Author: John Kraft

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 . ...

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...

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...

Logan Co., IL. (ECWd) - The Atlanta Public Library District actually "answered" some questions in writing that were asked of them at the last meeting. However, they are desperately clinging to what we consider improper advice given by the Library District's Attorney, Mr. Phillip Lenzini, who failed...