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

January 22, 2017   ·   2 Comments

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

Paris District 95 votes to make you pay with NEW TAX –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Paris District 95 School Board, voted last night to place the question of a 1% sales tax referendum on the ballot ...

Shiloh School Board Meeting, Budget Hearing – Sales Tax Referendum –

HUME, IL. (ECWd) – On June 20, 2016, Shiloh CUSD#1 Board of Trustees held a Budget Hearing and Regular School Board Meeting. During the budget ...

Edgar Co. Local Governments owe the State over $166,000 in overpaid PPRT –

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) – The local governments in Edgar County owed the State of Illinois a total of $166,119.51 in overpayments the state made ...

Paris School District 95 to get $10k refund from TRS –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – In May, we ran an article referencing fines paid to the Teacher’s Retirement System by our local school districts. Data provided ...

Local Paper only reports part of the story –

Paris, IL. (ECWd) – In this past Thurday’s edition of the Prairie Press, they ran an article entitled “Kraft Alleges Intimidation By Director“, which on ...

Schools Prohibited from Requiring Student Passwords to Social Media –

Springfield, IL. (ECWd) – Received this tip in an email blast on a recent change to the “Right to Privacy in the School Setting Act” ...

Sam Roberts, School District 95, leaves offensive voicemail to mother of three students –

Paris, IL., (ECWd) – Sam Roberts, Maintenance and Technology Director of Paris School District 95, decided to leave an offensive voicemail to a mother of ...

Shiloh School seeking county sales tax –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – During the Edgar County Study Session last Monday, August 31st, a county board member stated that Shiloh Schools were inquiring ...

Shiloh School District holding public auction June 13 –

Newman, IL. (ECWd) – The Shiloh School District is holding a public auction  in conjunction with Joines Auction Service on Saturday, June 13, 2015, @ ...

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 ...

School Boards in Edgar County violated the law….and you paid for it says Chicago Tribune…

Edgar Co. (ECWd) – “These abuses won’t stop until voters rise up angry again and again and again”. About now some are saying here he ...

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 ...

Mt. Pulaski CUSD-23 School Board selling its soul to Meridien & Relight Wind Farms –

Mt. Pulaski, IL. (ECWd) – After reading through the proposed “contract” between the Mt. Pulaski Community Unit School No. 23 School Board and Meridien LLC., ...

Unit 46 – Elections have consequences – so do past discussions

Elgin, IL (ECWd) – Elections have consequences – so do past discussions Time and time again we see public officials being told what they can ...

Edgar Co. Sheriff not answering FOIA requests – hires secretary –

Edgar Co., IL. (ECWd) – Early in April we received word that the Sheriff had conducted interviews for the open secretarial position due to the ...

Crestwood CUSD #4 – Superintendent’s Salary –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – There has been a considerable amount of misinformation out there about the Crestwood School District #4 Superintendent’s contract. This should clear ...

Correcting the Myth of Mandatory 6% Pay Raises (Crestwood School)…

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – It was erroneously reported in the November 26, 2014 issue of a local paper that: “State law requires that retiring teachers ...

Undisclosed Reporter Conflicts: Shiloh School District –

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – When writing about a particular subject, a journalist should disclose conflicts. This means that when one writes about something, and about ...

Wheatley’s Sexual Abuse Conviction and the Shiloh School Board –

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – “To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.” — Ella Wheeler Wilcox When we first reported ...

Shiloh CUSD #1 – News Release: Early Dismissals –

News Release: Due to the prediction of returning high temperatures, Shiloh School will dismiss at 2:05 on Thursday, August 28, and Friday, August 29.   ...

Finally – Constitutional Rights Restored!

US Supreme Court (ECWd) – In a unanimous ruling our 4th Amendment Rights have been upheld! The Court ruled that the police need warrants to ...

Dr. John Wheatley, a criminal, interviewed by Beacon News on School Funding –

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – Of all people to interview on issues related to children, Dr. John Wheatley was on the front page of the Paris ...

Paris District 95 School Board Meeting Video – April 7, 2014 –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Video from the Paris District 95 School Board meeting held on April 7, 2014 is below. Thanks to the board for ...

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

EDGAR CO. (ECWd) – I think everyone is well aware of the financial turmoil our country is in, as well as our state.   It has ...

Paris Armory Project (Sub)Contractor – CDB Ethics –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – So here we are, after over nine months of driving the conflict of interest train into the ground, up pops another ...

Gov. Quinn and Mayor Smith Proclaim Brett Eldredge Day –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – December 22, 2013 was declared Brett Eldredge Day in Illinois and in Paris, IL. thru proclamations signed by Illinois Gov. Pat ...

Armory Parking Lot and New High School Updates –

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – It looks like our local public construction jobs are still in full swing. It won’t last too long since it will ...

Paris Schools Consolidation Committee Vote (Video) –

PARIS, IL (ECWd) – Thanks again to District 95 for videotaping and uploading the meeting video in order for citizens to become more informed of ...

Paris Schools Consolidation Town Hall Meeting

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) – Paris District 95 videotaped the “Consolidation Town Hall” meeting that was held on September 12, 2013. We have linked to their ...

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