Author: John Kraft

Alorton, IL. (ECWd) - Jo Ann Reed, the vile creature who was caught on camera screaming obscenities, the likes you might hear from a drunken street hooker, at a citizen in the parking lot of Commonfields of Cahokia Water District; charged and convicted in 2014 of a...

Edgar County, IL. (ECWd) - FOIA Officer stipend for Edgar County Emergency Telephone System Board: $1500 Number of FOIA complaints resolved in her favor: Practically NONE ETSB, please demand your money back, it isn't working. The ETSB Coordinator failed to justify withholding public records again...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Pay attention Carlinville: Last Friday, the Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor determined that the McHenry County Blog was "news media" as that term is defined in the Freedom of Information Act. McHenry County decided that FOIA requester Cal Skinner, McHenry County Blog, was a recurrent...

CARLINVILLE, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General has sent the City of Carlinville letters of inquiry in response to several requests for review of alleged Freedom of Information Act violations that I forwarded to the AG's Public Access Counselor ("PAC"). These letters require the public body to respond...