January 2017

Kankakee Co.(ECWd) - "Springfield, Ill. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sept. 7, that charges Roy Collins, former executive director of the Kankakee Valley Park District, with defrauding the park district and a related not-for-profit organization for his personal benefit. Collins will...

HUTSONVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - To start off with, Mr. Monte Newlin, Superintendent of the Regional Office of Education #12, fresh off of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy only a few short years ago, and since then has been caught using the ROE credit card for personal purchases. Previous to...

Sangamon Co. (ECWd) - Once again the taxpayers get hoodwinked by their elected officials and I would say we called it perfectly back in June of 2016. From this article; “Public officials tend to do what they want until people question those actions.  Then, more often...

Cook County (ECWd) - "PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SANCTIONS FOR VIOLATIONS OF THE COURT’S ORDER REGARDING INSPECTION OF COMPUTERS FOR PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL" According to court records filed against Country Club Hills, a court order was issued on August 31, 2016, for a forensic examination of Country Club...

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) - WCIA-3 reported on our citizen watchdog training held in Champaign yesterday. It was sponsored by AFP Foundation - Americans For Prosperity Foundation and was a non-partisan 4-hour session on how to monitor local government using the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom Of Information Act,...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On January 20, 2017, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its Opinion in Board of Education of Springfield School District No. 186 v. The Attorney General of the State of Illinois upholding the Appellate Court's decision to uphold the Circuit Court's decision to...

SHELBYVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The newly appointed electoral board in Shelbyville Township met this afternoon to deliberate on the objections filed against a candidate running for Township Highway Superintendent (Road Commissioner). After being apprised of the law in relation to how objections are filed and the information...