Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

ORLAND PARK, IL. (ECWd) - Viewpoint discrimination and censorship are on full display at the Orland Park Public Library (OPPL), as staff ban a new book that was written about recent scandals and wrongdoing at the Orland Park Public Library. The OPPL has steadfastly refused to...

CAHOKIA, IL. (ECWd) - The "Emergency Order of Protection" filed by the felon employee of the Commonfields of Cahokia Water District against a local watchdog for expressing her opinions was denied for the "emergency" portion (see this article) a couple of weeks ago. Today was the hearing...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Following up on a previous article (here) which could turn out to be a case of wrongful prosecution and conviction, the Illinois State Police Crime Lab has provided the DNA testing results from samples taken from the underwear provided following allegations of...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - According to a customer of B & J's restaurant (aka "The Track Shack" as it is also known due to its proximity to the railroad tracks), he complained to the Edgar County Health Department about seeing cockroaches while eating in B &J's Restaurant. The...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - The Edgar County Airport Advisory Committee held a meeting on July 11, 2016. We did not attend, however, several others did attend, and they voiced their opinions. The people voicing their opinions to the committee are the same ones that had control of the airport...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - We have received several tips that indicate State Rep Ron Sandack (R-Downers Grove) has resigned from office. This has also been reported by several news organizations. Sandack cited recent "cyber security issues" as his main reason for resigning and is quoted in Capitol...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Today, Governor Rauner signed the Local Government Travel Expense Control Act (read it here) which is meant to scale back on the lavish expenses incurred by public officials under the guise of "official business". The LGTECA requires school districts, community college districts, and...