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Village of Chatham Mayoral Candidate Craig Law

March 17, 2017   ·   1 Comments

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – Craig Law, a current Sangamon County Sheriff Deputy and Candidate for Mayor in the Village of Chatham is running for Mayor ...

Village of Chatham – is Mayor Gray lying, or the paper? -Improper FOIA denial

Sangamon Co. (ECWd -) It appears the job of fact checking is once again left to independent citizens who have had their fill of misleading ...

Village of Chatham pulls a fast one – Thousands of dollars later, question still not answered

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – Once again the taxpayers get hoodwinked by their elected officials and I would say we called it perfectly back in June ...

Supreme Court cites Allen v. Clark Co. Park District in Opinion on Springfield School District 186 v. Atty. Gen. –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – On January 20, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its Opinion in Board of Education of Springfield School District No. 186 ...

South Sangamon Water Commission: No Hunting On Commission Property –

ROCHESTER, IL. (ECWd) – We attended the South Sangamon Water Commission’s meeting on January 17, 2017, to raise an issue we had previously written about; ...

Village of Chatham Mayoral candidate Matt Mau provides false information during Village meeting

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – Matt Mau is currently a Village of Chatham Trustee and currently asking the voters for their support for his run for ...

Village of Chatham Clerk Pat Schad – hypocrisy defined

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – In yet another example of why Village of Chatham Clerk Pat Schad must resign, we need only look at his mission ...

Village of Chatham – Resignation of Village Clerk requested for election law violations

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – I first exposed the violations of election law by authorities of the Village of Chatham in this article.  During the regular ...

Chatham Mayor Tom Gray Censured for Obscene Gesture at Ethics Hearing-

CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) – The Village of Chatham held a regular meeting last night and voted to censure their Mayor, Tom Gray, for his obscene ...

Village of Chatham – Clerk Violates Law and Oath of Office – Should Resign Immediately –

Chatham, IL. (ECWd) – If we can’t trust our electoral process and those in charge of it then we are doomed as a civil society.  Laws ...

Bird Flipping Mayor to face possible censure from Village Board (video) –

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – The Village of Chatham Ethics Commission held their second meeting today regarding bird finger-flipping Mayor Gray.  The commission found no evidence ...

Chatham, IL Mayor flips-off citizen during Ethics Hearing –

CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) – The Mayor of Chatham, Illinois, Thomas Gray – who is also an attorney (officer of the Courts), immediate past president of the Illinois ...

South Sangamon Water Commission Gives Contracted Engineer Lifetime Recreational Use Of Public Property –

SANGAMON COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) – In true self-serving fashion, one of the contracted Engineers for the South Sangamon Water Commission has reaped a benefit no other ...

Watchdog Kirk Allen on WMAY Discussing Chatham Water Quality Issues –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Latest on Chatham’s Water Problems — Bishop On Air October 25, 2016 Bishop talks with Edgar County Watchdogs’ Kirk Allen about ...

South Sangamon Water Commission – Moody’s Downgrades Bonds – Negative Outlook Issued

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – Since our inception in 2011, we have focused on small local government operations and learned to look at key documents to ...

Chatham Mayor Tom Gray Refuses To Meet With Residents Over Water Quality Issues –

CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) – Chatham, Illinois residents have had ongoing issues with water quality since the city switched to the South Sangamon Water Commission. Several ...

Chatham Mayor Tom Gray violates Open Meetings Act?

CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) – Chatham Mayor Tom Gray, also President of the Illinois Municipal League, decided he didn’t like a citizen telling him she would ...

ECWd on Illinois Watchdog Radio – Cities 92.9 Bloomington –

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) – Our radio interview Ben Yount and Andrew Nelms talking about the watchdog training coming up tomorrow (Aug 20, 2016) in Springfield. . ...

Citizen Watchdog Training – Springfield, IL. – Aug 20th –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Are you curious to know more about how local governments in the area are spending your money? Do you think there ...

Village of Chatham – We have nothing to hide says Mayor – Oh Really?

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – The very first meeting we attended for the Village of Chatham was rather comical as it was not posted in accordance ...

Village of Chatham – Interim City Manager Patrick McCarthy caught lying to the public

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – During our first Village of Chatham City Council meeting, I pointed out problems with the initial agreement between the Village and ...

General Assembly – Adults are in the room

Springfield, IL (ECWd) – This morning, several legislators held a press conference in Chicago calling for the removal of the Illinois Auditor General.  They filed ...

Auditor General Frank Mautino facing House Joint Resolution for his removal.

Springfield, IL (ECWd) – Today Representative Dwight Kay along with 14 other State Representatives filed House Joint Resolution 0158 that calls for the removal of ...

Auditor General Frank Mautino – State Board of Elections rejects request for stay of hearing

Springfield, IL (ECWd) – Frank Mautino, our Illinois State Auditor General, requested a stay in the case filed against him with the Illinois State Board ...

Village of Chatham – Open Meetings Act Training 101

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – The Village of Chatham held a meeting last week that we reported on in this article and apparently some locals took ...

Edgar County Watchdog Kirk Allen on “Bishop On Air” talking Auditor General Mautino and Chatham –

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) – Last Tuesday (6-14-2016), Kirk Allen was interviewed WMAY-Springfield for Bishop On Air about Illinois’ Auditor General Frank Mautino getting his proceedings ...

Village of Chatham – Mayor Gray – AKA “Kingpin” needs to answer some questions

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – The Village of Chatham’s Mayor Gray was one of the early Kingpins in the creation of what is known as the ...

Village of Chatham violated Open Meetings Act – self regulates

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) – We attended the June 14th, 2016, (Flag Day) Village of Chatham Committee meeting.  Upon searching for an agenda/notice, which is required ...

Village of Chatham – Water Works contracts based on fraud?

Sangamon  Co. (ECWd) – Public officials tend to do what they want until people question those actions.  Then, more often than not, they will seek ...