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Carlinville’s FOIA Officer Carla Brockmeier should resign –

May 18, 2017   ·   4 Comments

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Carlinville FOIA Officer and City Clerk, Carla Brockmeier, has violated the law again and kept more public records hidden away in ...

Carlinville High School identified on Image Board list soliciting/exchanging nude photos according to NBC News 5 Investigation –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – According to NBC-5 News Investigation, Carlinville High School is on a list found on an “Image Board” soliciting nude photos. There ...

Did Macoupin County Board and Dave Ambrose collude to influence tax referendum at election?

MACOUPIN CO., IL. (ECWd) – Update: We want to make it clear this allegation is from the 2014 election cycle and previous tax referendum, not ...

Carlinville Blows Off Attorney General Again – Refuses To Answer –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The City of Carlinville has been sent a “2nd Request” for a response to a Request For Review of an alleged ...

Carla Brockmeier Fails to Answer Yet Another FOIA Request, Will Spend More Tax Money On Attorneys –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The City of Carlinville’s Freedom Of Information Act Officer and City Clerk, Carla Brockmeier, has failed to comply with the FOIA ...

Carlinville Published Forged Meeting Minutes –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – On top of refusing to provide credit card statements, other public records, and lying about mailing CDs in response to FOIA ...

Confirmed: Carlinville’s Mayor, Clerk, and Attorney Lied About Mailing CDs –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – At Carlinville’s City Council meeting on April 3, 2017, the council directed their attorney to provide all the requested records for all ...

Carlinville poised to spend more tax funds on new AG FOIA denial inquiry –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Carlinville FOIA Officer apparently thinks FOIA does not apply to them. The Illinois Attorney General has sent another letter of inquiry ...

Carlinville’s City Employee Payroll –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Breaking News: The City of Carlinville answered a FOIA request within the 5-day requirement! The Freedom Of Information Act request did ...

Carlinville spending more taxpayer funds to keep secrets –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – A long-time reader of ECWd sent us the attached letter from the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor requesting the City of Carlinville ...

Carlinville FOIA Update

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – A quick update on the City of Carlinville’s continued noncompliance with the Freedom Of Information Act. Received: The city answered the ...

Carlinville Park District joins three others in complying with law –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Carlinville Park District has joined the ranks of three other park districts in Illinois to live up to  Illinois Park District ...

Carlinville Refuses to answer FOIA requests from 3 more people –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Mayor Deanna Demuzio’s leadership is a complete failure. She gets an “F” in transparency and an “F” in leadership. The Carlinville FOIA ...

City of Carlinville fails to answer summons in FOIA lawsuit –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Update 4-28-2017: Carlinville filed an answer to the Complaint with the Macoupin Circuit Clerk’s Office today, April 28, 2017. According to ...

Carlinville fails to answer another Attorney General inquiry, still hiding records

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – In a direct reflection of Mayor Deanna Demuzio’s incompetence in seeking out legal advice, her chosen attorneys are failing to assist her in complying with the ...

AG Determines McHenry County Blog is “news media” under FOIA –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Pay attention Carlinville: Last Friday, the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor determined that the McHenry County Blog was “news media” as ...

Carlinville still denying requests for public records –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Once again, the City of Carlinville has denied a Freedom of Information Act request for public records. Their attorney is sure ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

AG asks Carlinville why they failed to answer a March 20th FOIA request –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has sent a letter the Carlinville City Clerk, Mrs. Carla Brockmeier, asking that the ...

AG asks Carlinville why they failed to answer a March 18th FOIA request –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor has sent a letter the Carlinville City Clerk, Mrs. Carla Brockmeier, asking that the ...

Is Mayor Deanna Demuzio using public funds and property for campaign purposes?

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – With all of the purposeful hiding of public records lately, it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to consider whether ...

Carlinville’s Mayor Demuzio continues to hide public records – Two more complaints sent to Attorney General –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Mayor Demuzio and the City of Carlinville must enjoy spending hard-earned taxpayer dollars keeping public records from the public. I estimate ...

Carlinville Treasurer, Jodi Reichmann posts false information in comment –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Jodi Reichmann, Treasurer of Carlinville, IL. posted a comment (presumably during work hours since we show it recieved at 10:30 am) on a ...

Carlinville’s Mayor Deanna Demuzio hiding credit card statements from the public –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Just when I thought nothing could top last nights meeting which was  one of the most unprofessional meetings I had ever ...

Suit filed against Carlinville for withholding public records –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – Yesterday I filed a four-count lawsuit against the City of Carlinville for its refusal to produce public records requested on January ...

City of Carlinville refuses to answer Attorney General’s inquiry on records denial –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – From all appearances, the City of Carlinville thinks they don’t have to comply with the Freedom of Information Act. First, they ...

City of Carlinville pays Attorney $481 to shakedown $200 from FOIA Requester –

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) – From all appearances, the City of Carlinville, and by extension its Mayor Deanna Demuzio, has decided to spend money on an ...