July 2017

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - After posting an article exposing the fact that the City of Bloomington, Illinois had purchased an airplane ticket for Margot Erhlich, Mayor Tari Renner's girlfriend, to presumably accompany him on his "business trip" to Japan this week, Renner decided to leave a...

Illinois (ECWd) - When we fail to address violations of law by public officials at the local level, it festers and desensitizes us to the importance of our laws. Those officials who are allowed to get away with breaking our laws move up the chain to...

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) - PRESS RELEASE: "There has been a Temporary Restraining Order filed against the Northern Illinois University's Board of Trustees by Misty Haji-Sheikh. She alleges that on June 15, 2017 the Board of Trustees took final action against President Douglas Baker that was invalid regarding...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - After researching some of the grants issued by the Illinois Arts Council ("IAC") during times when they did not conduct any public meetings, I came across one grant in particular in which I felt was somewhat questionable. In 2015, the IAC approved several...

[caption id="attachment_37726" align="alignnone" width="115"] Orland Park Public Library Director Mary Weimar[/caption] Orland Park, Illinois The Orland Park Public Library is at it again, seemingly having learned nothing after being sued in 2014 for multitudinous violations of both the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Open Meetings...