Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

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...

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,...

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...

TERRE HAUTE, IN. (ECWd) - [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="184"] J.D. Kesler (right)[/caption] Jerome D. "JD" Kesler appeared in Vigo County Court his morning on two felony charges of voting outside the precinct of where he lived - what some would refer to as voter fraud. It is alleged...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Update: 6-26-20017 - The responding "SWAT" was the "Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System Special Response Team" ("ILEAS") based in Urbana, Illinois. Paris Police Department called the SWAT team out to a West Van Buren residence earlier today. According to witnesses at the scene, the incident...