...

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College of DuPage: Reps. Jeanne Ives, Sandack, Breen, and others Unveil Proposed Legislation –

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) – More blow-back from the Breuder severance package vote. During a press conference in Chicago on February 2, 2015, State Representatives talked ...

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Breen to Introduce “Breuder Rule” to End Golden Parachutes at Community Colleges –

PRESS RELEASE:  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE . At an Illinois House Republican press conference this morning, Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) announced legislation to create the “Breuder ...

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Rep Sandra Pihos missing on Special Session Vote –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – HB4576 Passes Illinois House and Senate (here) and is waiting Gov signature. Full text (here). This bill changes the way appointments ...

Moweaqua-Bowl (WinCE)

Rauner, Sanguinetti, and Munger in Moweaqua today…

Moweaqua, IL. (ECWd) – We decided to visit Moweaqua, Illinois today to catch up with the Rauner team as they traveled throughout Illinois prior to ...

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Watchdogs in Springfield – Sandra Pihos Missing…

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – We made a trip to Springfield this morning to visit the Illinois State Capitol and to say “Thank You for a ...

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Rose and Righter vote for Access to Public Records –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – In the HB 3796 veto override vote that sought to further limit access to public records, Senators Chapin Rose and Dale ...

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