Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

Clark Co., IL. (ECWd) - According to the Complaint received from the Clark County Sheriff Department, Jonathan Kaye, Candidate for the 110th District in Illinois was with his wife, Claire Kaye, on February 2, 2016, in West Union, Illinois. After a pancake breakfast at the West Union...

COLES CO., IL. (ECWd) - The former Sherriff of Coles County, Darrell Cox, who was publicly outed during his campaign (by the Edgar County Watchdogs - not by Phillips) for illegally selling guns in violation of State Law and in violation of Court Orders (WTHI article here),...

EDGAR CO., IL. (ECWd) - During discussion of the Edgar County Airport grant application at this past Monday's county board study session, Mike Helstley is quoted in the Prairie Press with this wonderfully researched statement: ""This not only affects us," said Heltsley, noting many Downstate airports are...

SPRINGFIELD, IL. (ECWd) - Oral Arguments were heard this morning at 10:00 a.m. on four cases appealed out of Douglas County Circuit Court. All four cases dealt with the Freedom of Information Act, and Kraft's assertion that Arcola Township violated the act. Listen to the arguments below: http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/AppellateCourt/Audio/2016/4th/030916_4-15-0028.mp3 . Please consider a...

Tinley Park, IL. (ECWd) - The story of "Real Residents of Tinley Park" Facebook group founder Christy Heins continues to unfold, with recent claims she made in social media about her appearance in Will County Circuit Court on 3/7/16 warranting factual rebuttal, now that the official...

DuPage Co., IL. (ECWd) - Michelle Moore's campaign committee has been found to have violated the reporting requirements of the Illinois Election Code for failing to properly report expenditures for 2015. You have to ask yourself, if a candidate cannot report simple transactions in accordance with the...