Author: John Kraft

South Jacksonville, IL. (ECWd) - After South Jacksonville Police Chief Hallock was reinstated with full back-pay, his attorney, Tyson Manker, filed a request for an Official Misconduct Inquiry into the Village of South Jacksonville Trustees, Village Officials, and/or employees for the alleged improper release of information to local...

KANKAKEE, IL. (ECWd) - According to January 23, 2017, Board Minutes, the Kankakee Valley Park District Commissioners have been receiving "two free rentals for non-manned facilities." Who knows what else they may be receiving? As we have discussed in numerous other articles about other park districts in...

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...