Author: John Kraft

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - According to a United States Department of Justice Press Release, dated September 8, 2016, Roy Collin, former director of the Kankakee Valley Park District, was charged with defrauding the Park District. Former Executive Director of Kankakee Valley Park District Charged with Fraud Scheme Springfield, Ill....

CHATHAM, IL. (ECWd) - Chatham, Illinois residents have had ongoing issues with water quality since the city switched to the South Sangamon Water Commission. Several emails have been sent to the mayor requesting a "town hall" face-to-face type meeting which would allow residents to ask questions...

Princeton, IL. (ECWd) - The Illinois Attorney General's Public Access Counselor has finally, after 13 months, made a determination that the Princeton Park District had violated the Open Meetings Act on May 18, 2015. The Princeton Park District, like many other local governments, tried silencing a critic by...

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) - Defendant Claire Ball has Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) - "from an order of the circuit court denying a motion to dispose under the Citizen Participation Act (735 ILCS 110/1 et seq.)". The petition comes...

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) - Adam Andrzejewski has Petitioned the 2nd Appellate Court for leave to appeal pursuant to Illinois Supreme Court  Rule 306(a)(9) - "from an order of the circuit court denying a motion to dispose under the Citizen Participation Act (735 ILCS 110/1 et seq.)". The petition comes...

DuPage County, IL. (ECWd) - After learning of the "DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund", I tried to find out under what statutory authority the County had to make such donations. Thinking that Chairman Dan Cronin's "ACT" Initiative was actually worth more than simply buzzwords (Accountability, Consolidation, Transparency),...