November 2016

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Today, the 4th Appellate Court reversed the decision of the 5th Circuit Court in granting the Clark County Park District's Motion to Dismiss an Open Meetings Act suit brought by ECWd's Kirk Allen and John Kraft. We filed this court action on February...

LISLE, IL. (ECWd) - Lisle Park District joins the long list of public bodies granting their elected officials (and their family members) benefits/compensation that are not authorized in state statutes. To our knowledge, only the Arthur Park District and Clark County Park District have actually taken action...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - That's right. The Clark-Edgar Rural Water District (CERWD) has "written off" more than $40,000.00 in uncollected debt for water service. That's $40,000 that could have been used to connect others, pay wages, or to pay down its massive debt. If you know any of...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General's role in assuring compliance with the act. One issue they highlight is our difficulty in obtaining information from the Illinois State Police in reference to the...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - We have written about this unethical and unlawful situation in Clark and Edgar Counties before but thought it time to remind all those still interested that there has been no legitimate effort to rectify this problem. In fact, the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District...

WHITESIDE COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) - Once again, we have a County Board condoning a County Airport's misuse of public funds, while the County State's Attorney claims the county airport can hire their own attorney. Why? Because that's how they've always done it. Reviewing minutes of the September 13,...