Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

Sangamon, Co. (ECWd) - After several years of attending Chatham board meetings, I have truly never seen anything like this.  The citizens have worked tirelessly to find that the municipal bonds that were sold from South Sangamon Water Commission (SSWC) did not reflect the true amount...

St. Clair County, IL. (ECWd) - We noticed this coming out of Channel 4, KMOV, St. Louis - and one name in particular is very familiar to us. A long list of public officials and employees were indicted today in St. Clair County, Illinois. Read the KMOV article...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - Earlier this week the Edgar County Board published a draft Airport Zoning Ordinance - which has yet to be recommended by the Airport Zoning Commission - who had promised at the previous hearing to have another public hearing to receive input on this...

WHITESIDE COUNTY, IL. (ECWd) - Once again, we have a County Board condoning a County Airport's misuse of public funds, while the County State's Attorney claims the county airport can hire their own attorney. Why? Because that's how they've always done it. Reviewing minutes of the September 13,...

OLIVER, IL. (ECWd) - We have written about this unethical and unlawful situation in Clark and Edgar Counties before but thought it time to remind all those still interested that there has been no legitimate effort to rectify this problem. In fact, the Clark-Edgar Rural Water District...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - The Better Government Association (BGA) wrote an article spotlighting the Freedom Of Information Act and the Attorney General's role in assuring compliance with the act. One issue they highlight is our difficulty in obtaining information from the Illinois State Police in reference to the...