July 2016

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On June 30, 2016, Gov. Rauner signed HB4630 which made a change to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. Jeanne Ives was the Chief Sponsor in the House, along with Sponsor Peter Breen and others, with Michael Connelly as Chief Sponsor in the Senate. It...

Springfield, IL (ECWd) - We are urging Governor Rauner to Veto Senate Bill 212 based on evidence that the key person behind it has violated the law. LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne has pushed for SB212 to pass and by all indications, our legislatures were...

Terre Haute, IN. (ECWd) - Michael J. Wright, the attorney for Vigo County, Indiana, in a response to a complaint file with the Indiana Public Access Counselor, claimed that a recent request for public records was nothing more than harassment. [documentcloud url="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/2938941-20160701122501743/annotations/305761.html"] There is no stipulation to claim...

DeKalb Co. (ECWd) - We previously printed a story regarding Northern Illinois University’s Interim CFO Nancy Suttenfield’s alleged attempt to save the Illinois taxpayers’ monies by refusing to accept a final written report generated by an illegitimate consulting/assessment contract—but only after she had already spent $468,050...