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Thank you Fox News!

By Kirk Allen & John Kraft

On August 29, 2013

ECWd –

A team of dedicated, grass roots citizens have been working on exposing the questionable acts by our state HFS office and their circumvention of procurement laws by using an intergovernmental agreement with the state of Michigan to do business with a questionable company at best.

Our work began approximately 8 months ago, and has lead to what is now National Coverage.  Thanks to Diane Benjamin with BLNNews,  John Kraft and Kirk Allen of Edgar County Watchdogs, and Adam Andrzejewski with For the Good of Illinois who coordinated the teams efforts to expose this story at the national level.

From Cuban Cigars to private boat parties it’s clear our public officials have no concept of proper accounting of our tax dollars.  The self serving attitudes run ramped in this state and our work is now proving it.  I ran multiple articles exposing pieces of this over the last several month that included documents to back up each and every piece of our coverage.

And now, with Fox News running the segment today that directly tied to all of our hard work, we promise this is just the first step of a multi-part exposure of 8 months of dedicated work to expose the root of financial problems not only in this state but at the national level as well.

Thanks, Fox News for confirming our work is worthy of national publication!


(Story ran at 10:15am Local on Happening Now)

Even more exciting is to see that our work has now found its place in the center of the Democratic Governors race as a major issue.  Don’t think for a second that you can’t make a difference! 

Accountability knows no bounds when good people stand up! 

Stay tuned for so much exposure that we promise it’s going to rock this state and this nation!



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  • lheal
    Posted at 15:06h, 29 August

    RT @ECWDogs: Thank you Fox News! : ECWd –

    A team of dedicated grass roots citizens have been working on exposing the quest……

  • Kathy Jo Drake
    Posted at 15:08h, 29 August

    Keep up the good work!

  • Blake Stiff
    Posted at 15:32h, 29 August

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    Posted at 15:32h, 29 August

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    Posted at 17:17h, 29 August

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    Posted at 18:32h, 29 August

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    Posted at 18:32h, 29 August

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  • Concerned Citizen
    Posted at 20:56h, 29 August

    We heard that the LA investigative agents have contacted you for all of the documents and are offering to come to Illinois and issue warrants for information form HFS officials including the phone records of the HFS Executive team. Is this true?

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    Posted at 21:02h, 29 August

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  • Aware n Arcola
    Posted at 07:10h, 30 August

    Great job people!Now on to bigger problems,like the ones in Arcola Township.

  • Edgar County Watchdogs
    Posted at 11:47h, 30 August

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