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That Moment When You Appoint Yourself To The Ethics Commission To Hear Your Own Complaint –

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On November 22, 2015

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) –
Yes, we touched on this before, but thought it prudent to talk bout it again now that there is video of the Ethics Commission appointments.
At the last Clark County Park District Board of Commissioners Meeting, November 19, 2015, one of the items for action was to appoint the district’s Ethics Commission, which consists of three people.
As we wrote before, there were three appointed, which include:

— Glen Kuehnel, current elected parks commissioner

— Gary Strohm, citizen and business owner – who regularly does business with the park district AND is a business partner to Ron Stone, a named respondent in an Ethics Complaint

— Joe Ewing, current “elected” (LOL) park board chairman – who is a named respondent in the Ethics Complaint

How does that look for a fair and impartial upcoming hearing?
Ewing, Stone, Yargus, Stepp, and Charity Murphy are named “respondents” in the ethics complaint.
Sometimes, things are simply too crooked to think they cou0ld have possibly happened, but in this case there is video evidence at approximately the 2 minute, 35 second mark in the below video:



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  • Lisa Nickie Thomas
    Posted at 15:39h, 22 November Reply

    THIS IS A SLAP IN THE FACE TO ALL CCPD RESIDENTS! I URGE YOU ALL TO EMAIL JOE EWING AND ASK HIM TO REMOVE HISSELF FROM ETHICS COMMISSION, RESIGN HIS POST AS PRESIDENT, AND HAVE SOMEONE ELSE APPOINT NEW ETHICS COMMISSION. BETTER YET HIS CHEATING ASS CAN RESIGN ALL TOGETHER! It was PROVEN at Clark County Ethics Commission that no one at the park knew there was a 2 year seat even open UNTIL AFTER THE NOMINATION FILING DEADLINE. He had the NERVE TO lie to a fellow board member, stating he’s the one who changed his nomination paperwork. Carrie Downey and Janet Morecraft both admitted they were changed under Carrie Downey ‘ s illegal direction.

  • Dave L.
    Posted at 16:06h, 22 November Reply

    Is it just me, or is Kuehnel ALWAYS passing the buck??

  • Peg B.
    Posted at 16:18h, 23 November Reply

    I don’t know if I am more shocked that they did this or that there is not an outcry from the taxpayers for all of them to resign. I don’t live any where close to Clark County but I do follow ECWD and this is unbelievable.

  • Sue
    Posted at 15:07h, 24 November Reply

    It APPEARS that the “majority” (BUT NOT ALL!) of Clark Co. IL people who are in political positions of power, are about corruption & how to get more $ in their own personal pockets! It’s SOOOO SAD!!!! As political positions DO PAY WELL (which many, I believe, used to be only part-time jobs) & SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN those important positions………are STILL NOT FOR THE betterment of the PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE STATE OF ILLINOIS! LOOK AROUND AT ALL OF THE FOR SALE SIGNS People! We the people of IL deserve better than this! We the people expect the individuals in all political positions to be fair, NOT-corrupt, dishonest or greedy, which we vote in. Marshall no longer helps the poor (which I am not) with their utilities, but $ sure was put out for the Fair Ground-Grand Stand By the person who was in charge of helping the poor with their utilities! Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t the two individuals involved in that donation ($) related? Can’t blame the one that accepted it, I guess. Come on people…………… quit being so selfish and greedy! We the people of IL have a legal voice & all the people in The County of Clark, deserve better! We will all meet our maker some day. And will have to answer for what we have done in our lives! Step up people & do what is right people! Just because you hold a political position doesn’t mean you are above the LAW! There is always someone higher up to answer to!
    Merry Christmas to all! And to all a good night!

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