June 2017

Des Plaines, IL. (ECWd) - Back in the fall of 2016, Paul Hertel, Associate Superintendent of Des Plaines School District 62 filed a complaint with their local police department complaining about frequency of emails sent to the district. Deborah Wilson submitted various Freedom of Information Act requests, and sent...

LaSalle Co. (ECWd) - Smoked!  Yes, Brian Towne, former State's Attorney for LaSalle County has been handed his back-side by the Illinois Supreme Court and the taxpayers will surely be the ones to pay for his corrupt practices during his tenure in office. The highest court...

MARSHALL, IL. (ECWd) - Gary Strohm, Marshall Advocate, printed a piece of misinformation (unsubstantiated rumor) while bidding Terry Stepp goodbye from the Clark County Park District. He claimed that "According to his [Stepp's] best estimate" the district received FOIA requests for 55,000 pages of information at a...

BENTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has issued a binding opinion, number 17-007, stating that the City of Benton, Illinois is responsible for fulfilling Freedom of Information Act requests for public records kept by the municipal airport board. In reading this opinion,...

DeKalb Co. (ECWd) - The recent action by the Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University raised the hackles of many lawmakers when they voted to provide a golden parachute for malfeasance identified by the Office of Executive Inspector General. We believed their actions were in violation...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - Today, a Grand Jury sent a True Bill of Indictment on three Chicago Police Officers in the killing of Laquan McDonald. In the Indictment, the Grand Jury alleges that David March, Joseph Walsh, and Thomas Gaffney committed: official misconduct obstruction of justice conspiracy...