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Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino deposed – protective order issued.

April 7, 2017   ·   3 Comments

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

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 ...

Why Governor Rauner Must Veto SB 3319

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 ...

ILETSB – Failures Exposed; Who will be held accountable?

Illinois (ECWd) – We exposed the failure of key appointed board members of the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) in this article ...

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 ...

Law firm disputes quote from Founder of For The Good of Illinois – Fact Check

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – The Daily Herald ran a story about the Millions being spent on attorneys by our school districts.  They included a couple ...

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 ...

Illinois State Auditor General Frank Mautino – No, you can’t make this stuff up!

Illinois (ECWd) – I will be the first to tell the world, I struggled my whole life with grammar and to this day I am ...

NIU – The scandals continue as the Board does nothing!

DeKalb Co. (ECWd) – We have already shown that President Doug Baker and Northern Illinois University have experimented with many variations of questionable actions regarding ...

Voter Education – Vote Smart, not emotionally!

Illinois – (ECWd) –  It has been a long time since Illinois was a player in a Presidential primary election for a Republican candidate.  All ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Auditor General Frank Mautino – Will expenditures for gas and repairs top a Quarter Million Dollars?

Illinois (ECWd) – We greatly appreciate all the different news agencies referencing the $213,338.31 gas and repair figure we reported on originally, but it appears ...

Auditor General Frank Mautino – Banking services like no other

Illinois (ECWd) – A few of us may remember the days before ATM machines and when you actually had a personal friendship with the local ...

Auditor General Frank Mautino – List of campaign expenditure questions continue to grow

Illinois (ECWd) – Over the years a pattern of citizen involvement has been identified.  When a local story exposes potential wrong doing or criminal activity ...

Auditor General Mautino – The end of an era?

Since we published our story on what appears to be inappropriate spending of campaign money by our now top Auditor General in the state, it ...

Illinois State Auditor General Mautino – Campaign records could be problematic for top auditor.

Bureau County – Illinois (ECWd) – Frank Mautino was appointed to be the Illinois State Auditor General in October of last year and began his official ...

Illinois Board of Higher Education proves COD not an isolated incident

Illinois (ECWd) – In past articles we exposed the hypocricy of former ICCTA President and Harper Community College Trustee William Kelly.  We are confident that ...

DHS – OIG Bureau Chief falsified travel vouchers – retires with letter in his personnel file…

Illinois – (ECWd) – When you believe a crime is being committed you have a few options, of which many will agree are of little ...

Public Disconnect – Public funds used for personal purchases

Kane Co. (ECWd) – It is clear that illegal spending has been going on for so long, with so many of our public bodies, we ...