July 2016

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on the lavish expenses incurred by public officials under the guise of "official business". The LGTECA requires school districts, community college districts, and...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - We have received several tips that indicate State Rep Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has resigned from office. This has also been reported by several news organizations. Sandack cited recent "cyber security issues" as his main reason for resigning and is quoted in Capitol...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 11, 2016. We did not attend, however, several others did attend, and they voiced their opinions. The people voicing their opinions to the committee are the same ones that had control of the airport...

Springfield, IL (ECWd) - "This week Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino refused to comply with the State Board of Elections’ deadline to amend campaign reports and clarify questionable campaign expenditures. His failure to provide this information after receiving multiple time extensions to gather the details is further evidence...

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) - I first reported on LaSalle County State's Attorney Brian Towne's campaign reporting irregularities in this article. I had described the situation to the State Board of Elections prior to our first article, which was a person holding a fund-raising event and collecting contributions...