Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - A full eight days after the cut-off date to file an amended complaint, RIDES-MTD filed one in Edgar County Circuit Court. This amended complaint consists of the following: claim of "promissory estoppel" claim of "breach of unilateral contract" The lawsuit stems from the deposition of...

WHEELING, IL. (ECWd) - [caption id="attachment_34218" align="alignleft" width="300"] Check dtd 12-22-2016[/caption] The Mayor of Wheeling, Illinois,  Dean Argiris, has used the city credit card for personal and private business purposes. As if that wasn't bad enough, when questioned during public comment in the January 16, 2017 meeting,...

Kankakee, IL. (ECWd) - The Interim Director of the Illinois Department of Transportation - Division of Aeronautics, Steve Young, has sent a letter to the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority questioning the qualification of Rende Langlois to remain on the airport authority board. According to the letter, it appears...

HUTSONVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - After our article highlighting one of the deficiencies in the Regional Office of Education #12's most recent audit, Monte Newlin, Regional Superintendent, took to his facebook page and to the Robinson Daily News to publish his glaringly contradictory excuses for using public credit...

HUTSONVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - To start off with, Mr. Monte Newlin, Superintendent of the Regional Office of Education #12, fresh off of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy only a few short years ago, and since then has been caught using the ROE credit card for personal purchases. Previous to...

CHAMPAIGN, IL. (ECWd) - WCIA-3 reported on our citizen watchdog training held in Champaign yesterday. It was sponsored by AFP Foundation - Americans For Prosperity Foundation and was a non-partisan 4-hour session on how to monitor local government using the Open Meetings Act, the Freedom Of Information Act,...