August 2017

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - (Updated 8-31-2017 @ 2243 hrs) [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="215"] Carlinville Park District Board[/caption] Towards the end of the August 30, 2017 meeting of the Carlinville Park District Board of Commissioners, Board President and Commissioner Larry Smith read a resignation letter and immediately resigned...

Northern Illinois University (ECWd) - Peoplesoft Financials software is part of the enterprise software solution used by Northern Illinois University under a contractual agreement with ORACLE for NIU’s business operations, such as accounts payable, accounts receivables, student services, and human resources. In their contractual agreement, NIU...

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - Edgar County Watchdogs talk to BLNNEW.com founder Diane Benjamin about the use of city credit to purchase an airplane ticket for Bloomington Mayors Tari Renner's girlfriend to join him in Japan on a recent Sister Cities trip. Watch the video below: https://youtu.be/8mJyp08wAXw . ...

BLOOMINGTON, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Watchdogs, Kirk Allen and John Kraft, joined Ben Yount in studio for the live Illinois Watchdog Radio Show this afternoon to discuss various issues with the City of Bloomington, its Mayor, the airplane ticket purchase, and other items of...

HOOPESTON, IL. (ECWd) - Updated Scribner's error on the dollar amount the school claimed it would save. The Hoopeston Area School District #11 closed its Honeywell elementary school earlier this year citing financial concerns and alleging it would save the district close to 250k annually. Their official website...

United States (ECWd) - The Federal District Court issued their order today in the Sarah Palin Defamation case and even though you may not agree with what the New York Times printed, the federal courts have properly applied the well-established case law that should be taught...

DANVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - Mike Marron "called out" by local Danville Resident. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="237"] Mike Marron pic from campaign flyer[/caption] Mr. Mike McClain wrote to the News Gazette about his perspective on Vermilion County Board Chairman, Mike Marron.  This was published in the August 25th, 2017...