April 2017

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - Coles County "Commercial Assessor" is actually a Contractor - not an Employee, and has never been properly contracted with, nor properly appointed. We now have positive proof that the Commercial Assessor, Robert Becker, used by the Supervisor of Assessments in Mattoon Township...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Carlinville Park District has joined the ranks of three other park districts in Illinois to live up to  Illinois Park District Code's standard of "shall act as such without compensation" as defined in Section 4-1 of the Park District Code. [caption id="attachment_36154" align="alignleft"...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Mayor Deanna Demuzio's leadership is a complete failure. She gets an "F" in transparency and an "F" in leadership. The Carlinville FOIA Officer, Carla Brockmeier, gets an "F" in compliance with the law. Demuzio, as Mayor of the city, directs the city attorneys and has apparently...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Update 4-28-2017: Carlinville filed an answer to the Complaint with the Macoupin Circuit Clerk's Office today, April 28, 2017. According to the Macoupin County Circuit Clerk's information in the Judici database, the City of Carlinville has failed to answer the Summons served on...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - In a direct reflection of Mayor Deanna Demuzio's incompetence in seeking out legal advice, her chosen attorneys are failing to assist her in complying with the law - unless maybe she is directing them to ignore the law? In yet another apparent willful disregard of the Freedom of...

Chicago, IL. (ECWd) - Illinois State Representatives Jeanne Ives and Grant Wehrli talk to ECWd about their thoughts on Mautino and last week's hearing in Chicago. Rep. Wehrli also mentioned HB0415, which would require a photo of expense receipts be filed along with the expenditure report to...