Author: John Kraft & Kirk Allen

Plainfield, IL. (ECWd) - Plainfield Fire Department purchases have been the subject of previous articles for its us of the Foreign Fire Tax Fund on Christmas gifts, PFD Trustee Reynold's conflict of interest, and another Foreign Fire Tax article. This article will look at credit card purchases between...

DeKalb, IL. (ECWd) - In our previous article entitled "NIU’s IT Director, James Fatz, used NIU equipment in for-profit private business – " we wrote about James Fatz' use of Northern Illinois University software in a private for-profit business, according to court records. We are in possession of documents where he indicated to...

DuPage Co., (ECWd) - Yesterday we filed a Motion to Dismiss on all counts under the Illinois Citizen Participation Act, more commonly known as the anti-SLAPP Act, or anti-Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Act. Also filing their own Motions to Dismiss are the other Defendants - Claire...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - During the Edgar County Board Meeting this morning, the board heard public comments as required by the Open Meetings Act. One of the commenters was a local attorney who stated he was representing "several individuals" who desired to bid on leasing the main...

PARIS, IL. (ECWd) - We tried to verify Edgar County Board Member Mike Heltsley's claims of "utterly useless spending and diminished services" in his recent letter to the editor. Guess what happened when I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request for anything supporting his claims? Nothing. That's right,...