Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - Over the past two years, a Federal Airport Grant was stopped THREE times: once due to a fraudulent grant application in which the former airport manager Jimmy Wells received a letter of appreciation for (even after it was known the grant application was...

NEW LENOX, IL. (ECWd) - One might think that having a federal grand jury subpoenaing your business associates and colleagues left and right for allegations of financial mismanagement might make you a little more cautious about your own actions. Well, not in Lincoln-Way High School District 210. Lincoln-Way...

BENTON, IL. (ECWd) - During this week's Franklin County Public Hospital Board of Director's meeting, as reported by the Frankfort American, the Franklin County Public Hospital district has voted to terminate the contract of its Chief Executive Officer, Hervey Davis. Frankfort American: "The Franklin Hospital Board voted...

NEW LENOX, IL. (ECWd) - After we exposed Lincoln-Way High School District 210 and its highly questionable spending and contracting habits, other media became interested in the story. So did Federal Prosecutors, who issued at least one Grand Jury Subpoena, with which the district is cooperating. Watch WGN-TV's...

CHICAGO, IL. (ECWd) - We were Live on Chicago Tonight last night discussing the investigation into Illinois Auditor General Frank Mautino's questionable campaign expenditures. Illinois Fiscal Watchdog Under Investigation for Campaign Spending Alexandra Silets | May 24, 2016 7:49 pm The Illinois Auditor General, the state's fiscal watchdog, is...

Northern Illinois University - (ECWd) - In our recent post (here) concerning NIU’s illegitimate subcontract with Alvarez and Marsal, we asked the question: "Why did the University not accept a final report?" We now have an answer. In an email from then-Interim CFO Nancy Suttenfield to Director of Internal...