Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

Northern Illinois University (NIU) - (ECWd) - In what should have been his time for rebuttal statements, the College of DuPage Foundation attorney spent a considerable amount of time verbally attacking the Chicago Tribune and the downstate "Muckrakers of the farm fields," the Edgar County Watchdogs,...

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_34548" align="alignleft" width="150"] Click to enlarge[/caption] After our article exposing the fact that the Kankakee Valley Park District (KVPD) had not approved any of their meeting minutes since April of 2016 - more than 9 months ago, Park Commissioner J.J. Hollis took...

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) - The Kankakee Valley Park District, on the losing edge of a financial cliff, has apparently made the decision it doesn't want the public to know what happens at "their" meetings. With the district in financial ruin, having laid off nearly every employee, you would...

PRINCETON, IL. (ECWd) - The Princeton Park District's gifting of memberships and fee waivers to their Commissioners in violation of the Park District Code, which specifically states they shall act without compensation, is broken down into each area listed on the district's Winter Calendar as posted...

PRINCETON, IL. (ECWd) - The Princeton Park District, in the recent past, had finally determined, after considerable public questioning, to make families of Park Commissioners pay for their own memberships - they had been receiving free memberships (in violation of state law), read the notices sent to...

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) - The Kankakee Valley Airport Authority held its first meeting since receiving this letter from IDOT in reference to a potential commissioner disqualification of office. During public comment, I restated past events with the roofing contract, talked about another commissioner's alleged conflict in contracts, and asked...