SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) –
Are you curious to know more about how local governments in the area are spending your money? Do you think there is waste or fraud in your local governments? Do you want to learn the tools necessary for uncovering improper spending in your communities? Join us in Springfield on August 20 to learn how! Using publicly-available information and the state’s Open Meetings and Freedom of Information laws, you will learn how you can make a huge difference in Illinois!
Our Citizen Watchdog Training is geared towards individuals who are curious to know where their money’s going. Citizen Watchdogs have used their skills to expose waste, fraud, abuse, and corruption in their hometowns.
Over the last three years, more than 185 elected officials and bureaucrats have resigned or been removed because of the efforts of two individuals from rural Edgar County (along the Indiana border south of Danville). These men merely seek to expose those who betray the public’s confidence. In fact, their amateur sleuthing has triggered multiple local, state and federal investigations. This training will let you know where to look, what to look for and what questions to ask. And you will meet others in your community who share a similar interest.
I look forward to seeing you in Springfield on August 20, 2016!
AFPF Illinois State Director