September 2016

CLARK COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) - Follow-up from this article: https://edgarcountywatchdogs.com/2016/09/clark-county-park-district-spends-5000-without-approval/ Someone had better start investing in stock in rope, because no one can keep up with the demand from public officials. On September 16, 2016 I sent the following FOIA request in order to validate what I...

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) - We received a tip about the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority ("KVAA"), a board member, and the awarding of a roofing contract to that board member. The tip was accurate and our report follows. Upon initially contacting the Kankakee Airport, every effort to obtain any information...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On October 7, 2016, the 3rd Illinois Appellate Court overturned the Illinois Commerce Commission's decision that Clean Line Energy Partners was a public utility, and remanded it back for further proceedings. Some facts from the case: Rock Island admitted that the wind generators...

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) - A recent tip came in regarding a LaSalle Police Department Sgt that if true would be problematic for both the officer and those handling the investigation.  A copy of the tip can be found at this link.  Key points of information have...

InvEnergy claimed they were going to be "good neighbors" and bring lots of jobs and income to Champaign and Vermilion County when they constructed the so-called "California Ridge (CalRidge) Wind Farm."  It appears they have broken another promise by failing to pay taxes on their...