Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

InvEnergy's wind farm joins "WALL OF SHAME" (InvEnergy owes Champaign County $480,298 in unpaid taxes.) Recently, we shed a spotlight on three parcels of land in Champaign County which have unpaid taxes in the California Ridge Wind Farm developed and partially owned by INVENERGY which is 90%...

InvEnergy claimed they were going to be "good neighbors" and bring lots of jobs and income to Champaign and Vermilion County when they constructed the so-called "California Ridge (CalRidge) Wind Farm."  It appears they have broken another promise by failing to pay taxes on their...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - On October 7, 2016, the 3rd Illinois Appellate Court overturned the Illinois Commerce Commission's decision that Clean Line Energy Partners was a public utility, and remanded it back for further proceedings. Some facts from the case: Rock Island admitted that the wind generators...

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) - We received a tip about the Kankakee Valley Airport Authority ("KVAA"), a board member, and the awarding of a roofing contract to that board member. The tip was accurate and our report follows. Upon initially contacting the Kankakee Airport, every effort to obtain any information...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - A little over a month ago, RIDES Mass Transit District ("RIDES-MTD") filed suit naming Edgar County Treasurer Don Wiseman as Defendant seeking the $152,000.00 + they believe should have been paid to them after the claimed dissolution of the East Central Illinois...